Founded in 1832, Gooderham & Worts began as a windmill in the wild but grew to become the largest distillery in the world. Today, the restored Distillery Historic District, opened in 2003, is regarded as Canada’s premier arts, culture and entertainment destination, full of one-of-a-kind stores, shops, galleries, studios, restaurants, cafes and theatres with a an endless roster of exciting upcoming events.This gorgeous national historic site includes 44 heritage buildings.
Fall, with its changing tastes and colours is the perfect time to get out and spend a day enjoying all this beautiful Toronto district has to offer. Here are a few ideas:
Enjoy the fun and educational Booze, Death, and Cholera tours at Go Tours Distillery, by foot or segway. This year their walking tours have been expanded to include Old Town Toronto and a Distillery Deluxe tasting tour!
Over 120 vendors, merchants and artisans bring St. Lawrence Market to life—now in its 208th year! For a thriving community atmosphere, truly great food and shopkeepers who care, this one’s a must.
The Brick Street Bakery makes amazing breads, sandwiches, tarts and fresh pastries all prepared with fresh, all-natural, often locally sourced ingredients. Go for a gourmet sandwich, savoury pie, or a sweet treat with coffee. Your day will taste that much better.
The Young Centre for the Performing Arts is a very popular Distillery stop for many, with good reason. Catch a show and you’ll understand the hype. Upcoming: Piya Behrupiya (a fun Hindi-language musical adaptation of Twelfth Night, with translations) runs from Oct 27-29.