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Distillery Historic District

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Address: 55 Mill St, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
Phone Number: 416 364 1177
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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Beautiful area to walk through!

My husband and I were in Toronto for the WCH recently. They had set up a WCH fan village in this area. Walking through was real nice. Many pubs, cute shops..Lots of great looking... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I were in Toronto for the WCH recently. They had set up a WCH fan village in this area. Walking through was real nice. Many pubs, cute shops..Lots of great looking restaurants! Wish we could have stayed longer. Much to see and do!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very friendly people and lovely little boutiques. Sending a big hello to Jackie at Heel Boy, sweetest salesperson ever!!! A big zero to the Mexican resto El Catrin's old brown haired hostess... Rude as hell!!! Dont go there!!!

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to one of the pubs in this district for a flight of beer and a snack but I think I was more taken with the whole atmosphere of this area. At the moment they appear to be doing an extensive bit of upgrading but even with workmen and machinery everywhere this was a wonderful spot. There is unusual... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were able to reach the Distillery District using public transit. The area was filled with people, lots to do and see and plenty of places to shop, eat or hang out.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I hadn't really ventured much out of the downtown area until this trip. In an attempt to find the fan zone for the World Cup of Hockey we discovered this unique part of TO. The cobblestone and old buildings are very pleasing. There are also many unique botiques, restaurants and coffee shops. Take the time to visit if you haven't... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We actually ushered our way into The Distillery District by mistake on our way to the WCOH fan village. What an amazing gem right in the middle of the city! The old heritage buildings mixed with modern art offerings and high end funky boutiques is a pairing made in heaven. The prices of things there are high...but the businesses scattered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a good time walking the Distillery District, had a good dinner and took a picture of my wife on the bridge that leads to nowhere. Highly recommend that you go there when you are in town.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting shopping area, a little outside the centre some good cafes and a lot of artistic work going on in this historic area. Well appointed toilets which is great.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

nice place to stroll around for a while,i had a meal and a few beers there at a nice pub,definately worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent a couple of hours at the delightful place as part of a coach tour, interesting shops and cafes, well worth a visit

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