Bruce Bell Tours
Bruce Bell Tours
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Pandemic update. My St Lawrence Market/Old Town Toronto tours are $20 per person. Tours will be limited to 10 people and will run every Tues, Weds and Thursdays, Friday and Saturday. There will be an extra charge for my private tours. All tours will be in keeping with the latest Ontario Gov Covid-19 guidelines. Bruce Bell Tours: So much of Toronto's history is either buried under parking lots or confined to dusty history books hidden on the top shelves of libraries or just plain forgotten. Using his wealth of knowledge and experience well known historian and author Bruce Bell is determined to look under those parking lots to see what secrets are held in Toronto's much overlooked colonial and 19th century past. Bruce also does a great food tasting tour at Toronto’s famed St Lawrence Market.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Heather D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Bruce made history come alive! He connected with each person on our tour on a personal level and periodically referenced items on the tour that would be particularly interesting to them. We learned so much, too!! His tour was definitely the hightlight of our Toronto trip. We will definitely be back. Thank you!!
Written April 12, 2024
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Kurt W
Philadelphia, PA19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Had an amazing time walking St. Lawrence Market and Old Toronto with Bruce. He is engaging, full of passion for the content and I really enjoyed our conversation. I learned quite a bit and hope to do a future tour in another area of this amazing city.
Written March 9, 2024
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Stephen H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We are locals interested in our hood "Old Toronto" ... Bruce took us on a two hour historical walkabout. I've done tours all over the world and honestly this was the best! Don't miss it if you are visiting Toronto! Bruce is personable, funny, engaging AND a walking encyclopedia about Toronto. Thanks Bruce!
Written July 4, 2023
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Cassidy
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
My husband and I missed
the Saturday tour due to a plane delay but Bruce was able to fit a private tour into his schedule which we were so appreciative of. Walking tours are always our favorite way to learn about the city and this tour was one of our favorites! Bruce is so knowledgeable about the city’s history and current events, it was a pleasure to chat with him and learn about Toronto and Canadian history and culture. He also is so helpful with restaurant recommendations and things to do during your trip. Thank you Bruce!
Written June 25, 2023
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Mary M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
Architecture. History. Government. Business. Films. International Relationships. The Law. Québécois. If you have an interest in it, Bruce will enhance your knowledge, with good humor, respectful mien and at a good pace. If you would like Toronto to come alive, take a tour with Bruce!
Written September 27, 2022
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Tortuga_11
Oak Park, IL9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A great walking tour experience of the St. Lawrence Market and surrounding area. Bruce is very knowledgeable about the history and culture of the area and of Toronto, but he doesn't overload you with too much extraneous information. If you really want to understand the city and its history this is a fun way to do it with an engaging and personable guide who knows his stuff. We learned a lot and had a great time exploring with Bruce.
Written September 3, 2022
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Gisele P
Oklahoma City, OK35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Educational, Cultural experience! What a fun and interesting guy. One of the best tour guides we’ve used. Great way to explore Old Toronto an the St Lawrence Market. Full of excellent advice.
Written July 29, 2022
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Cindy T
Chicago, IL16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
If you take a walking tour of Toronto...and you should.,.take it with Bruce! He is knowledgeable, articulate and funny, a combination he uses to bring the history of the city to life. Plus he is a well known personality which could lead you to meet some interesting locals along the way!
Written June 2, 2022
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Jordan Shefsky
West Hartford, CT1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
Incredible tour guide, extremely knowledgeable and really fun. We came on a day the market was sadly closed but we were aware of that and it was still one of the best tours I’ve ever done. Accommodated our group member with a broken toe and great conversation between stops, with plenty of great stops.
Written May 29, 2022
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Sachil Patel
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Bruce Bell is legendary and knows literally everything... like I mean everything. He's a great Tour Guide, the content is very engaging and the tour is well worth the 60-90 minutes. We did the St. Lawrence Market Tour, and it was great being able to see a lot of Bruce's projects out in the public!

Would recommend to anyone that is visiting Toronto or is interested in learning more about their neighbourhood.
Written March 14, 2022
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