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Distillery Historic District

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Address: 55 Mill Street, Toronto, Ontario MSA 3C4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-364-1177
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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This place is fun with nothing going on so the Xmas Market just adds to it. Walk around the different booth. Browse the stores. Go into one of the great restaurants for lunch or... read more

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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is fun with nothing going on so the Xmas Market just adds to it. Walk around the different booth. Browse the stores. Go into one of the great restaurants for lunch or just buy a grilled cheese sandwich or smoked Turkey leg. Tried Mulled wine for the 1st time. Sweat and warms you up. Just a great time.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a Friday afternoon. Not crazy yet. Nice booths, friendly people and food galore. I had a cornish pasty from a permanent cafe at the entrance. Very solid, very tasty. Place to warm up.

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went as a family of 5. One of the first things we did was the ferris wheel. The ticket booth sold us tickets under the premise a child under 3 feet is free accompanied by a paying adult. We arrive at the wheel and tell us our child also need a ticket but also said he can't ride because... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location and nice decorations. We went during the evening so that's we could view the market lit up with the decorations. It was a very nice display. The market was very nice with some nice stores and restaurants. Looking forward to going back when it is not quite as busy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the experience at the Christmas Market. Got there early and left by 4 pm so when the people started to pack in we left. No lineups when you are there early!!!!!! Bought some art and misc stuff enjoyed lunch so a great time.....

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

Great place to visit right now since it is hosting the toronto Christmas market...an old fashioned Christmas market that puts you in the holiday spirit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Place was all decked out for Christmas. Did find shops rather pricey. Loved the atmosphere and the Christmas decorating was fantastic. Interesting and delicious selection of food.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

it has some really nice stores to look at. the restaurants and cafes there are also really nice to try. moreover, the atomosphere there is really great. you can also go see the lake afterwards (it'll be best to see it at night, you'll get a gorgeous view of the city!).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This festival is held annually before Christmas. A $6.00 donation for charity gives you access. The market stalls specializes in Christmas decorations, novelty clothing and gourmet food items like mustards, flavoured oils, dips and confectionary as well as drinks, fast food and snacks. The permanent stores offer upscale clothing, antiques and bric a brac items. There are also several permanent... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to be at the Christmas Market on opening day, Nov 18/16. The (afternoon) temperature was a beautiful 19 deg C. All the patios were open and full of sunpeople. Not bad for Toronto in mid November! It was our first time at the Market. . The shopping was interesting with many great booths and unique stores.... More 

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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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