Tours during COVID-19 recovery

Safe, socially distanced walking tours for the spring and summer of 2021!


We are offering a limited selection of public tours during the re-opening and recovery from the global pandemic.


Our group sizes are restricted (max 10 guests under "Step 1" and 25 guests under "Step 2" guidelines) and we follow social distancing and masking as per government and public health protocols.


Since our group sizes are limited, we ask that you make a reservation online to guarantee a guide will be at the starting location and that you will have a spot on the tour. During this pandemic recovery period, a guide will not be at the tour start without anyone booked. It is recommended that you book at least a day in advance. Tours with existing bookings will remain open to reservations right up until the last minute.


Due to government mandated limits to our group sizes and the slow recovery of international travel bringing us few guests from outside the country, we have decided to offer what are normally our free tours for a small booking fee (approximately $6) which helps Tour Guys cover our marketing and administration costs. Charging this small fee also ensures that our guests commit to attending the tours they book.


The tour guides who lead the public tours are not paid by Tour Guys, and still rely on our guests' generous tips for compensation.


We are also offering small group private tours, which aren't tip-based, but afford a much more personal experience, customized to your group. On those tours, when you book, you get the guide to yourself! We ask that you contact us at least a couple of days prior to your tour so we can arrange for a guide and have them contact you before the tour to discuss the meeting point and other details. 

Choose the city below to see what is being offered there. 


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Our popular Downtown Walking Tour, Old Town History Tour, Graffiti Tour, and select private tours are available for booking. 

Toronto is recovering and our team of guides are excited to be out walking the streets and alleys with guests again! They look forward to meeting locals and visitors from the region to swap stories and share their deep knowledge of Toronto!


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We currently have some new public walking tours in development in Canada's capital. We expect them to be available in the summer.

In the meantime, our team can offer custom private walking tours of the city centre, Parliament Hill, The Byward Market, Rideau Canal and other places locals tread but may not know the hidden history of Ottawa.



Our Downtown Hamilton Tour, which has been delighting locals for 3 years now is back! Led by friendly and funny local experts, this tour has much to offer everyone, from the first time visitor to the lifelong resident.

This tour can also be booked as a private tour if you want the guide all to yourself for a customized experience!


Downtown Toronto Tour

$6 Booking fee + Tip your Guide

This is a public walking tour from Union Station, through the Financial District to Toronto City Hall.

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Old Town Toronto History Tour

$6 Booking fee + Tip your Guide

A public walking tour through Toronto's dark early history from Old City Hall to the St Lawrence Market.

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Toronto Graffiti Tour

$6 Booking fee + Tip your Guide

A public walking tour through Toronto's Graffiti Alley and the history and culture around street art.

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Downtown Hamilton Tour

$6 Booking fee + Tip your Guide

This public walking tour weaves from Hamilton GO Station through downtown to City Hall


Private Tour (Toronto, Hamilton, or Ottawa)

Cost varies - request a quote

A private custom tour for just you and your group of up to 10 people. Complete the "Request a Quote" form and we will get back to you as soon as we can!


Toronto - Public Tours Available Now


Hamilton - Public Tours Available Now