at a glancein&aroundthe neighbourhood

Location

Located in the heart of the action, City Centre includes some of Toronto’s most dynamic areas. Broker some deals or sit down for a power lunch in the downtown Financial District. Catch a Broadway-style show, then hit the dance floor in an Entertainment District nightclub or lounge. The Yonge Street corridor offers prime shopping, as well as Yonge-Dundas Square’s cultural events. Until recently there were limited residential options in Downtown West. However, in the past few years the rezoning of King-Spadina commercial buildings into residential lofts, the downtown condominium and townhome building boom, and the massive redevelopment currently underway at the former railway lands have now made it possible for many more people to live, work and play in this urban neighbourhood. General boundary: Spadina Avenue to Jarvis Street; Bloor Street to the Gardiner Expressway

Recreation

Shopping.

The trendy Queen West shopping district, the old world Kensington Market north of Dundas Street and west of Spadina Avenue, Chinatown right on Spadina Avenue, and the Fashion District, located between Bathurst Street and Spadina Avenue from Front Street north to Queen Street, provide a plethora of shopping opportunities for Downtown West residents. Toronto’s underground PATH walkway contains many hidden shopping treasures. The PATH can be accessed from many buildings in the Financial District, east of University Avenue including: FirstCanadian Place at 50 King Street West, the Toronto Dominion Centre at 55 King Street West, the Design Exchange at 234 Bay Street, Commerce Court at 234 Bay Street, the Royal Bank Plaza at 200 Bay Street, and BCE Place at 181 Bay Street. The PATH, which winds its way underground along almost 100 buildings, is 10 kilometers long and is lined with retail shops, services, and restaurants.

The Raptors at the Scotiabank Arena (formerly Air Canada Centre) or the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre

The CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada and the revitalized Union Station

Strolling among the stars on Canada’s Walk of Fame

A Broadway-style musical at a Mirvish Productions theatre

Film fever during the Toronto International Film Festival and year-round at the TIFF Bell Lightbox

Education

Beverley School

Orde Street Junior Public School

Lord Lansdowne Junior

Senior Public School

Ryerson University

University of Toronto School of Public Policy and Governance

OCADU

Transportation

Plan your journey around Toronto with Triplinx, the official route-planning tool of transit providers serving the Toronto region Streetcar lines on King and Queen streets and Spadina Avenue connect to the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line. The Bathurst Street bus links up with the Bloor-Danforth subway line. Motorists are just a few minutes from Lake Shore Boulevard and the Gardiner Expressway which link up with all the major highways that service the greater Toronto area.

Restaurant & Retail

Kit Kat

Kit Kat Italian Bar & Grill specializes in Southern Italian home-style cooking. In this busy family run restaurant whose humble origins began with Al Carbone grilling homemade sausages outside his front door. Located in the heart of the Entertainment District, it is one of the original restaurants on restaurant row. The Carbone family's focus is on fresh ingredients, respect for great food, and a pleasure to entertain friends.

ALO RESTAURANT

A destination for classically prepared, meticulously thought out French food and service.

Pai Northern Thai Kitchen

Chef Nuit Regular and her husband Jeff are celebrated for bringing the distinct flavour of Northern Thai cuisine and hospitality to Toronto and across Canada. The popularity of their restaurants (PAI Northern Thai Kitchen, Sabai Sabai, Sukho Thai, and formerly Khao San Road) all began with the opening of the humble Curry Shack in the small town of Pai, in Northern Thailand.