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  • Address: 55 Mill Street, Toronto M5A 3C4, Canada
  • Hours: Mon - Wed 10am - 7pm, Thurs - Sat 10am - 8pm, Sun 11am - 6pm
  • Admission: Free

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Distillery Historic District Tours

Once home to the 1832 Gooderham and Worts’ mammoth distilling facility, Toronto’s charming arts and entertainment quarter is now a popular strolling spot for off-duty creatives. The cobblestone streets are lined with Victorian-era industrial buildings, which have been repurposed to serve as contemporary art galleries, third-wave coffee shops, concept boutiques, restaurants, and bars.
 
The Basics
Toronto’s Distillery Historic District is one of the city’s most vibrant cultural quarters. You can explore it during a walking tour or a Segway tour, with guides chronicling the evolution of the neighborhood from a manufacturing powerhouse for Canada’s largest distillery to a hip heritage district. Many tours include tastings from local and artisan producers, including the award-winning Mill Street Brewery.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The streets are cobblestone so wear sturdy, comfortable shoes.
  • Pack weather-appropriate clothing, as most of your time will be spent outdoors. Should it rain, there are lots of shops, bars, restaurants, and cafés where you can find shelter.
  • Take a camera. The district’s red-brick facades and quaint gables make excellent photo backdrops.

How to Get There
The Distillery District is located east of downtown Toronto. From Union Station (which is served by subway line 1 Yonge-University), ride the eastbound 504 King streetcar to King Street East at Trinity Street and walk south two blocks, or take the eastbound 514 Cherry streetcar to the end of the line (Distillery District). Walking from Union Station will take 20 to 25 minutes.
 
When to Get There
There is no bad time to visit Toronto’s Distillery Historic District. The neighborhood is at its liveliest during summer, when many of the cafés and restaurants set up outdoor seating areas—perfect for people-watching. Weekends tend to be busier than weekdays.
 
Seasonal Markets and Events
Seasonal events are a key draw of the district. During the holiday period, a popular Christmas market sets up shop here, with dozens of stalls piled high with food and handcrafted gifts, and carol singers belting out festive favorites. In summer, the Distillery Historic District hosts food-oriented events, live jazz, art and craft shows, and flea markets. On summer Sundays, vendors at the weekly farmers market sell produce from around Ontario, including maple syrup, meats, cheeses, and ready-to-eat treats.

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1-Hour Distillery History District by Segway, Toronto, null
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1-Hour Distillery History District by Segway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

This 1-hour Segway tour is packed with awesome facts and a fun ride around Toronto's Distillery District. Enjoy more historical exploits, riding time and a ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $60.46
30-Minute Distillery District Segway Tour in Toronto, Toronto, Segway Tours
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30-Minute Distillery District Segway Tour in Toronto

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 30 Reviews

Discover one of Toronto's most historical and trendy areas by one of the coolest modes of transportation -- a Segway! Take a 30-minute guided tour of the ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $34.17
Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour, Toronto, Segway Tours
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Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 Reviews

Strike out on foot with your knowledgeable guide and tour Toronto's Distillery District. Spend an hour enthralled by stories of business intrigue, a drunk ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $18.40
Small-Group Toronto Beer Tour, Toronto, Beer & Brewery Tours
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Small-Group Toronto Beer Tour

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On this small-group walking tour, explore the historical streets of Old Toronto and learn how beer has played an important role in Toronto's past. Taste some ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.22
7-Minute Helicopter Tour Over Toronto, Toronto, Beer & Brewery Tours
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7-Minute Helicopter Tour Over Toronto

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

Experience Toronto from the sky on a helicopter tour over the city! As you soar through the air, look down on the skyscrapers, CN Tower, the waterfront, Fort ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 7 minutes (approx.)

From USD $95.52
Toronto Small-Group City Tour, Toronto, Helicopter Tours
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Toronto Small-Group City Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

This small-group tour limited to just 14 guests will have you feeling like a Torontonian for a day as we guide you around the Canada's most multicultural and ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.56
14-Minute Helicopter Tour Over Toronto, Toronto, City Tours
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14-Minute Helicopter Tour Over Toronto

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See the beautiful sights of Toronto from the sky on an exciting helicopter ride over the city! Fly through the air with an experienced pilot, gazing down on ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 14 minutes (approx.)

From USD $200.67
Toronto Private Tour, Toronto, Helicopter Tours
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Toronto Private Tour

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Enjoy a private tour of Toronto for up to three leisure or corporate travelers. Discover the architectural marvels that made Toronto famous throughout the ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $213.25

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