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Distillery Historic District

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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

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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Christmas Market was Lots of Fun and Tasty

My wife and I went to the Christmas Market at the Distillery District in the evening and we decided we would eat our way through the various food stalls. We started with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I went to the Christmas Market at the Distillery District in the evening and we decided we would eat our way through the various food stalls. We started with the poutine which was wonderful and then we thought we would try the turkey leg. We found the turkey leg stall and shared the leg. It was huge... More 

Thank MichaelKToronto
toronto ,canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Historic area of Toronto , beautifully restored , one of our favourite areas to enjoy in Toronto. Christmas Market adds to the charm .. we have attended the Christmas Market 2015 twice this week .... and hope to return with other family and friends during enjoying the Holiday Season. We spent a wonderful day with our Granddaughter , and thoroughly... More 

Thank clothpony
Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a wonderful experience the walking tour and Christmas market were. The atmosphere is a lot like a German market, with kiosks that are not always there set up to create the scene. There is a big tree, a stage with carollers, story tellers, etc, lights everywhere, scents of wood smoke and mulled cider in the air. The walking tour... More 

Thank Michelle B
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Distillery District is a nice place to stroll through, shop, eat or dine for a moment or hours. Restaurants that offer many unique choices, shops with unusual good quality items and a brewery. A great place for everyone, singles, couples or families. Summers are the best because you can lounge in the many places available outside, but the ambiance... More 

Thank Kitiara2015
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Felt like we were in Europe! Loved it. Glad we went in the morning because we were told it gets very busy..certainly puts you in the Christmas spirit.

Thank abkw231
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Distillery provided an insight into the local history and was well balanced with smart shops and interesting and varied eating places. The Segway tourists detracted from the calm surroundings but otherwise it was an enjoyable to visit.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Christmas Festival is now on at the Distillery District. It is free to visit from Tuesday to Friday and costs 5 dollars on Saturday. I was here on a Tuesday evening and many of the small booths were not open but all of the shops and restaurants were.

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I enjoyed our evening at the Christmas Market. We didn't know what to expect but were pleasantly surprised at the attention to detail - beautiful tree, lots of lights, warm fires, great spaces, great entertainment, lovely stores and kiosks. We loved the whole atmosphere - the crowd, the kids, the dogs, the drinks and the food. We... More 

Thank Michelle M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was born and raised in Toronto the past 43 years and I've never been able to make it down to the Distillery district. I wanted to do something with my kids while they had the day off from school so we decided to make the trek from Vaughan down to the Distillery district for the Christmas market. It was... More 

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Bolton, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had read about the Christmas Market in the Distillery District and had hoped it would be similar to ones I had visited many years ago in Europe. It wasn't to be. Went last Saturday with my family for the evening. First of all there is a $5 admission. $20 gone, along with difficult to find and expensive parking. It's... More 

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