Imagine a place full of leisure and history: this is the Distillery District in Toronto.
The name comes from Gooderham & Worts Distillery, a whiskey distillery that had its golden age in the nineteenth century.
At the beginning of the 20th century, more precisely during World War I, business began to be weakened and the ban on alcohol consumption at the time, known as the Prohibition, did not help either.
The production was later transferred to another city and in 1990 the distillery here closed completely. The area was then heavily used as a film set and it is estimated that more than 1700 films were filmed here.
In 2001, a revitalization project of the Distillery District gave new life to the area, bringing stores, art galleries, bars and restaurants here. Today it is considered one of Toronto’s top sights and, as you can see, gets crowded on weekends.