Corktown, Canary & Distillery Historic District

The Highlights

Check Bubble What’s Featured: Visit Toronto neighbourhoods going back to the mid-1800s. Enjoy a five course meal and tour what was once the largest distillery in the world.

Food The Food & Drink: 10 tastings at 5 eateries. Enjoy 3 spirit and 2 beer samples

Map Marker Meeting Point: In front of the main gates into the distillery district, 55 Mill St., near the gatekeeper’s office.

Calendar Time: Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

Clock Duration: 4 hours

Taste amazing flavors where old meets new

Join us on a leisurely stroll as we eat our way through an iconic Toronto neighbourhood that began in the early 19th century as a home to the Irish immigrants that built this city. Steeped in history, this area was home to the breweries, brickyards, cork stop makers and the largest distillery in the world. As we walk the quaint laneways of Corktown we can see fine examples of British row houses, and the cobblestone streets of the distillery will give way to the finest preserved examples of industrial architecture in North America. Along the way, revel in fun facts, history and humorous stories of the city. This is truly an area of contrasts from historic neighbourhoods to the brand new Canary district, home of the 2015 Pan American Games Athletes’ Village. Tasting highlights include the the city’s best coffee, a 5 course Asian Fusion lunch, a visit to a café housed in the distillery’s original lunch room, craft beers, a uniquely Ontario dessert, a visit to a chocolatier that has recently been awarded best dark chocolate in the world and a behind the scenes tour & tasting at a modern working distillery. We guarantee you a full belly and a newfound knowledge of Toronto.

Sink your teeth into Corktown with us!