Distillery Historic District

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Distillery Historic District

Distillery Historic District
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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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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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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Nadine
Beirut, Lebanon2 contributions
Couples
It's so gorgeous here. Beautiful spots but it generally needed more life overall. Most of the bars are closed all the time
Written August 6, 2022
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Ross
Dallas, TX1 contribution
The area was very fun and had a cool vibe. Several bars and shops and the old streets and buildings completed the scene. Talked with several locals and they highly recommended going and we are glad we did.
Written August 4, 2022
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aspoe093
Pierre, SD472 contributions
Really fun and hip place with lots to see and do. Also, great food spot. The district was fun to walk through and see the historic buildings. Very nice place to go to
Written July 29, 2022
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Roxanna D
Dallas, TX81 contributions
Family
It seemed like a very fun and hip area to walk around. Unfortunately, we got done with our dinner right as all the shops closed. There were still places open to dine and have drinks. Would definitely go back, earlier in the day, if I make it back to Toronto.
Written July 27, 2022
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lesefc
Greasby, UK146 contributions
Really lovely area with plenty of bars and shops. Really helped that we had a sunny day and the bars were very welcome
Written July 26, 2022
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Dan M
Tigard, OR38 contributions
Interesting buildings and history, but also fun stores and several restaurants. Nice place to spend a couple of hours.
Written July 20, 2022
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Brandon
Pittsburgh, PA244 contributions
Couples
A great set up of fun shops all located in an aesthetic place. Great for pictures and a fun night out. Lots of food options and plenty of bars. I recommend checking out Balzac's for coffee and Soma for a good dessert.
Written July 4, 2022
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kris-goes-places
229 contributions
LOVED LOVED LOVED it. This is an extended pedestrian plaza with tonnes of art installations and funky shops. They have done a good job paying homage to their true distillery days. We spent well over an hour just wandering from gallery to cafe to gift shop. Definitely worth visiting if you are looking for walkable Toronto! They have an outdoor movie night (or they did when we were there) - we didn’t stay for it but it looked like it would be great fun.
Written July 4, 2022
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crazyone2
Calgary, Canada243 contributions
The atmosphere here brings the old world to life with cobblestone streets but don't look for an actual distillery tour. There are TONS of shops that hope you spend money in but it is easy to walk the pretty area and get a cold brew when needed. And they have huge clean public bathrooms!
Written June 27, 2022
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L T
1 contribution
Over hyped historic district with bad plumbing and no where to eat...book ahead for a restaurant. In the case of Acheo book months in advance...really! Take a pass folks and go to Yorkville instead.
Written June 22, 2022
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