About Church-Yonge Corridor
The Church-Yonge Corridor is where the big city hustle bustle is. There is so much to see and do here, from browsing the trendy shops on Church Street, taking a stroll through Allan Gardens, immersing yourself in a live theatre performance or visiting an iconic attraction. It’s easy to see why the Church-Yonge Corridor is considered one of Toronto’s most happening hoods.
Yonge Street (formerly listed as “the longest street in the world” by Guinness Book of Records) serves as the west side boundary, while Jarvis serves as the east. This happening hood is one of the city’s most heavily populated and busy areas. It includes the Church-Wellesley Village which hosts the city’s LGBT community, and every year when millions from around the world flock to the city for Pride Week, this is the centre of the action. The festival is a week-long celebration with concerts, exhibits, and of course the legendary Pride Parade.
The heart of Church-Yonge Corridor can be found at Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto’s version of New York’s Times Square. It serves as a community gathering place for events and hosts many year round concerts and community celebrations.
Shopping in this hood is a breeze with so many different options from the high-end fashion stores on Bloor, to the trendy boutiques on Church, to the day-to-day retail that is found throughout the neighbourhood. The biggest shopping attraction is the Eaton Centre, with over 300+ retailers it is one of the city’s largest indoor shopping centres.
Even though Church-Yonge Corridor is right-smack-dab in the heart of the city, there are still many green spaces to enjoy a nice afternoon stroll. The largest is Allan Gardens Conservatory, also one of the city’s oldest parks. This iconic spot is a 16,000 sq ft indoor botanical garden housing 6 greenhouses, and the park outside even features an off-leash dog area and playground. St. James Park right beside the iconic attraction St. James Cathedral is a stunning scenic park with walking trails, flower gardens and a playground for the kiddies. Other green spaces in the hood include Cawthra Square, Ryerson Community Park, and Norman Jewison Park.
Entertainment in this hood can be found in many forms, including catching a live theatre or music show at the renowned Massey Hall (and possibly getting a celebrity sighting). Musical, drama, and comedy performances are regular theatrical productions at The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres and if you are in the mood for a. Buddies in Bad Times hosts
Church-Yonge Corridor is ranked as the 3rd most walkable hood in the city. Residents literally have everything they need just outside their doorstep. Public transit is well serviced in this area with subway stations running all along Yonge and the Yonge and Bloor lines are the two largest in the city with busses/TTC running from each. Motorists looking to leave the area have easy access to Lakeshore and the Gardiner from Bloor Street.