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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 #19 of 320 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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Edmonton, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Been visiting Toronto yearly for over 20 years and had never been to this area. Had dinner there and walked through shops. The restaurant selection is good and offers a nice variety. The pedestrian friendly district is great to just wander and see what you can see. It feels safe and is kept very clean. The shops are interesting and... More

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Toronto, ON
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The Distillery District is a great place for a walk where you can explore the upscale shops and sample the food from the diverse food shops and restaurants - chocolate from Soma is quite delicious. There are often activities sponsored by the merchants which is a bonus. Only drawbacks are traffic jams and limited parking.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The chocolate factory is a must for a shot of liquid chocolate and you can see the chocolate being made at no cost + the quaint shops and place to eat are great

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Calgary, Canada
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful neighbourhood with genuine old architecture, and definitely a great place to take a stroll. The only downside for me was that the shops and restaurants all seemed quite upscale. I much prefer the hippie and dynamic character of Kensington.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Distillery District is a must when in Toronto. It has lovely shops and great restaurants. There is a wonderful chocolate store. There is at least one restaurant that plays cool jazz.

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Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Just back from a weeks holiday in TO! It was my first visit to the Distillery District and I loved it. Its old and quirky (reminds me a little of Dublin with the cobbled streets). I spent the afternoon wandering around from shop to shop. The area has a lovely relaxed feel and you would never think you were downtown... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

very nice, yet I was at noon time, most of the galleries were closed, very few shops open,only two brew houses were open in one of them one can get a glimpse on the process. interesting but not a wow.

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is one of the most charming parts of Toronto. So make sure you pay Destillery District a visit during your stay!

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St. John's, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I love this area of Toronto. The old buildings, the little shops... it's just a great place to wandering. When you get tired, just pop in a have a drink at a pub.

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Essex
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This place has a lovely feel to it. Excellent bars, restaurants, cafés as well as interesting shops and the architecture has been well preserved. Good place to go for an evening meal.

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