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Distillery Historic District

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Address: 55 Mill Street, Toronto, Ontario MSA 3C4, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 416-364-1177
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

The Distillery District is an internationally acclaimed village of...

The Distillery District is an internationally acclaimed village of brick-lined streets and dozens of vibrantly restored Victorian Industrial buildings. It’s one of Ontario’s hottest tourist attractions and home to live theatres, galleries, fashion, design and jewelry boutiques, unique cafes and award-winning restaurants. It’s all completely closed to traffic and just a few minutes walk from downtown Toronto.

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Christmas Market

Have visited this area other times that we have been in Toronto but never for the market. It was a really good - fun atmosphere and great food! Definitely would recommend

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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have visited this area other times that we have been in Toronto but never for the market. It was a really good - fun atmosphere and great food! Definitely would recommend

Thank JandGBG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a fun and exciting district to visit while in Toronto. There is a lot of art to see and purchase and there is a lot of choices for beer to drink and to enjoy. If you don't like beer there's also wine and cocktails.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for coffee and has a very good range of restaurants and some nice shopping spots. A must visit in Toronto.

Thank RamiSarieddine
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a nice walk with places to eat and drink. Lots os shops and interesting things around. You can spend some nice time there!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were surprised to find this hidden gem 💎, in the midst of the city of Toronto. A REAL FIND!!!! The Distillery Historic District opened to the public in 2003, but we didn't have the pleasure or opportunity to experience this unique piece of history until recently. It combines both Victorian Industrial and 21st century architecture. It's a slice of... More 

Thank Anna L
Beaumont, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A group of business associates and I headed down to the distillery district for dinner and drinks on a few separate occasions. It is a very cool place with great restaurants! There are also many unique shops to check out! We were lucky enough to be there one year when the Christmas tree was up. It was so beautiful! They... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the places I can think out to spend a relaxing afternoon. There are a couple of galleries and interesting boutique stores you can take a look at. You can order a cup of coffee or tea, taste a chocolate and have a rest. Also, there are a few art pieces outdoor.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The shops and restaurants were nice. But I dint think its really something you MUST visit. Good food though.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I live not too far from there. It was a popular location for Movie crews and tv commercials because of its historical buildings. The location has been restored with many stores, cafe, restaurant and surrounded with new condominiums. There's a fair amount of parking on location and more surrounding the the area. Great place to go in the summer and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a nice place to meet friends, have a good coffee and wander around. There are plenty of touristy shops and places to eat. The Christmas Market was over priced but fun. I often find little unusual gifts in the shops there.

Thank daningram

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At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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