King Street West
Notably one of Toronto’s fastest growing communities, King West has been given the ultimate compliment by being compared to the uber trendy Soho neighbourhood in New York City. Its close proximity to the financial district has made this area highly desirable among young professionals. In addition, the plethora of townhouses available has also made King West Village/Niagara a convenient location for families with children.
King West Village/Niagara is an area that boasts a wide selection of condominium buildings and townhouse complexes in the city. From low- to high-rise buildings, many of these units are designed to bring in lots of natural light, open space, high ceilings and balconies. Residences in this area of Toronto start in the low $300’s, and can go over a million.
There’s absolutely no need to leave the confines of this neighbourhood in order to enjoy life outside of work. Trinity Bellwoods, Stanley Park and St. Andrew’s Market & Playground are all greenspaces located within King West, perfect locations to let the dog run around or have the kids play to their hearts’ content.
Fitness businesses have also set up shop here, including GoodLife and Fit Factory. Grocery stores like Metro, FreshCo, Loblaws, and City Market are also close by, as well as general stores with all the essentials within arm’s reach. This area is also quite close to large venues such as Exhibition Place, the Rogers Centre, the Harbourfront, and the Toronto Islands.
King West boasts one of the most active bar scenes in the city, as well as restaurant favourites like Gusto, WVRST, Home of the Brave, Beast, and Jimmy’s Coffee. It’s also extremely close to Toronto’s Entertainment District with nightclubs, bars and restaurants abound.
Toronto’s infamous Chinatown on Spadina Avenue is a short walk of this neighbourhood, with all sorts of food markets and unique shops in abundance. Kensington Market is also within walking distance, which features all sorts of sights, sounds and aromas of international music and exotic spices oozing from the unique mix of shops and eateries.
King West is well known for its myriad of unique furniture shops and art galleries, so furnishing and decorating your home can easily be done without having to look anywhere outside the area. These shops all cater specifically to the tastes of the young urban professionals that call this neighbourhood home.
While walking to various landmarks will generally suffice, King West also offers a variety of streetcar routes on Bathurst St, King St and Spadina Ave to bring commuters to and from both the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line and the Bloor line. Those looking to exit the downtown core have the Gardiner Expressway and Lakeshore Boulevard a few minutes away.
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