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38 Joe Shuster Way #823 - Sold

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30 Hayden Street #807 - Sold

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55 Lombard Street #406 - Sold

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1055 Bay Street #1909 - Sold

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600 Queens Quay #329 - Sold

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447C Queen Street East - Sold

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222 The Esplanade 1228
155 Dalhousie St 654
99 Haydn St 1003
99 Haydn St 1003

About the Neighbourhood

Downtown Toronto is the primary central business district in Toronto. Located entirely within the former municipality of Old Toronto, it is approximately bounded by Bloor Street to the north, Lake Ontario to the south, the Don River to the east, and Bathurst Street to the west. The area is made up of the city's largest concentration of skyscrapers and businesses. It also contains buildings of the municipal government of Toronto and provincial government of Ontario.

The Toronto skyline is one of the largest in North America, behind New York and Chicago.

Financial District by Julian Mendl
Financial District by Julian Mendl

The Financial District, centred on the intersection of Bay Street and King Street is the centrepiece of the Canada's financial industry. It contains the Toronto Stock Exchange, which is the largest in Canada and seventh in the world by market capitalization. The construction of skyscrapers in Downtown Toronto had started to rapidly increase during the 1960s.

Blackbull by Julian Mendl
Blackbull by Julian Mendl
Draperst by Julian Mendl
Draperst by Julian Mendl

The retail core of the downtown is the Downtown Yonge area located along Yonge Street from College Street to Queen Street. There is a large concentration of retail here, including the Toronto Eaton Centre. New to the area is the opening of Dundas Square. A 'Times Square' of Toronto! The area includes several live theatres, a movie complex at Dundas Square and the historic Massey Hall. Historical sites and landmarks include the Arts & Letter Club, the Church of the Holy Trinity, Mackenzie House, Maple Leaf Gardens, Old City Hall, and the Toronto Police Museum and Discovery Centre.

Toronto City Hall by Julian Mendl
Toronto City Hall by Julian Mendl
Roy Thompson Hall by Julian Mendl
Roy Thompson Hall by Julian Mendl
Allan Gardens by Julian Mendl
Allan Gardens by Julian Mendl
Condo City Cenre by Julian Mendl
Condo City Cenre by Julian Mendl

To the west of the financial district is the Entertainment District. It is home to hundreds of restaurants, nightclubs, sporting facilities, boutiques, hotels, attractions, and live theatre. The district was formerly an industrial area and was redeveloped for entertainment purposes in the early 1980s, becoming a major centre for entertainment. The redevelopment started with the Mirvish family refurbishing of the Royal Alexandra Theatre and their construction of the Princess of Wales Theatre. The area is now the site of Roy Thomson Hall and the Canadian Broadcasting Centre.

Train Tower by Julian Mendl
Train Tower by Julian Mendl
Union by Julian Mendl
Union by Julian Mendl

The Yorkville area, north of Bloor Street, has more than 700 designer boutiques, spas, restaurants, hotels, and world class galleries. It is a former town in its own right and has developed into an up-scale shopping district. The intersection of Bloor and Yonge Streets is the intersection of the city's subway lines and is one of the busiest intersections in the city. At the intersection of Avenue Road and Bloor Street is the Royal Ontario Museum, the largest museum of the city, with a diverse anthropological and natural history collection.

Toronto Harbour by Julian Mendl
Toronto Harbour by Julian Mendl
Sugar Beach by Julian Mendl
Sugar Beach by Julian Mendl

The Harbourfront area to the south was formerly an industrial and railway lands area. Since the 1970s, it has seen extensive redevelopment, including the building of the Rogers Centre stadium, numerous condominiums and the Harbourfront Centre waterfront revitalization. The area to the east of Yonge Street is still in transition, with conversion of industrial lands to mixed residential and commercial uses planned.

Map of Downtown Toronto

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