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Distillery Historic District

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Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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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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The historic side of Toronto

Toronto isn't about just big skyscrapers. Loads of history in this city to explore. And the Distillery District is one of the areas. Gooderham & Worts Distillery produced... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Toronto isn't about just big skyscrapers. Loads of history in this city to explore. And the Distillery District is one of the areas. Gooderham & Worts Distillery produced whiskey here in late 1800s. Now the beautifully restored Victorian industrial buildings are surrounded by cobblestone give this area maybe a little European flare. It was a quiet area on this cool... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The food was very good and our server was prompt and pleasant. I love to visit the Distillery and check out the shops. One of my favourite Mexican restaurants is also located here (El Catrin). I wouldn't suggest this for families with small children however. This is better suited to grownups! Next time, I plan to enjoy a sake tasting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a nice place to unwind in the big city. Well preserved with modern a surrounding. A nice place with kids that like to walk, no cars. Coffee shops, bakeries, and beer.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Went on a Friday at 4:30 to meet my husband...very busy and little parking. Better to take transit or park further afield. Very little to see in booths...few handcrafted items..better to go for dinner and drinks and see a show or two.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A lot of the shops are pretty unique. I liked the chocolate shop and had dinner at a pub. Took quite a few pictures of thru architecture. Very good site for portraits.

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Simcoe, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We visited the Distillery District just before Christmas while the Christmas Market was on and enjoyed it thoroughly. There's nothing like it for putting you in the spirit of things. The area is vintage industrial with wonderful little shops and restaurants and outdoor food venders. We spent a wonderful afternoon there and stopped at one of the outdoor venders for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

I have lived in downtown some 10 minutes from the Distillery for 25 years. I have watched it morph from a dilapidated industrial age wasteland into a hip, art infused cultural hub of art galleries, trendy retail and cool restaurants... unfortunately, even though many restaurants have tried to embrace us on their patios in sub zero and inclement weather, even... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were looking forward to visiting the Distillery District as it was rated highly in many guidebooks. We visited about 11am on Tuesday March 31st and we could count the number of fellow visitors on one hand. Equally, only three shops were open during our stay. I double-checked the opening hours for shops, thinking that Tuesday was a day when... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We asked our concierge where we could go in Toronto to walk around safe bars & restaurants. He recommended the Distillery. We travelled by taxi. Oh disappointment, most places were closed in the evening this is Monday 6/4/15.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Was a fun place to walk around. Shops are a bit pricey but still fun to browse. Parking was easy in the underground. We didn't get a chance try the restaurants but they were busy and must be pretty good.

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