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Downtown Eastside - Old Town - Corktown

Toronto's Downtown Eastside is a collection of neighbourhoods, some the oldest in Toronto, beginning at Yonge Street and stretching east to the Don River. The brightest spot - literally - is Dundas Square, and is at the city's commercial heart. Nearby is the St. Lawrence neighbourhood, anchored by the market of the same name, in operation in some form since the early 1800s. Adjacent are the Old Town and Corktown neighbourhoods that are filled with Victorian rowhouses and many of Toronto's creative industries. The Distillery District near the Don River is one of Toronto's greatest adaptive reuse stories: the old Gooderham and Worts whisky distillery has been converted into shops, theatres and art spaces.


Fran Deacon

Philanthropists take Toronto's future in their own hands

Under the Gardiner initiative joins Toronto Foundation in a growing cluster of philanthropic efforts and organizations to make Toronto even better. 

George Brown Food Research

Hospital food goes fresh and local

Toronto's burgeoning foodie scene is trickling its way into hospital cafeterias, where tasty recipes made from locally sourced ingredients are setting a new bar for healing. 

B Good debuts at on Front St East.

b.good restaurant lets diners feed their neighbours

A new restaurant sources from local producers to give customers and the community something good to eat. 

distillery district christmas

Solid bets for the holidays: A curated list of wintry city diversions

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