KING WEST IS ONE OF TORONTO’S HOTTEST NEIGHBORHOODS. Condos, Lofts, Townhouses, Funky Shops, Fine Dining, Upscale Lounges and Nightclubs cater to this demographic which has been responsible for the rejuvenation of this prime location within downtown Toronto, BUT THE MAIN REASON TO LOVE KING WEST IS THE HUMAN ENERGY.
King West is fun, lively, memorable… not boring. It’s the kind of place where you might bump into a long-lost friend; stumble across creative inspiration, whether for a song or a new business; or meet the love of your life.
…Did you know – King West began as an area full of factories… until developers moved into the area and began converting these old buildings into condos and open concept loft spaces. These early developments drew in young professionals who worked downtown, but were looking for affordable and spacious accommodations, while remaining close to the action associated with urban living.
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Since construction began, the community of mature and trendy young professionals has evolved King St. West into a popular destination for like-minded people from all over Toronto.
The King West district is an area in Downtown Toronto which is concentrated around King Street West between Spadina Avenue and Dufferin St. More than any other neighborhood in Toronto, King Street West has undergone a dramatic transformation in the last few years. Back in the 90s there were a few standard condo buildings at King and Bathurst, but further west the landscape was dominated by vacant land and abandoned industrial buildings. As far back as 1999, Toronto Life Magazine was already rating the King and Niagara area as one of the most up-and-coming places to live, based on how quickly real estate was selling, and at what percentage of asking price homes were going for.
The Summit condo buildings and townhouses at King and Bathurst were first, followed by City Sphere at 801 King W. Then there was a bit of a lull until UrbanCorp started buying up land and building row after row of stacked condo townhouses and lofts, which continues with their most recent phase, the King Towns, just west of Dufferin. The more upscale Massey Harris Lofts conversion and the construction of the DNA condos made this one of the hottest spots to live.
Single professionals, young families, and even some retired couples have made the community their own, changing it into a modern residential oasis, just a short walk from the art galleries, bars, restaurants, clubs and shopping on Queen West and on King itself. Easy access to the TTC, the Gardiner, and the nearby Dominion supermarket complete the picture of neighborhood convenience.