If you’re thinking about moving to Toronto, you should make sure that you’re moving to the right area to suit your needs. Take a look below to see what each of these great Toronto neighbourhoods can offer you.
Yonge and Eglinton
This area is known as midtown Toronto, there has been a great deal of investment in this part of Toronto in the last several years and it has a vibrant nightlife and plenty of things to do. Many businesses are located here and there is really good tranportation to anywhere in the city.
Church and Wellesley
Commonly referred to as The Village, this part of Toronto is one of the most friendliest and welcoming communities in all of Toronto. In the summer the biggest Pride Parade in Canada is held there and it is one of the best parties and events you can go to in the city.
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As the name suggests, the Harbourfront is right on Lake Ontario. With great views and a wonderful pedestrian walkway, you can spend many hours here in the summer. You have Union station right there along the VIA rail station and GO bus station. Billy Bishop Airport is also close by for when you feel like taking a quick trip!
Liberty Village is a vibrant and relatively new neighbourhood full of young people who are active in the media and creative industries. Formally an industrial area, the architecture is very pleasing to look at as the old warehouses have all been converted into restaurants and bars.
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This is something of a hipster area and you can find some really great hidden gems around here. There are a lot of nice coffee shops, bars and yoga studios. There is an annual festival here that brings together the community with live music, food, and lots of free giveaways. As with most areas of Toronto, there is a great farmers market here most weekends too!
The Annex is a very student-heavy neighbourhood but don’t let that scare you off. That just means you have a lot of cheap food options around you, bars with great drink specials, and you’re downtown! The houses in the neighbourhood are beautiful and a lot of them are frats and sororities from nearby UFT so if you’re the kind person that misses the Greek scene from uni, The Annex is for you.
The Beaches may seem like it’s only for older people and families but that just is not the case. It’s for people who like to live near water and have cottage views 20 minutes away from downtown Toronto. It offers some peace from the city with lots to do around. The rent is a bit cheaper since it is slightly off the main line but if you don’t mind streetcars The Beaches is a great place to live. In the nice weather people will be walking the streets popping into the cute cafes and restaurants and night there is certainly a party scene. You will never feel like you need to leave for a weekend to get away from the city, and when you do miss the hustle and bustle its 20 minutes away! The great thing about the Beaches is that it is less crowded than the city core and for people looking to rent but not necessarily live in an apartment building would have the best luck finding that here.