The Pork and Bacon Walking Food Tour of Toronto's Hogtown History
  • The Pork and Bacon Walking Food Tour of Toronto's Hogtown History

    At one point, there were so many pigs in Toronto that the city garnered the nickname "Hogtown", and its pork and bacon earned a reputation as some of the best in the world. On this 3-hour food tour, experience and sample the legendary deliciousness for yourself. Visit one of Toronto's best butcher shops to learn about quality pork and where it comes from. Learn about the history of domestic pig farming and the development of the pork industry in Canada. Your tour guide might even "ham it up" with some pig jokes ... if you're lucky.

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    Stop At: Toronto Urban Adventures, 25 Cole St Unit 615, Toronto, Ontario M5A 4M3 Canada

    It’s time for a bit of pork overload...are you ready-

    At one point there were so many pigs in Toronto that the city garnered the nickname “Hogtown”, and our pork and bacon earned a reputation for being some of the best in the world. Naturally, when you join this Toronto tour, you’ll experience the legendary deliciousness for yourself, through samples at some of the city’s coolest local establishments, and a visit to one of Toronto’s best butcher shops to learn about quality pork and where it comes from. Your Urban Adventures tour guide will tell you about the history of domestic pig farming and the development of the pork industry in Canada. Trust us - it’s actually quite interesting!


    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Gooderham (Flatiron) Building, 49 Wellington St E, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1C9 Canada

    Your Toronto food tour begins in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame and takes you past the historic Gooderham Flatiron Building

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    then heads to the St Lawrence Market, part of Old Town Toronto. The market itself is closed on Sundays, but a restaurant within it is open and serves what we’re after - a peameal bacon sandwich - which is arguably Toronto’s signature sandwich. While munching on this savoury treat, your guide will explain the origin of peameal bacon, the significance of the market to Toronto, and how the area has changed over the last 200 years. After learning about the area and how Toronto earned the unflattering, yet beloved, nickname “Hogtown”, you’ll hop on board one of Toronto’s iconic streetcars (known elsewhere as a “trolly” or “tram”) and roll through the financial and entertainment districts into a trendy neighbourhood in the west end favoured by young professionals. The streetcar ride is a chance to learn more about pigs, pork, and bacon, and their role in popular culture.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Queen Street, Toronto, Ontario Canada

    Between King St West and Queen St West, this food tour in Toronto will stop by a local butcher shop that specialises in organic meats from sustainably practicing farms in the region. Here you will learn about organic and ethical farming, what goes into making quality pork products, and be able to ask the expert staff any questions you may have.

    In this neighbourhood you’ll also visit two more restaurants to try a type of pork considered an Italian cultural treasure, and dig into a very popular German street food with American and British flavour influences. As Toronto is such a multicultural city, it’s unsurprising that even our signature pork dishes have been transformed by different cultural influences. At each of these restaurant stops, we will be lingering long enough to purchase a beverage, if you’re interested, and every spot has an excellent selection of local craft beers (for those 19+ years of age).

    Bacon, pork, sausage, and ride on the streetcar. If this doesn’t sound like one of the best things to do in Toronto, then we don’t know what does! The only thing that could possibly make this tour better is if we could somehow wrap it all in more bacon. Mmmm bacon wrapped in bacon...


    Duration: 2 hours



    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Dress for the weather. You will be taking a streetcar to cover the long distance between stops, but will otherwise, be walking."
    "There are no vegetarian or vegan options available and no food substitutions"
    "Children must be 6 to 11 years old. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour."
    "You will be in a small group of maximum of 12 people"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "Near public transportation"
    "Most travelers can participate"
    "This tour visits a local butcher shop that specialises in organic meats from sustainably practicing farms in the region where you will learn about organic and ethical farming."
    "All of the meat you sample on this tour is produced in an ethical manner."



    • Hora de Inicio2:00 PM
    • Lugar de comienzo: Hockey Hall of Fame, 30 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5E 1X8, Canada

    • Duración: 3 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • A fun, friendly, English-speaking tour guide
    • Bacon, sausage, and pork to try at three different restaurants
    • One-way streetcar transportation
    • Entry/Admission - Toronto Urban Adventures

    No Incluye

    • Drinks
    • Additional food
    • Gratuities
  • 10/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 100%
    Rating basado en 9 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • Rebecca M
      Publicado el Viernes, 27 de septiembre del 2019

      An excellent tour. Fabulous way to learn about the city. Food was great, make sure you don't have lunch before the tour, so you can fit it all in! Tim was very knowledgeable.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • CATHERINE A
      Publicado el Viernes, 11 de enero del 2019

      Mike our tour guide made this trip very enjoyable Even though we were just supposed to visit the hog roast places , Mile gave us an excellent run down if all the local history. Took us to see places we would never have thought/ knew aboutVery knowledgeable local guideWould recommend Food was great

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Rebecca W
      Publicado el Lunes, 07 de agosto del 2017

      This was an amazing tour. Our guide couldn't have been better, full of information about the city and it's history. The food was incredible too. We were just sorry we didn't have time to do more tours with the same company. Highly recommended!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • stephanie.dubois
      Publicado el Miércoles, 05 de julio del 2017

      This tour was great. The guide was amazing. Our guide, Mike, was gave us a ton of information on Toronto and the history of pigs in Toronto. We had a wonderful time and recommend this tour for anyone who likes pork products.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • william m
      Publicado el Viernes, 16 de junio del 2017

      This tour was amazing!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Tracey H
      Publicado el Domingo, 08 de mayo del 2016

      This tour was amazing!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • James G
      Publicado el Miércoles, 27 de abril del 2016

      Fantastic tour, and highly recommended - Mike was brilliant as a tour guide.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Heather S
      Publicado el Jueves, 05 de abril del 2018

      The porchetta was one of the best things we ever ate in our lives! Definitely make sure the St. Lawrence Market will be open when you go, because it has a fascinating history that we would never have known without the tour guide. We did wish there was a plan for getting back to the starting spot because it was a long walk, on our own. And it started raining. If that problem were solved it would be a 5 star tour.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Paul K
      Publicado el Lunes, 23 de octubre del 2017

      Great fun, good food and a terrific group. The Guide knows his Toronto and the stops for food are well organised and worthwhile. I'd have liked more history about Toronto and Hog Town but his memories of growing up in Windsor were pleasant enough. Unfortunately the Market was closed as we took the tour on Sunday Tip Don't take the tour on Sunday!. We ended up at Wurst later than advertised as the venue was closed at our ETA as it was hosting a Wedding tip don't take the tour if one of the stops is hosting a wedding!
      The Guide happily added an hour of his time to the Tour. Gave us a good framework to continue our personal exploration of Toronto.

        Calificación General: 8/10
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