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Distillery Historic District

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Address: 55 Mill St, Toronto, Ontario M5A 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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1-Hour Distillery District Segway Glide
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30-Minute Distillery District Segway Tour in Toronto

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Micro brewery on site.

First in a little cafe and had 2 shepherds pies abfab. Stroll around the complex and all business's are unique inasmuch that there are no chains here.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 June 2016
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Swindon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Nice area to visit once. Cozy, historical but not much to offer! It takes max one hour to visit the area excluding dining time. There was a huge Christmas tree nicely decorated when we went there and we took many photos with:)) Restaurants are quiet pricy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

First in a little cafe and had 2 shepherds pies abfab. Stroll around the complex and all business's are unique inasmuch that there are no chains here.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

A lovely walk through the Distillery Historic District. Some nice displays of modern sculpture as well as old relics. Plenty of shops to peruse and purchase and restaurants and cafes to enjoy.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

This area was nice but all the stores were crazily over priced. Walk the area but don't shop or anything unless you want to leave an arm and a leg behind. 2 beers and 2 shots were $50 and that doesn't even cover the souvenirs I got, I am a buy now regret later kind of girl so I spent... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

You need go there to see the building, is very historic and there are a lot of restaurants, don´t miss the Mills Bevery is amazing and try the fish and Chips

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Lots of unique shops and restaurants - and the best hair salon in the city - McManus and Campbell - a real find!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Very nice place. Artsy, upscale shops. Restaurants, gelato, band area. Not really a place for kids and teens, though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We've been for a while in Toronto, and decided view the most attractive places, and one of these was Distillery Historic District. It was a good choice as this place is unique in Toronto. The outside walls and interiors are kept or decorated to give the sensation of raw or old. I felt like going back in time in that... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

We went as it came highly recommend... to be honest, it was a lovely spot, but really not much there to keep the kids entertained. Some nice, but pricey shops and some galleries... Nice for a dander around but that was enough for us.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Very nicely done; the stores are pricey but grab a beer on one of the patios and enjoy the people watching. We also got a parking spot on the street which made our trip easier.

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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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