Where and how to get there?
The Toronto Festivals of Lights is considered one of the most visited and most sought after festivals in Toronto and Canada. This fantastic festival runs from the 18th of January to the 3rd of March and is open daily beginning at sundown ( it depends on the weather). It also makes for some fantastic and instagrammable posts and pictures, so make sure to bring your camera and see that it is fully charged, not to miss the amazing and beautiful spot.
About Distillery District
Opened in 2003, The Distillery Historic District today is considered one of Canada’s most visited places, and one good reason is the festival of lights held here annually. It is easy to reach this place. You can follow the tips below.
- From the Bloor Line Subway: Take the subway to Castle Frank station. Connect to Bus 65A Parliament. Ride a bus to Parliament and exit at Front Street, and stroll one block south to Mill Street.
- King Streetcar: You can take 504 King East Streetcar, then exit at Distillery Loop, cross Cherry St at the Mill St. intersection and go through Tank House Lane.
- Union Station: You can walk seven minutes North on Bay St. to King St., board the 504 King East Streetcar and then ride into Distillery Loop. Then cross Cherry St at the Mill Street junction and go into Tank House Lane.
- On Foot: If you are coming from Union Station, you can walk straight to Distillery District for 20 minutes along Esplanade.
- Go Transit: Take Go Transit route to Union Station and then take a connecting ride to Fort York Esplanade 121 Bus route to Cherry Street or Mill Street.
- Parking Information: At this place, parking lots are accessible from Cherry Street and Parliament with a nominal parking charge.
From Don Valley Parkway to Richmond street exit, West part of Richmond to Parliament and sound of Parliament to Front Street and then East onto Front Street and South onto Trinity Street.
From Kingston Road to Eastern Avenue, go onto Front Street, the western part of Front to Parliament, and then South on Parliament, South onto Trinity Street, and East onto Front Street.
427 South to QEW: QEW East to Gardiner Expressway go to Jarvis Street then exit and then North on Jarvis Street to Front Street and east on Front Street to Parliament Street and then the southern portion of Parliament and eastern part of Front Street and South onto Street Trinity.
From QEW to Gardiner Expressway, you can take Jarvis Street exit and then North on Jarvis Street to Front Street and East on Front to Trinity Street and South onto Trinity Street.
This is a very accessible place and offers mobility accessible parking, ramp access to washrooms, restaurants, shops with kid changing facilities, as well as wheelchair-accessible stalls. Visitors and guests are reminded that the streets inside this place are made of cobblestone and are in various locations rough, and which the fame of the Toronto Light Festival gives way to huge crowds during peak times (weekends).
The Toronto Festivals of Lights is open from Sunday to Wednesday sundown up to nine in the evening. From Thursday to Saturday, the festival is open from sundown to 10 in the evening. So, it is highly advisable to go to the place before sundown in order to make the best out of the view and have more time to gather and discover the place.