The Financial, Entertainment, Fashion and Theatre Districts of Toronto are all contained within the boundaries of Toronto’s vibrant Downtown Core. Lively Yonge-Dundas Square and the surrounding areas is certainly one of the most well-known and vibrant districts of the city.
Famous for its abundant shopping, dining and entertainment, the Downtown core is home to Toronto’s most visited attraction, the Eaton Centre, and movies, theatres and historic Massey Hall are also in the bustling cultural mix of this exciting neighbourhood.
The Downtown Core has a broad appeal, seeming to have something for everyone with not a shortage of restaurants, bars, pubs or coffee shops in sight.
Housing and Accommodations
A residential renaissance of the downtown core, specifically in the Bay Corridor area, began in the 1990s with a condo construction boom. This condo boom continues to this day with numerous high-rise building already completed or currently under construction.
Search Listings for Downtown
Church Street Junior Public School
Subway Academy II
What Torontonians today refer to as the downtown core was once known as The Ward in the late 1800s. At that time this area was heavily populated by Jewish New Canadians who had fled racial and religious persecution in Eastern Europe and were later followed by other New Canadians most notably in The Ward by Italians. In the 1950s the construction of Toronto’s New City Hall led to many area homes being confiscated and many residents relocated to the area surrounding Spadina Avenue in what is now Toronto’s Chinatown district.