Our Quick Guide to the 2017 Toronto Christmas Market

2017 Toronto Christmas Market

Since 2010 the Toronto Christmas Market has been a staple in Toronto. Over half a million Torontonians and tourists visited the 2016 Market and that number is expected to grow in 2017.  As the Distillery District‘s resident tour company, we’ve put together a list of recommendations for your visit.

Distillery District Walking Tours

Our Favorite Food Vendors

The Wafel Bar is an absolutely delicious way to enjoy the Toronto Christmas Market.
The Wafel Bar is an absolutely delicious way to enjoy the Toronto Christmas Market.

The 2017 Toronto Christmas Market features new vendors, a light tunnel and absolutely delicious snacks of all types.

Wafel Bar: New for 2017, we’ve teamed up with Wafel Bar.  Everyone joining us for a walking tour already receives a hot chocolate voucher and we’ve upped the game with a complimentary mini-Wafel too!

Chimney Stax: A classic baked treat served either sweet or savory.  Chimney Stax at the Toronto Christmas Market has an incredible selection of styles and you’ll probably end up wanting more than one.

Uncle Betty’s: Donuts?  Oh yeah.  There isn’t really anything else we need to say about this booth except you’re going to love it.  Make sure you check them out on your visit to the Christmas Market.

The Toronto Christmas Market Ferris Wheel in the Distillery District.
The Toronto Christmas Market Ferris Wheel.

Our Favorite Places for Coffee

In recent years the Distillery District has become a hotbed of coffee shops.  With 7 coffee shops in 13 acres the area is a caffeine addicts dream.

Arvo: If you’re looking for chill vibes, great tunes and an insanely good Americano, check out Arvo Coffee.  Their friendly staff are passionate about a perfect pull of espresso and just really cool folks.

Arena: If you want something flavoured, check out Arena Coffee.  Their lineup of hot chocolate and espresso based drinks will excite your nose as much as your mouth.  They’re located in Sport Gallery so you can check out really cool sports memorabilia as you sip a tasty drink.

Arena Coffee has some of the best flavoured drinks in Toronto.
Arena Coffee has some of the best flavored drinks in Toronto.

We’ll be back next week with a photo post, check it out here!  And don’t forget we’re offering our Classic Walking Tours during your visit.  Free hot chocolate and mini-Wafel included.

 



Go Tours Canada Wins Service Excellence Award

Go Tours is stoked to announce their Barrie management team, Devon Cole and Teresa Zimmerman, have won the Tourism Barrie Service Excellence Award.

The award “recognizes a Barrie Tourism industry partner that has shown an ongoing dedication to service excellence and a belief that small acts can make a great difference.”  In 2017, Go Tours Barrie became a top 5 rated attractions in the area on Tripadvisor.

“For 9 years our Barrie team has gone above and beyond with every client.   In 2017 our Manager Devon Cole and Assistant Manager Teresa Zimmerman worked incredibly hard to welcome people from around the globe.  The Go Tours spirit of providing the best service possible to every individual client is alive and well in them.” says Aaron Binder, Chief Experience Officer of Go Tours Canada.  “We’ve been providing tours for 13 years in Ontario and are stoked to show visitors the hospitality and friendliness Canadians are known for.”

The Service Excellence Award caps off the end of a successful year of tours at both Horseshoe Resort and Hardwood Ski and Bike.  Segway tours are still available at Go Tours’ Toronto location in the Distillery District.  The company plans to re-open their Barrie operation in Spring 2018 for their 10th year in the area.

For more information on the Service Excellence Award and Tourism Barrie Awards, please visit this link:

https://www.barrietoday.com/local-news/memorial-square-redevelopment-wins-tourisms-top-award-753164


Go Tours Canada is one of Canada’s favourite tour companies.  Featuring Segway, Walking and Tasting Tours, and Teambuilding events.  The company has been operating since 2005 in the Distillery District.  For further information, contact aaron@gotourscanada.com.



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