King West | Toronto
Right in the heart of the city, King West is now one of the most popular neighbourhoods in Toronto, counting young urbanities and established professionals among its primary residents.
Bordered by Queen West’s trendy boutiques, cafes, and galleries to the north and the beautiful lakefront to the south, King West is the hub for all things entertainment. Home to some of the city’s most stylish restaurants, theatres, and boutique gyms, the area is most notable for its modern convenience.
Cutting edge and cool, the energy of the neighbourhood is truly palpable, but it’s at night when it comes alive with an otherworldly ambiance. Often compared to Soho Village in New York City, the social scene is unparalleled, attracting fashionistas, foodies, and partiers from all parts of the GTA.
Come September, King West becomes even more glamorous as it is now home to the world renowned Toronto International Film Festival. When the movie premieres are over, the visiting celebrities hit the local hotspots, from the Thompson Hotel’s rooftop bar to the Drake-owned restaurant, Fring’s.
As its popularity has increased, the demand for luxury condos and converted lofts has grown accordingly in order to take advantage of the area’s accessibility to all things downtown. And, with literally everything you need right at your doorstep, including transit, owning a car is definitely not a necessity.
Though the area is very urban, there are plenty of parks for your pooches and schools for your toddlers within walking distance. Plus, you will find an abundance of yoga studios and high end gyms to keep you in top shape.
Overall, if you’re looking to live at the epicenter of the action, the King West neighbourhood is your paradise.