Originally, the Distillery District was home to the largest distillery in the entire British Empire. Currently, it acts as a pedestrian-only district that embraces art and culture. The district hosts several art galleries and venues as well as plenty of shopping and eating opportunities which you can partake in while being surrounded by historic architecture from the 1800’s. The Distillery District is 13 acres and is the biggest Victorian-era industrial architecture site in North America. It was even named a National Historic Site of Canada in 1988.
The Distillery District hosts several festivals throughout the year, highlighting Toronto arts and culture. The most popular festivals that take place in the District include the Christmas Market during December, the Toronto Light Festival from January to March, and Artfest Toronto which takes place twice a year.
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There are definitely quite a few places in the Distillery District that have been posted on Instagram by all of your friends. Whether it’s the hearth arch, the Gooderham clock, or the love lock mural, these pieces of art are definitely great spots to check out while you’re visiting.