We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Distillery Historic District

55 Mill Street, Toronto, Ontario MSA 3C4, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416 364 1177
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #18 of 310 attractions in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book a Tour

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
Write a Review

1,495 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    659
    636
    169
    24
    7
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Sandton, South Africa
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Distillery Distric is somewhat out of the way and a nice escape from the tourist crowds in summer. There are several nice pubs and eating places and interesting art galleries. The area is trendy with a lot of ambience and is an excellent example of a succesful urban renewal of a historic district. Even though the area is not... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
USA
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Smashing little shopping and bar area reclaimed from the old Toronto distilleries. Ambience, history, urban chill.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gatineau, Quebec
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

There are some nice pubs and restaurants here but it is a relatively small area and pricier than other areas because it is trendy. For the budget conscious traveller, you can get more for less in other areas.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This must be on your list of things to do in Toronto Canada. If you drink beer and for some odd reason do not come to this distillery district area while in Toronto you better have a good excuse. Good music, crowd, Food place to hangout...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This little area is chock filled with restaurants and shopping. The streets are closed off to cars and are bustling with people. There was a magician in the street doing shows as well as a live band during the day. The shops were very unique and fun to explore!

Was this review helpful? Yes
paramali
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
50 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Good atmosphere but not what we expected, this is not historical just old buildings made into shops and coffee shops.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fairbury, Illinois, United States
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The district was nice for dining, but a bit frustrated that some of the shops were random with their hours. Would like to have more consistency with that.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

You have probably seen the Distillery District already but did not realize it. It has been used in a large number of Hollywood films over the years such as Chicago and Cinderella Man. Great atmosphere; pedestrians only; wonderful bars and restaurants.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Beautiful art galleries abound joined by very unique shops of all kinds and the history of the buildings enhance the trip. Plenty of places to eat.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aurora, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I have come here many times and have always enjoyed myself. It has great places to eat and drink (including outdoor patios), a gallery or two, shops to browse in, and even a live theatre space. I have never had trouble finding parking, though some of it (like the indoor parking garage) is a fair distance to walk to the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Distillery Historic District also viewed

 
Toronto, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
 

Been to Distillery Historic District? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Distillery Historic District, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing