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Distillery Historic District

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Address: 55 Mill Street, Toronto, Ontario MSA 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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I love walking around the distillery district: lots of neat shops and places to eat. In December they have a Christmas Market: fun but very crowded! I would still go back!!!

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Aurora, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love walking around the distillery district: lots of neat shops and places to eat. In December they have a Christmas Market: fun but very crowded! I would still go back!!!

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Moncton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

cool light festival. sunset until 1- pm. Neat art work in lights. Lots of line ups to get pictures with the lights but that petered out after 9:30pm. worth a visit on a nice night.

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Burlington, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoy several restaurants in the Distillery District, but the Christmas Market and the Light Festival were both extremely disappointing! The Christmas Market showcases nothing but kitschy touristy trinkets. None of us bought a thing - nothing like Christmas markets in Germany and France. The Light Festival had MINIMAL lights, I repeat, minimal lights. It was packed with people, many... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A stroll down to the area for the newest festival in town and a busy evening of light installations and food options that would suggest it will continue for several years. It runs to March so definitely worth a visit one evening.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am trying to decide who this area is really for....it's a great place of Toronto's history - so for those visiting Toronto and want to see something a bit different. I understand it has some good restaurants and breweries (haven't tried). A lot of fun festivals, we saw the lights festival with the kids. A very busy place. Perhaps... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Toronto has a few older parts. This place has been gentrified quite a bit, but there are still some interesting buildings which have been nicely restored. The Inuit Art Gallery is worth a visit. Lots of cafes in the central area - definitely a people place - tourists love it. Transportation into the area is improving...... that's a good thing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The old brick buildings provide a pleasing contrast to the modern towers of downtown, each complimenting the other. There are many ateliers and galleries to be found, as well as a range of upmarket restaurants and cafes. The street car ride down here is also pleasant. Plenty to do to occupy an afternoon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not a lot to do, but a pleasant couple of hours. A few restaurants that seemed interesting. Nice little shops.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This reminded me of South St. Seaport in New York or Pier 31 in San Francisco. There are some very interesting shops here and you can spend a couple of enjoyable hours if you like browsing. The sake tour and tasting was an unusual and informative way to spend an hour.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the restored historic site of the original Gooderham & Worts Distillery. There are more than 80 shops and boutiques. And there are special events thought the year. On the weekend there is fabulous farmers market and craft fair. Since most of these venues are outdoors I would suggest going during the spring/summer/fall. There are a variety of eating... More 

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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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