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Neighbourhood: Old Town

Location:St. Lawrence Market & The Distillery Historic District. The area roughly bordered by Yonge Street to the west, the Don River to the east, Queen Street to the north and the city’s railway lines to the south

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Old Town is an important historical area that dates back to Toronto’s beginnings in the early 19th century, when horse-drawn carriages were the popular mode of transportation. Nine neighbourhoods in Toronto’s lower east end make up what is affectionately referred to as Old Town.

Revitalized areas such as the picturesque Flatiron Building, St. Lawrence Market, Front Street and King Street have made this community popular with shoppers, historians and photographers looking for a glimpse into Toronto’s past. The charming Distillery Historic District has become a destination unto itself as the Victorian-era warehouse and factory buildings lining the cobblestone streets have been transformed into stylish restaurants, shops and galleries.

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