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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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Enjoy Toronto's sun in a great historic place

Must visit and while the weather is good so you can sit in the sun and outdoor and enjoy this lovely historic place. It is a great touristic area full of shops and restaurants... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Consisting of reclaimed buildings from the early shipping and alcohol production site of Gooderham & Worts, this District is a ways south from King and Parliament, in a bit of a desolate area of the city. Best to go when there are specific events going on, as otherwise it's mainly high-rise condos. Buring the Pan-Am games this summer, it will... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

When i went for the first time it was pretty windy sO make sure that you go on a nice day whatever the season may be. I also found it to be a extra pricey, it's not somewhere you can go to everyday and just hang out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Must visit and while the weather is good so you can sit in the sun and outdoor and enjoy this lovely historic place. It is a great touristic area full of shops and restaurants. You have to spend few hours their. Have a walk between the old buildings and see a lot of arts. Chose your restaurant, they are all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We walk through the distillery district regularly. The old buildings and cobblestone are beautiful. My favourite place is Soma Chocolatiers (the Maya hot chocolate). The restaurants are good, however are a tad on the pricey side, no doubt this will continue to increase as this area is becoming more and more developed and therefore more popular as a neighbourhood. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was in Toronto for business and a friend suggested I check out The Distillary. It appears huge industrial complex with art to peruse, interesting little shops and public art. I bought some shoes from a Canadian shoemaker and I liked the vibe in a sunny Spring Day. Think of it like Boston's Fanuiel Hall only it appears to be... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited the Distillery District with my girlfriend and quite honestly, it was a lot of fun. There were many sights to see and something unique in every step! We loved the architecture and the shops and regret that we did not spend enough time shopping! All in all perfect for tourists and people with the love of history!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Toronto isn't about just big skyscrapers. Loads of history in this city to explore. And the Distillery District is one of the areas. Gooderham & Worts Distillery produced whiskey here in late 1800s. Now the beautifully restored Victorian industrial buildings are surrounded by cobblestone give this area maybe a little European flare. It was a quiet area on this cool... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The food was very good and our server was prompt and pleasant. I love to visit the Distillery and check out the shops. One of my favourite Mexican restaurants is also located here (El Catrin). I wouldn't suggest this for families with small children however. This is better suited to grownups! Next time, I plan to enjoy a sake tasting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice place to unwind in the big city. Well preserved with modern a surrounding. A nice place with kids that like to walk, no cars. Coffee shops, bakeries, and beer.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Went on a Friday at 4:30 to meet my husband...very busy and little parking. Better to take transit or park further afield. Very little to see in booths...few handcrafted items..better to go for dinner and drinks and see a show or two.

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