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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 #17 of 296 attractions in Toronto
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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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North York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

interesting buildings to discover, and places to eat that bring out a unique experience. Lots to discover just keep on looking!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Excellent theatres, restuarants, craft and boutique stores. In the summer there are a variety of outdoor concerts and exhibits. Parking can be a problem.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I'm from Toronto and as a child watched this grow from a shabby part of the east end of TO into the historic beauty it is now. I will visit this place anytime, in any weather. The galleries, the restos, my ultimate fave - SOMA, Balzac for coffee and the transformation at New Year's to to a sweet place for... More

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

An old distillery converted into a cool market-type area with great shops, restaurants and a brewery! Grab a coffee at Balzacs, walk around on the cobblestone pathways, and enjoy the ambiance.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Distillery district is full of history and offers visitors wonderful areas to wander, stop for a coffee, poke about in galleries and lovely shops (not inexpensive, but lovely just the same) and enjoy a lovely experience, all seasons. The restaurants are varied and great. Love the Mill Street Brewery and El Catrin in particular. Patio season is especially nice.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great place to walk around when the weather is nice and can wander around on cobblestone streets. Some lovely restaurants are in the area where you can sit on the patio and enjoy an evening where you don't see cars.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Lots of interesting buildings to photograph, both inside and out. A few shops and places to eat. Over rated for shopping

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great food, Galleries, some Interesting shopping and one of the few truly historic sites in Toronto. The old Distillery is fragment of Toronto history that still stands, take a look.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This a unique place that has many very old buildings. They have been converted into stores and artist galleries. Most weekends there are arts and crafts shows where you can browse for hours and then have a nice lunch at one of the many restaurants. A good place to spend a sunny outdoor afternoon.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The best way to appreciate the Distillery District is to take a walking tour from the St. Lawrence Market to the Distillery with Bruce Bell (Google his name for info on tours). The tour ends around noon and you can then repair to one of the many restaurants to enjoy a casual patio lunch, followed by a visit to Soma,... More

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