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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Mary M
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Sep. 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
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, OK15 contributions
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
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
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
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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KTQ76
Massachusetts6 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Friends
Bruce is very knowledgeable, engaging, and entertaining. We enjoyed a very pleasant walk through a historic part of town.
Written November 8, 2021
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Angela
7 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Couples
We so enjoyed the tour of Old Town Toronto with Bruce! He is personable, knowledgable and entertaining. We toured the St. Lawrence Market and surrounding area. We learned a lot that we wouldn't have on our own. Bruce also gave us some tips on what else to do in the area. So glad the Canadian border opened so we could come up from the U.S. and take this fabulous tour! Thanks Bruce! Angela and Alan
Written August 20, 2021
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Jan T
23 contributions
Nov. 2019
Mr. Bell gave us an understanding of Canadian government, politics, elections, and all things Canadian. Plus he was so much fun to boot! Highly recommend his tours. We were scheduled for a morning tour but Bruce contacted us to say there were lots of large tours going through the St. Lawrence Market at that time and it wouldn’t be as enjoyable. We moved our time to early afternoon and are so glad that we did! We were a group of 4 so we received all of his attention!
Written November 15, 2019
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I am so glad you all enjoyed yourselves! It was my absolute pleasure showing you around our great market. All the best and I hope we can do it again sometime soon, Bruce
Written November 16, 2019
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Eileen O
Elizabethtown, PA3 contributions
Nov. 2019
Bruce was the most entertaining, knowledgeable and overall interesting tour guide we've ever come across. We are so thankful that Bruce was able to accommodate our group of four - he is a true Toronto treasure. We are now armed with fascinating facts about Canada, Toronto, and the St. Lawrence Market and surrounding area. Thanks, Bruce, for the best afternoon we could have hoped to spend!
Eileen, Bill, Jan and Jim
Written November 12, 2019
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Eileen, Bill, Jan and Jim, thank you so much for such a positive response! I had a terrific time showing you all just a small part of my beloved city of Toronto. Hope our paths cross again... Bruce
Written November 13, 2019
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