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The Toronto "Souveniring" Experience

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Experience hosted by Athena

2 hours
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

If you've ever found yourself wasting valuable travel time wandering a city on the quest for eclectic souvenirs and mementos, or buying overpriced knickknacks from the airport gift shop at the last minute, this tour is for you!

Let's face it, souvenir shopping is a strange ritual, yet we all do it; but, there's something to be said about those keepsakes we collect which serve as constant reminders of the memories that were created during our travels. I mean, if our travels are among some of the best experiences in our lives, shouldn't our keepsakes represent this?

So why not make souvenir shopping a fun and a memorable travel experience on its own?

I'm here to save you the headache and allow you more time to travel and explore this great city of ours, while helping you pick the perfect souvenirs to tell your story from some of Toronto's local shops, vendors and artisans.

If you're ready to skip on the airport gift shop and mass produced merchandise featuring some version of the line 'all I got was this lousy t-shirt', this is definitely an experience you won't want to miss!
If you've ever found yourself wasting valuable travel time wandering a city on the quest for eclectic souvenirs and mementos, or buying overpriced knickknacks from the airport gift shop at the last minute, this tour is for you!

Let's face it, souvenir shopping is a strange ritual, yet we all do it; but, there's something to be said about those keepsakes we collect which serve as constant reminders of the memories that were created d…

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From ₹4,330
/ person
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Meet your host, Athena

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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My name is Athena and I am a Toronto native - born and raised. With over 30 years in this city I am familiar with all of the city's shops and establishments and am eager to share my knowledge and insider tips with you, as well as show you around this beautiful city I call home! There's nothing I enjoy more than walking the streets of Toronto and sharing my love for this city with both visitors and locals alike.
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Where you'll be

I will take you to places that are not found in guidebooks, but offer unique items for you to take home as you own personal mementos or as gifts for your loved ones.

During the tour you will have a chance to speak with some of the local artisans and hopefully find some items that will bring back memories of your time in Toronto every time you see them or wear them.

We will be visiting shops mainly along Queen West, Dundas and Ossington.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

The tour involves walking outside from shop to shop.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes (we will be walking)

Dress according to weather