By Andrei Zaretski, Dream Homes & Condos Magazine
Ah, downtown! It’s hip. It’s cool. It’s something that never goes out of style.
Everyone in Ontario is familiar with downtown Toronto. Whether you’ve lived there, partied there or just read about it in your local newspaper, a home in the heart of one of Canada’s greatest cities is hard to resist.
Downtown is bounded by Bloor Street to the north, Lake Ontario to the south, Bayview Avenue and the Don Valley Parkway to the east, and Bathurst Street to the west. Downtown Toronto contains the headquarters of many Canadian companies as well as the homes of some of Canada’s hottest residents.
Make no mistake; you don’t have to be a celebrity to live in downtown Toronto. In fact, recent years have seen numerous, large high-rise condos springing up throughout the area, catering to the growing number of people looking for a downtown living lifestyle. Mix that in with the government’s plan to increase the city’s population to 3 million residents by 2010, and you’ve got a recipe for affordable new condo developments in the province’s most desirable area!
Some of downtown Toronto’s neighbourhoods include the prestigious Yorkville area, attracting some of the city’s more sophisticated groups; Downtown Yonge, which links you to over more than 600 retail stores, 150 bars and restaurants and 7 hotels, all accessible by car or any of the 17 subway stops and 6 streetcar lines; as well as the infamous Entertainment District, which is home to hundreds of restaurants, nightclubs, sporting facilities, boutiques, hotels, attractions, and live theatre.
Take a walk along the Harbourfront and see why people are longing to live by the water. With the numerous new condo developments taking shape in this chic area, you too can wake up every morning and watch the sunrise’s playful beams glitter over the waves of Lake Ontario â€“ all from the window of your new high-rise suite.
If you’re out to live in the province’s hottest corner, this Fall will see Bazis International begin work on an 80-storey tower which will offer top quality retail, a 120-room boutique hotel and, rising from the 23rd floor, 58 stories of magnificent urban condominiums. This project, entitled 1 Bloor, will offer superb city homes for anyone who loves the excitement of downtown living â€“ right at the corner of Yonge and Bloor.
If urban living is what you crave, come to downtown Toronto and witness urban living at its best!