We had the pleasure of speaking with Sudbury’s own Bruce Bell of Bruce Bell Tours in Toronto who left the Nickel City to pursue a life of acting and comedy.

He now has been taking people on history tours of the Big Smoke for the past 20 years and recently one of the worlds top travel magazines,  Conde Nast Traveler, not only picked him as a top tour guide but one of the top 16 attractions in Toronto.

Bell started out in film and stage when he went to Toronto and then became one of the very first comedians in the 1970’s for the Yuk Yuk’s comedy club.

The now historian is a one man show who caters the walking tour to each individual person.

He says the funniest times are giving tours to Americans who end up leaving with a greater appreciation for the city and country.

But he also runs into quite a few Sudburians.

Bruce bell with the Stompin’ Tom Conners statue outside of the Sudbury Community Arena. Bell says he returns to Greater Sudbury often


You would also be surprised at one of the things he misses the most about home.

If you’re heading down to Toronto, look him up.

Tell him you’re from Sudbury and have a blast.

Installing York’s first jail plaque at the Le Royal Meridien King Edward Hotel, King Street E at Leader Lane, Toronto June 15, 2005 Left to right: Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair, Bruce Bell, City Councilor Pam McConnell, King Edward’s operations manager Robbie Bishop – photo provided by Bruce Bell


Here is the full interview with Bruce Bell.

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