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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 #18 of 314 Attractions in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Distillery District is quite small, but worth a visit. Hidden shops and boutiques abound and are selling original and quality stuff. The Mill St Brewery has a couple of patios where you can sit in the sun and work your way through their beer menu.

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Durham
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Really lovely place with lots of shops and restaurants. Great place to have a drink and watch the world go by

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This place is a very romantic place to be. Definitely check out the chocolate place. There's also a John Fluevog here that may be worth a look - they have some cool stuff sometimes. getting there via TTC (local transit) might be a little difficult, so plan ahead.

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Orlando, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Nice area to walk around and window shop. There was an art show going on at the time which added to the fun! The shops are unique and somewhat pricey but it was great fun!! Very trendy area with lots of history and architecture. Definitely worth a visit!

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Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We went there in August 2014, there were neat little shops for gifts, or for your own house. Could spend some time there just looking around this place. It also had some bars there - we went to mill street brewery pub and sat and enjoyed people watching. Its a great place to take a date, spend a day relaxing,... More

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This was a fun excursion on our trip. Some of the stores held little interest for me but several others had interesting things. A store that makes chocolates right there was fun. A great bakery as well and of course the all important great cup of coffee.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Main point of our visit to the Distillery District was to eat at the MillStreet Brewpub. Was a nice area to walk around with a neat history and architecture. But the stores are all incredibly overpriced. We love browsing and doing some shopping while on vacation but these stores were out of our range. The first clothing boutique we entered... More

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Kincardine, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We lived in Toronto for years and never visited! What a quaint, lovely area. The shops are high end, and we didn't go in many, but the ones we did go in were very unique. We ate at the Mill Street Brewery pub and enjoyed sightseeing. There are excellent public washroom facilities and there were quite a few wedding parties... More

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Reminiscent of a mix of Chelsea Market and South Street Seaport in NYC. Beautiful boutique shops, restaurants and coffee shops! Great spot to walk around or sit and enjoy a relaxing afternoon as well as dinner at any of the wonderful restaurant locations!

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Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The guys did a great job on preserving and giving a second life to this place. Hopefully they will have more business and services in soon. I say: its probably the only one really interesting spot to visit in Toronto ARCHITECTURE wise!!!

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