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The Distillery Historic District
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Stroll along historic, brick-paved streets to explore this shopping and entertainment village and to discover a collection of picturesque Victoria-era buildings.

Toronto’s Distillery District is a pedestrianized commercial village that combines history with contemporary design and entertainment and creativity. Visit the district to find shops, restaurants and galleries housed in a collection of restored Victorian-era industrial buildings. The district was opened in 2003 and previously housed the Gooderham and Worts Distillery, which was once one of the largest distilleries in North America.

The Distillery District is great for those interested in shopping for one-of-a-kind items. Find boutiques selling everything from clothes made with eco-friendly fabrics and purses created using recycled seat belts to artisanal jewelry and home ware accessories. Beer lovers should check out the Beer Store, which sells over 350 brands of beer.

Art enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the district’s galleries. Admire the displays of handicrafts, made by emerging Canadian artists at the Distill Gallery. See a collection of historical sports photographs at the Sports Gallery. Find work by local and international contemporary artists at the Arta Gallery.

Whether you feel like a light snack, or a fine or casual dining experience, the district has a wide selection of cafés and bakeries, restaurants and pubs. During the warmer months, sit on one of the outdoor patios for a spot of people-watching and to appreciate the historic surroundings.

Throughout the year the district hosts various cultural events, including free art exhibitions and live handcrafting demonstrations, live music and food festivals. Don’t miss the Christmas Market to shop for festive merchandise, sip on a glass of mulled wine and enjoy carol-singing concerts. Visit the district’s official website for detailed event information.

The Distillery District is a short 10-minute drive from major city attractions, such as the CN Tower and the Harbourfront Centre. You’ll find several pay-and-display parking lots situated on the streets surrounding the district. Public buses and streetcars stop close to the entrance to the district.

Opening times of the individual businesses vary. Visit the district’s official website for full details of business hours and information about guided tours.

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4 out of 5
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON
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The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
4 out of 5
1 Harbour Sq, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $159 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19

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Novotel Toronto Centre
Novotel Toronto Centre
3.5 out of 5
45 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON
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One King West Hotel & Residence
One King West Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $118 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
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The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
4 out of 5
1 Harbour Sq, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $159 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
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Novotel Toronto Centre
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3.5 out of 5
45 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $116 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
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Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
4 out of 5
123 Queen St W, Toronto, ON
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The Omni King Edward Hotel
4.5 out of 5
37 King St E, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $161 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
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Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre
3.5 out of 5
30 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $91 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
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Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto
4 out of 5
75 Lower Simcoe Street, H, Toronto, ON
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The Fairmont Royal York
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Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
3.5 out of 5
33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON
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