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Distillery Historic District

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As featured in 3 Days in Toronto and 2 other guides
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Address: 55 Mill Street, Toronto, Ontario MSA 3C4, Canada
Phone Number:
+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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Beautiful spot in TO

Haven't been to the Distillery in years but I love it! I feel like I'm in a different country when I'm here. It's good for families and dates all year long. Lots of restaurants to... read more

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

Haven't been to the Distillery in years but I love it! I feel like I'm in a different country when I'm here. It's good for families and dates all year long. Lots of restaurants to choose from and activities to partake in as well.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I only discovered this place a few years ago and I've lived in this city practically my entire life. Great place to bring the whole family and discover some of Toronto's history. There is a bar that's a brewery and restaurant all in one! You can book a tour to go through the brewery. There are also art galleries and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to wander round in Toronto - a great sense of history along with a cool hipster vibe with bars and restaurants. When we went there was a light show that made the place really beautiful, especially with the snow! The only drawback is the busy-ness at the weekend - if you plan on eating anywhere there you need... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Shops, restaurants, outdoor and indoor dining and rehabbed factories and squares/ patios. Artsy area with cool shops.

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

The Distillery District sounded like a place worth visiting, however, I was underwhelmed. While I appreciate what the city is trying to accomplish what with retaining the old infrastructures and cobblestone streets - creating a place for locals and tourists to spend their cash - I believe they fail miserably. My friend and I went here in the middle of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Many cute shops to browse. Nice restaurants as well. Kid friendly. Take your time there is a lot to see make it a day trip or half day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was way to cold to walk around the district when we visited there but was worth the efforts. We went into the Sake tasting company and had a great time drinking and talking to the owner. We will go back for dinner at Cluny next time when we visit again.

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

Great place to visit around Christmas. So much to see, the huge tree, music, restaurants, shops, so exciting you can spend a lot of time just browsing and of course the architecture is so great too takes you back in time

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great visit. They have kept all of the buildings intact from the Gooderham and Worts Distillery. Many restaurants, cool shoppes, etc. a great way to spend an afternoon or evening.

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

love this spot untouched and unspoiled great historic buildings and neat little shops and stores, great tucked away restaurants too great place to get lost in this city and escape the HUM of downtown

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Downtown
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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