Do you want to wake up to the sight of wonderfully preserved Victorian Industrial Architecture? The Distillery Historic District is one of the most up and coming neighborhoods in Toronto. It features a unique set of pedestrian-only walkways with restored brick buildings that define this area with a horse-and-carriage charm.
Over a decade ago, a small group of developers had a vision to combine romance and relaxation in one atmosphere. As a result, they created a set of European-style walking districts complete with attractions that appeal to the senses. The idea was to create a dynamic similar to New York City’s SoHo, to inspire creative minds from all walks of life to meet. They planned to restore 47 buildings known as the Gooderham & Worts Distillery.
Hundreds of tradesmen and craftsmen worked with 19th century materials to restore and repurpose the original materials, mixing them with modern day architecture. Over 600,000 red brick pavers were laid to make the cobblestone roads and with the application of digital green technologies – this project became an innovative blend of old and new.
Where to live: Gooderham Condominiums
When you walk through this area, you can feel the lively combination of design, arts, culture and entertainment. There are endless creative venues like theatres, galleries and artisanal shops along with restaurants, boutiques and unique cafes that are open to the public. This makes it the perfect atmosphere for work, play and living.
A recent development called The Gooderham Condos is located on Mill Street and Cherry Street in Toronto. It has become some of the newest housing offered in the distillery district.
- Has a total of 328 units and 36 stories
- Units range in size from 493 to 2077 sq. ft
- Amenities include: gym, pool, yoga studio, media room, patio with BBQ and a 24h concierge
In terms of location it is…
- accessible via public transit and is a short distance from Gardiner, Lakeshore and DVP
- a short distance away from Front Street shops and St. Lawrence Market
- in close proximity to the financial, entertainment and shopping districts
- in close proximity to the Toronto Islands
- will be connected to the East Bayfront and West Don Lands making the waterfront accessible by bike trails
Since its doors opened in 2003, the distillery district has become a pivotal point of entertainment and tourism in the city. It offers the feel of a cozy, quaint town that offers elegance, sophistication and fun – you never know who you could meet!