I love love love the distillery! It's like a young movie star on the come up, with so much potential just waiting for the spotlight to shine on it...and in the next few years, I can see it shinning bright.
With the PanAm games coming to Toronto for 2 weeks in 2015, the City will get a new village and more infrastructure. The site of the Village is just to the east of the Distillery. Anyone who's been by there in the past year has probably seen the prep work going on! Front street (the road that runs to the north the the District) is in the process of being extended and will better improve transportation to the area.
Contrary to what many say, the area is actually not all that isolated. In fact, I find the opposite to be true as it's quite self sustained. Banks, Grocery and a ton of restaurant and pubs are already established in area. I find the amenities to be much more accessible that Libetry Village! Although I don't live in the area, I do spend ALOT of time there including in the winter...Last year they had a "European" themed Christmas with a massive tree in the middle and market on the weekends. This past summer they had a "food truck festival" where all different varieties of food trucks parked and hungry onlookers got to sample!
In terms of buildings, there isn't very much selection...Clear Spirit would be your best bet! As the Don River park, River City and Trinitly Lofts come to completion, the area will me much more established. I'd try to get your clients in today!
Hope this helps!