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Distillery Historic District

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Address: 55 Mill St, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
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+1 416-364-1177
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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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Innovative way to use old distilleries

My boyfriend and i enjoyed our walk around the distillery district- a complex of former beginning of the 20th century old factories. All the buildings host arts galleries or cool... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and i enjoyed our walk around the distillery district- a complex of former beginning of the 20th century old factories. All the buildings host arts galleries or cool bars or bakeries. I particularly enjoyed the sake shop where we did a little tasting and they explained how they made sake- very interesting. It is one of the main... More 

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Thank Erika O
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been to Distillery district on several occasions at different times of the year. Wether it is to visit a restaurant, bar, coffee shop or one of the interesting shops and boutiques in the area, I am never disappointed. If you have not been, I strongly recommend a visit.

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Thank DavenportB
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wandered around the distillery and had a wonderful afternoon of window shopping, shopping and eating. The restaurants are great because they are all very different. This time we tried the French restaurant Cluny Bistro. Service was great the food even better. Sitting by the bar or on their dining area is a personal choice. Next time I'll try the dining... More 

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Thank FranThornhill
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're looking for a market that offers variety and dining options, you've found the right spot! There's affordable parking nearby and something for everyone. The shops are unique and there's multiple cafes/restaurants/food options!

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Thank KeriannG
Ferndale, Michigan, USA
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What a wonderful area, I'm sure this place is great during the warm summer months. Plenty of things to see and do. Public art, shopping, and restaurant/bars.

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Thank Jayhoff
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A good place for shopping, eating & drinking. This historical part of Toronto is worth visiting for touristic purposes.

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Thank Meral D
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice festive atmosphere with some delicious treats to keep you warm as you walk through the area. There were a couple of dated rides which became crazy busy around lunchtime, get there early so as your kids are not disappointed.

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Thank Stussy25
Toronto, Canada
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At the Distillery, there are several nice places for photo ops! There is a nice chocolate shop where you can warm up with hot chocolate. (And even watch them make chocolate). There are so many nice cute stores ... gift type items, bath soap, perfume, candle, jewerly, etc... Great spot to stop for coffee as well!

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Toronto, Canada
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We went down for the first time for dinner and drinks before a lacrosse game Place was jammed with tourists and the shops were way overpriced. Can't see us going back.

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Thank Tom and Kathy E
Mississauga, Canada
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I love the Destillery walking around on a nice summer day is awesome, lots of restaurants to choose from.

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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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