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Distillery Historic District

Address: 55 Mill Street, Toronto, Ontario MSA 3C4, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
Phone Number: 416 364 1177
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Ranked #12 of 267 Attractions in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Other, Sights & Landmarks
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
Fee: No
Owner description: The Distillery District is an internationally acclaimed village of...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Other, Sights & Landmarks
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
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 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is a secret gem in Toronto. We visited this place for the first time and loved the historical sites - decor, history, shops, coffee shops. We noticed they had nice restaurants too which we will visit the next time we return to Toronto. It's a nice 20-25 min walk from downtown Toronto and we enjoyed it. There are buses... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I visited the distillery district a few days ago on a whim as we found ourselves at a bit of a loose end. I was not disappointed. I suppose it depends what you're into but I had a great afternoon walking around this historic district full of interesting shops and galleries. A point of interest for us was the Mill... More 

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Vaughan, Canada
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Bring the dog! Very friendly and lots of space, Great in the summer! They have tons of special events too. Nice stores and resturants

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Miami Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This was an expensive meal. We had a great meal at Pure Spirits Oyster House and Grill, then went into Biltmore Domicile on the way to the car and left with leather furniture! Everytime I go there are new stores and the whole area is really hopping even in the winter.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

The Distillery District has the largest collection of industrial Victorian architecture in the western world. Great place for architecture and history buffs to check out. A former distillery (and hence the name) it is a unique collection of buildings. Several places to eat but tend to be on the pricey side for what you get on your plate. Check the... More 

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Cape Haze, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Great old buildings, surrounded by condos in a very insensitive way. What had such great promise becomes just another project driven by greed. It could have been much more. Cool stuff but was sad in the end. People here are very proud of this so keep your thoughts to yourself

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ottawa, on
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I love spending an afternoon browsing through the shops in the Distillery District. There's always a treasure to take home. A great selection of eateries, including the Mill Street Brewery where you can sample a flight of their crafted beers.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The district warrants a visit as it is unique. It was also exceptionally busy before Xmas and many stands and food vendors were added. There are in addition many many great restaurants to sample...

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Grandvaux, Switzerland
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Very nice ambiance, and some cool stores, beautiful Balzacs cafe over there. We really enjoyed it and recommend it for a short visit.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Great place to explore day and night. We drank beer and had supper at the Mill Street Brewery. Place is busy. I recommend reservations!

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