Lonely Planet review
Centered around the 1832 Gooderham and Worts distillery – once the British Empire's largest – the 5-hectare Distillery District is one of Toronto's best downtown attractions. Its Victorian industrial warehouses have been converted into soaring galleries, artists studios, design boutiques, cafes and eateries. The Young Centre for Performing Arts and the Mill Street Brewery are also here.
On weekends, newlyweds pose before a backdrop of redbrick and cobblestone, young families walk their dogs and savvy hipsters shop for art beneath charmingly decrepit gables and gantries. In summer, expect live jazz, activities, exhibitions and foodie events.