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“Don't miss the Soulpepper Theatre”

Distillery Historic District
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Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour
Ranked #10 of 515 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.
Barrie, Canada
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“Don't miss the Soulpepper Theatre”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

This is a charming part of historic Toronto where the old distillery buildings, old offices and cobbled streets have been not only preserved but made vibrant again. You'll find coffee shops, restaurants and artists workshops - more than enough for a good visit. The Soulpepper Theatre also lives here and you can catch some of the best live theatre with well known or up and coming actors all in an intimate setting. Good food and outstanding theatre all in one location. Only downer for me is to watch the giant condos growing around it, casting a gloom on a unique treasure...but this is Toronto...condo capital of North America.

Visited May 2012
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“How to rejuvenate an area of town”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

This area of town used to be so derelict and it would have been easier to follow other cities' example by tearing down and rebuilding a condo or shopping mall. Instead, the city has reused what was there and created a new 'old historical' district.

My spouse and I strolled the area for a couple of hours and enjoyed Balzacs Coffee and visited the little shops,some bakeries and noted some restaurants for future visits. Nice place.

Visited May 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“I live there”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

The area is great for finding that one of a kind item. Artist and wood worker have their shops here. Many five star restaurants, a live theater, bakery,and coffee shop. Every weekend at least 4 wedding receptions, year round. The exterior buildings have been used for movies and TV commercials. Give it a visit.

Visited May 2012
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Columbia Station
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“Great place to spend an afternoon.”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

I highly recommend the Distillery District. This was my girlfriend's favorite part of Toronto. Try the drinking chocolate at Soma, it is great.

Visited May 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“No need to leave home...”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Torontonians should come and explore great spots in their own city like The Distillery District !!! Coffee at Balsac's. chocolates at Soma, organic beer at the Mill St. Brewery, great brunch buffet at the Boiler House or just walk around and enjoy the free galleries... jazz festivals in the summer and so much more!!!

Visited May 2012
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