The Distillery District, Toronto photo essay
The weather today is awful; it’s cold and cloudy. That didn’t stop me from my early morning walk. Today I am showcasing an often photographed barrio in Toronto: The Distillery District.
According to Wikipedia, the Distillery District is an historic area in Toronto that contains numerous cafés, shops and restaurants housed inside renovated heritage buildings of the former Gooderham and Worts Distillery. In total there are 40 heritage buildings and 10 streets, and the district is home to the largest collection of Victorian-era industrial architecture in North America.
For many years the Distillery District was left abandoned but in 2001 an ambitious redevelopment of the area commenced, and it is now one of the wealthiest and sought after real-estate locations in the city.
The Distillery District continues to undergo rapid change as it prepares for the PanAm games in 2014. Here you will find my photo essay taken at around 7:30 this morning. Enjoy. Or don’t, I don’t care!