Sharing the milestone date for Toronto’s 180th birthday, a drinkery opened it’s doors to media guests on March 6, 2014 at 19 Church St. just south of Front St in a heritage building of St. Lawrence Market.

The venue’s name pays homage to the name of the original tenant back in 1872, boasting to have the largest sole-leather trading business in Western Canada. Also paying home is the updated styling with “old-meets-new” design by Allen Chan, Co-Founder, Design Agency.

Specialties include beer cocktails, sloe gin fizz, the good old-fashioned Old Fashioned and rye-based drinks. Bar snack menu offerings boast local Canadian ingredients such as popcorn with a hint of bacon.

Quick Facts about DW Alexander
Formerly The Foundation Room
Owner: Jamil Kamal
Mixologist: Aaron Beaudouin (consulted for Rock Lobster, Goods & Provisions, e11even and L’Unita)
Executive Chef: Sean Simons (worked for Goods & Provisions, The Comrade, Morton’s The Steakhouse and Meating)

“We’re very excited to reopen our doors and pay tribute to the heritage of D.W. Alexander, an important piece of Toronto’s history,” says DW Alexander owner, Jamil Kamal. “D.W. Alexander has an exclusive locale feel, featuring high design accents, using inspiration from the past, while the space remains accessible and welcoming to those unwinding after work or grabbing a drink with friends.”

Doors officially opened to the public on March 14th, 2014 open through the week from Tuesday to Saturday from 5 pm to 2 am.
For more info about DW Alexander, check them out on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/DWAlexanderToronto

Also, you could follow them on Twitter and their website.
Twitter www.twitter.com/DWAlexanderTO
Website www.dwalexander.com

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Photo: James Hsieh

Photo: James Hsieh

The library area at the back lined with walnut bookshelves featuring a varied mix of ancient books inspired by old Toronto, its history and the building. | Photo: John Tan

The library area at the back lined with walnut bookshelves featuring a varied mix of ancient books inspired by old Toronto, its history and the building. | Photo: John Tan

The Cellar Photo: John Tan

The cellar | Photo: John Tan

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Photo: Nick Lee

Photo: James Hsieh

Photo: James Hsieh

More photos from the VIP preview on March 13th by James Hsieh and John Tan where indicated.

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