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discover the neighbourhoods with this guide

Are you ready to explore our diverse city of Toronto? If you are considering a move to Toronto? Or just curious to learn more about the ins and outs of the city? You won’t want to miss out  as we dive into the different neighbourhoods & boundaries that make up the best places to live in Toronto. So, let’s grab our virtual map and get started!

downtown toronto

Downtown Toronto is one of the best places to live in Toronto if you like action and night life.

Let’s begin your journey in the heart of Toronto. Showcasing iconic neighbourhoods like Cabbagetown, Kensington Market, and The Annex.  These are a few of the best places to live in Toronto. Bordered by Bloor Street in the north and Lake Ontario in the south, this area offers shopping, entertainment, cultural attractions, and stunning waterfront views. Discover high-rise condos, townhomes, lofts, and rental apartments in the downtown core. And a few steps north;  historic Victorian and Edwardian homes in Cabbagetown and The Annex. Experience an exciting, active urban lifestyle in these vibrant city neighbourhoods. 

Midtown & uptown

Moving north, we reach Midtown and Uptown, two areas that are all about the cosmopolitan spirit. 

Defined by Bloor Street to the south, Eglinton Avenue to the north, Yonge Street to the east, and Bathurst Street to the west, Midtown Toronto includes neighbourhoods like Yonge and Eglinton, Davisville Village, and Forest Hill. Experience a surge in condo developments amidst picturesque tree-lined streets graced by Victorian, Edwardian, Tudor, and modern homes. Yonge and Eglinton, a trendy hub, offers a plethora of shopping, restaurants, and bars. Meanwhile, the upscale neighborhood of Forest Hill is renowned for its affluent residents, luxurious mansions, and exceptional schools.

Uptown Toronto refers to the area north of midtown, so extending to areas like North York and beyond, where you’ll find neighborhoods such as North York Centre, York Mills and Lawrence Park. North York offers a mix of housing types, from detached houses, townhouses, semi-detached, condos, and apartment buildings. You’ll enjoy the best of urban and suburban living in Uptown Toronto, which is great for young professionals and families alike.

Toronto's West End

Now let’s move west to the lively and eclectic neighborhoods of Toronto’s West End. Here, you’ll find the beloved High Park, Roncesvalles Village, and the Junction. Now Toronto West extends as far north to Steeles Avenue, south to the Lakeshore, and west to border Mississauga. Now when I think of this area, I automatically think of High Park and for good reason. Located south of Bloor Street, west of Parkside Dr, here you will find a sprawling green oasis in the city that offers beautiful walking trails, picnic spots, and even a zoo. Roncesvalles Village, just east of High Park, is another great neighbourhood with its European charm, and Victorian and Edwardian-era homes. With urban charm, diversity and natural beauty, Toronto West’s neighbourhoods have so much to offer.

Toronto's East End

The east end is a great place to live in Toronto because the many beaches are great to visit in the summer.

Our journey wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Toronto’s East End. Extending east from the Don Valley Parkway and south to Lake Ontario, here you’ll find popular neighbourhoods like Leslieville, The Beaches, and the Danforth. Toronto East has many well-established areas, with some having undergone recent revitalizations. Leslieville has transformed into a trendy and artistic spot with unique shops, cafes, and restaurants. But one of the most popular areas is the Beaches. Defined by Kingston Rd to the North, South to Lake Ontario, East to Victoria Park, and West to Coxwell Ave, the Beaches is a highly desirable neighbourhood with its Victorian and Edwardian homes, sandy beaches, and family friendly feel. Walk along Queen St East and you’ll find eclectic boutique shops, cafes, and restaurants. Its beaches, charming streets, and lively atmosphere make it an attractive place to live, visit, and explore.

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Toronto is a city of neighborhoods, each with its own distinct charm and flair. From the historic streets of Old Toronto to the cosmopolitan style of Midtown and Uptown Toronto, and the lively West and East Ends, these are some of the best places to live in Toronto.

 We hope you enjoyed this virtual tour of some of Toronto’s neighbourhoods and boundaries. If you liked this video, don’t forget to hit the like button and subscribe to our channel for more exciting content about the city we love. And as always, leave us a comment down below with your favourite Toronto neighbourhood. Until next time!

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