Those who want to live amongst the action call Downtown home. This is one of the most popular areas to live in Toronto as residents have it all – close proximity to work and entertainment. It is bounded by Bloor Street to the north, Lake Ontario to the south, the Don River to the East and Bathurst Street to the west. It offers buyers a selection of new condominiums, lofts and townhouses. Though Downtown Toronto has an abundance of neighbourhoods, it can be divided into a few distinct sections.
In the Financial District, skyscrapers abound around King and Bay Streets, including the Toronto Stock Exchange. This is where you’ll also find the Eaton Centre Massey Hall, Maple Leaf Gardens, live theatres and Dundas Square.
The Bay Street corridor is one of Toronto’s most densely populated neighbourhoods and is conveniently situated within walking distance of the commercial Financial District and Discovery Districts. Buyers can choose from a mix of high rise condos and Victorian homes. Here you’ll find Toronto City Hall, Ryerson University, the University of Toronto and downtown Yonge Street.
The Entertainment District is situated west of the Financial District with a variety of restaurants, nightclubs and live theatre. Yorkville, north of Bloor Street, is known for designer boutiques, spas and upscale hotels, restaurants and galleries. You’ll also find the Royal Ontario Museum.
West downtown neighbourhoods include King and Queen West and Liberty Village. This is a new hot spot for real estate with newer condos and townhouses as well as some semi and detatched homes. Located only a few blocks away from the Entertainment and Financial Districts, these neighbourhoods puts you in the middle of work and play.
Little Italy and Trinity Bellwoods feature 37-acre Trinity Bellwoods Park, hip shops and restaurants along College Street. This lively area offers a mix of affordable Victorian homes and townhomes.
The east part of Downtown encompasses the oldest area of Toronto, the St. Lawrence Market, Cabbagetown, Corktown and Distillery neighbourhoods. Here you’ll find heritage buildings with the largest concentration of 19th-century buildings in Toronto. The east end offers a blend of Victorian industrial architecture and stunning 21st century design including larger condos with new boutique lofts.
The Lakeshore and Harbourfront to the south have undergone redevelopment and are home to many condos, the Rogers Centre, and the Harbourfront Centre.