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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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55 Mill St, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
Old Toronto
+1 416-364-1177
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All reviews christmas market art galleries cobblestone streets el catrin soma chocolate mill street interesting shops walk around spend an afternoon few hours great place to visit couple of hours lawrence market balzac stroll gifts clothing
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Reviewed today

We liked this place and enjoyed a drink but were disappointed because some of the shops had closed before 7 and it is the kind of place you would expect them to stay open later.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank debwales
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very hipstery area in the heart of Toronto, formerly the distillery area, now full of trendy shops, specialist food suppliers and novel restaurants. The prices are generally on the higher end so don't expect to do a shopping spree unless you're loaded....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank UniversalTraversal
Reviewed 3 days ago

It has unique attractions! Retail stores plus eating places! Great Bakery available! kitchen store! Japanese Saki tastings! Artsy shoe shoe!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pathfinder732787
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Definitely make your way downtown to the Distillery District for a fun dinner and drinks! Lots of great restaurants, out of which i found El Cantrin to be perhaps the most lively.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank elenaaF1331AG
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The area is amazing! Escaping from the skyscrapers for a while you find yourself in a ‘hipster’ place where the rush stops. There are cozy cafes and shops all in small brick houses. Went there just before the sunset which increased on its beauty.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 346tereziev
Reviewed 1 week ago

In one sense this is a typical re-use, redevelopment, of an old industrial city site. There is plenty to browse, a good range of shops, lots of coffee and food opportunities, and interesting galleries. Not a cheap retail option but most definitely worth a look...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ruthsmum
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This district is so different to what I have seen on my trip. Really old area and full of boutique shops, quirky bars and sculptures. Nice change of scenery compared to the concrete jungle.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jonnorockandroll
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite often, I always spent time hang around in this area. In the summer time, I often ride bicycle with my friends to enjoy the live on the street, stopped by to have a drink, and there are so many things to see and nice...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bobo R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Any season, stroll along the sidewalks viewing the art, taking pictures, then pop into shops. Bet you buy something.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 816aevans
Reviewed 1 week ago

A neighbourhood to visit the day or nigth, summer or winter, no matter if it´s a bussines trip or friends trip, or....

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank C6486UEjuanm
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At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
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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
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September 25, 2018|
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Response from ZNK67 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I didn’t really pay attention while I was there, however I got this from the internet hope it’s helpful. “The Distillery Historic District is an accessible site and provides for mobility-accessible parking, ramp... More
August 2, 2018|
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Response from 749cinzian | Reviewed this property |
None. Here the distilleries do no work anymore. The area is a turistic pedastrian area with shops and bars
August 1, 2018|
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Response from Gilvam | Reviewed this property |
I was there on a cold spring day.... by end of April 2018... unusually cold as I was said, and it was extremely calm with just a few shops opened.