Best Toronto Attractions: Distillery Historic District
Walking the pedestrian-only cobblestone streets past the best-preserved Victorian architecture in North America, you’ll feel as if you’ve stumbled into another century. The 44 buildings of the 13-acre Distillery Historic District were, until the mid-1900s, part of Gooderham and Worts, once the world’s largest distillery. The distillery evolved from a grist mill founded in 1832 by Englishman James Wort and his brother-in-law William Gooderham. The 150-year-old districts has been infused with new life and is a vibrant community of cafes, restaurants, galleries, art studios, performance venues and specialty shops.