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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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Historical and intriguing

Had my first experience in Torontos Distillery district yesterday. Another intriguing area the city has to offer. Historical buildings turned into little shops selling candles... read more

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Had my first experience in Torontos Distillery district yesterday. Another intriguing area the city has to offer. Historical buildings turned into little shops selling candles, soaps, jewellery, sports apparel, exquisite oils, cheeses, spices and jams to name just a few. It was suggested that I return in December to visit the market and experience the magic of Christmas.

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British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a cool section of the city and well worth taking the time to stroll through. While the place itself is pretty funky there are great restaurants and shops to visit too.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very quaint area of toronto with great boutique shops and bakeries. The best hot chocolate and desert place in my opinion is located here. on weekends there is always something going on at distillery district. always a fun place to check out.

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great spot to spend a few hours, but if you plan to go in the morning, many of the shops don't open until after 10am. This is a beautifully restored area and outdoor market with several Canadian-made shops and spots for coffee and pastries. We also enjoyed the antiques, the sports shop and jewelry stores as well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely place to walk through specialy when having gusts from abroad or another city, you can visit with family, kids, friends and enjoy as a couple to in one of the many cafes located in this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a lovely walk around here on a sunny afternoon and then stopped off for lunch at the Mill Street Brew Pub. There are lovely buildings and a few nice bits of art and sculptures too. There was a lot more going on that in these kind of regenerated districts I've been to in other cities.

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Smyrna, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped here on a bus tour and only had about 30 minutes to walk around. This area needs more time to explore. we had time to look in a couple shops and stop at the bakery for a snack.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My review is probably a bit biased because we did not visit this area on a normal day. It was Labor Day weekend and there was a lovely craft market set up and we spent most of our time looking around the stalls rather than going into the shops which I would have liked to do had we not been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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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