The Distillery District has a rich history dating back to the Gooderham and Worts Distillery – the largest distillery in the world by the late 1860s. The Distillery ceased operations in 1990 and this area became the second largest film location outside of Hollywood. Cityscape Holdings Inc. purchased The Distillery in 2001, renovating its more than 40 buildings and transforming the area into a pedestrians-only village dedicated to arts, culture, and entertainment! This area is almost transformed as the vacant lands around the Distillery get filled up with new residential condominiums, offices, and more retail space! More neighbourhood information is provided below, but first check out our daily updated list of all the Distillery Condos for sale:
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The Distillery District has the largest collection of Victorian-era industrial architecture in North America and this area definitely has that European feel – you will see no chains or franchises here. The new owners strictly designed the buildings in this area to house local boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, jewelry stores, and cafes. This is a popular spot for new condo developments because of the proximity of the St. Lawrence Market, King St. East and Leslieville. New condo developments will be situated at the south-east corner of the neighborhood bordering Cherry Street and Tank House Lane. An influx of visitors and new residents is expected with the construction of the PanAm Games Athletes’ Village and with the redevelopment of the West Don Lands. The Distillery demographics range from young adults to middle aged people mostly of European descent.
Shopping, Dining and Exploring:
Cafes: A variety of local cafes including Balzac’s Coffee, Caffe Furbo, and Les Louises
Restaurants: This area is known for its fab restaurants such as Mill Street Brew Pub, El Catrin, and Touhenboku
Boutiques: One of a kind boutiques such as Lileo, Distill, and Susan Harris Design
Sculpture Park: Enjoy a walk beside the 10 sculptures from a variety of artists that serve as pedestrian markers.
Waterfront Park: This 18 acre area of green space opened up in 2013, here you will find a network of trails and many recreational opportunities. This park will exceed your expectations!
There are many transit options to choose from, the bus stops almost at every door and you’ll find the 504 Streetcar only a block away. As this area builds up new streetcar lines will service this location. The DVP and Gardiner are just up from Eastern Ave, and the downtown core is litereally a 10 minute walk!