Tours during COVID-19 recovery

Safe, socially distanced walking tours for 2021 in Toronto, Ottawa, and Hamilton!


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


We are currently limiting our tour group sizes to 25 (12 for Urban Adventures) and we follow social distancing and masking rules 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.


Tour Guys is the official partner of Intrepid Urban Adventures in Toronto and operate tours for them. The tours cost more but include food and drink, are longer (3 hours) and are done in much smaller groups (max 12, but usually around 6-8 guests) for a more in-depth and engaging experience!


We are also offering small group private tours, which have a cost attached and 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!


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.

These private tours are best suited for small groups, families, or co-workers. There is a fee attached, based on the length of tour and how many participants.


Our public Downtown Hamilton Tour, which has been delighting locals for 3 years now has been put on hiatus but our guides are available for booking as a private tour for a fee.

Private tours are a popular option for families and groups of friends and co-workers. Led by friendly and funny local experts, this tour has much to offer everyone, from the first time visitor to the lifelong resident.

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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.

Kensington Market & Chinatown Urban Adventure

$45(+booking fee) per person - Snack and drink Included - Urban Adventures

A 3-hour Urban Adventure into the heart of Toronto's most colourful neighbourhoods to learn about immigration history, culture, graffiti and street art, and stop for a snack and a drink.

"Fact or Fiction" Ghost Tour

$6 Booking Fee + Tip your Guide

From Old City Hall to Ryerson University, this walking tour blends ghost stories and science.

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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!

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.

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.


Toronto - Public Tours Available Now

For private tours in Toronto, Ottawa, or Hamilton, please request a quote and include as much information as you can, including the preferred date and time you'd like the tour to begin so we can respond with a cost.