Simply put, there has never been anything like the Distillery District.
The Distillery District is a unique collection of old and new, familiar and surprising, but always exciting and inspiring. To quote the founders: “Our vision was to combine the romance and relaxing atmosphere of European walking and patio districts with the hip, cool dynamic of an area like New York City’s SoHo or Chelsea, where creative minds get together and you feel as if anything could happen.”
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Arts & Culture
Distillery District is home to Soul Pepper Theatre, Dancemakers Studio, The Young Centre and Tapestry. Enjoy the on-site arts and cultural festivals throughout the year.
Imagine living next to Gallery Row in London, Broadway in New York and Art Basel in Miami. That’s what living in the vibrant Distillery District is all about. In addition to the many galleries and independent artists to be found on site you are just steps away from the local neighbourhood of King East. Here you will find art galleries fueled by emerging artists, independently owned craft shops, one-of-a-kind designer furniture galleries and much more. For the collector, the art lover or the inquisitive, living at No. 31 means the world of creativity is waiting for you behind your front door.
Corkin Gallery is recognized worldwide for its contribution to the contemporary art discourse. By facilitating discussions amongst artists, writers, curators, museums and private collections, Corkin Gallery curates projects and exhibitions that contextualize the work of international artists with an historical trajectory.
Whether you are a collector or appreciate world class artwork, a visit to the Corkin Gallery is only steps from your front door.
shops & galleries
This is one of the coolest shopping districts on Earth.
The International Edition of The Guardian Newspaper recently published a list of ten “cool shopping districts” from around the world where “the magic is strong”. The Distillery District is the only Canadian location to make the list and one of only two in North America.
Dining Hot spots
El Catrin serves both traditional and modern Mexican cuisine
in a fun, vibrant, energetic, musical, well-serviced atmosphere in the Distillery District.
Boasting a sharing-style menu and one of Canada’s largest mescal and tequila menus, El Catrin offers a unique experience and incredible colourful and artistic atmosphere that is just plain fun. The El Catrin menu, created by one of Mexico City’s top chefs, is designed so that you will taste a little bit of everything.
Cluny is a modern French-inspired bistro – with a twist. Casual and fun, with vibrant music, breathtaking design, approachable food and caring service, this is not your parents’ French Bistro.
This is the go-to spot for anyone looking for value and good food and drink in the east end. Izakaya small plates, as well as ramen, are available from noon to close, 7 days a week.
Madrina Bar y Tapas
The 37-foot bar serves sangria, cocktails and traditional tapas. In true Catalan fashion, the bar features a ham carving station and a Spanish-style glass display case with cold bar delicacies.
Parks & trails
Let your soul dictate your pace.
One of the most intriguing aspects of life at No. 31 is that you are the master of your own destiny.
Choose the hustle and bustle of the Distillery District, the verve and energy of King Street or the supreme tranquility of just choosing a quiet spot and contemplating how lucky you are to live in this magnificent space.
Canada’s Sugar Beach allows visitors to while away the afternoon as they read, play in the sand or watch boats on the lake. A dynamic water feature beside the beach makes cooling off fun for adults and children. Between the plaza and the beach, people can stroll through the park along a promenade featuring granite and tumbled concrete cobblestones in a maple leaf mosaic pattern.