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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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Nice spot with bunch of restaurants, galleries and interesting shops. Must see when in Toronto. A bit of a problem on weekends for parking. Great coffee at Balzac.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice spot with bunch of restaurants, galleries and interesting shops. Must see when in Toronto. A bit of a problem on weekends for parking. Great coffee at Balzac.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a fun spot to spend a little time, grab a bite or coffee at one of the many bakery/cafes, and do a little window shopping. We found the shops to be quite expensive. A couple of the restaurants looked good. The architecture is great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I brought my parents and grandma for their first-time visit to the Distillery District and had a great time. There are many cafes, restaurants, bars, boutiques and specialty food stores there. Many different art works around the area. We had a very nice Japanese lunch, special sake ice-cream from Izumi sake store (sake tasting is also available), bought a pair... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have lots on money tor just want to look at high end stuff go to the Distillery District but, if you want a authentic Toronto experience or object to gentrification skip it.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a small historic area. I you are interested in art, fancy shopping in beautiful small shops and eating in excellent restaurants this place is for you. Nice art galleries, high quality ice cream, chocolate and coffee, lovely restaurants and lot of souvenir to buy. Enjoy your weekend. Don't forget your camera. 3 hours in a weekend is perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great coffee places, chocolate and ice cream stores, antiques and art galleries and restaurants... You can breath culture here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent our last evening of a 3 week holiday in Canada in the distillery district. It is a really nice place with old buildings. It feels like a village in the city. There are no cars and you are some distance away from the crowded streets which makes it a very relaxing and cute place. You can find some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food,great beer and drinks and cute shops. Very pricey for all! If youv3 got the time and the $$ head down and check it out!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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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