Distillery District

While it’s on the well-beaten path, the pedestrian-only Distillery District is one of Toronto’s most unique offerings. These cobblestoned streets once held up a large whiskey distillery; today they lie beneath high-rise glass condos and the nationally famous Mill Street Brewery’s flagship location. The restaurants, art galleries, clothing stores, bakeries and craft shops are upscale and a little touristy, but the whole area is beautifully preserved and kept up. If you’re there in the winter, you may want to wait in line to visit the Christmas Market held every year, with mulled wine and fairy lights strung about.

While it’s on the well-beaten path, the pedestrian-only Distillery District is one of Toronto’s most unique offerings. These cobblestoned streets once held up a large whiskey distillery; today they lie beneath high-rise glass condos and the nationally famous Mill Street Brewery’s flagship location. The restaurants, art galleries, clothing stores, bakeries and craft shops are upscale and a little touristy, but the whole area is beautifully preserved and kept up. If you’re there in the winter, you may want to wait in line to visit the Christmas Market held every year, with mulled wine and fairy lights strung about. 

Located a stone’s throw away from Old Toronto and the downtown core, the Distillery District is one of the city’s most delightful attractions. The neighborhood has revamped the Gooderham and Worts distillery left over from the British Empire, with its Victorian-era industrial warehouses having been converted into trendy boutiques, lofty art galleries, fashionable pubs, and coffee shops. The red brick and cobblestone provide one of Toronto’s most recognizable backdrops and the district hosts regular events throughout the year, ranging from live jazz concerts and yoga classes in the summer to the festive Toronto Christmas Market in December. If you’re looking for fun first date ideas in Toronto, the Distillery District is it.

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