King West Village is still one of Toronto’s fastest growing neighbourhoods and has been compared to the Soho neighbourhood in New York. King West Village is especially popular with young urban professionals, both singles and couples, who desire an urban lifestyle close to their downtown offices and within walking distance of Toronto’s best restaurants, bars, shops, and boutiques.
Over the last 5 years, King West has seen another phase of renewal with many new condominium projects making their mark. The attractions to the area have improved even further with unique fitness clubs, quality grocery chains, hipster coffee shops, specialty restaurants and new award winning restaurants and bars enjoyed by tons of the area’s young professional after work crowds. Clubs and bars that used to cover the area are no longer and, instead, a more sophisticated and always increasing number of new condominium buildings and new chic ‘hot spots’ are popping up that reflect the urbanesque lifestyle enjoyed by residents of this neighbourhood. Click HERE to find Blog TO’s list of great places in the area…
In the 1850s with the arrival of the railway to Toronto the character of this neighbourhood would change dramatically. King West would evolve as a busy industrial and manufacturing centre. Many of the old industrial buildings from the 1800s and early 1900s have recently been converted to residential and commercial uses.
By the 1990s most industry and manufacturing had moved out from King West and the area was run down and buildings were in neglect. In 1996 the City of Toronto stepped in and enacted the King-Spadina Plan to attract new investment in order to revitalize this area. The plan worked brilliantly as developers began to build new condominiums that catered to young and hip urban professionals. Restaurants and nightclubs were also added to the mix and soon enough you had the recipe for a vital new downtown neighbourhood now commonly referred to as King West Village.
Where to live in the area:
Among some of the quality buildings is the ‘Lofts 399’ at 399 Adelaide Street West. As the third of Cresford Development’s projects sharing the courtyard (the others being the Quad Lofts), the building upholds the mid-rise urban feeling the area is known for right smack in the middle of all the area’s best streets – King, Queen, Richmond, and Bathurst. The facilities are superior including a resistance pool, full service gym, sophisticated party room and arcade room, and chic lobby with 24 hour concierge services.
Facing south into the incredibly quiet courtyard is suite 306, a fabulous and spacious loft listed for sale. It is the perfect condo for young professionals who wish to live in luxury while being in the midst of all the action and within walking distance to work. Suite 306 has so many upgrades, seeing is believing; from the engineered oak hardwood, 10 foot concrete ceilings, open concept kitchen and living spaces with amazing island perfect for after work cocktail parties or BBQs on the balcony (complete with gas hookup!), beautiful master suite with glorious ensuite bath, glass shower and custom walk-in closet, two other separate rooms for guests or office, and second full bath off the inviting foyer.
Whether you want to live in this beautiful suite or rent it out to quality professionals in the area, rest assured your investment will increase as the neighbourhood continues to improve…
Click HERE to view photos and information about this fabulous loft and contact me today to learn more about King West Village.