Distillery District

The Distillery District stands as a testament to Toronto's unique character and charm.

Welcome to Distillery District

Welcome to the heart of historic Toronto the Distillery District. Nestled in the vibrant landscape of the city, this iconic neighbourhood seamlessly blends rich heritage with modern sophistication. Renowned for its cobblestone streets, heritage buildings, and a thriving arts scene, the Distillery District stands as a testament to Toronto's unique character and charm.
 

What to Expect

A pedestrian-friendly environment, lack of street congestion, easy walkability to quaint cafes and restaurants, and quick access to the DVP or Gardiner highways to get you across town. A large mix of young families, older couples and young professionals who enjoy living on the quieter side of King St.
 
The Distillery District is a popular tourist destination, especially during festivals and events. While this brings energy and vibrancy to the area, residents should be prepared for increased foot traffic and activity during peak times.
 

The Lifestyle

Living in the Distillery District is immersing yourself in a community that embraces both the past and the present. Converted loft spaces and modern condominiums seamlessly blend with historic architecture, providing residents with a distinctive urban living experience. The sense of community is strong, with regular events and festivals fostering a neighbourly atmosphere.
 

What Not to Expect

A lively landscape. The Distillery District is busy during festivals and events and quiets the rest of the year. Besides a few busy restaurants in the heart of the district, the neighbourhood maintains a slow pace. Meanwhile, the surrounding areas are mostly residential or early-to-close retailers so the streets are fairly quiet both during the day and in the evenings.
 
Like many urban neighbourhoods experiencing revitalization, there may be concerns about gentrification, impacting the local community and potentially displacing long-term residents.
 

The Market

There are fewer options for condos in The Distillery District compared to other neighbourhoods of the city. The central historic area mostly caters to retail and restaurants besides the iconic 390 Cherry St and 70 Distillery Lane high-rises and a few older medium-rise condo buildings. Larger and newer developments expand North into Moss Park and East towards Corktown Common.
 
Due to the older age of the neighbourhood and its recent revival, you can find your dollar will go a bit further in this area. Just surrounding the central historic district, you will find original Victorian row homes, as well as lofts in converted warehouses and factories. There are also Co-op opportunities within the Distillery and West towards the St. Lawrence Market.
 

You’ll Fall In Love With

Historic preservation and quirky Victorian architecture in the heart of downtown Toronto. The new Gusto 501 rooftop terrace and Italian delicacies right from the production source at Terroni Spaccio East. It’s also worth popping over the bridge to the other side of the Don River for croissants from Blackbird Baking Co. For canine residents, they will love Corktown Common and Power Street Park for dog runs. The Underpass Park Farmers Market in the summers. 

Demographics and Employment Data for Distillery District, Ontario

Distillery District has 27,320 households, with an average household size of 1.8. Data provided by Statistics Canada. Here’s what the people living in Distillery District do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by Statistics Canada. 48,978 people call Distillery District home. The population density is 13.003 and the largest age group is Data provided by Statistics Canada.

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Total Population

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36.4

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1.8

Average Household Size

$98,500

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Schools in Distillery District, Ontario

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The following schools are within or nearby Distillery District. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by Statistics Canada.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
École élémentaire Gabrielle-Roy
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Lord Dufferin Junior and Senior Public School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Downtown Alternative School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Nelson Mandela Park Public School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Michael Catholic School*
CATHOLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Paul Catholic School*
CATHOLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Market Lane Junior and Senior Public School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Sprucecourt Junior Public School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Inglenook Community School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available

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