$869,210

CONDO AVG ASKING PRICE

$830,666

HOUSE AVG ASKING PRICE

$830/SQFT

CONDO AVG PRICE PER SQFT

$965/SQFT

HOUSE AVG PRICE PER SQFT

1,047 SQFT

CONDO AVG SIZE

999 SQFT

HOUSE AVG SIZE

423

CONDO AVG MONTHLY SALES

1

HOUSE AVG MONTHLY SALES

THE LOWDOWN

History

In the 1850s with the arrival of the railway to Toronto the character of this neighbourhood would evolve as a busy industrial and manufacturing centre. By the 1990s most industry and manufacturing had moved out from King West and the area was run down and buildings were in neglect. In 1996 the City of Toronto stepped in and enacted the King-Spadina Plan to attract new investment in order to revitalize this area. The plan worked brilliantly as developers began to build new condominiums that catered to young and hip urban professionals. Restaurants and nightclubs were also added to the mix and soon enough you had the recipe for a vital new downtown neighbourhood now commonly referred to as King West Village.

Housing and Accommodation

King West is one of the city’s fastest growing neighbourhoods.  Many of the old industrial buildings from the 1800s and early 1900s have been converted into residential and commercial uses.  These authentic hard loft buildings are characterized by their red brick exterior, large windows and architectural accents. These loft units may have features such as concrete floors, exposed wood beams, and exposed brick.  This area also has one of the best selections of condos in the city.  Many of them are designed as soft lofts with units that feature lots of light and open spaces, high ceilings and balconies. Some of these buildings also contain two-storey loft condominium townhouses.

JUST LISTED IN KING WEST

ABOUT KING WEST

King West is the neighbourhood for you if you work hard and play hard.  Along with lots of condos along this stretch, King West has one of the most active nightclub and bar scenes in Toronto. The Thompson Hotel located on Wellington Street, just south of King, has become a popular neighbourhood landmark with spectacular rooftop views. The appeal to living in the King West area, if you can afford it, is the proximity to a slew of amazing restaurants, shops, clubs, and theatres.

King West Village now has the added cache of being the host neighbourhood for the Toronto International Film Festival which takes place annually in September. This festival attracts mega-stars to premiere screenings and creates a buzz throughout the whole neighbourhood and the entire city. The headquarters for the festival is the TIFF Bell Lightbox theatre at King and John Street, which is surrounded by glitzy new condominium buildings that reflect the urbanesque lifestyle enjoyed by residents of this neighbourhood.

THE GOOD

      • Almost everything is within walking distance.
      • Lots of dogs parks in this pet-friendly community.
      • Steps away from the King St. nightlife.

THE UGLY

      • Very few schools.
      • Traffic and a lack of transit.
      • Even the gym can be a fashion show.