Distillery District

Distillery District Neighbourhood History

Prior to Toronto Distillery District real estate becoming some of the most desirable among today’s young professionals and young families, the Toronto Distillery District has a long history that wasn’t as glamorous as it’s current state. Entering the Distillery District can make you feel like you are going back in time. The Distillery District is comprised of heritage buildings of the former Gooderham and Worts Distillery, which was founded in 1832 and became the world’s largest distillery by the late 1860s.

The last bit of distillery operations ended in 1990 and created redevelopment and investment opportunities. The Toronto Distillery District includes the largest collection of well-preserved Victorian-era industrial architecture in all of North America. After the recession in the early 1990s, the condominium prices and office lease rates in downtown Toronto prevented any revitalization of the Distillery District. While the Distillery District awaited revitalization, the area and historical buildings were used to film over 800 television and film productions.

Distillery District Neighbourhood Today

Today, the Distillery District consists of high rise condominiums surrounded by historical buildings and cobble stone walking streets. You will find cafes, restaurants, shops and art galleries scattered throughout this community. The magic of the Distillery District makes it a popular location for weddings and photo shoots. This neighbourhood is ideal for young couples, young families, singles and students.

Distillery District Real Estate

Distillery District Properties & Real Estate

The Toronto Distillery District is made up of both high-rise and low-rise condominiums. The first two buildings were built in the early 1990s. Today, you can find condos of various different sizes for substantially different prices. The newer high-rise condos include high-end finishes and exceptional amenities such as roof top pools, indoor gyms, party rooms as well as stunning views of Toronto’s beautiful skyline.

Thinking About Making A Move?

Are you thinking about buying a condo in The Distillery District or are you thinking about selling your Distillery District condo? As a local, award-winning Distillery District real estate agent who has helped many clients buy, sell and lease in the Distillery District for many years, I know Distillery District real estate extremely well. Contact me today to discuss your real estate plans and with any questions you may have. I’m always happy to help and to discuss how I can help you achieve your specific real estate objectives. I look forward to hearing from you.



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Distillery District Local Business Directory

Below are some of the most prominent businesses within the Distillery District.



El Catrin

18 Tank House Lane, Toronto


Cluny Bistro

35 Tank House Lane, Toronto


Pure Spirits Oyster House + Grill

17 Tank House Lane, Toronto



21 Trinity St, Toronto


Spirit of York

12 Trinity St, Toronto


John Fluevog Shoes

4 Trinity St, Toronto


Arvo Coffee

17 Gristmill Lane, Toronto


Balzac’s Distillery District

1 Trinity St, Toronto


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