For a day in the Distillery District, charter a Toronto bus rental to transport your group of art-lovers, theater-goers, or history-buffs. Charter buses are a reliable way of moving big groups, and they’re easy on the wallet too! To get your travel planning started, Bus.com will generate your Toronto charter bus quote in less than two minutes.
Twenty years ago it was a cluster of decrepit Victorian industrial buildings. Today the Distillery District is a thriving arts community, a shopping hotspot, and a dining destination. Founded in 1832, the Gooderham & Worts Distillery has produced everything from whisky to antifreeze. After 158 years of operation, the distillery closed. The buildings sat vacant until the owners decided the bones of these 47 Victorian buildings had a lot of potential. After a process of revitalization, the Distillery District is now a lively, artistic, and widely visited cultural hub. There are many galleries that offer opportunities for emerging artists. Art and design studios are hidden around every corner. And at the heart of it all is the Young Centre for Performing Arts, a venue that supports the very best in Canadian performing arts.
Why charter a bus to visit the Distillery District
The Distillery District is self-contained and pedestrian-friendly, but you’ll need to navigate the congested Toronto streets to get there. Every bus chartered through Bus.com comes with an experienced driver who will worry about traffic and parking. All you have to do is gather a group, choose your bus type, and hit the road. When selecting your Toronto bus rental, consider your travel time. If you will be on the road longer than two hours, rent a coach bus for its extra comfort.
The Distillery District is a small neighborhood unto itself. It’s part of Old Toronto, right next to Corktown. Corktown is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Toronto. Historically, it was a home to a community of Irish immigrants who inhabited the two storey homes that now sell for over a million dollars. Still, it has a distinct Irish feel with lots of family-owned pubs that explode with activity around St. Patrick’s Day. Influenced by the artsy vibe of the Distillery District, Corktown is full of independent boutiques and small galleries. There’s an emerging artist waiting to be discovered around every corner. If you’re visiting Old Toronto, it’s best to book a hotel further outside of the downtown core and have a Toronto charter bus take you on a tour of the 6ix’s artistic neighborhoods.
A Canadian gem from the East Coast, Toronto is a multicultural hub with an up-and-coming creative culture that can rival that of other big cities. Its diversity in gastronomy and arts alone make Toronto a must-visit destination. But add top local attractions and eclectic neighborhoods to the mix, and there is no way this city can be left out of your travel bucket list.