"On the northwest corner of Manitoba Street and Legion Road North stands the former L.J. McGuinness Distillers building with the plaque saying: 'L.J. McGuinness Distillers operated on this site from 1938 to 1988.
Lawrence J. McGuinness started in the wholesale liquor business in Toronto in 1905. In the 1920s, McGuinness formed a partnership with brothers H.W. Harry and Herbert Hatch to acquire distilleries, starting with Gooderham and Worts.
In 1933 McGuinness sold his shares in Hiram Walker-Gooderham and Worts, and founded a new distillery. The success of this business led to construction of the Mimico operation, on this site, where the distilling, blending, bottling and warehousing of liquor was done.
His son, L.J. (Larry) McGuinness Jr. took over the family business in 1951 and ran it until it was sold to Standard Brands in the 1970s. Corby Distilleries Ltd. bought the company in 1987, and the distillery operation was closed soon after.'
The Warehouse portion of the site is all that remains of the original and was converted to the authentic hard lofts known as Skylofts At Mystic Pointe (250 Manitoba St) and Warehouse Lofts At Mystic Pointe (300 Manitoba St). The transformation preserved some features from the original building and offers a true loft experience with unique 2-storey residences."