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Distillery Historic District

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Address: 55 Mill Street, Toronto, Ontario MSA 3C4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-364-1177
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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A nice place for food and shopping

it has some really nice stores to look at. the restaurants and cafes there are also really nice to try. moreover, the atomosphere there is really great. you can also go see the... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

it has some really nice stores to look at. the restaurants and cafes there are also really nice to try. moreover, the atomosphere there is really great. you can also go see the lake afterwards (it'll be best to see it at night, you'll get a gorgeous view of the city!).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This festival is held annually before Christmas. A $6.00 donation for charity gives you access. The market stalls specializes in Christmas decorations, novelty clothing and gourmet food items like mustards, flavoured oils, dips and confectionary as well as drinks, fast food and snacks. The permanent stores offer upscale clothing, antiques and bric a brac items. There are also several permanent... More 

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We were lucky enough to be at the Christmas Market on opening day, Nov 18/16. The (afternoon) temperature was a beautiful 19 deg C. All the patios were open and full of sunpeople. Not bad for Toronto in mid November! It was our first time at the Market. . The shopping was interesting with many great booths and unique stores.... More 

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Really enjoyed the outdoor Beer Garden at the Christmas Market. Real fire pits outside... beside El Catrin. Muskoka Chairs and gas fire pits beside Cluny...Nice retreat from the crowds. I think the people inside, looking out, were a little jealous. $8.50 tall boys...not so great...but whatever...it's Christmas pricing.

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We have gone twice since opening once on a wed and a Friday . We love it there ! It rained but that didn't damper our fun , we got spiked cider and beer and huddled around the little Bon fires at the bars. Visisted all the night cool little shops filled with decor, art & souvenirs. Don't forget to... More 

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I love this area for the great artists that live and work here, Balzac Coffee House and Mill Street Brewery Company. It's a great people watching spot buzzing with activities. In the holiday season the entire place turns in a massive street market full of festive cheer. The only challenge about this place, parking!!! Take a cab or public transit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent last Saturday having a great time. It was a bit pricey, but worth the cost. Lots of food stalls, others selling all manner of goods suitable for gifts. In addition, little surprises with stalls from various providers of consumer goods of free samples. The grounds are large, but with true determination we ate our way through, ending in the... More 

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Unbelievably good! Lights everywhere, little cabins selling Christmas gifts & decorations, a giant christmas tree, hot chocolate, grilled cheese and soup stations, as well as all kinds of other treats. I want to go back every year! We went for dinner at one of the breweries and had an amazing night!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Theater, restaurants, shopping stores and booths. You have it all here. A place where the community gathers to celebrate the season. Refurbishing this area has brought life to the community and area. An excellent center for the arts and entertainment.

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Grabs your full attention the minute you enter, from the cobblestone streets to the eye catching updated buildings renovated within the existing structure there is something for everyone to be found. Fascinating spot to work on a film set, attend a wrap parry or to do for dinner you will be pleasantly surprised at the range of events you could... 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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