We live in Old Toronto. Today, we strolled through some of our favorite Xmas locales. Enjoy!
Xmas Market at the Distillery
The Distillery District comprises the original Gooderham & Worts distillery with buildings from the 1860’s, now re-purposed as a pedestrian-only entertainment and shopping destination. G&W had some notoriety for bootlegging whiskey into the USA during their Prohibition years. The Xmas Market packs the place on weekends in December and recently they have charged a weekend entrance fee. However weekdays are still free, and a bit less jammed. For a winter warm-me-up, ask your bartender for a Blueberry Tea – one ounce each of Grand Marnier and Amaretto, and four ounces of hot tea. And definitely try the turkey leg for a fill-me-up.
City Hall Skating and Xmas Market
Toronto City Hall is a Toronto icon of modern architecture. Folks flock here each winter to enjoy the outdoor skating rink, and now there is also a Xmas Market and kiddie carnival rides. It’s a good place to load up on some street food after your skate. Today we met this puppy who is 3 months old and in training to be a service dog. He is taking his role very seriously as you can see.
The Toronto Eaton Centre is our downtown shopping mall. For Xmas, it has been invaded by deer and moose, and by many many rabid shoppers.