TL DEC 2011 iPad

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[MUSIC] We're in the distillery district which is in Toronto, Canada. The site was started in 1832 as a wind mill and that quickly became a distillery. The distillery produced Canadian whiskey. It produced I think up to about two million gallons a year. When we picked it up, it was somewhat of a disaster. THe buildings were falling apart. The roofs were falling in. There was no heating systems. It only took a year and a half but that was about 400 workers, working pretty much 24 hours a day. And in 2001 when we opened, we opened with A hundred different tenants, boutique retailers, restaurants, cafe's, art galleries. When people come here, they get to see things they've never seen anywhere in the world. Nobody wants to travel a thousand miles and see something that they can see in their own community. When you come here, you get a Toronto experience. In August, 1990 the film industry in Canada took it over, so it actually became the largest Hollywood set outside of Hollywood. Movies such as Chicago, Don't Say A Word, The Recruit, Cinderella Man, and many, many Many more of them. It would now. If you go to the local micro brewery, which is on site, called Mill Street Brewery, they're manufacturing beer. You can go to our micro chocolate factory, which is renowned as the best Canadian chocolate shop in the city. We also have a coffee shop here called Balzac's. Again roasting and grinding on site. There's no franchises down here. So anything your gonna consume down here will be new. They all use local fresh products. The patios are some of the largest in Toronto which create great vibrant, Experiences in addition to the tasty fair. So when you come to the distillery you really get a sense of Toronto. It's sort of like when you're in Rome do what the Romans do, if you're gonna come to Toronto you have to come to the distillery. [MUSIC]
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TL DEC 2011 iPad


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