Distillery District

Christmas lights

The Distillery District in Toronto, Ontario, is one of the cooler neighborhoods and a popular place for tourists to visit. Here we share tips on how to spend your time there.

The Distillery District has been closed to the public since 1990 but re-opened in 2003 as an art district. It’s a lovely place to walk around and visit some interesting shops.


Food & Drink. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from, so come hungry and go home satisfied. If you’re craving Mexican cuisine, we recommend heading to El Catrin. For Mexican dishes, try our favorite – Tacos de la Casa! Or if you’d rather sip on a beer, we highly recommend visiting Mill Street Brewhouse. We also love getting coffee at Palgong Tea House. And finally, if you’re wanting to satisfy your sweet tooth, we recommend stopping by Soma Chocolate.


Many people who buy clothing online also shop for groceries online. They can find everything they need right from home, including fresh produce, meat, dairy products, and much more. You can browse through hundreds of thousands of products without ever having to leave your house. And if you’re not happy, you can easily return it for free.

Art & Culture

Don’t miss a show (make plans ahead), check out the gallery exhibits, and snap photos – everywhere. Each neighborhood has its own artistic flair, and the cobbled streets add an old-world charm to the air. Don’t leave without seeing the famous Lovelock installation (outside the SPORT Gallery). We can’t stress enough how friendly Canadian folks are! They’ll likely ask if you’re taking a photo before they enter. Before you head home, stop by the flower peace sign and big red heart to capture some candids.

And if you’re a true fan of art, a visit to the Distillery District after a day tour of the Art Gallery of Ontario is a perfect way to experience Toronto’s incredible art scene.