DAN GRANT, OWNER AND HEAD GUIDE
Canadian Running Magazine calls Dan Grant "friendly and easy to talk to" -- The full RunTOBeer experience.
A lot has to happen in two centuries for a sparsely populated lakeside settlement to grow into a metropolis that consistently ranks among the world's most livable cities. Remarkable (but not always well-intentioned) people and circumstances built this city in a relatively short time. At Toronto CIty Runs, we retrace their steps through our well researched and expertly led tours.
Town of York, as it appeared in 1812
For the business or leisure traveller, City Running Tours helps you log your miles while showing you the sights at the same time
Toronto is a city of many diverse neighbourhoods offering numerous opportunities for a great run. City Running Tours will:
Established in 1793 as the Town of York, the small community on the banks of Lake Ontario still housed less than 750 residents when 1,700 American soldiers on 14 armed vessels entered its harbour during the war of 1812, looting residences and burning important buildings as they overran the town.
In the 200 years since, Toronto more than recovered, becoming North America's fourth largest city, supporting a population nearing three million inside the city limits alone.
One of the most multicultural points on the globe, Toronto is home to an eclectic collection of neighbourhoods, connected by a well maintained network of sidewalks, trails and ravines. Nestled on the banks of Lake Ontario, Toronto's climate is milder than most other Great Lakes communities, making it an ideal running destination nearly any time of year.
Dan Grant, four blocks from the finish line at the 2015 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. (photo: Tribe Fitness)
One of the better known beer writers in Canada, most of Dan's recent has work appeared in Taps Magazine, Scandinavian Brewers' Review and NOW Magazine. Prior to becoming a freelancer he was the Beer Writer for the Toronto Standard.
In 2014, Dan co-founded Toronto's craft beer running club, RunTOBeer, which is now the third largest independent run crew in Toronto. In October he completed his first full marathon, right here in Toronto.
A regular blood donor, Dan recently made donation #100. He has also made 68 micro-credit loans to developing nations through Kiva.org.