About Distillery District
19th-century Victorian architecture, artsy, fantastic seasonal events
Once home to the Gooderham and Worts Distillery, the old-world Distillery District transformed into a world-class neighbourhood pulsing with youthful, creative energy.
- Location: The Distillery District is located east of Downtown Toronto, about 3 kilometres away. The neighbourhood is bounded by Parliament Street in the west, Cherry Street in the east, and Distillery Lane in the south. Corktown is due north and the Toronto waterfront south, across the Gardiner Expressway.
- Transportation: Streetcar lines and regular buses that ply Parliament and Front, among other streets, connect the Distillery District with the rest of Toronto. You can take the streetcar from different points around the neighbourhood, but the Distillery Loop, located on the eastern end of the district, is closest.
The Distillery District's proximity to the Gardiner Expressway is also beneficial for local residents.
- Who lives here: The Distillery District is home to a diverse but small population of residents. You will rub shoulders with anyone, from young professionals pursuing careers downtown, to empty nesters who have downsized, to students attending George Brown College's St. James Campus.
Distillery District Condos and Lofts for Sale
The Distillery District's condo and loft market is smaller than others in Toronto. And considering the size of the neighbourhood, it is understandable. The limited housing supply, however, has helped keep condo values and prices in the Distillery District stable and relatively high.
The lofts and condos in the Distillery District vary in size. The prestige of living in one of Toronto's most desirable neighbourhoods is undeniable. Furthermore, many of these units feature gorgeous views of the district and the Toronto waterfront.
Living in Distillery District
- Shopping: This is one of the best places in Toronto to purchase local art and crafts and other types of products from the city's creative set. Independent boutiques stand alongside well-known brands, giving shoppers some diversity. Some of the shops and galleries you will find in the Distillery District include All In The Wild, Arta Gallery, Gotstyle, Crimson & Clover, Deciem, and Thompson Landry Gallery.
- Wining & dining: There is no better place to wine and dine than the Distillery District. The neighbourhood has a high concentration of trendy restaurants and bars, all of which deliver unique dining experiences. Do not hesitate to try out the following: El Catrin Destileria, Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie, Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill, Archeo, and CACAO 70 Eatery.
- History & culture: Seasonal events mark the Distillery District's social calendar. The Distillery Winter Village is, without a doubt, the favourite and most awaited. Performing arts also thrive in the area, with the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Soulpepper Theatre, and Expect Theatre serving as hotbeds of activity and productions. For a better look at the Distillery District's arts and culture scene, click here.