Neighbourhood Profile: The Entertainment District

You will never run out of things to do in Toronto’s entertainment district. It’s vibrant streets are lined with restaurants, patios, shops, and pubs along with some of the country’s best attractions. This district is also home to Toronto’s iconic CN Tower.

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This neighbourhood is located just west of Bay street in the downtown core. Its area spans from Spadina Street to Simcoe (and Lower Simcoe), and south of Queen Street to Front Street and the Gardiner Expressway.

Transportation

Due to it’s prime downtown location, getting around in the Entertainment District is not a chore as you are in one of the major hubs of the city.

100/100 Transit Score

Whether your are using public transit or commute by car, you have excellent access to the TTC and major highways. Union Station is not too far away and residents are always steps away from both the Queen and King west streetcar. TIn addition the Gardiner Expressway is quickly accessible.

100/100 Walk score

A walk down King West at night will have you walking by a number of great Toronto Restaurants. The unique bars like the Ballroom and The Porch in this area are always hopping and attracting great crowds. In the daytime parks like the Roundhouse Park are excellent to take a trip to, and if you haven’t done the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, or taken in a Blue Jay’s game yet then what are your waiting for? The Toronto experience is always just a short walk from your door.

People

The Entertainment District is home to a large amount of single young professionals. The neighbourhood is busy during the week and likes to celebrate on the weekends.

  • There is almost a 50/50 split between renters and owners.
  • The most common building type is a high rise.
  • Average age of housing is 2001.
  • Roughly 53% of the residents are aged 30 to 54 and 24% are in their twenties.
  • $118,232 average household income
  • Average household income is roughly $70,000.
  • 57% of the neighbourhood is single, 35% are couples and 8% are families

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Food & Entertainment

Toronto’s Entertainment District has earned it’s name by offering its world class entertainment. The sights and attractions have combined to make King Street West Toronto’s cultural corridor. Some of the attractions include:

The CN TowerCN Tower

The third-tallest freestanding structure in the world is the most photographed site in the city. Standing 457m tall, the tower offers a wide view of the city, the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. A great day will involve looking out at the Toronto landscape, taking a step out on the CN Tower Edgewalk and enjoying some of the best fine dining experiences in the CN Tower 360 restaurant.

TIFF

Every year, the streets of Toronto are alive with the buzz of the Toronto International Film Festival. Hollywood celebrities invade the streets of the Entertainment district to show off their latest film projects. Head to a film or perhaps a bar afterwards and you could be bumping elbows with some of the stars of the silver screen.

Sports

For the sports fanatic, you are in the central hub of the Toronto sports scene. Spend an afternoon at the ball diamond watching the Toronto Blue Jays baseball club, or perhaps head down to the Air Canada Centre to watch the exciting basketball action with the Toronto Raptors and arguably Canada’s favourite pastime the Toronto Maple Leafs play some hockey.

The Theatre

Along King West you notice some of Toronto’s most prestigious theatres that regularly bring in some of the best Broadway Hits. Take in a night of laughter at the Second City Improv Theatre, or a movie at one of Canada’s premiere movie theatres at the Scotiabank Theatre.

Restaurant RowRestaurant Row

Just west of some of Canada’s most iconic theatres lies Toronto’s restaurant row. Whatever you are in the appetite for will be featured along the strip of fine dining restaurants.

Date night options in the Entertainment District are literally endless. You can go bowling at the Ballroom, or take in an afternoon at Canada’s largest indoor aquarium at Ripley’s Aquarium. You will always be blown away with the new ways to excite yourself.

Featured Condo Developments

Thinking about investing in the Entertainment District? Here are some premium new condo developments poised to provide the best

Mirvish+Gehry Condos:Mirvish+Gehry

A powerful creative synergy is set to transform Toronto’s iconic King Street arts and entertainment district. David Mirvish and Frank Gehry have joined forces to unveil a bold new vision for our Cultural Corridor, with the creation of a new public gallery, cultural and educational facilities, residential and business spaces.

The inspired vision for Mirvish+Gehry Condos will see King Street evolve into a thriving, livable urban community, a great address to come home to and experience the finest in art, culture, design and life that Toronto has to offer.

Theatre District Condos:Theatre-district-condo

Located in the heart of the world-class theatre district, this new property is just moments from elegant dining, convenient shopping, and of course, Canada’s best live theatre.

  • Located at Adelaide & Widmer, in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment and Theatre District
  • 99/100 WalkScore – a Walker’s Paradise
  • Steps to Toronto’s World Class Live Theatre District, including Princess of Wales Theatre and Royal Alexander Theatre
  • 1km to Toronto International Film Festival
  • Steps to World Class Restaurants, including Montecristo located at the base of Cinema Tower Condos
  • Steps to Art & Culture including Roy Thompson Hall and the Four Seasons for the Performing Arts
  • Steps to St. Andrew Subway Station and the King Street Car Line

B Side Condos:BsideCondo

Minto have launched B Side Condos – their second phase of “Minto Westside” at Front & Bathurst and are offering a host of amazing limited time incentives, including a Free Electric Car (Nissan Leaf) with the purchase of a condominium and an electric parking spot. Located in a more private section of the Entertainment District, this condo offers a blend of peace while still taking advantage of the buzz the Entertainment District can provide.

If you are ready to invest an Entertainment District condominium or any of the other prime downtown Toronto condominiums, get in touch with some of the Toronto’s best Condo experts and register for your new condo today!