Europe, for years, has dominated the Christmas Market experience. You never thought you'll find one in Toronto but, unbeknownst to me who in the past have avoided Canadian winters, the Christmas market has been now been a feature for years in this city.
So, last Sunday, I got very excited when our grandson invited me to go there. "There" is the Distillery District in Toronto. This district in Toronto is a 13-acre area of 10 streets and 40 heritage buildings of the former Gooderham and Worts Distillery. Founded in 1832, at its peak of production, it was supplying the world with over 2 million gallons of whiskey. These days, the buildings have been renovated to house cafes, fabulous restaurants and quaint shops which sells items you seldom find in the malls. It is the perfect location for a Christmas market. Below in the huge 54 ft. Christmas tree in the market.
You must go when it's dark. As you can see in the pictures, the lights are fabulous at night. The place becomes magical and what's even better is that you can have drinks and food there. The market opened on November 15 and will go on till December 23 so there is still time to enjoy it.
Food is abundant. You can get a turkey leg, a crepe, pretzel and more. For drinks, I recommend you try the warm sake and the mulled wine.
You can reach the Distillery District using the Toronto Transit Commission"s bus route, 121 Fort York-Esplanade, and the 514 Cherry Streetcar.