If you’ve never ever been to the Toronto Distillery District, then you’re sure missing out! It’s such a fantastic and unique place in the city, and it’s one of my favorite places to bring guests that are visiting me in Toronto; it’s always impressive. If you’re planning a visit there on a Sunday, either with guests or by yourself, here are 5 things I think you should definitely consider doing:
5. Visit Soma Chocolatemaker.
Soma makes some of the best and most creative chocolate in the city. Don’t believe me? At Soma, I’ve had chocolate flavoured with balsamic vinegar, pop rocks, sea salt, chai spice, and even Douglas fir trees; all of it made with the highest quality of chocolate. If you like chocolate, Soma is incredible and well worth a visit.
4. Go on a tour of a Sake brewery.
I’m not sure if most people know this, but the Toronto Distillery District has a local brewery that makes sake. Who knew right? If you don’t know anything about Sake at all, and do want to know more about it, The Ontario Spring Water Sake Company regularly offer tours of their brewery on Sundays, and on Saturdays too.
3. Have a pint at the Mill St Brewery.
No trip to the Toronto Distillery District is complete without visiting the Mill Street Brewery! Besides having tons of great beers brewed right onsite, the restaurant and bar space provide a cozy and comfortable (but usually busy) place to have a pint of whatever Mill Street has recently brewed.
2. Practice your photography skills.
I recently bought an SLR camera, and the Toronto Distillery District is a pretty much the perfect place to get practice using it. The historic and restored brick buildings, preserved steel frames, street art, and cobblestone roads, all combine to create a fantastic backdrop for taking photos of, well, pretty much anything you see.
1. If it’s December, check out the Toronto Christmas Market.
Ok. So this one is sort of obvious because I love Christmas so much, but even if you’re not a huge fan of Christmas, it’s still a great place to check out! Besides having the double bonus of the amazing ambience of the Toronto Distillery District AND a beautiful Christmas market, it’s also a great place to check out some of the local neighbourhood vendors selling really unique products (Christmas related of course) and some seriously delicious food. It’s easily one of my favorite parts of the Toronto Distillery District once the holiday season sets in.
So there you have it; what I would consider to pretty much be the way to spend a perfect Sunday in the Toronto Distillery District. Did I miss anything that you’d recommend? Let me know in the comments below.