TORONTO RUNNING TOURS

Our sightrunning tours of Toronto explore the history, architecture, neighborhoods, and attractions of the downtown core and along the Lake Ontario shoreline! Our runs cater to runners of all skill levels. Sign up for your run below!


Fenians & famine - $30 (Canadian)

In the black summer of 1847, nearly 40,000 Irish came ashore in Toronto; a city of less than 20,000 people.  Many that survived the journey didn't last much longer and those that did still faced Old World intolerance and religious divides.  

But their arrival also inspired events that created Canada, and left us with colourful tales that are both tragic and hilarious.

OFFERED: Thursday evenings / Sunday afternoons (please refer to the calendar)

DISTANCE: 8.5 km / 5.3 mi

TERRAIN: City streets, sidewalks, grass, some stairs

ELEVATION: Mostly flat with a few ramps & stairs

TOUR DURATION: Approx. 90 minutes

MEETING LOCATION: Black Toe Running (Bathurst & King)

 
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FollyBrewpub

Garrison creek beer run to folly brewpub - $30 (CANADIAN)

Like some nostalgia with your beer? Starting in July, City Running Tours is offering a 6.0 km / 3.8 mi run that retraces the path of a long buried creek and ends with some of the best beer in the province.

See where the Garrison Creek fed 19th Century breweries, run across buried bridges that once spanned a vast ravine and note how, a century after it was covered, the Garrison still affects life in Trinity Bellwoods, Little Italy and Seaton Village.

Following the run we'll proceed to Folly Brewpub, which earned the 2nd highest ranking in the recently released Ontario Craft Beer Guide.

Once there, we'll do a brewery tour led by one of Folly's outstanding brewers, followed by a session in beer appreciation led by City Running Tours Manager Dan Grant, a Certified Beer Specialist and internationally published beer writer.

OFFERED: Saturday afternoons

DISTANCE: 6.0 km / 3.8 mi

TERRAIN: Sidewalks, paved trails, unpaved trails, some stairs

ELEVATION: Mostly flat with a few ramps & stairs

TOUR DURATION: Approx. 120 minutes

MEETING LOCATION: Black Toe Running (Bathurst & King)


VINYL TORONTO - $35 (Canadian)

if you're a pop culture or music junkie, you're going to love this tour. From the 1950s through the 1970s, Toronto was home to some of the biggest events and awakenings in popular music.  

it was here that John Lennon decided the Beatles were through and the Prime Minister's wife disappeared for days with the Rolling Stones. Neil Young and Joni Mitchell found their voices in Yorkville coffee houses, and Bob Dylan met his band... which went on to become The Band. 

OFFERED: Every second Saturday at 3:00 p.m.

DISTANCE: 10 km / 6 mi

TERRAIN: City streets, sidewalks, & paved paths

ELEVATION: Mostly flat with some little rises

TOUR DURATION: Approx. 120 minutes

MEETING LOCATION: The El Mocambo (Spadina, south of College)

 
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