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Mackenzie P.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nice to meet you! I'm Mackenzie and I invite your to experience Toronto with me like a local!

I have traveled to 40 countries, speak several languages and have devoted my life to great food and drinks. Through so much traveling you really learn how to get to know a city intimately and efficiently. Now, back in Toronto, I know the city so very well indeed and I can't wait to introduce you to her.

I come from a theatre background and have taught ESL abroad. Currently I work as a server/sommelier in a high-end Toronto restaurant and as a full time guide with a wine tour company. Toronto is a city with few famous attractions, but with so many rich and diverse neighbourhoods to discover. Just a few hours from the city you can find two world-class wine regions, fantastic breweries, Niagara falls, and many other charming and historic towns and cities.

On a tour with me you will tap into the heartbeat of the places you visit, enjoy with your senses, touch, smell, sight, and taste, and surely have some great organic conversation along the way. Most of my tours are themed around food, wine, or other beverages. I like small, intimate groups, but can host up to maybe 20 upon request, depending on your desires. I have listed several tours but all of them are flexible and customizable in terms or timing, content, and location. Don't hesitate to contact me so that we can craft your perfect tour.

In Toronto it is easy to walk or use transit, but I have a 7-seat SUV (quite swanky I might add) to take you around the city or to the nearby wine regions.

I also love art and history, design, politics, a great novel, afternoons in the park, TRAVEL, trying new things, and coffee and cake every afternoon. No take out coffee! Unless we are driving to wine country together. Looking forward to meeting you.

A Recent Review of this guide

Mackenzie was amazing! We spent only a few hours with him as it was only a stopover in Toronto but it was time well spent! First off, he brought us coffee while waiting in the arrival section at the airport. If that isn't enough reason to get him as your guide, I don't know what will. He was very easy to talk to. It's just like having conversations with a friend and that's how you should feel about your guide. It should be comfortable and easy, and not awkward silence. Can't wait for our next visit!
Charisse Imperial

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Credentials

- I am a full-time guide with sommelier certifications in wine, spirits, and sake. I am also provincially certified to serve alcohol and have connections with numerous wineries and restaurants.
- I am a fully licensed driver with full insurance for your safety.

Restrictions

I do not have the license or expertise to guide in our local museums or the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Guide Requirements for Canada

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Tours by Mackenzie P.

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Private tour guide Mackenzie

Best of Toronto Food Tour- a Private,...

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Simply the best, most diverse, and customizable eating tour offered,...

320 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

3 hours

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Queen West Pastry Crawl - a Private Tour,...

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Indulge in decadent pastries in Toronto's hippest neighbourhood

116 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Cool Climate Wine Tour of Niagara- a,...

Discover the best local wines with a Sommelier

475 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

8 hours

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Sake A to Z Culinary Experience- a Private,...

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Learn all about sake from a certified professional

143 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

2 hours

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Private All Day City Tour of Toronto-,...

See the Top Sights and Local Gems with a Local Expert

444 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

6 hours

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Cozy in The County - a Private Tour from,...

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Enjoy the charm of Canada's newest, most promising wine region

513 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

9 hours

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Camino de Cocktails and Tapas- a Private,...

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Sample some on Toronto's top-rated bars and restaurants on a Food Crawl

317 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 hours

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Niagara Private Day Trip from Toronto

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Discover the best of Niagara with a local Guide

598 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

8 hours 30 min.

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Private Canadian Wine Tasting with Local,...

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Discover Ontario's Wines with a local Sommelier

124 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

2 hours

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Lift Your Spirits! Distillery District,...

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Visit Toronto's Oldest and Newest Distilleries and Lift Your Spirits!

171 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Best of Toronto + Niagara: 3-Day Dining,,...

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Get a local food professional and history buff's view of Toronto

1285 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

3 days

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