Plan Your Visit
- Public Transit
- Distillery District
Young Centre for the Performing Arts
50 Tank House Lane
Distillery Historic District
Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4
The Young Centre is located at the north east corner of the Distillery District at the intersection of Mill Street and Cherry Street.
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From the East:
- Don Valley Parkway to Richmond St. exit, west on Richmond to Parliament, south on Parliament to Mill St. (one block south of Front St.), then left onto Mill St.
- Kingston Road to Eastern Ave. Proceed to Front St. West to Parliament, then south on Parliament to Mill St. Left onto Mill St.
- Queen St. East to Parliament then south on Parliament to Mill St. then left onto Mill St.
From the West:
- QEW east to Gardiner Expressway.
- Take Jarvis St. exit, then north on Jarvis St. to Front St.
- East on Front to Parliament St.
- Then south on Parliament to Mill St., left onto Mill St.
From the North:
- 427 south to QEW. QEW east to Gardiner Expressway. Take Jarvis St. exit, then north on Jarvis St. to Front St., East on Front to Parliament St. then south on Parliament to Mill St., Left onto Mill St.
- Don Valley Parkway south to Richmond St. exit, west on Richmond to Parliament, south on Parliament to Mill St. (one block south of Front St.), then left onto Mill St.
There is a parking lot in the Distillery District with an entrance from Parliament Street. This lot does fill up quickly, especially on weekends. However, there are three other parking lots close by, north of Mill Street on the east and west sides of Parliament. Please note, due to construction street parking is unavailable on Cherry Street. Click map for a larger version >>
- From Castle Frank station (Bloor line), take the Parliament Bus (65a) to Front Street. Walk one block south to Mill Street and follow the signs to the Young Centre.
- From King Station (Yonge line), take the eastbound King Streetcar (504) to Trinity Street. Walk two blocks south to Mill Street.
- From Union Station, walk to the southeast corner of Front and Bay Streets and take the Pape Avenue Bus (72a) to Mill Street on Parliament Street.
GO Transit/Union Station
From Union Station go to the south east corner of Front and Bay Streets to board the 72A Pape Avenue or 172 Cherry Street bus. Get off Cherry and Mill streets.
The Distillery Historic District
The Distillery District is a national Historic Site and represents the largest and best preserved collection of Victorian Industrial Architecture in North America. Formerly known as The Gooderham and Worts Distillery, this facility is part of an ambitious plan to create a pedestrian - only village entirely dedicated to arts, culture and entertainment.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY LUCAS DIGITAL ART
The interesting history of the Distillery District begins in 1831 and by the 1850’s the business was thriving and its numerous facilities included flour mills, a wharf, the distillery, storehouses, an ice house, a cooper shop and a dairy. In 1859 the construction of the new Gooderham and Worts Distillery on Mill Street east of Parliament was heralded as the most important contribution to Toronto's manufacturing interests. The Distillery continued to thrive until World War One and Canada's short lived prohibition era that brought production of alcohol beverages to a standstill. In 1990, after 153 years of continuous production, the Gooderham & Worts Distillery - once the largest distillery in the British empire - ceased operations. During the 1990s, The Distillery became the number one film location in Canada, and the second largest film location outside of Hollywood.
In 2001 Cityscape Holdings Inc. purchased The Distillery, later partnering with Dundee Realty Corporation and in 2003, The Distillery Historic District was officially opened.
The Distillery is a hotspot for shopping, dining, festivals and special events. For more details and information visit thedistillerydistrict.com
Visit Les Louises in the Young Centre atrium! A full-time Café/Bar which offers delicious food and beverages to all visitors to the building.
Join us for a light meal and drinks before the show. Save time at intermission by pre-ordering your refreshments.
Consider hosting a private dinner at the Young Centre!
Our in-house catering can prepare a customized menu for any event – from a breakfast meeting to a sit-down dinner. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.
The Distillery restaurants offer many exceptional dining opportunities. Restaurants range from intimate to grand and specialize in everything from tasting menus to casual fare.
Distillery District Restaurants
- Pure Spirits
- Mill Street Brewery
- The Stirling Room
- The Boiler House (re-opening summer 2013)
For more information visit thedistillerydistrict.com