Distillery District, Toronto ON

One of the most unique and vibrant neighbourhoods in Toronto, east of downtown.

Distillery District is a neighbourhood in Toronto located east of downtown. It’s a unique and vibrant area that combines Toronto’s industrial heritage with its artistic culture and culinary diversity. Whether you’re looking for a place to live, work, or play, Distillery District has got something for everyone. 

Distillery District is a highly sought-after neighbourhood within the Toronto real estate market. According to bode.ca1, a website that allows homeowners to sell their properties without a REALTOR®, the average home sale price here is currently around $1 million, with an average of 15 days on market2. The median condo list price is $775,000 as of June 2023, up 6.53% from May 20232.

There are several great options for schools in the area. Voice Integrative School3 is a private school right in the heart of the district. They have a small class size and focus on creativity and critical thinking. If you prefer a Catholic school, St. Paul Catholic School4 is nearby. They offer programs from junior kindergarten to grade 8 and place a strong emphasis on faith development and community involvement. For a public school option, there’s the First Nations School of Toronto5, which has a culturally relevant curriculum incorporating Indigenous languages, values, and perspectives. And let’s not forget George Brown College6, a public college with a campus just outside the district. They offer a wide range of programs and have state-of-the-art facilities.

Distillery District is known for its diverse and delicious dining options. You can find everything from casual cafes to fine dining establishments. Some of the standout restaurants include Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie7, which serves classic French dishes with a modern flair. If you’re in the mood for Mexican, El Catrin Destileria8 is the place to be, and for seafood lovers, Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill9 is a cozy spot to indulge in fresh and flavourful dishes.

Distillery District is also a hub for businesses and services. The district itself, known as the Distillery Historic District, is a designated National Historic Site. It’s a must-visit for exploring heritage buildings, galleries, studios, shops, and restaurants. You can immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture.

For entertainment, you have the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts10, which hosts a variety of shows, from musicals to concerts. And if you’re into theatre, the Soulpepper Theatre Company11 produces plays by classical and contemporary playwrights in their own venue within the district. Art lovers will appreciate the Arta Gallery12, a contemporary art gallery that showcases local and international artists.

Distillery District is a fantastic neighbourhood that combines history, culture, and a trendy atmosphere. With great schools, delicious dining options, thriving businesses, and a strong real estate market, it’s a gem in Toronto that you don’t want to miss out on. 

(1) Bōde Canada | Buy or Sell your home with a realtor. https://bode.ca/

(2) Market Data | Understand the real estate market | Bode Canada. https://bode.ca/market-data

(3) Voice Integrative School. https://www.voiceintegrativeschool.com/

(4) St. Paul Catholic School | Toronto Catholic District School Board. https://www.tcdsb.org/o/stpaul

(5) Kapapamahchakwew (Elem) – Wandering Spirit School | Toronto District School Board. https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Find-your/Schools/schno/5360

(6) George Brown College. https://www.georgebrown.ca/about/campuses-locations/st-james
(7) Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie. https://clunybistro.com/
(8) El Catrin Destileria. https://www.elcatrin.ca/
(9) Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill. https://purespirits.ca/
(10) Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. https://www.oakvillecentre.ca/
(11) Soulpepper Theatre Company. https://www.soulpepper.ca/
(12) Arta Gallery. https://www.artagallery.ca/