The Distillery Historic District

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55 Mill Street, Toronto, Canada
The Distillery Historic District - into DHD :)
The Distillery Historic District - into DHD :)

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nice area tribute to beer... May 28, 2008
Totally far far away on east side of TO-harbourfront ( queen quay ). after St Laurence market ( which is pretty good and famous food market ).

DHD is a Part of the old town of toronto, just red bricks from heritage buildings and the Distillery District begins with some nice little streets with pavement and nice patio around :)

just feel the atmosphere, enjoy local beer and eat in theses nicely brewery/restaurant. Also, you can buy to take home, 6-pack or clothes of your favorite beer ;)

Really nice to go.
into DHD :)
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ocwarren says:
The Distellery is really all that and more. Very nice place to visit on a warm spring day/evening......
Posted on: Apr 14, 2009
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Andrew- Andrew-
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Aug 28, 2007

Drink Mill Street Beer brewed on premises, eat at any of the 6 restraunts, listen to live bands on the outside stage(s), smoke shisha/sheesha from a hookah and relax.

Simply said - The Distillery District is an amazing place to tour some of Toroto's rich history, eat, drink, go to the spa, shop, and see a festival or special event happening in the city. Depending on your travel dates you can find out what's happening here:


1831 - James Worts established a grist mill.

1837 - Whiskey Production begins

1850 - Addition of flour mills, a wharf, the distillery, storehouses, an ice house, a cooper shop and a dairy.

1859 - construction of the new Gooderham and Worts Distillery on Mill Street east of Parliament

1869 - a huge fire destroyed the wooded interior of the main building but left the grey limestone exterior intact.

1957 - Gooderham & Worts stopped producing rye whiskey. It concentrated instead on the distilling of rum products.

1990 - after 153 years of continuous production, the Distillery became the number one film location in Canada, and the second largest film location outside of Hollywood.

2001 - Cityscape Holdings Inc. and Dundee Realty Corporation purchased The Distillery

2003 - The Distillery was officially reopened, thereby implementing an ambitious plan by the owners to create a pedestrian only village; entirely dedicated to arts, culture and entertainment.


Mill Street Brew Pub

The Boiler House

Archeo Pizza & Pasta House

Café Uno

Perigee Restraunt

Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill

Balzac's Coffee


Check MAP OF THE DISTRICT below - the stage and hookah vendor is located below "the paint shop" on the map.

You need to make sure there is someone performing on the stage that night, the people supplying the Hookah's and shisha/sheesha attend these nights providing the hookah services with over 20 types of flavoured tobacco to the crowd listening to the Jazz/cuban-fusion/blues/BigBand/etc music. You can only smoke outside near the stage in the courtyard and they rent you the hookah for your duration of the bands performace which lasts from about 4PM to 11:30PM or all day, depending on the event. Extra tobacco rocks cost $20 for 2.

Saturday Night's the night I usually go, the patio is packed with people drinking beer, listening to the bands, and few people smoking the hookah(s). The age range varies from 22 to 65+ - lots of people go out for dinner in the distillery then sit outside for drinks, socialize and listen to good music. My friends and I on the other hand, I eat at home and come down to the distillery for pre-cocktail cocktails (meaning drinking before pre-drinking), get hammered then go to a club or bar downtown after 6 pitchers of Mill Street Organic.

Apache_Rose_Peacock says:
awesome! Thank you so much!
Posted on: Aug 28, 2007

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