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If you have only a couple of hours to spare and want to tick shopping, dining and sightseeing off your list, the Distillery Historic District is the perfect one-stop experience, a mere 10-minute cab ride from the downtown core.

Originating in 1832 as a windmill by the lake and gradually growing to become the Gooderham & Worts whisky distillery, the collection of 30 Victorian buildings has been converted into a cobblestone-lined, car-free destination. Unique fashion, delicious dining, arts offerings and Toronto heritage all happily co-exist here.
The streets of the Distillery District in summer
Spend a few hours exploring Toronto's Distillery District

Dining

Whether you visit in the morning, afternoon or evening, you’ll find food and drink to fit your itinerary. 
 
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SOMA Chocolatemakers

Shopping

40 boutiques and one-of-a-kind shops are ready to serve you with stylish fashions, unusual gifts and tasty take-home treats.
 
The love locks art installation at the Distillery District
The love locks art installation

Arts

Whether it’s theatre, live music, public art or private galleries, it’s all being created and curated here.
 
People explore the light installations at the Toronto Light Festival in the Distillery District
The Toronto Light Festival runs January to March

Experiences

 
  • A totally fun way to see the area is with a Segway tour! Available year-round, your tour leader will give you a short lesson and get you up and rolling around in no time
  • If you're lucky enough to be visiting in December, the European style Christmas Market that takes over the Distillery District each year is a must-visit. Sip mulled wine as you peruse the dozens of craft stalls and catch a glimpse of strolling carollers. Magical!
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Explore the area on a segway tour