NileGuide Expert Says:
On a summer evening, the Distillery patios are a great place to hang out and soak in Toronto’s history.
55 Mill Street, Building 32
M5A 3C4 Toronto, Canada
tel: +1 416 364 1177
fax: +1 416 364 4793
NileGuide Expert tip:
A microbrewery and range of fine dining options make the Distillery a popular nighttime destination. If you're in the neighbourhood during the day, grab a Balzac's coffee and wander through the art galleries and studios that fill the historic buildings.
The Distillery District has exploded onto the Toronto map as a major centre for the city's theatre and live culture scene. The area boasts a number of performance venues and is the official home of many of Toronto's acclaimed small theatre companies.
Visitors can wander freely through the brick-laid, pedestrian-only streets, and they can explore the art studios and gallery spaces that fill the former Gooderham & Worts buildings. A burgeoning restaurant industry and the local Mill St. microbrewery attract foodies to the area, while the thriving cultural production scene makes the Distillery district a stronghold of information (and important destination) for anyone interested in the what's-what of the Toronto art world.
Don't forget to drop by SOMA Chocolatemaker
, where you can sip on the richest, most chocolaty hot chocolate in the city, test one of the scrumptious handmade chocolates, and even watch them being made through the glass-paneled chocolate kitchen.
If oysters in the half shell and great wine are your thing, you my want to check out Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill
for a slice of heaven.
The Distillery district is framed to the west by Parliament Street and to the north by Mill Street. It is accessible by the King streetcar or Parliament bus No. 65A.