The Distillery District is a pedestrian only neighbourhood in Toronto that once housed a large whiskey distillery. On any given day, you will find this area bursting with tourists and locals alike- and for good reason. It is a great way to spend the day whether you are there for the whole day or just for a few hours. The cobblestone streets are lined with cafes, restaurants, art galleries and more. Here was our experience:
Fun Fact: The Distillery District is a National Historic Site, and has been designated for protection under the Ontario Heritage Act since 1976.
We started our day walking around and taking in the olden days vibe. It felt like we were in the scenes of a movie and as you can see by the pictures, we couldn’t get enough of it.
If this is your first time in Toronto or interested in learning about the history of this neighbourhood, I would recommend doing a walking tour of the distillery district.
We had brunch at Cacao 70 which was a fantastic experience. All the restaurants and cafe look out to the cobblestone streets, so we definitely did some people watching while we ate. If you are more interested in grabbing something to eat on the go, you can also grab some ice cream or other snacks at many of the cafes around.
Overall, our afternoon at the distillery district was a relaxed, romantic experience.
Bag- Steve Madden