It is the epitome of modern urban living with every need, amenity, and urge gratified within a short, pleasant walk from your trendy townhome
Toronto’s answer to SoHo Village, but more livable.
King West’s history as part of the Military Reserves of the Town of York, the centerpiece for today’s Toronto, is evidenced throughout the paths and roadways of the neighborhood. Its sister district, Liberty Village, is a master planned community that melds residential, commercial and retail, and brandishes a unique esprit on its bustling sidewalks. A wealth of parks and ancillary greenspace complement the rich urban lifestyle. Quick access to the TTC keeps residents connected to the rest of the greater metro area. The district is a haven for young professionals.
King Street / Liberty Village is a critical part of Toronto’s entertainment district, standing as a beacon of culture and diversity. Nightlife—whether it be dining, theatre, bars or the club scene—is unparalleled in Toronto and rivals the world’s finest cities.
The King Street / Liberty Village neighborhood and its surroundings are a gourmand’s delight, sporting a medley of distinctive, leading-edge culinary opportunities. The atmosphere beckons you to walk the streets and discover a new dining favorite every day out. Whether it’s your morning coffee, nostalgic lunch with an old friend, or a romantic dinner with your heart’s partner, every meal can become a memory here.
Perhaps no restaurant better illustrates the cutting-edge assortment of area dining options than Lee Restaurant. Chef Lee’s flagship focuses on shareable dishes fusing French and Asian delectables in an environment that invites socialability. In a similar vein, but turning Spanish, Patria offers tapas and paella sourced directly from the home country. Edulis is a mainstay among the rankings of Toronto’s finest. Quiet and cozy, but its menu explodes onto your tongue. If your milieu is vegan, LOV Toronto hits home with their menu amid a dazzling ambiance. Next Stop: Southern Italy through Gusto 101’s temptations of charcuterie, pizza, pasta and truly ambrosial wine. On a more casual but equally delicious front, Chubby’s Jamaican Kitchen serves up mouth-watering tastes of the islands in an adorable restored 1890s row house. One of the most recent arrivals to the King West scene is The Parlour: trendy and eclectic, cool and casual. WVRST is a beer hall that can instantly transport you to Oktoberfest, but it’s the eats that will have your stomach demanding a second visit right quick: German-style sausages crafted from traditional meats, game meats, and even vegan. No modern epicurean adventure can be complete without street tacos, and on King Street the go-to option is Wilbur Mexicana with its mind-bending array of sauces.
King West / Liberty Village’s fashion district presents a wealth of boutiques selling clothing, jewellery, fabrics, and antiques. Iconic King Textiles is a fabric treasure hunt waiting to happen. Cynthia Findlay Fine Jewellery & Antiques displays a tremendous parade of collectibles, furniture and decorative items for every room in your home, but places particular pride in its library of engagement rings both new and vintage. As you walk stroll by Demosoap, the aroma alone will draw you in, where their assortment of handcrafted artisanal soaps stirs the rest of your senses. Livestock sells stylish urban wear to outfit your lifestyle from toe to head. In its 44-year history, Lorne’s Coats has established and upheld its reputation as Canada’s destination for luxury outerwear. Lively and playful, I Have A Crush On You is a gift shop, a studio, a design gallery and a sweat shop all rolled into one. Pop into EQ3 for customizable home furnishings or visit any one of several décor-based retailers, including Casalife, West Elm and Kitchen Stuff Plus.
The area in and around King West / Liberty Village is home to several of Canada’s most iconic theaters, presenting both locally-produced and internationally-acclaimed smash hits of every genre. The doyenne of King West’s Broadway scene is the Royal Alexandra Theatre, a national historic landmark and the oldest continuously-operating legitimate theatre in North America, its stage having hosted over 3400 productions. Built in 1907, the Royal Alexandra is a masterpiece of Beaux-Arts architecture. Our renowned Princess of Wales Theatre opened in 1993 and has become Toronto’s home of classic and contemporary musical productions. Roy Thomson Hall, the glass-canopied jewel of Ontario, is not only a world-class concert hall but also a powerful meeting space. The annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is hosted each September at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five state-of-the-art cinemas, two exhibition spaces, and the world’s largest collection of English Canadian film artifacts.