NEWS, MEDIA INFO AND CURRENT PROJECTS

Go Tours is an award-winning Tour and Events company with a wide-ranging portfolio of retail, corporate and school group options. The company is a leader in developing partnerships within the Tourism Industry and has been recognized for their contribution to put Toronto and Ontario on the global map.

Detailed below are Go Tours’ accomplishments, ongoing projects, news releases and royalty free media assets.

For interviews, statements and further assets, contact Aaron Binder at aaron@gotourscanada.com.

COMPANY SNAPSHOT

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”.

Notable Milestones

(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.

Keeping you Safe During COVID-19 Uncertainty

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...

Go Tours Pop-Up Segway Tours at Black Creek

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...

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30 Gristmill Lane Toronto Ontario M5A 3C4

(866) 405-8687

(416) 642-0008

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Go Tours Canada is an award-winning tour company with locations at Toronto's Distillery District, Ontario Place and in Barrie at Hardwood Ski and Bike.