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Distillery Historic District

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Address: 55 Mill St, Toronto, Ontario M5A 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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Romantic day for two at the Christmas Market

The Distillery District is an awesome little getaway at any time of year ... During the Christmas Market it is simply put, spectacular! Go on a weekday to avoid the crowds. We got... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Distillery District is an awesome little getaway at any time of year ... During the Christmas Market it is simply put, spectacular! Go on a weekday to avoid the crowds. We got there around 2pm so had plenty of time to explore the shops and market stalls in the daylight before the crowds started. At night, the area is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are some excellent restaurants, oysters, Italian, with and without music, some interesting shops for stuff you might like for gifts, and a wonderful theatre.

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

Visited the Distillery for the second time. I had heard that they had a Christmas market. We spent an enjoyable few hours browsing the shops and Christmas market, the market area was well thought out, there is lots to do for all ages. There is a $6 charge to enter at this time of year but we were told that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great place in Toronto to visit - packed with history and some excellent cafes and shops. We visited early in the day so it was quite and we were able to get some great photos of the older buildings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A true Toronto find! Beautifully decorated and festive with many interesting artisans. Also found a wonderful wellness store Lemonwater. Great retail there and massage!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited the Distillery District when they had the Christmas market was in swing. We had a hot apple cider while strolling through the streets and shops. Very beautifully decorated. Could help but feel the Christmas spirit!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family and I went Down to The Distillery District to see The Christmas Market. There we found some nice stuff, but i did find that the food was Very Expensive. We went on a Friday afternoon, as there was No Admission charge, Only on Saturday and Sundays you pay to get in? It was a fun time, but You... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great shopping and great smells of the season. Lots of vendors for gifts, foods and crafts. You can easily spend a few hours walking through the market.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very special place. They have done a great job of converting an old distillery into a lovely destination. We really like the French restaurant, Cluny. Not fans of the Mexican restaurant.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to mill st brewery. Nice people. Nice interior. Music was a bit too loud but ok for mid age tastes. Really good beer

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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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