August 2015 – The district was designated a National History Site of Canada in 1988 and is the largest collection of Victoria-era industrial architecture in North America. It has served on numerous occasions as a location for television and film productions.
The former Gooderman and Worts Distillery buildings have been beautifully restored and now house art galeries, cafés, restaurants (several with outdoor seating) and shops. Among my favorites : Balzac’s (for coffee), Cluny Bistro (drinks, desserts), Soma Chocolatemaker (more than chocolates!). The shopping is pretty cool with Gotstyle, John Fluevog, Jacob and Sebastian, just to name a few!
Enjoy the Distillery’s various personalities : early in the morning for coffee, when streets are quiet and almost deserted; during the day with visitors and shoppers; in the evening, after a nice meal or drinks, when the streets are lighted up and the district becomes a very romantic place!
Les édifices de l’ancienne distillerie Gooderman and Worts ont été magnifiquement restorés et vous ramènent à l’époque industrielle Victorienne. Le Distillery District est un quartier à visiter à tout moment de la journée: pour un café dans les rues tranquilles, avec les visiteurs pendant le jour ou pour une balade romantique en soirée!