University is a neighbourhood in Ward 11, located north of Kensington-Chinatown, between Palmerston Little Italy and Bay Street Corridor. The downtown neighbourhood is marked by Bloor Street West to the north, Queen’s Park Crescent to the east, College Street to the south and Bathurst Street to the West. University is the heart of academia in Toronto. College Street tends to be less expensive than Bloor, and is home to more restaurants than boutique hotels, though fancy cafés are to be had at either end of the neighbourhood. High-end healthy fare and vegan options are as prevalent as beer halls and bars. There are many reasonably priced family-owned restaurants, and it’s easy to shop local here! Despite the focus on student-friendly accommodations, there is a mixture of families, young professionals and older couples in the area. There are very few high schools nearby, however there are numerous elementary options.
Commuting via TTC is easy and accessible with Queen’s Park Station, Museum Station, St. George Station and Spadina Station in the area, as well as buses and streetcars.