Which Toronto Neighbourhood Should You Live In? 

Deciding to live in Toronto isn’t a very difficult decision. Maybe you love it because of the great jobs, the amazing big city feeling, the endless list of exiting arts and culture activities… whatever your reason, it’s not hard to understand why you would want to call Toronto home. Now for the tricky part: what neighborhood to live in? We’ve created a list of neighborhoods based on interests and desired vibes. So, if you’re new to the Toronto-area or maybe are just looking for a better fit to find your perfect community, this list is for you! 

Fast-Paced High Life 

You want to be in the middle of things and love having all your creature-comforts within walking distance. You adore the luxuries of downtown living. A perfect weekend for you is spent visiting with friends in high-end restaurants and retailers, followed by an evening enjoying the sights of the city. 

Downtown Toronto
All the glamour of Toronto’s bustling business hub.

Yonge and Bloor
The hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto.

Entertainment District
Dazzling neighbourhood filled with Toronto’s top sports and entertainment attractions.

Yorkville
A high-end Victorian-style village for the city’s finest 

Fashion District
An exciting neighbourhood that played a big part in the Toronto garment industry.

Bloordale
A busy neighbourhood with an ever-changing list of trendy restaurants and bars.

Financial District
All the glamour of Toronto’s bustling business hub during the day and quite evenings, and walk to work/hospitals and shops  

Slowed Down Charm

You are looking for city-living at a slower pace. Heritage and character are features you love in your home and walking down old-growth tree-lined streets is your perfect way to start and end your day. Your perfect weekend is spent in your local yoga studio or meeting with friends at the beach or park and walking to your favourite local eateries. 

Roncesvalles
European ambiance bordered by an urban park 

Cabbagetown
A 19th century neighbourhood with modern flair 

Yonge and Eglinton
A midtown balance upon the renowned Yonge Street Strip 

The Beaches
Full of community charm and soft sand 

Cultural Connections

What draws you to the city is feeling like you have direct access to culture: from local retailers to vibrant art scenes. You love seeing personality in your neighbourhood and home, from renovated heritage buildings to beautiful new architecture. In your opinion, a perfect weekend is spent shopping in your local market followed by a scenic walk to your favourite bar that only locals know about. 

St. Lawrence Market
Enchanting history holds a mix of business and community 

Queen West
Home to chic bohemians and dynamic local culture 

Little Italy
A bright residential neighbourhood with Italian flair 

Danforth/Greektown
Fabulous restaurants and iconic spots 

 

 

 

 

 

Private and Luxurious 

You want the conveniences of the city but at the end of the day to return to your beautiful and private house a short commute away. Spacious living, private outdoor spaces, and an elevated neighbourhood feeling are what you crave. Your perfect weekend is spent enjoying refreshments in your outdoor space or strolling in a nearby park followed by visiting your favourite local restaurant that’s close enough for you to be a regular. 

Yorkville
A high-end Victorian-style village for the city’s finest.

Old Mill
A heritage neighbourhood with historic charm, bordered by the Humber River and lush parks.

Forest Hill
A prestigious area with million-dollar homes and fabulous restaurants.

Artistic Community Building 

You crave urban adventure, city living to you means being part of a community of artists and status-quo breakers. Eclectic styles, heritage homes, and community gardens are part of what makes a great neighbourhood in your opinion! A great weekend for you is spent exploring local coffee shops and eateries between buying local from retailers and markets, finishing catching an underground show in a small venue. 

King West
A lively neighbourhood catering to a professional urban lifestyle.

Liberty Village
Stunning architecture within the urban core of Toronto. 

The Annex
Vintage buildings, art, and class along Bloor Street West.

Leslieville
Serene tree-lined streets amidst the city’s bustle.

Trinity Bellwoods
Boutique businesses and trendy but affordable lifestyle in the city.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Family Life Above All 

You love the city but also want a tight-knit community to start and raise a family. Quiet tree-lined streets, walkable areas, and affordable new development are what you need in your neighbourhood. Visiting with other families in local parks, enjoying local fares while also running errands and finishing with a relaxing night stroll through calm streets describes your perfect weekend. 

Kensington
A legendary neighbourhood that celebrates diversity.

Bloor West Village
A lively business improvement district bordered by High Park and Humber River.

Midtown
Enjoy residential quiet with easy access to the excitement of downtown.

West Don Lands
Modern builds and historic charm. 

Corso Italia
A quaint residential area with Italian flair.

Danforth Village
East end charm for families and young professionals.

East York
A suburban borough with city-life charm.

Riverdale
A residential neighbourhood bordered by the Don River.

Little Portugal
A vibrant, family friendly community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you’re still figuring out the best neighbourhood for you or you are ready to jump into a rental in your new perfect community – our leasing agents would love to provide you with a personalized property-finding experience! You pay no fees while our team of professionals match you with an amazing luxury rental that fits all your needs, including your favourite neighbourhood! 

 

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