Neighbourhood spotlight: King West

King West between Spadina and Dufferin has rapidly changed over the last several years.

The neighbourhood is now widely developed and bursting with towering condos, a bustling nightlife scene, eclectic restaurants and some of the city’s best beauty and fitness hotspots. 

This is not the place for peace and quiet. King West is for those seeking a true downtown Toronto experience. There’s always something to do – as you can see from our features, the club scene is burgeoning and retail’s on the rise, as well. The area is also highly walkable with easy-to-access public transit and even a few great green spaces equipped with off-leash dog parks. 

One thing’s for sure: if you’re living on King West, you’ll never be bored. 

A walk in the park

Where to find green spaces near King West’s concrete corridor

King West is in the middle of the city’s concrete jungle, but the strip’s not without green spaces.

Saint Andrew’s Playground (450 Adelaide West) is a small park with a kids’ playground and an off-leash dog area. It’s the perfect destination for a quick walk during your lunch break, and after a few visits you’ll see that a lot of people in the park are getting to know each other.

Stanley Park (76 Walnut) is larger, with more open space and a sizable off-leash area for dogs. It also has a basketball court, two tennis courts, a playground, a shuffleboard court and a small outdoor pool. 

Though it’s in the heart of King West, Stanley Park remains relatively quiet. It’s a great option for those who don’t want to deal with Trinity Bellwoods’ massive crowds come summer.

Sabrina Maddeaux

Where to live

Own your very own piece of King West in one of these pre- or under-construction condos.


KING BLUE CONDOS (Greenland) Located at King West and Blue Jays Way, King Blue boasts 48- and 44-storey condos in the centre of the action. Amenities include a rooftop terrace, indoor pool and party room. 

Sales centre: 355 King West, 416-599-1355,


DNA3 (Canderel and TriCon) This project on King includes two tall towers and several unique amenities, like a rain room with a teak slat floor and recessed rain shower heads. The units include eco-friendly features that comply with Toronto Green Standards, like individual electrical metering and renewable finishing materials. 

Sales centre: 717 Bay, 416-929-1030,


87 PETER (Menkes) This sleekly designed condo on Peter near King includes a party room, billiards lounge, fitness room with a large outdoor terrace, water spa and massage studio, plus secure bicycle parking areas. 

Sales centre: 770 Bay, 416-591-7700, 


FASHION HOUSE (Freed) This mid-size building has 12 floors with 334 units. Some key amenities are the private courtyard, visitor bicycle parking, sky-park with infinity pool and cardio studio. The ground level houses restaurants and shops, while the interior has design features by 11 Canadian designers. 

Sales centre: 600 King West, 416-360-0600,

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