As Toronto’s most exciting and fastest-growing neighbourhoods, King West Village has often been compared to the SoHo neighbourhood of New York City
The area is bustling with young urban professionals and new families taking advantage of the close proximity to both the financial and entertainment districts.
It is bounded at the north by King Street West, the west by Dufferin Street, the south by the Gardiner Expressway, the east by Strachan Avenue, and the northeast by the CP railway tracks.
King West Village originally housed the Military Reserves and Victoria Memorial Square – now a neighbourhood park – was Toronto’s first military cemetery.
When the railroad arrived in Toronto in the 1850’s King West Village evolved into a thriving hub of industry. As a matter of fact, many of the original industrial buildings from the 1800s and early 1900’s have recently been converted to residential and commercial uses. You can easily identify these historical buildings by their red brick exteriors, large windows and architectural accents.
Most new residential development in the area is that of condominiums, lofts and townhomes.
The community is a busy, thriving and eclectic one, rich in art galleries and theatres catering to the tastes of the young urban professionals that live in the area.Chinatown and the uber-trendy Kensington Market are a short stroll away.
King West Village is within walking distance of the Toronto waterfront trail, the Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre and Gretzky’s pub which should delight the sports fan.
Streetcars serve King Street, Queen Street, Bathurst Street and Spadina Road with direct links to the Bloor-Danforth Subway line and the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line.