Mill St and Parliament St Station is located in The Distillery District.
Deployed in June 2018, this 15 dock station has accumulated over 33,000 rides in 16 months! One of most popular locations in the area, this station is found on the North West corner of The Distillery District. The city’s historic cobble-stoned and pedestrian-only village dates back to 1831 when James Worts came to Canada and opened a mill for grinding grain with his brother-in-law, William Gooderham. Becoming one of the largest exporters in spirit production across North America by 1871 and known for their Canadian Club Whiskey by 1927, the Gooderham & Worts name still hangs in our Distillery District – despite closing up shop in 1990 after 153 years of production. Purchased by Cityscape Holdings in 2001, this neighbourhood went through a huge makeover to transform it into a beautiful, car-free community known for arts, culture and entertainment. Now a fundamental component to Toronto’s identity and a National Historic Site of Canada, this area is a must-see for both locals and visitors.
Grab a bike and ride to our Mill + Parliament Station to step back in time at The Distillery District. From the stunning architecture and abundant art galleries to specialty stores and incredible eats, there’s certainly no shortage of fun in this neighbourhood. Need a few suggestions? Don’t miss these gems:
– Treat yourself to sweets from Maisonette, offering locally crafted chocolate, tea, jam, honey, maple and shortbread
– Cozy up on the all-season patio at El Catrin – one of Toronto’s favourite Mexican restaurants
– Visit the famous Love Locks and lock your love to the iconic iron sign
– If it’s that time of year, enjoy Toronto’s must-see Christmas Market
Stay tuned for next month’s Station Spotlight. Who knows, we could feature your neighbourhood next!
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