The Pork and Bacon Walking Food Tour of Toronto's Hogtown History

Highlights

  • This 3-hour tour departs at 2 p.m. from outside the front of the Hockey Hall of Fame on Yonge Street. Make sure to meet your group and guide a little bit before the departure time. From the Hockey Hall of Fame, head toward the St. Lawrence Market. There’s a nearby restaurant you’ll go into to try one of Toronto’s signature sandwiches, a peameal bacon sandwich. Listen to the history of this sandwich in the area, and learn why pigs are so important to the city. Move on to King Street West and Queen Street to visit a butcher shop. Learn about organic and ethical farming as you get a behind-the-scenes look at the butcher shop. Continue on to two more restaurants. At one, try a classic Canadian dish with a pig-inspired kick. At the second, taste a type of German street food with a bit of American flavor. Your tour ends at about 5 p.m. at King Street West near Bathurst Street.

Summary

This 3-hour tour departs at 2 p.m. from outside the front of the Hockey Hall of Fame on Yonge Street. Make sure to meet your group and guide a little bit before the departure time. From the Hockey Hall of Fame, head toward the St. Lawrence Market. There’s a nearby restaurant you’ll go into to try one of Toronto’s signature sandwiches, a peameal bacon sandwich. Listen to the history of this sandwich in the area, and learn why pigs are so important to the city. Move on to King Street West and Queen Street to visit a butcher shop. Learn about organic and ethical farming as you get a behind-the-scenes look at the butcher shop. Continue on to two more restaurants. At one, try a classic Canadian dish with a pig-inspired kick. At the second, taste a type of German street food with a bit of American flavor. Your tour ends at about 5 p.m. at King Street West near Bathurst Street.

Tour info

Duration
3 hours
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Why take this tour?

At one point, there were so many pigs in Toronto that the city garnered the nickname "Hogtown", and its pork and bacon earned a reputation as some of the best in the world. On this 3-hour food tour, experience and sample the legendary deliciousness for yourself. Visit one of Toronto's best butcher shops to learn about quality pork and where it comes from. Learn about the history of domestic pig farming and the development of the pork industry in Canada. Your tour guide might even "ham it up" with some pig jokes ... if you're lucky.

What’s included?

  • A fun, friendly, English-speaking tour guide

  • Bacon, sausage, and pork to try at three different restaurants

  • One-way streetcar transportation

  • Entry/Admission - Toronto Urban Adventures

  • Drinks

  • Additional food

  • Gratuities

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Before you book

  • Duration: 3h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Effective Sept 1, 2021, travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Tours about beer, bacon, urban issues, and what makes Toronto such a cool place to visit are what we're all about. Since 2010, our expert local guides have led tours for thousands of visitors and locals: single travellers, couples, families, and groups of all kinds through the streets, parks and alleyways to show off the very best of Toronto. We pride ourselves on not only showing off the highlights of the city, but also getting off the beaten path, sharing our local knowledge and giving our guests a better appreciation for Toronto and all that it has to offer. Our public tours run year-round and we are available for private tours and customized experiences year-round. As part of the Intrepid Urban Adventures group, we have a global reputation and guaranteed departures. Our group size for the public tours is limited to 12 guests per guide in order to deliver the BEST DAY EVER.

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