The Annex is a lively and affluent neighbourhood, bordering the University of Toronto St. George Campus. It is home to many students and academics of the University as well as several fraternity and sorority houses. The Annex retail stretch of Bloor Street, running from Avenue Road to Bathurst Street, caters to this diverse population. Indeed, it offers everything from upscale dining to the landmark discount retailer Honest Ed’s. The neighbourhood features a thriving cultural scene and is home to the Tranzac Theatre, the Bloor Street Cinema and the Jewish Community Store.
Running from the intersection of Bay and Bloor to the north and Bay and Queen to the south, this stretch of Bay Street is reflected by a significant concentration of condominium buildings. The Bay Street Corridor features numerous restaurants and shops. As well, it is bordered to the north by Yorkville, one of the major shopping districts in the City of Toronto. Nearby, are many hospitals as well as two major post-secondary institutions – the University of Toronto and Ryerson University.
The core commercial strip of the Church-Wellesley Village is located along Church Street from Wellesley Street south to Alexander. As well, there are several bars, restaurants, shops and services that mainly run along the Church Street strip. The 519 Church Community Centre is a meeting place for many social and political groups. While the neighbourhood today caters especially to the LGBT community, it is also a historic community with Victorian houses and apartments dating back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Cityplace is a residential condominium district built on what was formerly railway land by developers Concord Adex. Cityplace is centrally located, meaning that there is easy access to both Union Station and the Gardiner Expressway. Though there is little street life in the area itself, Cityplace is a short distance to the neighbourhoods of the Harbourfront and the Toronto Entertainment District. Close proximity to these neighbourhoods means that the area is near recreation, nightlife, restaurants, theatres and sports venues as well as shopping on Queen St W.
The Corktown neighbourhood contains many vacant industrial buildings, which the film industry often uses for production sites. Some of the original workers’ cottages of the area remain intact and can make for an excellent sight-seeing venture. The neighborhood is undergoing a period of gentrification and has recently become popular among the young professionals of the city. The location is conveniently located near the business and entertainment districts, making it an ideal place for both work and play.
The history of the area can still be felt in its present-day form, as more than forty buildings of the original district remain. They are considered to be some of the best-preserved among those constructed during the Victorian Industrial era in North America. Today, the area is known for its many art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, artist studios and workshops. The creators of the Distillery District described their vision as creating a space where “people could experience new ideas, new foods, new designs and new ways of living and working.”
This area has something for everyone, with world-class shopping, theatres, four professional sports teams at their home venues, nightlife, dining and cultural attractions. It is also home to a vibrant business community, making this a good destination for those who love to work hard and play hard. Many of the city’s most famous landmarks can be found within the heart of the Toronto Entertainment District, including the CN Tower, the Rogers Centre, the Air Canada Centre, Canada’s Walk of Fame, Roy Thompson Hall, and the TIFF Bell Lightbox, just to name a few.
The Fashion District is known for being comprised of shops that sell their clothing straight from the manufacturers. is a great place to get discounts on local fashions, fabrics, leathers and furs. There are many outlets as well as many bridal outlets in the area. Also, with its close proximity to the Toronto Entertainment District and the Harbourfront, there is plenty of entertainment and recreation nearby. This makes it an ideal location for work and play – with great restaurants, sporting venues, theatres, nightlife and many office buildings nearby.
The Financial District is one of the most densely-built areas inToronto. It is the site of numerous banking companies, corporate headquarters, high-powered legal and accounting firms, insurance companies and stockbrokers. The ‘Big Five’ bank towers are connected in the underground by the PATH system. The PATH is lined with retail shops, restaurants and services. Much of the businesses found in the PATH are only open during the working week hours, though the doors to the PATH system stay open during the evenings and on the weekends.
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