The brick-lined streets of the carefully restored Distillery Historic District are limited to pedestrian traffic making it an ideal place to relax and explore on foot. Numerous outdoor patios and restaurants create a interesting vibrant experience. You wont find any franchise stores here! The film industry has used this location for filming many popular movies.
This was the original site of the Gooderham and Worts Distillery - the largest distillery in the world by the 1860s. The de-industrialization of neighbouring areas finally resulted in shutting down all remaining distillery operations by 1990. In 2001, the rundown Distillery District, was reclaimed and transformed into a historical district with a unique collection of boutiques, art galleries, coffeehouses, restaurants and more. It also became the home to two theatre companies; the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Soulpepper Theatre Company and the George Brown College School Of Performing Arts. This reclamation project has preserved the largest collection of Victorian industrial buildings in North America.
The Historic Distillery District hosts the popular Toronto Christmas Market each year from mid November through mid December. It's one of the top rated Christmas Markets in the world — definitely worth a visit if you are in Toronto during that time.
The unique atmosphere and lighting at nighttime make this an ideal place to enjoy a date or romantic evening out.
The Distillery District is easy to get to by a combination of the TTC Subway and Streetcar or Bus. See the map and directions or use our instant route-finder below.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Distillery DistrictFee: No
- Monday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Tuesday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Wednesday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Thursday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Friday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Saturday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Sunday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Category: Local Flavor
55 Mill Street
Toronto, ON M5A 3C4
Phone: +1 416-364-1177
Christina C. Jul-13-2019
Winter, Summer, Spring or Fall. Any time of the year is a perfect time to visit The Distillery District! I normally pop into The Distillery District when... Read More
Laura W. Oct-21-2019
We came across the DD after hitting up St Lawrence Market District. Great find. We found the best sauces and dipping oils and gourmet items to bring home.... Read More
Ed U. Jul-24-2019
There's certainly nothing discernibly wrong about this historic area where once functioned the world's largest whiskey distillery. Now forty-plus heritage... Read More
Accommodations near Distillery District:
|TTC Subway Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Yonge-University-Spadina||King or St. Andrew Station||1 Minute|
|Bloor-Danforth||Castle Frank Station||3 Minutes|
How to get to Distillery District by TTC Subway
From King or St. Andrew Station on the Yonge-University-Spadina Line take the #514 Cherry streetcar east to Distillery Loop located next to the east entrance.
From Castle Frank Station on the Bloor-Danforth Line take the #65 Parliament bus south to Parliament at Front Street. The entrance is just over 1 block farther south on your left.
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