Liberty Village is a Toronto neighbourhood that has seen explosive growth due to the repurposing of new office and residential opportunities. Old factories converted to high-end lofts and condominiums has driven many buyers towards this destination of the Downtown core. Partly due to the peacefulness of being away from the busy, compact core and the unique, spacious and fresh appeal on streets and amenities. Many boutique ad agencies have found Liberty Village as home to many advertising agencies and art, fashion, media professionals. Mostly working out-of-home professionals are situated here as well, with a short walk or streetcar ride, residents have both the downtown-hustle and suburban-like quietness at their fingertips.
We track years of completed developments, we then look at potential new developments and take in consideration things like appeal (demand) and infrastructure (updates).
Bordered on the north by King Street West, on the east by Strachan Avenue, on the south by the Gardiner Expressway and on the west by Dufferin Street, Liberty Village is a neighbourhood in Toronto with an enviable location in close proximity to everything. It is a hotspot for young professionals in media, technology, and design who work in the urban core. The neighborhood is also one of Toronto’s oldest settlements, a fact demonstrated to best effect by its gritty urban charm emanating from an eclectic mix of old buildings in red brick Victorian architecture and newer developments including mid- and high-rise condominiums.
Indeed, if you are looking to buy, few neighbourhoods in Toronto can rival the appeal and the hive of local amenities that Liberty Village offers. For a start, the area is synonymous with stylish cosmopolitan living with a bustling nightlife, trendy restaurants and fitness facilities for a lifestyle that incorporates activity, fun, and relaxation. The area also has good access to the neighbouring communities including King West, West Queen West, the Fashion District and the Entertainment District. In particular, the desirability of living close to King West, a popular destination for five-star restaurants and high-end night clubs and the Queen West strip is a huge draw.
Alongside its central and convenient location and lifestyle appeal, Liberty Village also boasts local supermarkets, independent shops and other attractions that help create an area with an identity of its own. Residents can also enjoy beautifully landscaped green spaces while the Lamport Stadium on King Street West, primarily used for soccer, is a local landmark. In fact, Liberty Village is such a charming and wonderfully affluent neighbourhood that a 26-minute documentary film was made on it. The film, entitled “Liberty Village – Somewhere in Heaven” was produced and directed by David Sloma with the support of the National Film Board of Canada.
In terms of residential accommodation, Liberty Village is home to modules of new townhouses, concentrated along King Street West. The neighbourhood also boasts a fantastic mix of property styles from lofts in repurposed industrial buildings and warehouses to new concrete and glass condo towers with head-turning architecture. As a result, the neighbourhood maintains a bohemian-chic credibility while being an upscale neighbourhood.
Liberty Village is also well connected to the downtown core and the other neighbouring communities by way of streetcar lines operating on a number of different routes. Conversely, motorists have quick and easy access to excellent transport links including the Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard.