Distillery District

Top choice area in Old Town, Corktown & St Lawrence

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Centered on 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. On weekends, newlyweds pose before a backdrop of red brick and cobblestone, young families walk their dogs and the fashionable elite shop for art beneath charmingly decrepit gables and gantries. In summer, expect live jazz, activities, exhibitions and foodie events.