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Barry M.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I have been a tour guide for over a decade in Toronto and the Niagara Falls region.

Prior to tour guiding, I conducted student groups for over 25-years here in Southern Ontario and across Canada as a secondary school Geography Teacher/Department Head. I have provided leadership for literally hundreds of groups of various sizes and interests --- by automobile, on tour buses, on trams, on trains, on bicycle, and on foot!

Toronto has experienced dynamic growth as Canada's primate city and I have been witness to much of this on-going change. My tours get visitors to the hub of city life: public squares, shopping centres, entertainment districts, cultural attractions, sports venues, unique neighbourhoods and more.

Likewise, visitors to Niagara Falls always marvel at the grandeur of this world class natural feature. The visual spectacle of the thundering and cascading waters is a unique experience to behold! An array of major attractions enhance and compliment your time at Niagara Falls.

Your visit to Niagara Falls will become a special life-time memory --- guaranteed!

Travel author and PBS broadcaster Rick Steves writes:"Local guides take you off the well-travelled path. They are good teachers. Its really like renting a friend who is really smart. Then everything I do, I am doing it with a coach and partner . . . No matter where I am, local guides make my trip much more fun, interesting and educational. This is one of my favourite travel luxuries at very modest prices". (Toronto Star, December 27, 2014).

I provide your leadership requirements for private tours, small groups and large coach travel programs.

"Barry's personality, humour and knowledge made our day at Niagara Falls one of the best experiences on a recent 5-week tour of Canada and the USA. Barry is one of the best driver/tour guides in the business that we have ever experienced".

Paul and Lyn C. , New Zealand

A Recent Review of this guide

We were very fortunate to have found Barry on your website to take our group on a tour of Toronto. He was everything you would expect a tour guide to be: knowledgeable, humorous, patient and passionate about Toronto. We will be back again next year and told him to expect us to use him again to guide us through Toronto.
Jim Walker

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Credentials

Licensed Tour Guide for the City of Toronto by the Canadian Tour Guides Association (CTGA).

Licensed Tour Guide for Niagara Falls by the Niagara Parks Commission (NPC).

Licensed bus/van/automobile drivers are licensed by the Ministry of Transport for the Province of Ontario (MTO).

Restrictions

Automobile travel is normally undertaken using a rented vehicle employing a separate professional driver.

Guide Requirements for Canada

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Tours by Barry M.

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Discover the Heart of Downtown Toronto

Put Your Feet on the Street!...Or Ride Your Private Bus ... or use,...

120 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

3 hours

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Toronto by Tram: A Choice of Options

"Ride the Trolleys" into Toronto's Rich Diversity

120 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

3 hours

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