The Top 5 Most Rentable Neighbourhoods in Toronto


It seems as if Toronto acquires a few new districts and neighbourhoods each year. This year we are seeing the Canary District and Riverside blossom with new developments and rentable properties. However, the iconic Toronto districts have not yet lost their spark.

Here we have the top five most desirable Toronto neighbourhoods:

King Street, Toronto, Canada

King West
King Street West has always been a mecca of trendy restaurants and luxury dwellings. This year we have seen the brand new honeycomb-like Thompson Residences pop up right at King and Bathurst as well as the emerging One Eleven condos by Harhay Developments, proving how profitable this upscale neighbourhood is. Aside from fabulous condos, King West is filled with some of Toronto’s top high end restaurants from Lee and Buca to trendy new must-try’s such as Wilbur Mexicana and Gusto 101. You will see the posh inhabitants of King West strolling down the street to grab a bite at the many organic bakeries and cafes or checking out the boutiques and galleries in Liberty Village.

CB2, Queen Street, Toronto, Canada

Queen West
Queen West is all about mixing the trendy with a touch of grunge. While trying to maintain its authentic vibe, over the years Queen West has begun to incorporate some revamps into its façade with trendy lofts converted from older Toronto buildings such as the Candy Factory Condos and Farr House as well as new developments along Queen and Ossington. Queen West jumps from hip and cheap to high-end in a heartbeat. You can find a CB2, Urban Barn and other chic boutique stores right next to tattoo shops and dive bars. You will find $5 subs next to hotspots like BarChef, renowned for their creative cocktails and The Commodore, famous for its seafood. That’s the beauty about Queen West!

Wavedeck at Simcoe and Queens Quay, Harbourfront, Toronto, Canada

The Harbourfront is ever popular with tourists thanks to its stunning water views and huge walkways, it’s no wonder why so many people want to make this neighbourhood their home! The Harbourfront is an growing community with condo after condo, bringing new retailers and restaurants such as the Amsterdam BrewHouse to this refreshing neighbourhood. This area has benefited from a huge reconstruction project that has made it a more pedestrian friendly spot with increased bike paths and green areas for bikers, joggers and rollerbladers to enjoy. This vibrant spot features festivals all summer long and has easy access to big Toronto attractions such as the Ripley’s Aquarium, CN Tower and Rogers Center, making it a nice oasis by the hustle and bustle of Toronto.

The Royal Alexandra Theatre on King Street, Entertainment District, Toronto, Canada

Entertainment District
When you don’t have much time to do Toronto right, being in a key spot is essential. This is why the Entertainment District never loses its appeal to renters. With easy transit access only a few steps away and all the best Toronto attractions within walking distance, this area is the perfect central location. The Entertainment District has posh amenities from residences at the Shangri-La and Soho to must try restaurants such as Luma and Montecito. This area has everything to entertain you from cinemas to theatres, comedy clubs to night clubs and let’s not forget the main Toronto attractions such as the MTCC, Rogers Center and CN Tower.

Sassafraz, Yorkville, Toronto, Canada

There is a reason this designer brand neighbourhood is the top pick for celebrities; nothing spells luxury in Toronto better than Yorkville. Here you will find fabulous high-end residences at The Four Seasons, Hazelton and Park Hyatt. Yorkville only offers the best of the best with renowned restaurants Sassaffraz, Blu, Nao and One as well as designer shopping options on the locally known “Mink Mile.” At Yorkville you will be able to lounge with a champagne cocktail in hand at The One Eighty on the 51st floor, stroll through the stunning UofT Campus or treat yourself at one of the many top salons found throughout this neighbourhood.

Toronto is filled with many desirable neighbourhoods. Now you can find even more information on each of them in our Toronto neighbourhood guide and we can help you find your next apartment rental right here at

Written by Kirsti Heitz