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Distillery Historic District

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As featured in 3 Days in Toronto and 2 other guides
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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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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... read more

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Beaumont, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a place to visit when the weather is good, particularly in the summer to enjoy outdoor patios. A very special place to visit in December when the Christmas Market is on and the place is decorated like a winter wonderland. Whenever I've been parking can be an issue, so if you can get there by public transit, that's... More 

Thank Kimberley M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The distillery district has it all...charming shops, the best chocolate in town (soma), and great coffee and pastries. Brick walkways and old world charm. The Christmas market has gotten worse...too commercial and now paid entry. Avoid peak times and weekend evenings in high season. Nothing is charming when packed. Parking is costly with no on street options if you drive.

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

Tried poutine; it was nice. Walked around but would like to go back to take more of a look as it was so cold that day.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Way too crowded to enjoy. The ambience is beautifully created. The buildings are wonderfully restored. The stores are interesting but unaffordable. T-shirt at $80 each? Preposterous. The restaurants are not too bad. Maybe more different cuisines of the world?

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Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely inside and outside shopping area with plenty of patio fireplaces to stop fo a drink or some food. Apple cider, giant Christmas tree, entertainment on stage.an experience for sure!

Thank Dan H

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