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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: 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
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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Definitely a fun place to visit. Plenty of places to eat and drink. Parking is not that abundant on the weekends. If you want to have major fun, get a ride downtown and cab home... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Definitely a fun place to visit. Plenty of places to eat and drink. Parking is not that abundant on the weekends. If you want to have major fun, get a ride downtown and cab home or have a designated driver.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The Distillery District has an offbeat atmosphere and it's architecture alone is inspiring. Heritage buildings house funky spaces like Balzac's Café with it's huge chandelier and art gallery upstairs, a friendly place where you can chill and people watch. The artisan sake bar is a fun place for a drink, and beauty products, like soap and face masks. It's a... More 

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Milton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Visit in summer lots of vendors Lots to see and many craft stores Bought spices were delicious Wear good walking shoes Get there early for parking

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

There are beautiful art galleries, great shops for clothes, antiques & shoes. A little pricy but still worth the visit. Xmas @ the Distillery District in December is also an awesome time. The lights in the evening - absolutely beautiful!!! Many outdoor booths for local vendors. Mulled wine & Rum totties warm everything up. **However, there is always a wait... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We go to the Christmas Market at the Distillery District every year and will again this year. It really is a fun outing for adults and children. There's Santa, of course, elves, carolling, storytelling, folk dancers, carousel for kids, pony rides, and a life size gingerbread house. For Amex members, there's even an Amex warming lounge with free hot chocolate.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

what a great area to walk around in either the summer or winter Christmas season. The resturants are great, try the latest Mexican fusion or a pint on the mill St patio beer hall.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We were told this was worth a visit, and it was, but only in comparison to the rest of Toronto which we found disappointing. There are a few interesting stores and we enjoyed the walk, but I would not hurry back. The photographic gallery was the best bit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A historic district in a modern city is alluring because of the romanticism and the "travel back in time" feeling it creates. The buildings were actually designed more for function than beauty. When you walk through the front gate on Trinity Lane, you will see the building on the left hand side with wood and glass in the front and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We spent a few hours walking around the shops on a Sunday afternoon. What a great area! We had a quick bite in the brew pub and enjoyed the many shops and galleries. Worth the visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Very interesting place to visit. You can sample beer and watch how it is brewed. Many choices of restaurants and stores. Just a nice place to go and walk around.

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