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“A lovely place to spend a few hours”

Distillery Historic District
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30-Minute Distillery District Segway Tour in Toronto
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Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour
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1-Hour Distillery History District by Segway
Ranked #10 of 532 things to do in Toronto
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 7, 2011

This is a lovely place to go to spend a few hours. There are lots of interesting shops and galleries with a good selection of restaurants to service any budget. The best aspect is the architecture of the many historical buildings.

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Reviewed June 25, 2011

My husband and I spent a Tuesday afternoon in the Distillery district. After reading a few reviews, we went to take a look and ended up spending the entire afternoon there. The District is what the description claims it to be, but it also had a very relaxing vibe to it. We just walked around, browsed some stores and galleries. It was a middle of the week so there was not a lot of people, but still enough for the place not to feel deserted. We were told by one of the gallery owner that weekends are usually much more busy and crowded. We ate on the outside patio of one of the restaurants (the oyster house) and just had an overall great experience. This district provided everything we needed: lovingly restored old architecture, great food, people watching, store browsing. I would definitely recommend this place. Even if you are not into the old buildings, you would still enjoy this place even if you just stop for a good food and some store browsing.

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Reviewed June 5, 2011

We went twice during our stay in Toronto - weekends are a much better time to go as so much else going on.
Basically some great interesting architecture, lots of galleries, restaurants, interesting shops, and festivities. Given that most museums are about 20-30 dollars for 2 people it was nice to be able to do something cultural and spend our money on tasty food and a some microbrewery beer instead.

Thank UK_BANDD
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Reviewed May 4, 2010

A great eclectic mix of restaurants, galleries, shops, bars (and I think there was a live venue maybe?). Galleries are expensive (but not more so than usual for original artwork).
The Bolier House (micro-brewery and restaurant) is a great place to eat. I will be making another visit when next in town.

1  Thank travellerfrom203
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Reviewed January 25, 2010

Wife and I had been wanting to go there for quite a while and finally made it last fall. Basically a waste of time for us. We usually enjoy exploring places like this, but this has nothing but very expensive shops, very expensive galleries and very expensive restaurants. Although it was a beautiful Saturday afternoon and it was fairly busy, it just seemed to be a totally lifeless place and we left after an hour.

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