Distillery patio

Distillery to be transformed into a giant outdoor patio

The Distillery is set to be transformed into a giant outdoor patio as part of a Bacardi-led festival designed to bring a taste of Havana to Toronto. Yes, a corporate takeover, this is - but one that comes with plenty of Cuban music, food, cigars and, yes, rum galore. While one suspects that the transformation will feel a little contrived, it's still a promising idea. The Distillery is already a busy place on weekends in the summer, and providing additional outdoor seating and entertainment is likely to make the area feel like a giant party.

Known as the Bacardi Festival Libra, the three day festival will make the entire brick-lined former industrial area a licensed patio. No word yet on free giveaways, but fingers crossed that this brand takeover Cuban Festival comes complete with some samples. Parents - this might be the weekend to leave the stroller occupants at home. Day drinking can make people rowdy.

The events takes place Friday, July 4th from 2 pm to 11 pm, Saturday, July 5th from 11 am to 11 pm, and Sunday, July 6th fromt 11 am to 5 pm.


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