Monday, October 22, 2012

#Toronto Distillery District Segway

The historic @DistilleryTO cobblestone neighbourhood is perfect for @segwayontario tours and on a beautiful fall day we mounted up and enjoyed the two wheeled adventure. The segway tours are open year round and the company brings the offroad models from Horseshoe Valley Resort into the city during the off season and they use them if the winter weather calls for a heavy duty unit.
We showed up early on Sunday October 21, 2012, filled out our paperwork and were quickly trained on the segways - including a quick obstacle course, and then we were off for the Segway Distillery Spin. You can take the longer tour or even go on a Ghost Tour of the District.

Pedestrian traffic was light so it made the driving easy and as we made our way along the red brick roadways we would stop and the guides would present tidbits of history regarding the early years of the house that spirits built - such as the contribution of child labour in the production of booze. I did notice that the speed of these segways is less than that of the Horseshoe Valley Resort segways.
Segway Ontario also rents bicycles for short and long terms and the walking Haunted Tour of Old Toronto is run out of their storefront at 20 Gristmill Lane. If you have never been to the Distillery District - you have to go, if you haven't ridden a segway then now is the time. Founded in 1832 the area is now full of shops, cafes, condos, restaurants and galleries and many times their is something interesting going on. We have even seen the Oprah Winfrey Network and a President's Choice commercial being filmed and it is always fun to look at the funky art installations and sculptures (like IT, above) that draw so much attention from new visitors.

See Joe's video of the segway tour and more of the Distillery District after the jump.

Gooderham & Worts Distillery was the largest in the world in the late 1800s

Bike rentals
Segway of Ontario
Initial training

Peak fall colours in area have come and the leaves are going

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