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Too Hip: A Toronto Tour in Queen Street West

  • When does it run?

    Daily, except Monday

  • Start time

    2:00 p.m.

  • Duration

    Approximately 4 hours

Inclusions
  • Too Hip: A Toronto Tour in Queen Street West
  • A 4-hour guided tour of the trendy Queen Street West neighborhood in Toronto
  • Snack of house-made seasonal specialties like sourdough bread and pickles
  • Small beer at the Horseshoe Tavern
  • Off-menu drink specialty at Sweaty Betty’s
  • Chalk spray and gloves provided
  • Live guide and commentary
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Smartphone vouchers accepted – no need to print!
  • Discover the coolest, most creative neighborhoods in Toronto
  • Check out Queen Street West, Ossington Avenue, and more!
  • Enjoy a beer at a legendary bar that’s hosted The Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson, and The Ramones!
  • Have a chat with the chef at Montgomery House Restaurant and sample some goodies!
  • Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or tea inside a typical Kensington Market café!
  • Relax with another drink at the incomparable Sweaty Betty’s!
  • Create your own street art with chalk spray in Graffiti Alley!
  • Meet your friendly and informative guide!

Overview

Make your mark during your Toronto trip with Too Hip: A Toronto Tour in Queen Street West!

With your Too Hip: A Toronto Tour in Queen Street West, you’ll find yourself privy to all sorts of local insider tips on what to do in Toronto! Step inside a world-famous skate shop called So Hip It Hurts, which has served countless celebrities like Adam Sandler, The Beastie Boys, Robin Williams, and others! Then, during the next portion of your Toronto experience, hit the Spacing Store, which features special items created in Toronto or that use imagery of the city. Stopping in at special places like these that you would otherwise walk right past is one of the most interesting things to do in Toronto!

After a little window-shopping, take a break and enjoy a free beer at the legendary Horseshoe Tavern. This place has hosted shows performed by The Rolling Stones, The Ramones, Nickelback, The Strokes, The Police, Barenaked Ladies and many others. Next up, check out the amazing street art in Graffiti Alley before shaking up a can of chalk spray and making your own mark by creating your own art! Then, grab some tasty bites and talk to the chef at Montgomery House Restaurant before sipping one last drink at Sweaty Betty’s! After that, it’s up to you to decide what to do with the rest of your Toronto vacation.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily, except Monday

  • Duration

    Approximately 4 hours

  • Start time

    2:00 p.m.

  • Meeting Point

    The SW corner of Dundas St. W. and McCaul Street, beside the Art Gallery of Ontario

  • Ending Point

    Queen Street West and Ossington Street

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Too Hip: A Toronto Tour in Queen Street West
  • A 4-hour guided tour of the trendy Queen Street West neighborhood in Toronto
  • Snack of house-made seasonal specialties like sourdough bread and pickles
  • Small beer at the Horseshoe Tavern
  • Off-menu drink specialty at Sweaty Betty’s
  • Chalk spray and gloves provided
  • Live guide and commentary
  • Gratuities for your guide
  • Additional food and drinks not listed in the itinerary,
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.

No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet, you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

So there is no last minute rush, please arrive 15 minutes before the departure time.

Note that Toronto ranges from hot and humid in summer months to a strong wind chill factor in the winter. Please dress for the weather.

For your New York Times Journeys/Urban Adventure, you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests. You can do so in the “Additional information” box at checkout.

You must be 19 years and above to participate on this tour.

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