This summer I got to spend a whole day in a place I never even knew existed, The Distillery District.
Earlier in the summer during one of my many trips to Toronto for some Pageant training, we decided to take a little trip to the Distillery District, especially since I haven’t explored the GTA very much.
The day started off with a whole lot of walking, which continued for many hours. We stopped at a little store that had just opened up in the Distillery, tried on some clothes, and continued forth with our adventure. It was a pretty well filled placed, assuming that many people come to tour it because of it’s astonishing brick walls and old fashion look. I’m a huge fan of anything vintage. The architecture in the Distillery is something that I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of. The weather was one of the best I’ve experienced all summer! We even got to talk to and congratulate a newly wed couple, whom were celebrating their marriage with family and friends in the Distillery!
After walking around for a bit and window shopping through some boutiques, we made our way towards the beautiful lock filled wall that spelled out “LOVE” in big capital letters. This site in the Distillery District is called the “Love Locks”. This is a place where you and your love can write each others names and anniversary on a lock, and lock it on the wall. This is supposedly locking your love together, a place where a “Soul meets a soul on lovers lips”. I personally find this as one of the most romantic things ever! Obviously, me being a sucker for love enjoyed watching couples “lock their love” and take a picture near the wall. It is something you don’t see everyday, and I believe those little moments in life, are the moments you should cherish the most.
After taking some photos at the Love Lock, we headed towards some more shopping! We stopped at a little cafe. I thought it was the cutest thing ever. Every baked good felt like it was home made by Abuela (that’s Grandmother in Spanish) herself, and they had the nicest setting too! We ate some food outside on the patio and talked while we enjoyed some coffee. It was relaxing and it gave us a little break from so much walking! We then continued our way through the rest of the Distillery District.
I really loved seeing all the small little boutiques and shops. Every time I think of Toronto, I imagine a big city full of lights, media, and a fast paced environment. It was an unique experience to see the small, calmer, more vintage side of Toronto such as the Distillery District, and what lies upon them. Seeing new places and meeting new people is one of my very favourite things. I aspire to travel in the future. I believe seeing new sights and learning new things is a very valuable thing in a person’s life. Exploring new cultures and emerging yourself in a different environment and way of life is something I hope I can do a lot in my future.
I always thought travelling had to include a huge trip across seas on a plane, but boy was I wrong! Little did I know there’s so much to see in my own region. There truly is a hidden adventure everywhere you go. I can’t wait to see where I’ll end up visiting next. Hopefully the Distillery District is one of them again, I really loved the romantic feel mixed with the vintage architectural vibe. It reminds me of a mini version of Paris!
This so far has made it to the Top of my list! I can’t wait to go back again, it’s worth the two hour trip to Toronto:)
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Sahia, Miss Teenage Southern Ontario 2017