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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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Great history and quirky shops

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... read more

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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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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 yesterday 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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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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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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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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Toronto, Canada
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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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We went with my 11 year old daughter to the Christmas Market on a Friday afternoon so it wasn't too busy. We got there just after 12 and left at 3:30 when it was getting busier. My daughter enjoyed looking at all the Christmas items for sale. We got a few gifts for her teachers. We had lunch at Cacao... More 

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We were there last weekend. It cost $6.00 per person to enter the Christmas market area. The lights, stores, El Catrin's, hot apple cider with brandy is all so nice to see and check out. Gives you that nice Christmas spirit. Of course you want to go in the evening.

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I love walking around in the streets with a drink in my hand. It feels so European. It was a cold December 6th because of the wind. We wandered for a bit, moved inside for a bite, shopped in interesting stores, wandered some more with hot chocolate and mulled wine and even had a scoop of ice cream from Greg's.... 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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