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Toronto neighbourhood now offers free public WiFi

Now you don't have to worry about using up your precious data while wandering through one of the city's most historic neighbourhoods. 

The Distillery District announced Monday that it is partnering with internet service provider Beanfield to offer free WiFi to visitors. 

To connect to the internet, select the network called "Distillery 1 HR Free by Beanfield" to connect.

In a tweet, the Toronto-based fibre optic company says it is "thrilled" to partner with the district, which has previously been hit with internet connectivity criticism. 

Twitter users have long complained that some of the area's businesses lack access to free WiFi or a decent internet connection. 

But some visitors have also embraced the lack of WiFi over the years, harkening back to the area's hip and historic roots.

So if you're in the Distillery District enjoying a drink on the patio or wandering the air-conditioned galleries, you'll have the option to surf the net — or disconnect and enjoy a walk back in time on the cobblestones.

Lead photo by

Spirit of York


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