This historic neighbourhood wears its heritage on its sleeve. Downtown condominiums and lofts in the Moss Park and St. Lawrence Market are often an intoxicating blend of the vintage and contemporary. Many still bear their original brick and stone facades, stately reminders of York's industrial and financial past.
Like a phoenix, the neighbourhood is experiencing rebirth as a hub of arts and culture. Dance, theatre, music, film, galleries and artisan crafts—the Distillery District is bubbling with youth and vitality.
Stroll to a café or pub along brick-paved streets. Browse for antiques. Take in a play. Shop at historic St. Lawrence Market. Something's always brewing in this hip, new cultural hotspot.