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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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Beautiful historic gem

visited at Christmas time. Gave me the warm fuzzies! Lovely Christmas market, and shops and neat places to eat. Decorations and huge Christmas tree was breathtaking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

visited at Christmas time. Gave me the warm fuzzies! Lovely Christmas market, and shops and neat places to eat. Decorations and huge Christmas tree was breathtaking ! Definitely going back back to this lovely area.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Had a different vibe about the place. Lovely to walk around lots of modern art mixed with old buildings. Had a fantastic meal at the mill St. Brew

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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Although I read many positive reviews about this area, we arrived at about 10:30am on a weekday morning only to find many of the shops/restaurants closed and the area quite dead. The fact that is was a cold morning with steady breeze didn't help. We were relieved to find that Soma Chocolate was open and went in for warm drinks.(A... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Here you will find a little oasis of cobbled streets, old warehouses converted into galleries, shops and restaurants. In December, outdoor stalls sell Christmas oriented wares, and the festive spirit is enhanced by carolers and a giant evergreen tree. The best chocolate shop is SOMA and there are several good restaurants, as well as the best coffee at Balzac's. Summer... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This has to be one of Toronto's best makeover spaces. This old distillery (hence the name) was adapted and is now being reused as a commercial space. With some good restaurants, coffee shops, and art galleries, this is a great place to spend an afternoon. It also plays host to the Christmas Market, which is definitely worth the visit -... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

too many tourists and always busy.....for a few restaurants and coffee shops, I say skip this one and save yourself the hassle!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Just get here! Bring your camera! Great cool local artisans with cool stuff for sale. Excellent place to eat! I start with a fresh cup of coffee and the Chocolate from Soma!! Then enjoy the cool places to take pics! Usually lots of people getting wedding photos done here which is cool to watch!!!

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Normal, Illinois
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

With so many other reviews, I will review as the tourist I was. The location was easy to get in and out of. It took me one course correction as my GPS had me on the wrong block. Fortunately, loads of signs and markers. The layout is what one would expect - large brick buildings with side entrances, outside areas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Put me in your slides, Professor! I need 60 more characters to complete this review. Almost there. K good.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Go and experience this artisan hub. Great place to take pictures and grab a meal at Mill Street. Wear sensible shoes though, it is cobble stone streets at times and can be uneven. Enjoy!

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