Which neighbourhood is right for me?
As real estate professionals this is a question we get asked daily. Many first time home buyers or recent newcomers to our vibrant city are wondering which community they want to settle into. Toronto offers a vast array of choices to live. From the recently revitalized Harbourfront to the more historic Annex area, there truly is something for everyone.
Today I wanted to share a bit about the popular Harbourfront area. In the summer of 2015 the stretch along the lake from Parliament to Bathurst and a bit beyond got a much needed refreshed look. For the residents in the area, it was a long couple years living through the loud and messy construction but it was well worth the anticipation.
The new bike/ pedestrian path is extremely popular and offers a great and safe way to get outdoors (at least in the warmer months!) and stay active.
Pictured above: Toronto Harbourfront revitalization of Queens Quay – New bike and pedestrian paths
In the winter months you can enjoy skating daily at the Natrel Rink located behind the Harboufront Centre. Locals and visitors get free access to the rink which overlooks the lake to one side and the Toronto skyline to the other.
Pictured above: Natrel Rink at the Toronto Harbourfront
The condo buildings along Queens Quay have been a popular choice for buyers looking to be close enough to the action of downtown living, yet have some space to enjoy the scenery of the water and be able to enjoy a quick hop on the ferry to Toronto Island. There are also many park/parkettes in the area, great for families, pet owners, and anyone looking to enjoy the outdoors.
Pictured above: left- The wave, right- Toronto Music Garden on Queens Quay
Pricing of condos in this area range from low $300’s (1 bedroom condo without parking) up into the millions for a south facing unit with breathtaking views of the lake that simply can’t be beat. The sizes of units in the area also range from studios up to large penthouses. Quite simply, the Harbourfront community has something for everyone.
It is no wonder why this area was specially mentioned in the New York Times post as a hot spot for visitors when Toronto made the 2016 top places to travel.