About Downtown West
Toronto’s Downtown West area (south of Queen, from Bathurst to Yonge) encompasses virtually all of what defines downtown living in a multicultural urban metropolis. Amenities and convenience are the name of this game, as anything you could ever want is within a 10-minute walk outside your door.
The Financial District, the Entertainment District, the Fashion District, the Theatre District…it’s all here! You can have a 5-star meal and go to the Opera. You can grab poutine and catch a flick. Heck, if you grab a map you can even take Toronto’s much-loved underground PATH system and indulge in some retail therapy without ever stepping outside. Now, if this isn’t the finest example of modern convenience… we don’t know what is. The only potential trade-off for this kind of accessibility could be living space. Luckily, there are endless options when it comes to: layouts, condos, and new builds, to choose from. This also makes the demographic of residents in the Downtown West core as varied, and diverse, as their surroundings.
A major factor in the growth of retail and nightlife in this area is the massive increase in condo development in recent years. The dormant railway lands adjacent to the Rogers Centre (Skydome for you purists!) were finally sold by the city in 1998 after it took 30+ years contemplating what to do with them. Shortly after, a massive $2 Billion development began. What we know today as ‘Cityplace’ is thought to be responsible for the addition of roughly 12,000 new residents to the Downtown west area alone. With continued investment in this area of ‘the six’ the future of Downtown West is one of perpetual expansion, evolution, and offerings.
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