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Distillery Historic District

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Address: 55 Mill Street, Toronto, Ontario MSA 3C4, Canada
Phone Number: 416 364 1177
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Antiquing, Biking, City walk sightseeing, Dining, Drinking, Getting married, Group tours/helicopter tour, Group tours/walking tour, Hiking, Motorcycling, Nightlife, People-watching, Running, Shopping, Viewing wildlife, Walking
Description: 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 afternoon and evening

Great location to spend an afternoon, interesting shops and restaurants. Soul Pepper theater offers a variety of excellent prodictions

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Moncton, Canada

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Moncton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great location to spend an afternoon, interesting shops and restaurants. Soul Pepper theater offers a variety of excellent prodictions

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Hamden, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Loved this place. Shops, restaurants and, because we visiting during the Pan Am games, there was live music. Loved the shops. And make sure to try the roasted marshmallow ice cream at Greg's. It's a must.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I have visited the Distillery District a few times in the past year. It is a wonderful spot to wander around and to visit some of the varied shops they have. It is also a great spot to meet with friends for a casual dinner or drinks! I met with friends at one of the establishments for Friday evening drinks... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Went there during the PanAm games. Awesome environment walking though historic buildings and excellent pubs. I highly recommend a visit.

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Jupiter, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The shops were a bit too upscale for me. Lots of dining choices but didn't stay long enough to try one. Walked around a bit and decided we had seen enough. Might be good for someone else but no for me and my wife. Not impressed.

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Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting stop on our tour! Nice shops and a great variety of restaurants. Pedestrian streets make this a nice place to stroll.

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Liverpool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Taken here by a local relative, we had a very pleasant coffee as a break from the horrid weather. Then we managed to wander around some of the shops and even found a present or two to take home. Not too dissimilar to so many developments worldwide that have turned old disused premises into trendy bars, eateries and shops.

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It is hilariously over priced. There is not much to see when you takes this stance as everything becomes inauthentic. I know many friends (older and those with young kids) who love it, but I think they feel like they have to say this. I hope never to return. It's a schlepp to get to and parking is even costly... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We spent about 4 hours here it was worth the journey. Great food and drink from the local brewers and lots of lovely shops and atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Our first visit to this area, great restaurants, shops and lots to see. A bit of walk from central but a short cab ride.

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Address: 55 Mill Street, Toronto, Ontario MSA 3C4, Canada
Phone Number: 416 364 1177
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown

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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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