It’s often hard to get a true picture of where you are staying on holiday, without local knowledge of the area. Luckily for people visiting Toronto, Bill Genova offers a perfect solution to this dilemma.
After retiring, Bill became an avid scholar of local history, researching into the past of the Greater Toronto Area. It became clear to him that the information he found on local buildings and events was unknown to even fellow Torontonian’s. Mixing his intriguing stories with his knowledge of streets and the public transport system, Genova Tours was founded.
By booking a tour (well in advance) for your first few days in Toronto, the information offered will give invaluable help in getting the most from the rest of your holiday. Not only will you learn of Toronto’s history and buildings, but also get your bearings of the surrounding area and transport links available to you.
A variety of tours are offered, depending on where you are staying and the season in which you arrive. Each journey is customised to your interests, including the districts in which you visit. Most tours take place on foot (so bring your walking shoes), covering areas such as Chinatown, Little Italy, Cabbagetown and St. Lawrence Market. Evening tours are also available to explore the nightlife and haunted graveyards.
Although two-hour tours are available, a day tour is thoroughly recommended in order to get the best out of your trip. As a popular member of Toronto’s community, Bill will often introduce people and help visitors interact with the locals, no matter which district you visit.
For those of you who prefer not to walk, Bill now offers Van Tours to areas including Niagara Falls and Prince Edward County. A walking tour is recommended however in order to get orientated and accustom to the neighbourhood.
With tours starting at just $25 CAN, you’ll find Genova Tours one of the best buys of your holiday. That’s why CraveCanada has recommended it as a must-do activity for Toronto, Ontario.
This article was updated on 4-19-2018