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Distillery Historic District

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Downtown
As featured in 3 Days in Toronto and 2 other guides
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Address: 55 Mill St, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
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+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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Beautiful Historic Area

Loved the cobblestone streets and historic buildings. A must see. The shops are cute and the brewery has free tastings.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 August 2016
Laura B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Loved the cobblestone streets and historic buildings. A must see. The shops are cute and the brewery has free tastings.

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Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The buildings and architecture are great in this area and the sites are all that I could afford, this is an overpriced and snooty part of Toronto it's definitely not something for a blue collar person in my opinion.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Nice restaurants, great boutique shops and a historic area, we took the open top bus and stopped off here, it was a nice rest break and cute location. Good shopping too.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

lots of restaurants, shops, cafe's, people watching.... very cute area. We often go to distillery throughout the year. It's perfect for summer and for the christmas market in the winter. They often have special markets and events going on. Check their website before you go to catch a market. It is really nice. It does however get super busy and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

It is a good place for a beer and a walk, but it is full of tourist (like me). But I think that it is a place that you have to visit if you are more than 3days in Toronto.

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Laurel, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We saw this after visiting the st Lawrence market. I liked the market better. I like the old buildings and the historical artifacts. The shops, not so much. Pricey and very specialized. We left without exploring them all.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The Restoration of this old Distillery came out as an incredible success ... a real master piece. So much fun to stroll around the buildings and the small streets...lots of shops, cafes, restaurants...definitely lots of pleasure. You will find the usual crowd of tourists but also plenty of locals who seem to come to relax during weekends . Great place!.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I was there with one of my friend, the place is great, nice little local stores to shop antiques or homemade stuff. It was pleasant but after an hour we were already done, not too big.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We loved the old buildings and unique architecture. The attractions - shops and restaurants, however, were not anything spectacular. We had a decent meal at El Catrin, but it was very crowded. Perhaps the sun, the heat, and lack of attractions combined to make this stop a bit disappointing.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This area is fun to visit with little shops and restaurants. The architecture is interesting to see.

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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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