One of the fastest growing neighbourhoods in Toronto, King West Village is one of the most sought-after communities in the downtown area. Compared to the likes of New York City's Soho neighbourhood, King West Village is particularly popular among millennials who seek close proximity to work while still enjoying plenty of greenspace.
Bordered by Bathurst Street to the west, Spadina Avenue to the east, Queen Street to the north, and Front Street to the south, King West Village is a vibrant community that cleverly mixes residences, commercial buildings, retail, and entertainment.
King West Village has experienced a significant boom in condominiums over the recent past, offering residents and buyers plenty of units to chose from within an affordable price range. In fact, this particular neighbourhood of Toronto offers one of the best selections of condos in the entire city.
Residents can choose to dwell in various types of condominium complexes, including high rises, low rises, and two-story townhome condos. King West Village offers plenty of brand new buildings, as well as old industrial buildings that have been tastefully revamped into trendy lofts that offer a mix of both modern and authentic features, such as exposed brick and concrete flooring. Some of these buildings date back as far as the 1880s.
Lifestyle & Recreation
Residents of King West Village don't have to leave the confines of their neighbourhood to enjoy a vibrant lifestyle outside of work. Once inundated by warehouses and industrial buildings, King Street West now offers a myriad of shops, primarily within the fashion and furniture niches. There's also Spadina Avenue and Chinatown within walking distance, offering residents plenty more shops, eateries, and entertainment to enjoy.
There are also several lifestyle and wellness related businesses to take advantage of in King West Village, which are constantly popping up and giving residents an increasingly eclectic mix to choose from.
The neighbourhood is within walking distance of the waterfront trail, perfect for the active individual to enjoy walks, hikes, runs, and bike rides. Those with children will be able to frequent St. Andrew’s Market and Playground at the corner of Bathurst Street and Adelaide Street West with quick and easy access.
Catching a sporting event or concert has never been more convenient thanks to the nearby Air Canada Centre and Rogers Centre. The artsy type will also be catered to in King West Village thanks to the plethora of studios and art galleries close by, as well as all the musical performances that frequently take place right on King Street West.
Families with children in the neighbourhood have several schools to choose from.
While King West Village is a walker's delight, it is also easily accessible via public transit and roadways. Plenty of streetcar routes line the neighbourhood to hop on and off of, connecting passengers to various destinations and bus/subway lines, including the Yonge-University-Spadina line and Bloor line. Commuters traveling by vehicle can get in and out of the city via the nearby Gardiner Expressway or Lakeshore Boulevard.