The Distillery District is an interesting destination in the city for residents and tourists alike. The home to many cultural organizations, there is a funky vibe that extends from the restaurants to the quirky shops.
Check out Balzac's for a coffee - there is a cool upstairs area with seating where you can hang out and chat or read a book.
Grab a sandwich at Brick Street Bakery (their Boxing Day sandwich is a favorite of those who work in the area) or at the Les Louises Cafe in the Young Centre for the Performing Arts (a hidden gem in the district!), and stop in at the Sweet Escape for a melt-in-your-mouth macaron.
Take your time walking around the area to photograph the modern sculptures and old buildings (the area was established in the 1800's as the Gooderham and Worts Distillery) and check out some of the many art galleries on site. Depending on what time of year you visit in, you may see a film shoot going on - the District has served as a location for over 800 films and television shows (including Chicago and Scott Pilgrim).
Grab some dinner at one of many restaurants - Archeo, Tappo, the Boiler House, Pure Spirits Oyster House, Mill Street Brew Pub... the list goes on!
Check out the shopping - Bergo has some amazing and funky design pieces, Soma has some of the best chocolate in the city (try the Mayan chocolate, or the chocolate gelato!), Lileo has strange and wonderful things, you can taste some cheeses at A Taste of Quebec and test out some saki across the laneway...
After that, you can even take in a show.
People with mobility issues should be cautious as the area is paved with cobblestones and because of this the ground is uneven.
Prices are higher than in other areas of the city (for shopping as well as food and beverage), but it is still worth checking out at least once!
The Christmas Market is cute but try not to attend on the weekend unless you have ages to find parking and like crowds!
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