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Toronto Distillery District

Some random photos of the buildings and spaces at the Distillery District in Toronto.

Ivy, Fire Escape, Distillery District
Ivy, Fire Escape, Distillery District

The central plaza in the middle of the distillery district is occupied by this interpretive sculpture designed to reflect the history of the complex, and provide a focal point for people to converge upon. I don’t know how comfortable it would be to sit beneath it; while it certainly provides shade, all that copper would make for a terrific radiator on a summer day.

Distillery Sculpture
Distillery Sculpture

I went for a more abstract look with this composition – this is about angles and forms, and visually leading lines. The structure is a chute used to move barrels of liquor from the top floor of the distillery to the waiting trucks to be loaded and sent out.

Distillery Chute
Distillery Chute

The sign of the distillery still graces the covered walkway between two brick and stone structures in the distillery complex.

Gooderham & Worts Distillery
Gooderham & Worts Distillery