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Distillery Historic District

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Address: 55 Mill St, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-364-1177
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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Beware of the food vendors

The Christmas market is great. We enjoy it every year. I have however watched a decline in the quality of food vendors and a rise in prices. I had a six dollar hot dog that was as... read more

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Christmas market is great. We enjoy it every year. I have however watched a decline in the quality of food vendors and a rise in prices. I had a six dollar hot dog that was as tiny and skinny as my pinky. Where do you even buy hot dogs like that? The Bratwurst does not look like a traditional... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Distillery District is simply made for fun! We visited several Toronto areas during our vacation and this was our favorite. Why? Great atmosphere, architecture (built around old, restored distillery buildings), shopping, dining and more! Don't miss it!

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here as friends were super excited to go. Firstly, the event is very popular, so the lines were very long (over 45 minutes). It was frustrating to say the least, as we were told that we could not be let in due to fire code regulations. When we finally were let in, wow was it crowded. It took several... More 

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North Vancouver, BC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dropped to visit the Corkin Gallery and participated in the Christmas Market that was going on. Lots of vendors, treats and activities for kids and adults too! Small entrance fee $6.00, that goes to charity. Takes a couple of hours to see everything and enjoy some of the local pubs, restaurants and activities.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't go on weekends! It's a silly zoo. We came today at 1:00 and it was still hopping, but not insane. The big tree is gorgeous, and it's always fun to wander to food and gift stalls. It really does have a unique feel, with the cobblestone streets and all. The stores are improving over time....not so art-oriented and not... More 

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Toronto, ON, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My family with young children and I came back to the Christmas market this year. Little did we know it opened at 12pm. Fortunately we were able to walk around without the big crowds at 10am.

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Every winter has a story. Mine starts from here.. it's a nice build up to the holiday season. Love the retail stores,not to mention the mill street brewery which offers the local draft beer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful place to roam and explore during the Christmas season. Alcoholic drinks and food tasting stalls located throughout. Festive atmosphere with warming towers located at various stopping points. Grab a warm drink, bring hat and mittens, and take in the people, music, shopping and charm in this section of the city. Various pathways weave throughout, turning the corner brings new... More 

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Gananoque, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous! ! Great food, drinks and kiosks . A little pricey but it is downtown. Great ambiance and festivities.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the Christmas market. There were lots of crafts and great food. Is a combination of indoors and out. So dress warm

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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