Toronto: Book a Local Host

Your local host will lead you off the tourist trail to discover the best kept secrets in Toronto that your guidebook doesn’t even know about. See the art hub and best hipster hangout of the city while learning about the history. Discover the unique personality of the city through the best food spots and peculiar shops loved by locals. Explore markets, where growers, butchers, and fishmongers display their best produce. Relax on one of the beaches and discover quirky buildings while you walk through some of the city’s coolest neighbourhoods.

Within 24 hours after booking you’ll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you’ll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
* Duration: 3 to 8 hours
* Starts: Toronto, Canada
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Your local host will lead you off the tourist trail to discover the best kept secrets in Toronto that your guidebook doesn’t even know about. See the art hub and best hipster hangout of the city while learning about the history. Discover the unique personality of the city through the best food spots and peculiar shops loved by locals. Explore markets, where growers, butchers, and fishmongers display their best produce. Relax on one of the beaches and discover quirky buildings while you walk through some of the city’s coolest neighbourhoods.

Within 24 hours after booking you’ll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you’ll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Kensington Market, Toronto, Ontario Canada

Your host will plan a private and personalised itinerary based on your preferences, but you could start off at market and go from there.
Kensington has long been an artists’ hub and thanks to its distinctly wonderful eclectic and bohemian vibe it is the best hipster hangout in the city. Seek out charming cafés, the city’s best Mexican snack foods, decades-old vintage stores, record shops and tasty vegan lunch joints.

Pass By: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, 120 St. George St, Toronto, Ontario M5S 0C1 Canada

You can learn about Toronto’s history at one of Canada’s most incredible rare book collections which holds hundreds of thousands of gorgeous tomes that the general public can touch.

Pass By: University of Toronto, 27 King’s College Cir, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1 Canada

Toronto’s culture can be experienced at the University. Admire the architecture of the campus which is epitomized by a combination of Romanesque and Gothic Revival buildings, most dating between 1858 and 1929.

Pass By: Old City Hall, 60 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M3 Canada

Perhaps you fancy a stop at the Old City Hall, located off Queen and Bay St in the heart of downtown Toronto, was designed in Romanesque-style and completed in 1899 by E.J. Lennox, a prominent Toronto architect during that time. It remains one of the city’s most prominent structures.

Pass By: St. Lawrence Market, 92-95 Front St. E., Toronto, Ontario M5E 1C4 Canada

Since 1803 the city’s top spot for fresh produce, delicious eats and artisanal goods. It will open your eyes to the real taste of Toronto and a visit can be included in your experience.

Pass By: Sugar Beach, Old Toronto, ON, Canada

One of the city’s favourite summer pastimes is flocking to Toronto’s beaches and luckily there are plenty of beaches in Toronto. Your host can point you to the best beaches to suit your taste.

Pass By: Distillery District, Distillery District, Toronto, Ontario

The pedestrian-only Distillery District, set in quaint 19th century buildings that once housed a large whiskey distillery, draws crowds to its cobblestone streets lined with hip indie restaurants, bars and boutiques. Art lovers come for the galleries, outdoor sculptures and dance, music and stage performances at the area’s several theatres.

Pass By: Leslieville Dollhouse, 37 Bertmount Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4M 2X8 Canada

You can see a unique house which instead of boxwood, hydrangeas and day lilies, features superheros, Hello Kitties, mermaids, and troll dolls. Owner Shirley Sumaiser has been collecting her stuffed and plastic critters for over twenty years, using them to fill up her little plot of Leslieville.