One-of-a-Kind Food and Drink Tastings -- On your private tour of the Old Town and St. Lawrence neighbourhood you'll have the chance get a taste for Toronto's unique culinary landscape. Food and drink from both new, exciting neighbourhood bistros as well as small family run vendors in the historic St. Lawrence Market make this a dynamic and exciting culinary experience. You'll have enough to eat for a hearty and satisfying dinner with dishes that include fresh mozzarella and beet salad, jerk cauliflower, smoked duck pizza and a classic French Canadian desert!
Discovery and Team Building -- Discover the neighbourhood with friends and colleagues as you travel between tasting locations. Our knowledgeable tour guides highlight the fascinating history of Toronto's oldest neighbourhood, so you can really appreciate the St. Lawrence Market's richness in context, revealing the strange story of this community and the people who built it from the ground up. As you learn about the city and the people in it, you'll also learn about each other, weaving your own stories with those told by the guide.
The Old Town Toronto and St. Lawrence Market Food & Drink Tour is perfect for groups of 10 to 80 people looking to share a meaningful and memorable experience whether you're from out of town or call Toronto home. It's a great, laidback way to build camaraderie among your team, to celebrate a success or are just looking for a reason to get out of the office. If you're hosting an office party, corporate event, team building activity, family reunion, bachelor/ette party or any other gathering, the Old Town Toronto and St. Lawrence Market Food & Drink Tour is sure to make it feel special. However, due to the nature of the tour, participants must be 18+, and unfortunately it is not wheelchair accessible.
In a word: to get a taste of what Toronto has to offer. Eclectic architecture, beautiful public art, and geography in flux all have come to shape this neighbourhood, but you’ll get to connect with the are and each other on an even deeper level through the food. Between the charm of Toronto’s bustling St. Lawrence Market and the sleek restaurants of Old Town, you won’t just look at the city, but interact with it.
Cantina Mercatto – The ‘cellar’ offshoot of the Mercatto restaurants, Cantina Mercatto is known for its high quality Italian food, and beautiful presentation catered to the nearby Financial District workers.
HOTHOUSE – HOTHOUSE is invested in local ingredients and globally-inspired foods. They get the majority of their ingredients from within 100 km of the restaurant and they even brew their own beer at an off site Muskoka brewery.
European Delights – Topped with dill and lox, the latkes at the cheerful St. Lawrence Market eatery can’t be beat!
Scheffler’s Deli – In business since 1955, the Gounalakis family serve up high quality locally produced meats and cheese.
Goose Island Brewhouse – The Toronto Brewhouse of the Goose Island Beer Company offers local variants on their popular craft beers that you can’t find anywhere else!
Le Papillion – This French eatery makes exquisite desserts that can only be made better by pairing them with a tasty digestif.
Starting at $109.99 + applicable taxes and fees
Tours run Tuesday-Friday, fill out the form in our private and group tours page for more information
All ages above 19 and fitness levels are welcome. Unfortunately this tour is not wheelchair accessible.
10 - 100+ guests
This is tour is currently only offered as a private tour.
The tour runs rain or shine, and even in the snow. We highly recommend you bring appropriate clothing for the winter season, an umbrella if it looks like rain, sun protection in the summer and leaf protection in the fall!
We are happy to accommodate vegetarian and many other dietary restrictions.
The tour provides enough food to satisfy a dinnertime appetite, so make sure you come hungry!
Tickets must be purchased 2 weeks in advance.
The nearest garage is the Propark garage 1 Scott St, Toronto, ON M5A 1E1, with further options located at at Scott and the Esplanade. However, since traffic can get quite congested in this neighbourhood we highly recommend you take public transit. Our first stop at Cantina Mercatto is a short walk from King Subway Station.