Located in the heart of Downtown Toronto is one of the most affluent and highly sought after neighbourhood of Bay Street Corridor. With an eclectic mix of grandiose homes and visually stunning, modern skyscrapers, it a densely populated neighbourhood that contributes an enviable multitude of options as it showcases the best of what the city of Toronto has to offer. With the neighbourhood evolving into a prime condo market, it should come as no surprise that you will be living among the best and brightest of ambitious young Torontonians.
This is an area that is meant for career driven professionals with the closeness of Ryerson University, the University of Toronto and the Financial District. This area exudes a high end and glamourous lifestyle with its constant flurry of ambition and commerce.
This neighbourhood is within walking distance of some major parts of Toronto such as the Financial District, the Discovery District, the Hospital District, Toronto City Hall and downtown Yonge Street.
It is easy to get anywhere around the city when you live in the hub. You can take the car (even though it has been debated that walking and public transportation will get you to your destination faster). Those who have longer commutes have swift access to the Gardiner Expressway which is conveniently located close by.
Part of Bay Street is serviced by streetcars and the rest of it has bus service. There are also streetcar lines down all the nearby streets of Queen Street West, College Street and Dundas Street West. There are a multitude of subway stations all within walking distance, the closest being the Bay subway station.
For those who want to indulge in some fine shopping, they’re in luck. They can walk over to the newly refurbished Bay-Yorkville shopping district to shop some of the designer brands or if they want a taste for a wider array of stores, there is the renowned Eaton Shopping Centre.
The best thing about this is that if you head down into the PATH concourse, you can reach a variety of shopping areas without having to step outside (which is beneficial during those cold winters). All these shopping areas host a variety of boutique coffee shops and restaurants serving only the finest cuisine.
Entertainment and Recreation
There are a variety of activities to do in this popular area. For those who want to seek a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the city should head over to Queen’s Park – a beautifully designed and natural get away with an abundance of greenery. The pathway that trails through the park is dotted with historical monuments that make it perfect for a leisurely stroll.
For others who want to maintain an active lifestyle, there are a variety of recreational centres nearby such as the YMCA on Grosvenor Street (it features a gymnasium and a swimming pool). For the young budding scholars of Toronto, the University of Toronto’s Hart House is open to the public with a wide selection of athletics and art classes.
Bay Street Corridor with its evolving condos and skyscrapers is an ideal place for the fast paced and ambitious Torontonian professional.