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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
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+1 416-364-1177
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For all you Harry Potter fans out there, or those who enjoy that old English village feel with a touch of history, then this is just the place to escape to in Toronto, and feel as if your thousands of miles away. There is plenty...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jordan3333333
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I enjoy this area. It's nice to walk around and has a lot of the historic buildings restored and re-purposed. Worth the visit

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank steph86121
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was very crowded during the Christmas market. Lots of good restaurants - we like the dessert place - cant remember the name- and the Balzacs coffee. Would have wanted to brunch at Cluny’s but didnt want to wait. Lots of nice shops- but on the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank torrent_Mla
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to walk around and experience the beauty of the red bricks, sculptures, and to have a cup of Joe.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lamaisamazing
Reviewed 1 week ago

The distillery district has so much to see. The galleries and the Artist Studios have so much diversity in what they have to offer.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lauriekhall
Reviewed 1 week ago

The area is located at downtown Toronto, it's downtown but it's not downtown. It's a pretty place and good for photo shooting. It's also good to spend hours there for sighting seeing as well as enjoy the food there. It had the biggest originary shop...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ireneau2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time ever going to the Christmas Market at the Distillery District and I must it did not disappoint. We went on a Friday after work and the line ups were quite large by that point. I suggest purchasing your tickets online...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TorontoGurl82
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun area to stroll around at any time of the year but is definitely at its best during the Christmas Market. The food at the different restaurants is variable and you should check the separate reviews for each. Booking is very difficult...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eric B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love walking the cobbled pedestrian-only streets within the Distillery district and getting a sense of what the manufacturing must have been like in centuries past. There is always a buzz of people around, exploring galleries, artisan shops and restaurants. The Christmas Market is the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robin T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kind of pointless to visit outside of the festive season as there is not that much unless you drink, but the xmas market is lovely.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank annasimshady
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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
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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
3 August 2018|
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Response from 749cinzian | Reviewed this property |
None. Here the distilleries do no work anymore. The area is a turistic pedastrian area with shops and bars
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.