Go Tours Canada opened in 2004 as a Segway dealer called Segway of Ontario. Quickly realizing that the Segway wasn’t going to revolutionize transportation (at least not for another 15 years) we quickly transitioned into a Segway and Walking tour company, capitalizing on our location in the Historic Distillery District.
Becoming Go Tours Canada
By 2010, our company had experienced far more success as a tour company than a Segway dealer. It was also becoming clear that our unique brand of tours was catching on with Torontonians and the world. As our Walking Tour sales began to rapidly grow, we rebranded our Tour Division as Go Tours Canada in 2014.
Honestly, we just got tired of people saying “Oh, we thought you only do Segway Tours!” on the phone – it turned out to be a good business decision too. Since then, we’ve expanded our Walking Tours to include Whisky, Sake and Food in our Distillery District location. Our Segway Tours have become highly-rated Corporate Teambuilding events too.
Barrie Offroad Segway Adventure
In 2008 we opened our second location at Horseshoe Resort in Barrie, Ontario. Nickelback was still at the top of the charts and Canadians clearly wanted an escape from their radios – so we launched an Offroad Segway Tour, far away from any Nickelback blaring speakers.
We operated at Horseshoe Resort until 2018 and then moved to Hardwood Ski and Bike to take advantage of their well-manicured trails. Unfortunately as the COVID-19 Pandemic hit, we were forced to close this location. Hopefully we’ll be hitting the trails again sooner than later – the Offroad Adventure is as thrilling as it is titillating.
Ontario Place Tours
In 2018 we opened our first season of Segway tours at Ontario Place. The rolling hills, stunning views and animated guides have won our Ontario Place Segway Tours much acclaim from locals and global visitors.
And don’t worry, Ontario Place is actually open, no matter how many people say “Huh, I thought they closed it”.
(2004) Opened as Segway of Ontario
(2006) Added walking tours + corporate events to menu- (2008) Launched Canada’s first off-roadSegway tour at Horseshoe Resort
(2010) Started offering off-site popup events
(2011) Introduced iconic Gorilla logo
(2014) Celebrated 10 years and 25,000 tours
(2014) Estimated 1.2 Million generated revenue for partner and neighbouring businesses
(2014) Managing Partner Jason Rizzuti wins “Tourism Champion of the Year” award from Attractions Ontario
(2015) Launched Prohibition and Whisky walking tour
(2015) Segway of Ontario has been written about in over 300+ international publications
(2016) Name change to Go Tours Canada and expanded tour and corporate options
(2017) Launched a slate of new tours and group events
(2017) Partnered with Doors Open Toronto to produce the first accessible 360 video of a Distillery District tour route
(2018) Opened 3rd Ontario location at Ontario Place on July 1st.
(2018) Celebrated 10 years of Offroad Tours in Barrie and permanently moved to Hardwood Ski and Bike from Horseshoe Resort.
(2020) Jason Rizzuti and Aaron Binder buy out their silent partners during the year of the plague.
(2021) Distillery District virtual events launch, allowing teams the opportunity to take a tour with us from the comfort of a Zoom window.
Info And Interviews
One Of North America’s Premier Experiences
Go Tours Canada is one of North America’s premier experiences for Walking Tours, Segway Tours, Corporate Events and School Groups.
A TripAdvisor Hall of Fame recipient in 2018 and Viator “Local Business of the Year’ in 2014, the company is dedicated to providing the best customer service in Toronto and Canada’s Tourism Industry.
Managing Partner, Jason Rizzuti, was named Attractions Ontario’s ‘Tourism Champion of The Year” in 2014. In 2018, Jason Rizzuti and CEO Aaron Binder were invited to speak at the Ontario Tourism Summit about the business.
For interview requests or more info, please contact Aaron Binder.
Like many other small businesses, 2020 has been a difficult journey for our team. We've done our best to keep you safe since re-opening in July. We've done our best to keep you safe since re-opening in July and are proud of our team for going above and beyond to keep...
Socially Distant Tours Through Toronto’s Distillery District and Ontario Place During the Summer of 2020
Increased Safety Measures During Summer 2020 While we are looking forward to the re-opening of many Toronto indoor attractions like the CN Tower and Casa Loma, Go Tours Canada is taking extra precautions to open during the Summer of 2020. Our Segway and Walking Tours...
The Health and Safety Improvements Go Tours Canada is Making so Your Toronto Visit is Worry-Free For 15 years we’ve been proud to call ourselves a member of Canada’s Tourism Industry. The potential impact of COVID-19 on Tourism and businesses like ours isn't yet...
Brighten up those dark winter nights with a Tour and Tasting Experience at Toronto's most brilliant Winter activity. The Toronto Light Festival is back for another year of bright lights and wonder. This year, Go Tours is giving you another reason to visit this...
Featuring loads of new vendors along with classic Distillery indoor shops and retailers, the 2019 Toronto Christmas Market is a Winter must-see. In 2019 the Distillery is promising a more premium market. This includes higher quality vendors, improved lighting displays...
Go Tours Canada Announces Official Launch of 2018 Segway Ghost Tours Visitors Offered a Glimpse into Distillery District’s Way Less Historically Provable Side Go Tours Canada is offering Toronto Residents and Visitors a chance to explore the Distillery District’s...
Makes Move to New Permanent Location at Hardwood Ski and Bike Barrie, July 4, 2018 – From humble beginnings in 2008, Go Tours Canada is happy to enter its 10th year of Offroad Segway Tours in Barrie. The company has moved their Barrie location permanently to Hardwood...
Go Tours Canada Launches Segway Tour at Ontario Place First new Segway tour in Toronto since opening in the Distillery District in 2004 Toronto, June 22, 2018 – Toronto is getting its first new Segway tour in 14 years. Since launching in 2004, Go Tours Canada has...
Segway of Ontario Contact: Jason Rizzuti Telephone: 416-642-0096 Company: Segway of Ontario Email: email@example.com Website: segwayofontario.com Segway of Ontario Renews Contract as Segway Distributor for Ontario Continues to Provide Exceptional...
Go Tours is stoked to announce their Barrie management team, Devon Cole and Teresa Zimmerman, have won the Tourism Barrie Service Excellence Award.
September 30th and October 1st promise to be exciting days for Black Creek Pioneer Village. Go Tours is descending on the gorgeous historic site for two days of pop-up Segway tours through the scenic trails. The 45 minute experience begins with a safety training...