Distillery Historic District

March 16, 2003

On Sunday, March 16, I went on an expedition down to the old Gooderham & Worts site, now under renovation to become Toronto's new Distillery Historic District. I walked from King subway station, down to the site, and then back to Union station along the Esplanade, taking the following photos along the way.


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Construction on 1 King West from Melinda St.


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Construction on 1 King West from King St.


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Random interesting building on King St. E


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View of the Gooderham and Worts complex from Mill St., just east of Parliament


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Gooderham and Worts sign


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Sandwichboard signs for the Mill St. Brewery and Balzac's Coffee, both already open


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Looking south along the new Trinity St.


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Looking through the window of the Sandra Ainsley Gallery


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Looking east along Tank House Lane


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Peering between two buildings


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A view of the Cooperage, with its weather vane


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A VIA train goes by in the background;
Balzac's Coffee, in the Pumphouse, at the end of the street on the left


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The back wall, second floor of Balzac's Coffee


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Art and a window, second floor of Balzac's Coffee


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The view of the ground floor from upstairs, Balzac's Coffee


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Ground floor, Balzac's Coffee


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East wall of the stone distillery


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More of the stone distillery, from Distillery Lane


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Close-up of the stone distillery


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The cooperage


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Tyla, in a tree


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Skyline of the central business district
(seen through the humid air of the second warm day of the season)


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Kegs of Guinness stockpiled for St. Patrick's Day (the next day),
Fionn McCool's on the Esplanade


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Looking north, past the St. Lawrence Market, from the Esplanade


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A rail bridge


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The Canada Trust tower, a lamp, and Bay Wellington Tower


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Foreground (l-r): Hummingbird Centre, EDS building
Background (l-r): Canada Trust Tower, Bay Wellington Tower, Commerce Court West, Scotia Plaza


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Royal Bank Plaza South


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Bay Wellington Tower, Commerce Court North, Scotia Plaza

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