Christmas Market

When you go visit Christmas Market at Distillery District , you wouldn’t want to be anywhere else in the world but there. It claims to be the number one holiday markets in the world, and perhaps you would say it’s a fact.

One of the things that made my family and I’s December extra special was heading there. To be honest, we are very lucky to have such an awesome event like this here in Toronto that we don’t have to go travel far and spend more money just to experience the whole incredible concept of those originally famous Christmas Holiday Markets on Earth such as the one in Germany, Hungary, Denmark, and Strasbourg.

It’s main purpose was for the visitors to rediscover magic and romance of Christmas while listening to the choir singing Christmas Carols, while eating turkey legs, or lining up in a poutine stand. What an amazing vision. And it’s true. They pulled it through. This is something Torontonians can be really proud of.

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Getting there:

By Car

From the East:

Don Valley Parkway to Richmond St. exit, west on Richmond to Parliament, south on Parliament to Mill St. (one block south of Front St.). Look for parking nearby.

 Kingston Road to Eastern Ave. Then proceed to Front St. West, on Front to Parliament, then south on Parliament to Mill St. Look for parking nearby.

 Queen St. west to Parliament then south on Parliament to Mill St., the Distillery will be on your left hand side.

 From the West:

QEW east to Gardiner Expressway. Take Jarvis St. exit, then north on Jarvis St. to Front St., east on Front to Parliament St. then south on Parliament. The Distillery will be on your left hand side.

 From the North:

427 south to QEW. QEW east to Gardiner Expressway. Take Jarvis St. exit, then north on Jarvis St. to Front St., and east on Front to Parliament St., then south on Parliament to Mill St. Look for parking nearby.

 Don Valley Parkway south to Richmond St. exit, west on Richmond to Parliament, south  on Parliament to Mill St.(one block south of Front St.). Look for parking nearby.

By TTC

From King or St. Andrew stations, take the Eastbound 504 King streetcar to Parliament Street and proceed two blocks south to the Parliament entrance into the Distillery.

 From Front Street West at Bay Street, take the 121A Fort York- Esplanade bus to Mill Street at Cherry Street.

 From King Street West at Bathurst Street, take the 514 Cherry streetcar to the Cherry Street stop, and proceed to the east entrance of the Distillery.

 From Castle Frank Station, take the 65 Parliament bus south to one block south of Front Street and enter at the Parliament entrance.

By GO Transit

GO makes it easy to visit the Toronto Christmas Market. Take GO to Union Station, walk North to King Street and take the 504 King streetcar using the directions above, or take a short 5 minute taxi ride from Union Station to the Distillery. For schedule information visit gotransit.com

Admission

Free during weekdays

$6 fee during weekends starting at 5PM on Fridays

 

“Be a tourist in your own town. You might see a few but will definitely learn a lot.”

– Iza

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