Past Openers
The Water Tower Opener

Watter Tower History

Water Tower

Steam Whistle’s iconic water tower, erected in 1929, once held 60,000 gallons for Canadian Pacific Railway operations at The John Street Roundhouse. Locomotives which pioneered our nation, required vast quantities of water heated in boilers to propel steam engines, make electricity for the trains, heat the passenger cars, and blow off train-mounted steam whistles - the signature sound of the Steam Era. Today, our water tower is a much-loved beacon, guiding and welcoming you to our brewery doors. It’s a fitting icon for our 2016 In-case Opener.

Visit the home of Steam Whistle Brewing, for a taste of Canadian History.

Opener Tag Artwork Opener Tag Artwork

Opener Tag Artwork

Steam Whistle fan and visual artist extraordinaire, Rob Taylor has hand drawn most of the brewery’s icons beginning with our cars…

Painting our Water Tower Painting our Water Tower

Painting our Water Tower

When we moved into the Roundhouse in the fall of 1999, the water tower was a rusty relic of its former-self. We called on a local painter…

Most Photographed Spot Most Photographed Spot

Most Photographed Spot

Turns out our green beacon of a water tower is the most photographed site in downtown Toronto according to geo-tagged interactive maps…

Cheers!
Do one thing really, really well.

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When employees share in a company’s success: the driving force of Steam Whistle Brewing

With a current spotlight being shone on ownership within the craft brewing industry, we wanted to share some of our brewery’s unique Human Resource practices – employee share ownership & profit sharing among them – and the winning corporate culture which have been the hallmark of Steam Whistle Brewing. Greg and Cam have made it their life’s mission to create a workplace that employees look forward to coming to each day. At the centre of their business philosophy is the belief [...]

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