The real estate market in Toronto surely isn’t slowing down, and in fact, both the condo and housing markets are on fire. With so many exciting neighbourhoods in downtown Toronto, buyers have a multitude of distinct areas to choose from. After living in King West for over 15 years, we’re consistently asked what’s it is like living in King West? Here are a few of our favourite things about King West and why we think it’s a great place to live, work, play and invest in.
King West’s Location
The King West corridor runs from Spadina Avenue to Sudbury Street along King Street West and is known as the SoHo of Toronto. It’s easily one of the most trendy, lively and vibrant neighbourhoods in Toronto, and filled with everyone from young professionals to families and empty-nesters who all want to be close to the action of downtown Toronto.
What we like most about living in King West is that you’re close enough to the action of downtown Toronto, but still have that community feel of a SoHo-like neighbourhood.
Dinner, Drinks & Dancing
King West offers some of the best restaurants in the GTA, and there are options for every taste and budget. There are also plenty of lounges, patios and nightclubs – surely something for all visitors and residents, regardless of what you’re feeling or in the mood for.
One of our favourite restaurants in King West has to be Patria – Spanish Tapas done so well you’ll be making another booking as you finish up your dinner. It’s that good. A few other notable fancy spots that are sure to make your wallet blush include Jacob & Co. Steakhouse, Weslodge and the ever-popular Lee Restaurant.
Looking for a great patio for people-watching? The Bier Markt has fantastic sun in the early part of the day and full shade in the afternoon. Belfast Love is a fantastic pub as is The Foggy Dew (or simply Foggy as us locals call it), further down King West.
If you’re looking for a party, look no further than Lavalle with its stunning rooftop, or there is always EFS where you’ll likely see a celeb or two partying in the back booths.
That King West Community Feeling
Still not convinced that living in King West could be for you? Well after living there for 15 years, we can say first hand, it really does have that community feeling. You’ll be living less than 5 minutes from Trinity Bellwoods Park, enjoy walking Fido down beautiful tree-lined streets or playing in dog-park hot-spot Stanley Park. You’ll also have direct access to the TTC. Fantastic schools are in the area for young families looking to move here, as is easy access to gyms, spin studios, spas and grocery stores.
King West Condos & Homes
With everything from detached single-family homes to semis, townhouses and condos, King West has plenty of selection of homes and condos for sale, regardless of where you’re at in your real estate portfolio. Here’s a rundown of some of our favourites:
Pre-Construction Development: 543 Richmond
Side-Street: Massey Street
Townhouse Development: Adelaide Street West Townhomes
Older Build Development: DNA 1
New Build Development: Musée @ 525 Adelaide