King West and Liberty Village Real Estate

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King West Village is a dynamic community of condos, townhouses, eclectic shops, fashionable restaurants and bars minutes from downtown Toronto by the TTC.

King West Village is one of Toronto's fastest growing neighbourhoods. King West Village is especially popular with young urban professionals, both singles and couples, who desire an urban lifestyle close to their downtown offices and within walking distance of Toronto's entertainment district. In additional to residential options King West Village also includes: commercial office space, and one of the most active nightclub and bar scenes in Toronto.

The Thompson Hotel located at 550 Wellington Street West has become a popular neighbourhood landmark.

King West Village now has the added cache of being the host neighbourhood for the Toronto International Film Festival which takes place annually in September. This festival attracts mega-stars to premiere screenings and creates a buzz throughout the whole neighbourhood and the entire city. The headquarters for the festival is the TIFF Bell Lightbox theatre on King West, which is surrounded by glitzy new condominium buildings that reflect the urbanesque lifestyle enjoyed by residents of this neighbourhood.

Toronto at Night
Toronto at Night
Entertainment District
Entertainment District

Where there were once huge industrial operations and factories like Macgregor Socks, now sit modern Victorian-style townhomes. Where streets named Massey and Battery Road evoke the manufacturing plants that built the city, now rise spectacular lofts and condominiums served by retail and big box stores such as Dominion, offering nearby caf├ęs, art galleries, trendy bars and restaurants, and parks that provide places to walk, bicycle, rollerblade, and entertain friends.

The area roughly bordered by Spadina, Front, Adelaide and Bathurst is alive with construction and demolition, renovations and renewals. Developers are grabbing every available lot in the King West area, driving out long-time fixtures and pushing up values. Six recent land sales in the will see 1000 new condominium units, some of them very deluxe indeed, constructed.

Parkdale Shops
Parkdale Shops
Queen West
Queen West

Contributing to the appeal of the neighbourhood is its rich history: the old factory buildings and warehouses along King & Wellington streets, the famous Wheat Sheaf Tavern which has been a Bathurst & King fixture for more than 150 years, and Victoria Memorial Park, which is actually a cemetery for some of the dead of the war of 1812 and is currently undergoing a $1 million restoration. While King West Village has already lost some of its unique mixed use appeal due to all the changes, the majority of the historical King West buildings are protected, and it is hoped this preservation will prevent the loss of its lively, pedestrian-friendly feel.

The flavour of King West is found not only in its historical roots, but in the modern conveniences of great shops, independent galleries, restaurants and clubs. King West is also parks, carwashes, fitness centers, health food shops and yoga classes. The Scadding Court Community Centre offers great recreational programming, and the local parks include:

  • Trinity Bellwoods
  • Coronation Park
  • Marilyn Bell Park
Trinity Bellwoods
Trinity Bellwoods
Trinity Bellwoods
Trinity Bellwoods

But what really makes King West is the genuine sense of community ? residents say that they actually know their neighbours, and see the same people jogging down the street, shopping and having espresso. It's this ambience of community that pervades King West and allows the people here to be at home with urban living.

King West Buildings
King West Buildings

The location provides residents very easy access to Toronto's business and financial districts ? minutes by car or streetcar, while the frequent Bathurst streetcar connects to the Bloor Line in minutes. Famous destinations such as the Skydome, Exhibition Place, Harbourfront, Fort York and the Toronto Islands are also all very accessible.  Though King West/Liberty Village has a mostly adult vibe, its local public schools include:

  • Givins-Shaw Jr. & Sr. School
  • Niagara Street Jr. School
  • Alexander Muir and Gladstone School
  • Hillcrest Jr. P.S.
  • Parkdale C.I.
  • West Toronto C.I.
  • A selection of alternative secondary schools

The Sanderson Branch of the Toronto Pulic Library, at 327 Bathurst St., and the Parkdale Branch at 1303 Queen St. West are convenient to students living in the area.

King West and Liberty Village Hotel
King West and Liberty Village Hotel

Liberty Village is a 43-acre master-planned community, combining residential, commercial and retail uses. This neighbourhood is attracting young professionals in media, high-tech and design businesses who live and work in the urban core.

There is a gritty, urban feel and a unique vibrancy to Liberty Village, which emanates from the red brick Victorian industrial architecture that dominates the streetscape. The tall chimney smoke stacks that project from some of these old buildings serve as neighbourhood landmarks

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  1. I first read about the rave reviews of INIGO in Toronto Life Magazine and thought I’d check it out for myself. Along with revitalizing an address that was infamous for bike thievery, this new Queen West eatery is definitely worth checking out. Inigo offers reasonably-priced roasted chickens (grain-fed and free-range), as well as “other species” (as listed on their menu). Everything is separately-priced, allowing you to create your own meal. We had the peruvian chicken on brown rice with a quinoa salad and a refreshing fennel and orange salad that I was still thinking about the next day.

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