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“Most Beautiful Area In Toronto”

Distillery Historic District
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Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour
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$61.55*
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1-Hour Distillery History District by Segway
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30-Minute Distillery District Segway Tour in Toronto
Ranked #10 of 530 things to do in Toronto
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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 November 20, 2011

Very Unique Stores with Great Shopping. I loved the cafes and restaurants. It felt like a small town in Europe.

Thank JaymieB
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Reviewed November 19, 2011

I've travelled to Toronto 6 times this year and every time I visit this place. Why... Soma Chocolate... coffee and various eating options.

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Reviewed November 16, 2011

art, stores, bars and restaurants great; unique place; fun

Thank drnormy
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Reviewed November 14, 2011

It is a lovely place to walk around! The shops are a bit on the pricey side but always nice to browse through.

The Boiler Room is a MUST for breakfast/brunch

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Reviewed November 14, 2011

Toronto Christmas Market 2011 Dates: December 2nd to December 18th Times: http://www.torontochristmasmarket.com/ Monday to Friday Noon to 9pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am to 9pm

Celebrating the traditional sights, sounds and scents of Christmas and modeled on the European Christmas markets originating in Germany in the early 1400’s. This is the Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District and it must be good because this year it has been extended by around 5 days!!

Take Twinkly tiny timber-framed Bavarian looking booths, bedecked with Christmas foliage and lights. Add the sound f mas Carols and live Festive choirs; breathe in the smell of mulled wine and woodsmoke. Mix all these into the industrial setting of the Gooderham and Worts Distillery district with its cobbled roads; ironwork and red brick Victorian era factory complexes; add a sprinkle of fresh snow (hopefully) and you have the perfect recipe for a family Christmas outing.

As you enter the market from the main gates you are greeted by the sight of a canopy of lights festooned from the buildings on each side to the street with the backdrop of the forty-foot high tree, located in Trinity Square. The stage beside the Christmas tree is home to he parade of Carolers, Bavarian brass band concerts, classical organ concerts, trumpeters and children's choirs.
Beer and mulled wine (Gluhwein) gardens are in most of the restaurants forecourts with either gas burners or fire bowls providing the heating.

The Ferris wheel is cute and looks like a great idea unless you are standing in a line of 15 people in sub zero temperatures for around 30 minutes or more; or more depending upon how many seats the operator decides to leave vacant.

For the kids there is the ubiquitos Santa’s Lane featuring a fairy tale forest maze, Santa's house, Rudolph's reindeer zoo,and children's story telling, Santa's elves workshop, a gingerbread house and Santa Mail.

Christmas Fair at The Distillery Dec 2-18 (noon till 8pm daily)
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Thank CAS52
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