A Brief Guide To Toronto’s Entertainment District
Toronto’s Entertainment District is North America’s most diverse and hottest entertainment, culture and sports destination compartmentalized into 5 areas: the Warehouse Area, the Commerce Area, the Union Station Area, the Theatre Area and the Events Area. The dynamic and vibrant neighborhood is located between University Avenue and Spadina Avenue, around King Street West. In the first half of the 20th century, the Entertainment District was known as the Garment District because the area was almost entirely industrial. Deindustrialization in the 1970s paved the path for the arrival of nightclubs and later the CN Tower, Roy Thomson Hall, SkyDome and the 2000 seat Princess of Wales Theatre among other things in 1976, 1982, 1989 and 1993 correspondingly.
Today the Entertainment District bordered on the north by Chinatown, on the east by the Financial District, on the south by CityPlace and on the west by the Fashion District, is home to world-renowned theatres, the Toronto International Film Festival Headquarters, 5 major league sports teams and a destination for many world concert tours. It is also home to Union Station which serves approximately a quarter of a million people daily. You can also find an array of restaurants including American, Canadian, French, Indian, Italian and Japanese. Then of course the Entertainment District an astounding choice of nightlife venues including pubs, bars, lounges and nightclubs. All of this makes the Entertainment District one of Toronto’s most exciting neighborhoods.
The area is also well connected from a transport perspective with a number of bus routes, streetcar lines and subways passing in and around the neighborhood. The nearest stations include Union Station, St. Andrew Station and Osgoode Station. In terms of housing, high-rise growth in the Entertainment District was a major player in 2013’s headlines. As the vibrant neighborhood evolves, new condos continue to grow, especially in the Warehouse Area, which features a broad mix of uses including commercial, restaurants and pockets of Victorian house forms book-ended with high density residential spaces.
The condos here are designed for cosmopolitan living and dazzle with contemporary design and elegant furnishings. The urban theme is carried through into the interior amenities for a lifestyle that incorporates activity, relaxation and fun. If you are looking to buy, the Entertainment District offers great properties to invest in or buy as a family home, including Tridel’s 49-storey condominium at 300 Front Street West, a statement of stylish urban living.