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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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55 Mill St, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4, Canada
Downtown
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All reviews christmas market art galleries cobblestone streets el catrin soma chocolate mill street mulled wine interesting shops walk around spend an afternoon few hours great place to visit couple of hours lawrence market balzac stroll gifts
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Reviewed yesterday

Where do I start? Love the buildings and the entire concept. If you are looking for food, oysters, brew pubs, Mexican, fantastic chocolate, contemporary art, funky jewellery, madly fun shoes or balsamic vinegar you will find it here - and more.

Thank Kathryn F
Reviewed yesterday

We took the Segway guided tour offered by Go Tour Canada via TripAdvisor and thus got a detailed history of the district covering close on 200 years. Learn about whisky production, land reclamation and the health risks posed by living on a closed lake around...More

Thank steamfan007
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Its great to see an old, run down somewhat abandoned warehouse district given new life, even if it does involve a plethora of fancy, almost unaffordable artsy fartsy stores and restaurants. After all, its still free (except for the parking!) to visit!

Thank CanmoreFunkyDude
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have walked around the distillery district a few times and always enjoy myself. From Mill St brewery for beer and lunch to the place that makes it's own saki to the shops etc.a nice time will be had.

Thank Gus S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of the “must visit” places if you are in Toronto. The area offers unique shopping, dining and drinking experience.

Thank Companion305267
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a lovely little place! Wound away a couple of hours and a decent view back on the city. Food, drink and a bit of shopping as well

Thank sawbograham
Reviewed 3 days ago

We didn't know what to expect from it, but it turned out to be a pretty cool place. The idea is great, they renovated the interior of the buildings while left outer walls in the original, old brick look and turned the whole district into...More

Thank taijitokuhisa
Reviewed 3 days ago

This district is stunning!! What a wonderful historical concept and how surprising to find this it downtown Toronto! Plus, we have found good quality stores instead of touristic stores. If you stop there, you won't regret it! Especially before Christmas when they fill the place...More

Thank Manon v
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Come often for the variety of art shows, installations, Christmas Market, boutiques, coffee shops, and ambiance of the historic distillery District complete with a beautiful working Distillery and sampling Bar at The Spirit of York.

Thank Ariella765
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A stroll through the DD is like a step back in time...except things are clean and safe. The brick streets and restored warehouses, factories and distilleries make for an back drop used in many movie sets. Such a great place to stroll, shop, have a...More

Thank AndyMc13
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25 September 2018|
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Response from ZNK67 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I didn’t really pay attention while I was there, however I got this from the internet hope it’s helpful. “The Distillery Historic District is an accessible site and provides for mobility-accessible parking, ramp... More
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mcj79
3 August 2018|
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Response from Cinzia N | Reviewed this property |
None. Here the distilleries do no work anymore. The area is a turistic pedastrian area with shops and bars
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wonderandgetlost
1 August 2018|
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Response from Gilvam | Reviewed this property |
I was there on a cold spring day.... by end of April 2018... unusually cold as I was said, and it was extremely calm with just a few shops opened.
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