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Distillery Historic District

Distillery Historic District

Mon - Wed 10am - 7pm, Thurs - Sat 10am - 8pm, Sun 11am - 6pm
55 Mill Street, Toronto, M5A 3C4

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.

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Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour
Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour
$18.83 per adult
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funny, charming tour with eric
we had a good time with eric, who guided us through the district and got us a charming review of the local history. he is a very professional, open for questions and interactions and made us laughing, too. we enjoyed the tour and eric really took time, we appreciate it a lot!
Judith_B, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Toronto

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Fantastic must do tour!
Rachel_W, May 2022
Spirits of the Distillery District Ghost Tour
Irene was a fantastic tour guide! She did an amazing job projecting her voice so we could all hear her; she was cognizant of maintaining social distancing; and she even offered to pause/stop while walking if any of us wanted pictures around the Distillery District. And the stories were super spooky and the history we learned was great! Fabulous tour that I would most definitely recommend.
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funny, charming tour with eric
Judith_B, Aug 2022
Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour
we had a good time with eric, who guided us through the district and got us a charming review of the local history. he is a very professional, open for questions and interactions and made us laughing, too. we enjoyed the tour and eric really took time, we appreciate it a lot!
star-5
Absolutely awesome tour....
Elizabeth_T, Aug 2022
Spirits of the Distillery District Ghost Tour
Absolutely awesome tour. We had a knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide and, although I was initially disappointed that this was clearly meant to be be "fun" rather than "spooky" I found myself caught up in the stories and had an amazing time. It would be useful if the local restaurants etc. which are used as landmarks for the meeting point directions knew the tours and could help guests to find them.
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Erik was a wonderful tour...
Kelly_C, Aug 2022
Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour
Erik was a wonderful tour guide - very friendly, funny and knowledgeable. We had a great time and learned lots.
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Thank you
Richard_B, Aug 2022
50-Minute Distillery District Segway Tour
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and patience. They were even able to accommodate our late arrival due to a cancelled next tour. Went over and beyond.
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A great start to vacation
Maurice_B, Aug 2022
30-Minute Distillery District Segway Tour in Toronto
My family and I visited Toronto for a birthday celebration from 7/28/22-08/01/22. On 7/28, I booked the tour. Miriam was our guide and she was extremely professional as well as a history buff. She was very knowledgeable. I must had mentioned that I was celebrating a birthday and she gave me a departing gift. I would definitely recommend this tour.
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Highly recommend
Cori_C, Jul 2022
30-Minute Distillery District Segway Tour in Toronto
Awesome experience, our tour guide Milo was wonderful, He privided us a fantastic history lesson to the district.
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Ask for Katie!!
Jennifer_F, Aug 2022
Spirits of the Distillery District Ghost Tour
This was a fantastic tour, with a lovely guide as the cherry on top! The distillery is a mix of old world charm and cobblestone walkways, and interesting stores, with very decadent looking restaurants and cafes. Our guide Katie was perfect for this tour. Friendly and energetic, and with just the right amount of subtle humour made for a delightful nighttime tour!
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5 Star Experience
Jason_v, Oct 2021
50-Minute Distillery District Segway Tour
In my books, this tour is aces. Hands down, Segway-ing around the Distillery District is the way go. Thanks to David and Sebastian who were exceptional instructors and guides. My son and I had a blast! Thanks.
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Birthday Trip
Carlotta_M, Jul 2022
30-Minute Distillery District Segway Tour in Toronto
Very knowledgeable in the history of Toronto . My husband enjoyed the Segways. The instructor was very patience.
star-5
Great tour!!
Gabriela_S, May 2022
Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour
Great tour, highly recommend! Isaac is very knowledgeable and friendly. A must do when visiting the distillery district
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Easy riding
Rod_H, Jun 2022
30-Minute Distillery District Segway Tour in Toronto
. Out guide instructor was very funny and informative. The Segway was very easy to ride! The location was wonderful,
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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