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Distillery Historic District
Distillery Historic District

Distillery Historic District

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Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Neighbourhood
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The Distillery District, Toronto, ON M5A, Canada
+1 416 364 1177
http://www.thedistillerydistrict.com/
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Often considered one of the best entertainment districts in the entire country, Toronto’s The Distillery District provides a plethora of chooses to suit every taste. Completed in 2003 The Distillery ... Read more
fully restored 47 buildings in the downtown Toronto area known as the Gooderham & Worts Distillery. With the chicest boutiques and hippest eateries The Distillery is a vibrant neighborhood to live and play in. Offering numerous festivals and concerts throughout the year The Distillery is one of Canada’s most renowned art districts. With a culturally diverse population of primarily young professionals The Distillery is a great place to make new friends or reconnect with old ones.

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Los Angeles

A wonderful area to explore and feel as if you've stepped back in time. The big downside to this whole development is that almost everything here is a bit pricey.

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Olmsted Falls

Thought it would be a bigger area. Don't really understand the hype over a coupe of restaurants and a few galleries

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Vancouver

A great spot to test out your photography skills as there are tons of little knick knacks, cobbled stone paths, and crowd watching.

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Quezon City

This is a great place to dine, shop or just take a stroll and do some photo shoots. There are lots of cafes, restaurants and quaint shops. The area has a collection on old buildings dating back to the Victorian era

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The Distillery Historic District is a short 10 minute walk south of your location. From our front door walk right to Dundas (1 min) and left until you come to Parliament (5 min). At Parliament turn right and walk South until you come to the Distillery District (5-7 minutes). Turn left when you see the signs.

There is lots to see and do in the Distillery. There are artist studios, a theatre, shops and restaurants. If you like coffee try Balzak's. If you want lunch or dinner try The Mill Street Brew Pub or Cluny's.

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Amazing shopping, scenery, walkabout, outdoor beer tents and restaurants. Fabulous stores to get some of the best handmade and artists items in the city.

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Ocean Grove

The distillery district is such a quaint area with street art, delightful decorations and tons of shops and restaurants. This "love locks" display is one of my favorites because it reminds you of all the lovers that have enjoyed Toronto before you.

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Cobblestone streets, bakery, restaurants, coffee shop and designer gorgeous things to see and buy.

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Walk 10-15 minutes south from the house
Galleries, retaurants and just an all round great place to have brunch and walk around

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Local from Toronto

A beautiful place to walk around, with a ton of interesting and unique shops to browse in.

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Local from Toronto

Toronto Christmas Market is on at the distillery district until December 20th and it's a must-see/must-do experience!

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Local from Toronto

This is a tourist hot spot for a reason: It has history, art, food, drinks and beauty. It is home to some of Toronto's most popular boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. Most importantly it is the original home of Soma Chocolatemaker, the love of my life and fire of my loins.

If you're on a tight budget, I recommend eating at St. Lawrence Market before coming here. If you can afford to, then eat at one of the restaurants. They all have something delicious to offer.

The Distillery District is one of few historical areas in Toronto that has been beautifully preserved. Its Victorian industrial buildings and the cobblestone paths will make you wish you were in a horse-drawn carriage.

There is always something going on in the district. They have fairs, concerts, plays, musicians and much, much more. Whether you're a broke backpacker or a bright-eyed honeymooner, you will want to return.

You can't leave without having a Mill St. beer on one of the many patios.

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Huntington Beach

Great spot in Toronto to walk around, shop, eat and play. Lots of options for all these. Feels like an old european town. Worth the visit.

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A fabulous lunch or dinner spot - great restaurants, bakeries and artisan stores. The area is rich in historical significance and I recommend that you take a walking tour. The Miller street brewery is awesome and has great "sample tray" so you can try all their ales at the end of your walk.

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The Distillery District is a historic and entertainment precinct located east of Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It contains numerous cafés, restaurants, and shops housed within heritage buildings.

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Local from Toronto

Toronto's shiny new buildings often take precedence over the historic character-filled architecture of yesteryear with a few exceptions - one of which is the Distillery district. In the 1800s, it was a whisky distillery but has more recently been converted into a cobblestoned complex of galleries, restaurants, bars and boutiques. The red brick buildings are well preserved, with each shop having to adhere to strict guidelines in order to keep the interiors authentic. This, funnily enough, makes all indoor spaces here seem very modern - lofty even. In November and December, it's worth bundling up and heading to the Distillery for the annual German-style Christmas market. The atmosphere is magical and might even make you forget that you're in Canada.

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Regina

The Distillery District is home to the Gooderham and Worts Distillery complex. The cobbled streets and 19th century brickwork is a fine example of Victorian-era industrial architecture, and the setting was coveted in the mid to late 90s by numerous film and television productions.

The district is also home to Toronto's own Mill Street Brewery, craft beer specialists who have taken over part of the complex for a brew pub/restauant and beer hall. Although main production has since moved to Scarborough, you can still tour the original brewpub and see how they make the strong German-style bierschnaps available at the Beer Hall next door.

There are also numerous shops and restaurants - you could easily spend an entire afternoon here if not a whole day. It's worth the short trip east of downtown Toronto for a visit. I've been there the last three times I have visited Toronto and still haven't seen everything there is to see.

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Seattle
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This is a really cool area to walk around on a nice day. We happened to come across the summer solstice outdoor yoga event the day we were there and it was quite crowded! Lots of cool restaurants and shops for folks to check out.

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Barrie

I LOVE the Distillery District! The artsy vibe and wonderful cobblestones streets were perfect. A variety of vendors produce and sell their artwork, accessories, clothing and more. Wonderful place to eat as well!! Check out the Mill Street Brew Pub for some awesome beer and eats. Will definitely be visiting again.

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Puerto Vallarta

Wow! Incredibly beautiful part of the city with old world cobbled streets and some incredible bars and restaurants this section of the city is definitely worth checking out on your next trip to TO.

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