Distillery District

Touhenboku Ramen is soon to land in the Distillery Touhenboku Ramen is soon to land in the Distillery

Touhenboku, the ramen upstart that plunked itself down on Queen West last year, only to expand almost immediately with a second restaurant at Yonge and Eglinton, is getting ready to open location number three. The news comes from Spotlight City’s Suresh Doss, who tweeted about it earlier today (it was later confirmed via Twitter by… Read more »

TIFF 2014 cheers and jeers: the best and worst of this year’s festival TIFF 2014 cheers and jeers: the best and worst of this year’s festival

Because everything related to film culture, even tangentially, can and should be evaluated using a Siskel-and-Ebertian binary system, here are our thumbs up and thumbs down for TIFF 2014. Thumbs up Bill Murray. Because he made a confusing joke about bankrolling Ivan Reitman’s restaurant, Montecito. Because he showed up to Bill Murray Day in full pageant… Read more »

Toronto chocolatier Laura Slack opens shop in the Distillery District Toronto chocolatier Laura Slack opens shop in the Distillery District

Toronto chocolatier Laura Slack is known for her beautiful but unconventional creations (her most famous treat is a burnished chocolate skull filled with black garlic–infused caramel). After hawking her goods at fancy shops like McEwan’s and Holt Renfrew, Slack has opened Maisonette, a very charming retail store in the Distillery District. She manages to squeeze… Read more »

Store Guide: a high-end accessories boutique in the Distillery from Kristen Stew... Store Guide: a high-end accessories boutique in the Distillery from Kristen Stewart’s stylist

Name: Gilding the Lily Sells: Fine jewellery, accessories, gifts Contact Info: 47 Tank House Ln., 416-360-5459, gildingthelily.la Store Hours: Tu-Sa 11-7, Su-M 11-6 Gilding the Lily is a new boutique in the Distillery District from Annie Jagger, an LA-based celebrity stylist who boasts some pretty high-profile clients (Kristen Stewart, Bradley Cooper and January Jones, to name a… Read more »

Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of November 29-December 1 Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of November 29-December 1

In this edition of The Weekender, a Canadian horror film festival, Christmas-themed family events and three other things to do this weekend. HOLIDAY FUN Toronto Christmas Market (FREE!) The annual European-themed fair celebrates everything to do with Christmas, from Polish folk dancing to German carolling to Santa Claus. Fairgoers can browse the wares of several… Read more »

Real Weddings 2013: an intimate wedding in a Distillery District art gallery Real Weddings 2013: an intimate wedding in a Distillery District art gallery

By Michelle Reddick | Photography by Vanessa Heins Location: Arta Gallery in the Distillery District | Guests: 102 | Date: September 22, 2012

Introducing: El Catrin, the Distillery District’s new Mexican restaurant Introducing: El Catrin, the Distillery District’s new Mexican restaurant

Name: El Catrin Destileria Neighbourhood: Distillery District Contact info: 18 Tank House Ln., 416-203-2121, elcatrin.ca, @elcatrinca Owners: John Berman, Mathew Rosenblatt and partners Chef: Olivier Le Calvez, who moved to Toronto from Mexico City a month ago The Place: The former Boiler House space has been given a mod-goth makeover with heavy black chandelier-style light… Read more »

Shop Talk: new stores and shopping websites from June 2013 Shop Talk: new stores and shopping websites from June 2013

The city’s newest stores include: a shop devoted entirely to socks, two online vintage boutiques and new locations from Kate Spade and the Drake General Store. Below, the full list, divided into west, central, east and online, plus the latest gossip on upcoming openings.

John Fluevog Shoes opens a new store in the Distillery District John Fluevog Shoes opens a new store in the Distillery District

Vancouver-based John Fluevog Shoes opened a second Toronto location in the Distillery District on Saturday, giving another boost to the area’s appeal as an upmarket shopping destination. (Since December, Gotstyle and eco-friendly children’s clothier Mini Mioche have each opened newer, bigger locations in the district.) Fluevog, who has earned global success with his colourful, distinctive designs, celebrated the new store by releasing… Read more »

Shop Talk: new stores and shopping websites from April 2013 Shop Talk: new stores and shopping websites from April 2013

Opened AllSaints The English label brings its sombre clothing and accessories for men and women to a 6,000-square-foot space in Yorkdale Mall. The brand also launched a new Canadian online store. Learn more » Yorkdale Mall, 3401 Dufferin St., 416-789-3261, ca.allsaints.com

Wedding Guide: 34 of Toronto’s best wedding venues Wedding Guide: 34 of Toronto’s best wedding venues

Art Gallery of Ontario 317 Dundas St. W. (at McCaul St.), 416-979-6634 For a truly magnificent celebration, Frank Gehry’s transformed AGO offers an awe-inspiring event space. On the third floor of the south tower, the 7,200-square-foot Baillie Court affords panoramic city views on one end and overlooks the gallery’s iconic spiral staircase on the other…. Read more »

Great Offices: Sid Lee’s lofty space inside a Distillery District landmark Great Offices: Sid Lee’s lofty space inside a Distillery District landmark

By Frances McInnis | Photography by Derek Shapton What: Sid Lee, a multidisciplinary creative shop that specializes in architecture, design, advertising and marketing Where: The 150-year-old Stone Distillery building in the Distillery District How Big: 10,400 square feet over two floors for a staff of 43

Shop Talk: new stores and shopping websites from March 2013 Shop Talk: new stores and shopping websites from March 2013

Opened Target After two years and more than a little controversy, the trendy mass-market giant finally arrived in Canada. Now open: locations in East York Town Centre, Centrepoint Mall, Shoppers World Danforth, Cloverdale Mall and Square One Shopping Centre. For store addresses and hours, see target.ca Tiger of Sweden The popular European maker of slim-cut suits and minimalist separates opened a… Read more »

Mill St. Brewery is opening a new Distillery District pub called The Beer Hall Mill St. Brewery is opening a new Distillery District pub called The Beer Hall

Mill St. Brewery is launching a new venue in the Distillery District this April which is dubbed The Beer Hall. The bar and restaurant will serve a rotating selection of Mill St. beers, as well as bierschnaps, a traditional Bavarian liquor that will be distilled on-site from beer piped over from the brewpub next door. Former Frank sous-chef (and Top… Read more »

Introducing: Gotstyle’s new Distillery District store, with clothes for men an... Introducing: Gotstyle’s new Distillery District store, with clothes for men and women

Although Gotstyle’s new two-storey store in the Distillery District is still a work-in-progress, the stunning space—originally a stable building—already has the elements of a retail destination. Currently in soft launch mode, Gotstyle Distillery breaks from the menswear-only catalogue of the Bathurst and Wellington location with a range of fashion-forward women’s brands like Cuchara, Sashin and Babi and Rebecca… Read more »

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