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Distillery Historic District

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Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
Historic walking areas, Neighborhoods, Other, Sights & Landmarks
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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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Spend the afternoon and evening

The distillery district is a very unique and eclectic area in Toronto. We visited for lunch at the Mill Street Brew Pub and walked around the shops before coming back for dinner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The distillery district is a very unique and eclectic area in Toronto. We visited for lunch at the Mill Street Brew Pub and walked around the shops before coming back for dinner at El Catrin, which was delish albeit some of the portions were smaller than we were expecting, but the décor and atmosphere made up for it!

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Mono, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

There is so much to do in this little section of town that you will want to spend a day. Bring a camera, it is one of the best shot areas and good walking shoes as there are several areas with stairs. Gallerys, restaurants and clothing shops. Very quaint, and picturesque.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

hit the crow and Susan's and the mill str. so many great shops and great food you'll be able to spend th entire day. Plus in the winter the Leslieville Flea is there once a month.. and it's amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

They have done an amazing job in this area. There are so many restaurants of all price ranges and tastes. Lots of art galleries and interesting things to do especially Churing the day when the artists set there booths up outside. We try to go at least two or three times per summer and always take visitors. Definitely add it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Ok, looking for non mall, mall!? Ha, here it is! Great setting, old refurb warehouse/distillery area. Shops unique clothing, jewelry, antiques, local!! Best way to venture out on a cold wintery day!!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Old brick buildings with Chocolate Labs, Bakeries, Chic boutiques, and restaurants, it is like little European town. It is nice to have a walk, enjoy a cup of coffee there, relax your mind, I am never tired to be there.

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

Visited here during the Christmas market. Love this place even when this event is not going on. Such a lively area - and great bars and restaurants to eat at.

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Middletown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This preserved section is a delightful contrast to the sky-scrapers only a few blocks away. Although it was too cold to really appreciate the cobblestone streets and old factory storefronts, wandering through the "mini malls" inside was interesting with many talented artisans shops to browse through.

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

The Distillery District is a brilliant modernization of what was a derelict industrial area of Toronto. If you are from out of town, it is definitely worth visiting for a walkabout, perhaps tied to lunch or dinner and/or a performance at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. There are lots of good, popular restaurants (Mill Street Brewer,El Catrin and... More 

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Wimbledon, London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Our guidebook, whilst recommending what a great place to go, especially for brunch, did not make it clear that in Feb, places are closed, so what I hoped would be a highlight, was in fact a disappointment

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