The Distillery District is the new "hip" place to be in Toronto. And you know that I'm hip! During the 1800's the Gooderham and Worts Distillery was a huge manufacturing district and the largest distillery in the British Empire. Today the Distillery district is not only Toronto's only heritage district; it is also Canada's largest centre for arts and culture. In 1990, after over a century and a half of continuous production, the distillery ceased operations. In 2003, the distillery was unveiled as a pedestrian-only village entirely dedicated to arts, culture and entertainment. Set on 13 acres on the edge of downtown Toronto, the area boasts about many art galleries, several performing arts theatres, sophisticated boutiques, restaurants and cafes.