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Distillery District free

Trinity Street | Toronto, ON, Canada | Official website
Distillery District Photo info
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  • Type: Sightseeing, Neighborhood/Area
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 4.5 (4.5)
Value: 5.0 (5.0)
Food Scene: 4.5 (4.5)
Atmosphere: 4.0 (4.0)
About these ratings

Back in the early 1800s, this waterfront neighborhood was home to Canada's largest distilling company, Gooderham-Worts Distillery. Today, this historic pedestrian-only neighborhood -- flanked by beautiful Victorian houses and paved with cobblestone -- overflows with art galleries, workshops, cafés, restaurants and yes, a brewery. For a true glimpse into Toronto's past, this is the place to go. Enjoy festivals and outdoor exhibitions throughout the year, join an impromptu art class or sit back, relax and enjoy an authentic Canadian brewski.

Before heading over to the Distillery District, it’s a good idea to decide what you’re hoping to get out of your visit. If you’re interested in the art and the history, an afternoon trip is best. But don’t rule out an evening tour. According to one TripAdvisor user, “If you go there in the evening and a lot of the galleries are closed, it might seem like there's not a lot to do, but I'd definitely recommend going if they have any sort of event going on there such as live music.” For more information on what to see and do here, visit the district's website.

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