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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
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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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Live visiting here! I went on a sunny spring Sunday to check out the Sunday markets. Small but really great stalls and choices. The area also has a good number of cafes and... read more

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Live visiting here! I went on a sunny spring Sunday to check out the Sunday markets. Small but really great stalls and choices. The area also has a good number of cafes and restaurants. It has an old world feel to it. Parking is easy but you do have to pay for parking. Lots of cute charming little shops specializing... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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In a city that does not have many interesting tourist spots this is an ok place for a coffee. Nothing special but a few shops and a theater.

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The Distillery District is an area of historic buildings that now house art galleries, restaurants, boutiques, and offices. The building I was most interested in was formerly an industrial building that is now artist studios. It provides a great opportunity to view an eclectic mix of art in different mediums and to talk directly with the artists. Unfortunately I was... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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Quaint, interesting. Lots of interesting shops and great restaurants. Great place to visit in the winter for the Christmas Market.

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Toronto, Canada
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There is so much to do or see at the Distillery, if you like Mexican food go to the Boiler House. It's a lot of fun with groups of friends and also perfect for a date. Be sure to do a Haunted Tour in the fall, it's quite interesting to hear some of the "haunted stories from Toronto". Also great... More 

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A must see, nice shops, unique items and old style streets i.e. cobblestone. We really enjoyed our visit to this unique part of Toronto.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Distillery District is a historic district in Toronto located east of downtown. There are lots of cafés, restaurants, and shops housed within heritage buildings of the former Gooderham and Worts Distillery. It's a really nice place to visit when in Toronto - but since it's an open place, it's not a rainy day activity!

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I'm glad Toronto and the developers of this area preserved the character of these old distilleries. The brick pavers and warehouses make a great back drop for the art installations, galleries and trendy eateries. I was weary of another shopping district when I was brought here, but fell in love with its charm and the stunning container plantings. Yes, it's... More 

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From shoes to a well earned rest in a great bar, this area has it all. A nice way to spend a morning or afternoon while visiting Toronto.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good cross section of restaurants, pubs, and shoppes. Art, sculptures, jewellery stores excellent variety of merchants. Fun place to spend the afternoon. .. cross section of merchandise is excellent.

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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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