If you work hard and play hard, King West is the neighbourhood for you. Along with lots of condos and lofts, King West has one of the most active nightclubs and bar scenes in Toronto.
The appeal to living in the King West area is the proximity to a slew of amazing restaurants, shops, clubs, and theatres. King West, which overlaps with the Entertainment District, has the added cache of being the host neighbourhood for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which takes place annually in September. This festival attracts mega-stars to premiere screenings and creates a buzz throughout the whole city.
The headquarters for the festival is the TIFF Bell Lightbox theatre at King and John Street, while its surrounded by glitzy, new condos that reflect the energetic, urban lifestyle enjoyed by residents of this neighbourhood.
Getting around is no problem here. Despite the ability to walk nearly everywhere (walk score: 99), you can take the King Streetcar as far west as Dundas West Station in Roncesvalles and as far east as Broadview Station along the Danforth. Take a quick stroll up to Queen to head to the beaches or head west as far as Etobicoke (Transit score: 100). You’ll be living like a King in King West.