Summer of Love: Chocolate

Chocolate. Women cry for it, men die for it. Out of all the commodities ever traded by humans, chocolate is easily considered the most beautiful. More brilliant than diamonds, coveted than gold, edible than the iPhone 6, the elegant curves of a hand-crafted truffle are nothing less than stunning.  The Distillery District has been called […]

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Summer of Love: Our History and Heritage

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Every great empire has started out as but an idea in the mind of someone wanting better lives. The scope of how big a business, a country, a culture becomes is relative to the environment and size of the idea. In the eyes of a miller and his partner from England, their idea started small […]

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Summer of Love: Shoes

The Industrial Era of the mid-1800′s brought massive change to Europe and rest of the world shortly thereafter. The ability to mass produce goods quickly and cheaply allowed factories to drive down retail prices and afforded the everyman an opportunity to purchase items instead of salivating in front of store windows. Items as simple as […]

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Summer of Love: Guilty Pleasures

In the deepest reaches of a human’s mind reside the pleasure centre and just to the right of that, the guilty pleasure zone. The guilty pleasure zone is often occupied by things like chocolate-covered fudge ice-cream deep fried and smothered in peanut butter – also One Direction. The Distillery has long been known as a […]

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Summer of Love: Beer and the Distillery

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Great beer lives here and it’s notoriously good. The Distillery District was once home to the largest distilled alcohol operation on the planet and for many years also produced beer. Where before, Gooderham and Worts sent whisky across the world (even during the later days of Ontario and American prohibition), three-time Canadian Brewery of the […]

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Summer of Love: Food

History, style, architecture and charm are themes that often pop up when mentioning the Distillery District. Two more words that can always be included in the conversation? Terrific food. Whether you’re visiting the popular red-bricked area or you call it home, an undeniable draw will always be the array of restaurants, pubs, cafes and specialty […]

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Summer of Love: Distillery After Dark

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Hand-rolled Cuban cigars, mojitos, Ain’t No Love and the sun all performed a perfect set on Saturday, July 5th at the first ever Bacardi Festival Libre in Toronto’s Distillery District.  The weekend long festival featured a slew of musicians, street performers and classic Cuban food combined with drinks. The main drag, Trinity Street, was packed […]

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Summer of Love: Made In Canada

As our nation’s capital is busy cleaning up all types of red ticker tape, streamers and novelty hats this July 2nd, the Distillery District is celebrating our day after a little differently – by focusing on all of the great Canadian made products in the area. The Distillery is home to over 100 small businesses […]

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Summer of Love: Love Without Limits

If you’ve ventured down to the Distillery District you’ll know that this friendly and welcoming community takes pride in participating in and contributing to Toronto’s cultural scene. It will be no surprise then, that when WorldPride comes to Toronto from June 20-29, the Distillery District will be joining in the celebration with inclusive events and […]

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