King West Condos are the most vibrant, exciting and lively area to live in Toronto's condo landscape. King West is also one of Toronto's most prestige neighbourhoods. King West Condos, are some of the most luxurious, trendy and cool buildings in the downtown core. The King West Condos neighbourhood stretches all along King Street West, from University Avenue on the east end, to Shaw Street in the west end. Adelaide Street West to Front Street. King West Condos is Toronto's entertainment central, frequent by many for the vide verity of high end resultants, family shops, posh social clubs, summer patios and roof top terraces. The streets of the area are lively, full of life and action. Day and night, there is always people walking the streets enjoying the community.
Living in King West Condos
The King West Condos landscape is really unique, compared to other neighbourhoods in Toronto. The area, specifically west of Spadina Road is built up of only boutique condos. Paying close attention to the Toronto city skyline, it's easy to see the dramatic changes of high-rise condos just east of Spadina. This makes King West Condos on the west end of Spadina so special, as it's not dominated by massive 50+ storey towers. East of Spadina is where the area finds its tall, soaring condo buildings. Home to many of Toronto's most well known and prestigious condos.
Living in King West Condos goes well beyond the amazing buildings and spectacular units, it’s a lifestyle. Surrounded by entertainment, there's never a dull moment. The area is known as Toronto's entertainment district, filled with bars, social clubs, theaters and so much more. The area is filled with trendy, modern style condos and lofts. The condo options vary greatly, and the neighbourhood carters to young first time buyers with studio and 1 bedroom units to the ultra-lux buyers, with sprawling lavish suites. Many soft loft condos were developed here, and this is where King West Condos shine! Modern, boutique lofts, with exposed concrete and ductwork, and amazing open layouts.
The views from the towering tall buildings are breath taking and inspiring. Views of nearby city parks, the waterfront, the financial district can be had from the top. Soaring atop all the boutique lofts in the west end, provides an endless view of the city. Sunsets…? Unbelievable.
Many of the social clubs in King West are a part of the condo buildings themselves. Ultra cool to live in right in the social scene. For a select few King West Condo buildings, getting to the party is just an elevator ride away. Roof top terrace clubs, build atop of the condos is common, and desired for the young hip lifestyle.
King Street West Entertainment
The reason living in King West Condos is so exciting and lively is the abundance of posh social clubs, restaurants, patios, theaters and shops. All which line King Street West. The area is Toronto's entertainment central and is where the action happens. A place to see and be seen, this is where many Toronto residents find themselves for a good time, and an evening out. The area is home to many exclusive social spots and fine dining.
Roof top patios and terrace social clubs, and roof top pools are bountiful. A drink by the infinity pool, with insane city views from the roof top is common. The area is "king" when it comes to summer patios, that's what it's known for! Large main street patios right on King Street are all over the area. There are also many hidden back alley way patios, and intimate patios that seat only 6 people.
If you want to enjoy a roof top patio with the aw-inspiring views, we suggest the Thompson, Kost, Lavelle, The Porch, just to name a few (there are so many!) Among the vast array of amazing street level patios in surrounding King West Condos, some to check out include the Keg, Brassaii, Bier Markt, Gusto 101. Take a stroll along King Street West, it's not hard to find patios!
But it's not just about bar hoping in King West Condos, the entertainment factor does well beyond amazing food and clubs. The area is home to some high-class theater entertainment, in the Theater District. The east end of King Street West is Roy Thompson Hall, where theater arts captivate audiences with a wide array of musical and performance arts. King Street West is also home to the internationally known and renowned Toronto International Film Festival, more commonly referred to as TIFF. TIFF is hosted at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, at the base of the Festival Tower condos. Also fronting on King Street is the Princess of Wales Theater and Royal Alexandra Theater.
What to enjoy living in King West Condos
- Array of posh social clubs
- The "King" of Summer patios
- Roof top pools and bars
- Walk to Financial District
- Local shops and fine dining
- TTC street car access on King Street
- Lots of Hotels and Hotel Condos
King West Condos Parks
King West Condos do not benefit from having a sprawling 20 acre local park like many neighbouring areas have. King West is a true concrete jungle. BUT don’t worry just yet. The area is home to several small, beautiful city parks, spread all throughout the neighbourhood. Wonderful lush parks with huge trees, open grass areas, walking trails and picnic areas. And (dog lovers pay attention) even off leash dog parks. And this is another amazing aspect that makes living in King West Condos such a wonderful city neighbourhood.
The largest park is in the west end of the area, at King Street and Stanley Terrace. This park consists of many attractions, a baseball diamond, off leash dog park, playground and a basket ball court.
The central King West Condos area has many local parks, that cut through the vast landscape of buildings, and share amazing views of the buildings, CN Tower and more. Picturesque Victoria Memorial Square Park at Wellington and Portland. The Brant Park, at Brant and Adelaide, includes an off leash god park. Another picturesque park at Wellington and Spadina, Clarence Square Park, again another off leash park for the furry friends. David Pecaut Square, adjacent to Roy Thomason Hall.
If you are itching for a lively park, with endless activities to enjoy and tons of energy, Trinity Bellwoods Park is only 10 Minute walk from King West Condos. Trinity Bellwoods Park, in Queen West, at Queen Street and Gore Vale Avenue is where year round sports and activities take place.
King Street Pilot
The city of Toronto, not without controversy, has implemented the King Street Pilot. Simply put, cars are a "no go" for King Street from Bathurst to Jarvis. This means no driving through or parking on King Street West. Luckily there are some exceptions, as drivers can turn onto and off of King Street, but cannot drive through intersections, they must leave King Street at the next set of lights. So don’t worry, access to King West Condos is still very accessible by car.
The purpose of the King Street Pilot is mainly for improving TTC street car reliability and speed. And improving pedestrian friendliness, making it easier and faster to get around on foot. What this has done for King Street West is made the street more of a walking street, with street cars passing by (and the occasional car).
The controversy came mainly from local businesses. When the King Pilot was first rolled out, the area became a lot quieter, and cars couldn’t park on the street. Now that the seasons have changed and the people have adapted, the King Street Pilot has opened up a lot of street space for more summer patios! (Just what King West loves most!) Store front merchants along King Street West have taken the opportunity to expand a patio in the streets. This has dramatically changed the landscape of King West, another reason why it's so easy to find patios in this area!
Getting Around King West Condos
The perfect central location in the downtown landscape. Walking is your best friend when navigating King West Condos. Everything needed and desired is within walking distance. King West Condos is within a few minutes' walk to the financial district of Toronto. The area is also home to many office buildings and businesses right within the area, contributing to the work hard, play harder energetic lifestyle, perfect for young business people.
TTC public transit access is super convenient, with the street car passing right along King Street. From the west end, right into the Financial District into the east end. With the King Street Pilot in effect, street car transpiration is super fast and uninterrupted. Connection to Subway at University line, St. Andrew Station. Get up town or south to the waterfront by street car with Bathurst Street or Spadina Avenue. Spadina TTC street car line is on independent tracks and is not effected by heavy car traffic (which is often).
Driving around King West Condos by car is accessible. Bear in mind lots of traffic, and limitations on King Street. None the less, King West Condos have easy access to main roads leading to the Gardiner Expressway and north Toronto neighbourhoods.