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Distillery District free

Trinity Street | Toronto, ON, Canada | Official website
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  • Type: Sightseeing, Neighborhood/Area
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Overall Rating: 4.5 (4.5)
Value: 5.0 (5.0)
Food Scene: 4.5 (4.5)
Atmosphere: 4.0 (4.0)
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Back in the early 1800s, this waterfront neighborhood was home to Canada's largest distilling company, the Gooderham and Worts Distillery. Today, this historic pedestrian-only neighborhood – flanked by industrial-style Victorian buildings and paved with cobblestone once tread on by horse-drawn carriages – overflows with art galleries, performance spaces, cafes, 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 art class or kick back, relax and enjoy an authentic Canadian brewski.

Travelers say the best part of this attraction is its ambiance. Yes the food is tasty and the shops are unique, but simply visiting to take in the atmosphere of one of Toronto's most beloved hangout spots is worth a walk around alone. If you're not around in the summer don't fret  Torontonians and winter visitors alike say the Christmas Market is a gem, especially with some mulled wine in hand. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Thursday, Friday and Saturday hours are extended until 8 p.m. but on Sundays, businesses close up around 6 p.m. You can find the Distillery District near downtown Toronto, a little more than a mile from the King subway station. For more information, visit the Distillery District's website.

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