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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
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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

Because the distillery district was an actual distillery, with European old world charm, you get the sense you are on a wine tour in a Bavarian distillery. A romantic walk on the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Because the distillery district was an actual distillery, with European old world charm, you get the sense you are on a wine tour in a Bavarian distillery. A romantic walk on the cobblestones of a perfectly designed old European town square with a giant Christmas tree all lit up at the center of it all. The shops and restaurants are... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very hip and trendy destination with interesting shops and galleries. Worth a visit at the moment because of the lighting show. Go at dusk to get the best of it.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Shops, restaurants and bars all close to the downtown/finaincial district core. Active growing area.

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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of shops, bar, bistro's that are nice to visit and try while in Toronto. Parking is located underneath of the Plaza, accessible for People with disability. The surrounding were successfully restore

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a buzz to this place. Lots of restaurants, does to walk around. They had the light festival on and it was nicely done. We did not have dinner at this visit but are coming back next week for dinner at the el catrin destileria. It looked nice and as the name would suggest, it serves Mexican Spanish food.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is not a whole lot of restaurants, and the ones that are there it can be up to 2 hours wait, the stores are very expensive. There is just not enough vendors.

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had breakfast at the chocolate place, walked around and did some shopping! Loved finding places that offered one of kind unique things for sale. Lunched at El Catrin Mexican restaurant. A great first visit to this district. Easy access to/from the Gardiner and plenty of parking.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Haven't been to the Distillery in years but I love it! I feel like I'm in a different country when I'm here. It's good for families and dates all year long. Lots of restaurants to choose from and activities to partake in as well.

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

I only discovered this place a few years ago and I've lived in this city practically my entire life. Great place to bring the whole family and discover some of Toronto's history. There is a bar that's a brewery and restaurant all in one! You can book a tour to go through the brewery. There are also art galleries and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to wander round in Toronto - a great sense of history along with a cool hipster vibe with bars and restaurants. When we went there was a light show that made the place really beautiful, especially with the snow! The only drawback is the busy-ness at the weekend - if you plan on eating anywhere there you need... More 

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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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