When Pigs Fry - Small Group Tour

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Become a pork aficionado in the city historically known as "Hogtown." Fall in love with some of Toronto's signature pork creations. Experience porky bliss when savoring delicious bacon, pork, and sausage. Visit three cool, unique, pork-loving local restaurants. Learn about pork quality at an eminent local butcher shop.  


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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 Toronto pork and bacon earned a reputation for being some of the best in the world. Naturally, when you join this Toronto food 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.

The tour begins in front of the historic Gooderham Flatiron Building, and heads to the St Lawrence Market, part of Old Town Toronto. The market itself is closed on Sundays, but a nearby restaurant serves what we're after - a peameal bacon sandwich - which is arguably Toronto's signature sandwich. While munching on this savory 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 neighborhood in the west end favored by young professionals. The streetcar ride is a chance to learn more about pigs, pork and bacon, and their role in popular culture.  

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

In this neighborhood you'll also visit two more restaurants to try a southern US piggy spin on a classic Canadian dish, and dig into a very popular German street food with American and British flavor influences. As Toronto is such a multicultural city, it's unsurprising that even our signature pork dishes have been transformed by different cultural influences (something locals really love).

At each of these restaurant stops, we will be lingering long enough to purchase a beverage, if you're interested, and both places have an excellent selection of local craft beers (for those 19+ years of age).  

At the conclusion of the tour, your guide will present you with several recommended options for dinner (including the restaurants visited on the tour) and can give you directions to wherever you need to go for your next adventure.      

Bacon, pork, sausage, and ride on the streetcar. Sounds like the best. afternoon. ever. eh? 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...


  • English-speaking tour guide,

  • Bacon/sausage/pork to try at three different restaurants

  • One-way streetcar transportation


  • Meals and drinks unless specified

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.

  • Dress for the weather. You will be taking a streetcar to cover the longest distance between stops, but otherwise you will be walking.

  • Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

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  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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