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Distillery Historic District

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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
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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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Food was very good, shopping was unusual and fun. We spent a few hours walking around the District and having dinner. I'd go back for sure!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sylvan Lake, Michigan
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Sylvan Lake, Michigan
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food was very good, shopping was unusual and fun. We spent a few hours walking around the District and having dinner. I'd go back for sure!

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Montreal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every year it seems to be a write of passage Torontonians flock to the Historic Distillery District for the Christmas Market. Grossly overpriced items, incredibly bad food, terrible lines to get food and crappy service. Yet they keep coming back for what reason I do not know. If it is not too cold I suggest you head down early and... More 

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Thank Aleks_57
Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Distillery District has something for everyone. It is an amazing place to visit during the day or night. The place has many things to offer, good food, shopping, and fascinating night venues. I love to just walk through the place and take in all the nice scenery. I would recommend this place to adults as well as children.

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Thank leanorab2015
Crespo, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved this place, really. You can grab some deliciuous lunch and sit to eat, and walk around the streets to see the shops.

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Thank natyhatt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing shops and pubs in the Distillery District; such a fantastic area to see. Local boutiques offer great one-of-a-kind fashion pieces, coffee, chocolates, pastries... what more could you ask for?

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Thank Jaimee G
toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have subscription tickets to SoulPepper and thoroughly enjoy having lunch at any of the restaurants in the Distillery. We have never been disappointed. We have tried virtually every spot .

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Thank TishAnn19
Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's one of the must see destinations in Toronto, me and my family love it during Christmas time, we love it in summer. It provides a unique atmosphere among the visitors of comfort and joy.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can have a nice cup of tea or a gourmet lunch or dinner in this pleasant place. It's starting to grow and expanding into a nice place by the lake, where you can spend a nice day/night ,with your family and friends.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was there in the winter s may have been a bit quiet. Variety of shops but seemed overpriced in my opinion, went to the brewery where we had lunch with there local beer which was nice, I think if you are in a group and in summer it will be much more appealing

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to spend the day.You can learn about the history of the distillery by visiting the various building and viewing the displays and reading the descriptive plaques. You can also dine at the Mill Street Brewery Restaurant and other eateries. You can also visit the various boutiques and artisan shops. Have a great day!

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