This is an absoloute gem of an area when it comes to the Toronto real estate market. Not only is it a beautifully preserved historic district (it has the largest and most well preserved Victorian architecture in North America), it is also overflowing with things to do for entertainment. The district contains more than 40 heritage buildings, intertwining with cafes, restaurants, and shops. 

Called the Distillery District because of the Gooderham and Worts Distillery that was founded there in 1832, the look of the area has been well preserved to pay homage to what in the 1960s was the largest distillery in the world. The redevelopments that took place in the early 2000s made the district incredibly pedestrian friendly, with beautiful building facades to keep the eyes happy, and lots of public spaces to relax in. There are restaurants, jewelry stores, coffee houses, art galleries, and a well-known micro-brewery called the Mill Street Brewery. The ambiance is so unique and beautiful that it has been a filming location for over 1000 television and film productions. 

The brick paved streets are perfect for going out for a relaxing stroll, without worrying about crossing traffic, as vehicle traffic is restricted to areas outside of the historic centre. It is wonderful that the area can be open to development while still keeping the historic roots at heart. While new Toronto condos are always on the up, they will be available in such a great neighbourhood without interrupting the culture or affecting the historic centre. 

Notable Amenities at the Distillery District:

1. Schools and Educational Facilities:  Market Lane Junior and Senior Public School (JK-8), St. Michael Annex Catholic Elementary, Voice Intermediate School (4-8)

2. Food and Restaurants: Ontario Spring Water Sake Company (Distilleries), Balzac’s Coffee Roastery (Coffee & Tea), Brick Street Bakery (Bakeries & Sandwiches), Mill Street Brew Pub (Bars & Brasseries), Soma Chocolatemaker (Chocolatiers & Shops), Greg’s Ice CreamCluny Bistro & Boulangerie (French), Mill Street Retail Store (Beer, Wine & Spirits)

3. Shopping, Leisure, and Recreation: With about 25 retail stores, each with their own artistic flair an 22 art galleries, shoppers won't be bored at all at the Distillery District. There's also distilleries, breweries and coffee shops for visitors to sit down and enjoy a drink or two. 

Getting to the Distillery District by Public Transit:

172 on Mill Street

The Distillery District Real Estate

Current Homes for Sale at The Distillery District and Surrounding Areas

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