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Distillery Historic District

The brick-paved streets of the pedestrianised village have been designated a National Heritage Site, containing the finest collection of Victorian era industrial architecture in North America. The historic Distillery District, spread across 13 acres (5 hectares) in downtown Toronto, is a development dedicated entirely to arts, culture and entertainment with its plethora of art galleries, restaurants, bars and live music venues. Founded in 1832, the Gooderham and Worts Distillery became the largest distillery in the British Empire until it ceased operations in 1990 after 153 years of production, and was opened in 2003 as the pedestrian-only village it is today. It is also a popular film location and its numerous festivals and special events attract thousands of people every month.

Address: Mill Street

E-mail: jb@thedistillerydistrict.com

Website: www.thedistillerydistrict.com

Telephone: (416) 364 1177

Opening times: Monday to Wednesday from 11am to 7pm; Thursday and Friday from 11am to 9pm; Saturday from 10am to 9pm; Sunday from 11am to 6pm. Hours of restaurants, cafes and shops may vary