Gooderham and Worts was founded in 1832 and moved to the Toronto waterfront in 1859. By the end of the century, the firm was distilling more than half of the alcohol produced in Canada and was the largest in North America. After a series of mergers and acquisitions, the company was sold in 1987 and closed in 1990. In 2003, the 13 acre property was redeveloped into the pedestrian-only Distillery District. Nestled inside about 40 heritage buildings – the world’s largest collection of Victorian Era industrial structures – are boutique restaurants, cafes, stores and galleries plus a micro-brewery and entertainment options. The main brick crossroads seen here is Trinity Street and Gristmill Lane. The Distillery District is an engaging experience.