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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
US$20.14 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Awesome Tour!
Beautiful tour, informative tour guide. I would recommend more facts and free samples. It would be nice to go inside the buildings more
Susanne_E, Aug 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Toronto

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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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The best part of the Tour...
Blair_M, Sep 2021
Spirits of the Distillery District Ghost Tour
The best part of the Tour was the Tour guide and her knowledge of not only of ghosts and spirits but of the city as well. Highly recommended
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Highly recommended Segway activity
Valerie_G, Aug 2021
30-Minute Distillery District Segway Tour in Toronto
I highly recommend this activity! Our guide Nicol was awesome, entertaining, relax, kind. She make us feel confident on the Segway, very good teacher!
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Great tour
Kevin_S, Aug 2021
Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour
Nicole was awesome very friendly very informative very accommodating to my questions. Highly recommend her service.
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Unique
Drishti_W, Aug 2021
30-Minute Distillery District Segway Tour in Toronto
It was a unique tour as I had to learn to ride the Segway to be able to enjoy this tour but the guide was patient enough and made sure we knew how to ride the Segway safely.
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Great
VALERIE_B, Aug 2021
50-Minute Distillery District Segway Tour
David was great, we discovered a lot of historical facts and it was fun. Segway is really nice and we will probably do it again.
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Happy with the expericience
Renaud_D, Jul 2021
Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour
I went with my wife and my 9 months old child. We were happy with the tour. The guide was good. The length was perfect for us with a baby, about an hour. We recommend it.
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Great covid-friendly family activity
CrashMama, Oct 2020
30-Minute Distillery District Segway Tour in Toronto
It was a great tour!!! It was a fun COVID-friendly activity for us and the kids. The Segways were easy to manage and fun to ride. We even learned a few things from our very friendly tour guide, Nicole. Highly recommended.
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Good times with Eric
Joanne_S, Oct 2020
50-Minute Distillery District Segway Tour
Great way to get around and learn about the area. Eric shared a lot of interesting tidbits about the history, not to mention many of his favourite jokes. We had a blast.
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Great experience
Barbara, Sep 2020
Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour
My guide was Nicole and she was extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable, making this tour a fantastic experience. I would recommend it to anyone who loves history and architecture!
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I'd definitely go again
Dario_O, Jul 2020
30-Minute Distillery District Segway Tour in Toronto
Nicole was excellent. She had a great disposition, seemed to enjoy her work, and imparted a lot historical information and well as fun facts. She's also a very good teacher. Thanks for a fun tour!
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Distillery District Walking Tour
Jennifer_and_Steve, Feb 2020
Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour
Gavin was a fantastic tour guide. His knowledge of history blended with his entertaining story telling made the tour very memorable. We highly recommend the Distillery District Walking Tour. Thank you Go Tours Canada!

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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