The Distillery Historic District

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Stroll along historic, brick-paved streets to explore this shopping and entertainment village and to discover a collection of picturesque Victoria-era buildings.

Toronto’s Distillery District is a pedestrianized commercial village that combines history with contemporary design and entertainment and creativity. Visit the district to find shops, restaurants and galleries housed in a collection of restored Victorian-era industrial buildings. The district was opened in 2003 and previously housed the Gooderham and Worts Distillery, which was once one of the largest distilleries in North America.

The Distillery District is great for those interested in shopping for one-of-a-kind items. Find boutiques selling everything from clothes made with eco-friendly fabrics and purses created using recycled seat belts to artisanal jewelry and home ware accessories. Beer lovers should check out the Beer Store, which sells over 350 brands of beer.

Art enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the district’s galleries. Admire the displays of handicrafts, made by emerging Canadian artists at the Distill Gallery. See a collection of historical sports photographs at the Sports Gallery. Find work by local and international contemporary artists at the Arta Gallery.

Whether you feel like a light snack, or a fine or casual dining experience, the district has a wide selection of cafés and bakeries, restaurants and pubs. During the warmer months, sit on one of the outdoor patios for a spot of people-watching and to appreciate the historic surroundings.

Throughout the year the district hosts various cultural events, including free art exhibitions and live handcrafting demonstrations, live music and food festivals. Don’t miss the Christmas Market to shop for festive merchandise, sip on a glass of mulled wine and enjoy carol-singing concerts. Visit the district’s official website for detailed event information.

The Distillery District is a short 10-minute drive from major city attractions, such as the CN Tower and the Harbourfront Centre. You’ll find several pay-and-display parking lots situated on the streets surrounding the district. Public buses and streetcars stop close to the entrance to the district.

Opening times of the individual businesses vary. Visit the district’s official website for full details of business hours and information about guided tours.

Top Hotels Close to The Distillery Historic District

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4 out of 5
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One King West Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5H1A1
The price is CA $220 per night from Mar. 26 to Mar. 27
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Fairmont Royal York
Fairmont Royal York
4 out of 5
100 Front St West, Toronto, ON, M5J1E3
The price is CA $296 per night from Mar. 25 to Mar. 26
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