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Toronto Life West End Wine Discovery Tour

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Archive Wine Bar (tour start point)

909 Dundas St. W.

Toronto, Ontario

Canada

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Toronto Life has teamed up with Drink Toronto, a new drink-oriented tour company, to put together a walking tour of six west end spots that do wine well (very well), plus a visit to the city's best store for all your bar equipment needs! Seven stops, six lovely drinks, six delicious bites — and an insider’s guide to great wine in the city. The tours take about 3 ½ hours, with just a couple of minutes (mostly) walking between stops.

We begin at one of Toronto’s favourite little wine bars on an emerging strip of Dundas West then take a short hop south to Queen West. Between sips of delicious wines and wine cocktails, along with perfectly paired small dishes, you’ll discover the way we’re wining and dining in the city right now.

Tours start at 5 p.m. sharp at Archive Wine Bar, 909 Dundas St. W., and finish at The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W., around 8:30 p.m.

We will visit the following, in order:
Archive Wine Bar
Noce/Octopus Lounge
Oyster Boy
Carmen
BYOB
The Good Son
The Drake Hotel

What you get:

  • An insider’s guided tour of six of Toronto's best wine bars/restaurant (Tour duration: about 3 ½ hours)
  • 6 drinks in total, plus paired snacks at each restaurant
  • $10 to spend on any item that catches your eye at BYOB Toronto’s best shop for everything related to bars and booze, from cocktails shakers to bitters and beyond!
  • An expert and fun loving guide who knows the neighbourhood (including a few secrets…)
  • Access to some of Toronto’s busiest bars and restaurants — your place at the bar will be waiting!
  • A warm greeting from the bar/restaurant and a little info on the place, the wine and the food
  • A list of all the places you’ll be visiting, what you will be sampling, plus contact and social media information
  • A Toronto Life swag bag, including the latest issue, a special subscription offer, and more!

Good to knows:

  • Samples will vary but expect a tasty 2 to 4 ounce cocktail or glass of wine at each stop
  • Every drink will be beautifully paired with a food item that represents the character and style of the place and the wine
  • You’ll sample wines from around the world and Ontario and learn how and why we’re drinking them this way
  • You’ll get a crash course in the allure of Queen Street West — our guides will point out all the hotspots and points of interest

Notes to make your tour fantastic:

  • You will be walking! Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Tours take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather
  • Please arrive on time at 5pm at Archive Wine Bar, 909 Dundas St. West. The tour cannot wait for latecomers
  • Including our meeting spot, you will visit seven (7) outstanding places (6 restaurants/bars and one store) each one just a few minutes walk apart. The longest walking segment is about 6 or 7 minutes from Dundas to Queen
  • Photos and questions are encouraged! Please show your love to our hospitality partners by tagging them in your photos (all social media handles will be provided before your tour begins)

Dietary restrictions

We will do our best to accommodate any special requests but please make these requests at the time of booking. We strive to have vegetarian options available but cannot guarantee a veg option at every stop. As well, cross-contamination of ingredients is beyond our control. If you have any questions or special requests, please contact us at tours@drinktoronto.ca and we will do all we can do accommodate you (because we really do want you to come along!).

Please Note:

  • You must be over 19 years old to attend. Our hospitality partners reserve the right to ID and/or refuse service to those under 19 years old
  • Drink Toronto and Toronto Life are not responsible for any illness or injury that may occur either during or after the tour due to over consumption, allergic reaction, sensitivities, missteps, or other falls or accidents
  • Drink Toronto and Toronto Life are not responsible for allergic reactions and sensitivities. Allergies/dietary needs may not always be accommodated. Tour stops may have common and uncommon allergens. You must exhibit self care at all times
  • Drink Toronto and Toronto Life are not responsible for lost or stolen items
  • Watch & follow your tour guide! We obey traffic laws. Jay walking, crossing against traffic lights and standing in the way of motor vehicles & cyclists is done at your own risk
  • Do not accept food and/or drink from anyone other than your tour guide or venue host
  • You may be photographed and/or video recorded for promotional purposes
  • Drink Toronto and its representatives are Smart Serve Certified and observe Ontario law
  • Please enjoy responsibly and do not drink and drive
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Archive Wine Bar (tour start point)

909 Dundas St. W.

Toronto, Ontario

Canada

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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