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Distillery Historic District

55 Mill Street, Toronto, Ontario MSA 3C4, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416 364 1177
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Ranked #19 of 329 Attractions in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods
Activities: Biking, Drinking, Group tours/walking tour, Nightlife, Shopping, Antiquing, Dining, Group tours/helicopter tour, Motorcycling, Running, Walking, City walk sightseeing, Getting married, Hiking, People-watching, Viewing wildlife
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Distillery District is an internationally acclaimed village of brick-lined streets and dozens of vibrantly restored Victorian Industrial... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Fairfield, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to visit, with lots of stores and a couple of restaurants in which to eat. Unfortunately, we arrived around five p.m., which is when most of the shops closed. But in peering through the windows, we could tell that the were nice stores. If you like history, you will like this place.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This place is cool. Very well kept and clean area with several boutiques and galleries, in addition to the many breweries. The shopping is more upscale, but the restaurants vary and are reasonably priced. The buildings provide many photo opportunities, as is evident with many people taking special occasion photos there. Definitely a more well-rounded group of people gather here,... More

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Adelaide South Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We walked here from the St Lawrence market. It is a pedestrian only village. Not a vehicle in sight is not fully accurate as we did see the odd service one. There are no McDonalds or Starbucks here amongst the heritage buildings. However, there are coffee shops that are not connected to a chain. These serve light snacks as well... More

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Sligo, Ireland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
58 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The cobblestone paths of the Distillery District are a lovely place to spend an evening. Lots of little cafés and small galleries to pop in and out of.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Distillery HIstoric District is what it sounds like - a faithfully preserved former Victorian distillery now an interesting and very clean place to walk around, with some good boutiques if you want. Better still is the excellent little bread shop and the coffee house. Almond croissants and coffee on a cold morning were excellent.

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Tumbulgum, Australia
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Where old and new meet and compliment each other. Wander down for a drink or coffee. Cobblestone paths, pieces of art and a few quaint specialty shops.

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London, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Just a fun and unique place to visit in Toronto. Parking close by, lots to see and do and a great way to spend the afternoon strolling with your sweetheart on your arm. Stop in for a bite to eat or taste some beer and see the scenery and historical part of Toronto.

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Perry Hall, MD
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This is a nice place to spend an afternoon or evening. The historic distillery buildings now house boutiques, restaurants and art galleries. There are some really nice places to have something to eat while enjoying a beer or a glass of wine (or skip the eating part and just go straight for the beer or wine).

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Mississauga, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I come here during summer 2014 , for a school project. There was a free Art event happen during the long weekend. The art event happen very often , but i would suggest come here during Christmas Holiday. As this place have a great history, bar , stores to visit you should spend sometime walk around and discover the district.... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We went past here as part of our bus tour, our tour guide stopped and got off to get brochures from the office at the front, they no longer had visitors brochures just a map of the area. We were told they were. It doing tours around the distillery anymore, so it would have been a look from the road... More

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