Why we like it.
Also known as Old Town, this area was home to the city’s first town hall and is currently home to the world’s best market (as voted by National Geographic). The area shows a lot of historic charm with an interesting mix of lofts, new builds and older condos. The central location and proximity to the Financial District and TTC makes this ideal for those working in the core, or who like to be close to transit. Easy walking distance to restaurants, theatres and fantastic shopping this vibrant neighbourhood is the perfect place to call home.
|Avg House Price||# of Sales||Yr/Yr Change|
|1 Bedroom Condo||$516,611||437||21%|
|2 Bedroom Condo||$804,325||234||23%|
Asides from the market, there are a number of popular restaurants in the area. Market St. immediately to the east of the South Building is newly restored, and the renovation adds to the charm of the area.
A second location of the wildly popular Buster’s Sea Cove in the Market, Catch features unbelievably fresh seafood prepared just about any way you like it. We think their fried fish sandwiches are the best in the city and paired with fries and coleslaw it’s the perfect break from the hustle and bustle of the crowds across the street.
This tapas style Spanish restaurant has figured a few things out. How to make the perfect sangria, what snacks pair best with a lively evening and which DJs provide the right atmosphere.
Or as it’s otherwise know, the Little Red Diner with Heart. This cosy diner puts an emphasis on conversation and connection – you won’t find any TVs or wifi here! Owner Ash Farrelly hails from Ireland and brought her Irish Soda Bread with her, make sure to try some alongside your bacon and eggs.
The historic Adelaide court house is home to one of Terroni’s three Toronto locations. Retaining much of the courthouse’s original features, it’s perfect for large groups. Renowned for their strict rules about how to eat their traditional Italian cuisine, don’t ask for cheese on your seafood or slices for your pizza, but don’t worry – you’ll still love the food!
If you enjoy fine craft beer, C’est What will make you very happy. This subterranean pub features a roaring fire, a rotating selection of craft and cask beers, and live music most nights of the week and could quickly become your local.
You say Cortado, I say Espresso. You say Macchiato, I say Cafe Mocha. As much as we argue which is best, we both agree that these guys make a mean Cappucino!
This recent addition to King E. serves up caffeination to nearby office workers in the mornings and pastries and sugar highs during the 3 o’clock slump.
Finding a home in the newly renovated Market St., Balzac’s provides locals and shoppers alike a pick-me-up from their hectic schedules.
Stepping into this watering hole is like stepping into a cantina in South America, where time disappears and everyone is your new best friend. With a games room in the back, an in-house radio station and elevated bar snacks, you can easily spend a “lost” night or two here!
There may be a Metro and Loblaws nearby, but who could resist all the goodies at St Lawrence?
Open Tuesday to Saturday, the crowds can be a bit overwhelming but the selection is worth it. Give yourself a few minutes to get your bearings and then dive it to find all manner of exotic (wild game burgers) and ordinary (organic chicken). On Saturdays the North Building is home to the Farmer’s market, where you can get produce picked the day before or bacon raised just outside the city.
Sundays the North Building is home to the long running Antiques Market. You’ll rub elbows with collectors, designers and locals in the hunt for the unique, the memorable or the final piece to finish your decor scheme.
Officially formed in September 2014, King St. E. has long been home to interior decor stores and designers. EQ3, Montauk, and Modern Weave are just a few of the retailers that will help you to kit out your home in style.
Hockey fans will be excited to live down the street from the Hall of Fame where they can visit the Stanley Cup, player memorabilia and take a shot on net to see if they missed their calling with the NHL.
Known over the years as the O’Keefe Centre, the Hummingbird Centre and now the Sony Centre, this theatre has hosted the biggest names in entertainment. Current performances include Opera, Ballet, kid’s shows and theatre, or stop in for one of their many free lunchtime classes open to everyone.
Who says a great new look has to come with a high price tag? Stop in at the Aveda Institute where a graduating supervised student can give you a trim, or, if you’re feeling especially brave a new student will learn the Aveda technique on your hair.
Rating 3.3 – Market Lane Junior and Senior Public School
Rating 5.5 – Jarvis Collegiate Institute