If you’re in your 20s and 30s and you’ve found an apartment to rent in downtown Toronto, you’ll be in great company.
From 24-hour grocery stores to 24-hour restaurants, Toronto's downtown is an area that never stops. Many residents choose to live in downtown Toronto to be closer to work, as well as to shops, community and cultural facilities, outing options and city services.
From film festivals to alternative design events, there is no shortage of things to do, and it’s all within walking distance.
You’re a fan of design and coffee? Then check out Toronto's downtown Distillery Historic District. Looking for green space? Head for the nearest park or green space to cool down in the summer.
Downtown Toronto is home to home to thousands of restaurants, many of which have an outdoor patio (heated or not), where you can sip on today’s trendiest cocktails. For a real taste of downtown, try the locally made beer at Steam Whistle Brewery.
If you're more interested in indoor activities, as a downtown Toronto resident, you can get a good dose of culture by visiting the National Film Board of Canada or a museum during their free or discounted hours. If you get inspired, you’ll find hundreds of DIY and craft courses on offer everywhere downtown.
Too cold in winter? Make the most of it and try the ice rink, or visit the indoor St. Lawrence Farmer’s market, open year-round…The variety of food and people represent downtown Toronto well!
Quick downtown Toronto facts
Condo developments are booming in recent years; in fact, more than 54% of downtown residents currently live in a high-rise building.
Downtown Toronto represents its motto well: “Diversity Our Strength”. Nearly 50% of the population are immigrants, who add to the city’s magnificent multicultural mosaic.
Downtown Toronto (and beyond) will be host to the Pan American Games in 2015. Expect a crowd!
Not a fan of public transportation? Zipcar, a membership car-sharing service offers a solid alternative for downtown Toronto residents.