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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 #16 of 297 attractions in Toronto
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Nice scenery and interesting history here. You can tour through some of the galleries and breweries in this area as well as drink on some lovely patios. Gets very busy in the summer but I recommend checking it out at least once as the atmosphere is great.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

great atmosphere. love love love mill street brewery and tappo wine bar. very historic. high quality clothing and shoe stores. I have visited multiple times - definitely worth the trip.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This has some ni9ce boutiques and during the summer a lot of street type shows. Also there is theatre in the district as well as bars and dining . Well worth a visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A great way to spend a few hours. Great restaurants (not cheap, but high quality), unique shops, and beautiful galleries. There's always something interesting going on. A bit out of the way but worth it - as Torontonians we find a reason to spend an afternoon/evening in the Distillery several times a year. A dinner at Pure Spirits followed by... More

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North York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

interesting buildings to discover, and places to eat that bring out a unique experience. Lots to discover just keep on looking!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Excellent theatres, restuarants, craft and boutique stores. In the summer there are a variety of outdoor concerts and exhibits. Parking can be a problem.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I'm from Toronto and as a child watched this grow from a shabby part of the east end of TO into the historic beauty it is now. I will visit this place anytime, in any weather. The galleries, the restos, my ultimate fave - SOMA, Balzac for coffee and the transformation at New Year's to to a sweet place for... More

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

An old distillery converted into a cool market-type area with great shops, restaurants and a brewery! Grab a coffee at Balzacs, walk around on the cobblestone pathways, and enjoy the ambiance.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Distillery district is full of history and offers visitors wonderful areas to wander, stop for a coffee, poke about in galleries and lovely shops (not inexpensive, but lovely just the same) and enjoy a lovely experience, all seasons. The restaurants are varied and great. Love the Mill Street Brewery and El Catrin in particular. Patio season is especially nice.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great place to walk around when the weather is nice and can wander around on cobblestone streets. Some lovely restaurants are in the area where you can sit on the patio and enjoy an evening where you don't see cars.

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