City Place

City Place, formerly part of the Railway Lands, is situated in downtown Toronto. Originally conceived as a way to revitalize what was Canadian National's former Spadina Street Yard Facility, the area is set to become the largest residential development in Toronto.

Positioned next to the Entertainment District, there is no shortage of things to do for City Place residents. Nightlife, dining, theatres, live shows and prominent sporting events are all within easy reach.

These attractions have drawn people in from all over the city, leading to a skyline dotted with high-rise condo buildings that match the magnitude of The Core’s towering offices. From up in those lofty adobes, residents enjoy views of Lake Ontario and the urban spread of the city all around them.

But while City Place has a lot to offer, it also makes transportation, both to other parts of the city and other parts of the country, a snap.

All told, this area is one of the hottest housing commodities in Toronto, with an especially high density of young professionals.

Who lives in City Place?

City Place is popular among young professionals eager to embrace the downtown lifestyle. The area's countless amenities make it an attractive place to spend evenings and weekends, while the cluster of nearby offices make it a great starting point for downtown commutes. 

The following data was obtained from the 2016 Waterfront Communites-the Island neighbourhood census profile, and the City of Toronto Ward 28 profile. Because City Place is considered to be a part of these far larger areas, accurate demographical data is difficult to obtain. Average prices are determined by the realestatecondos.ca listings.

Population: 65,913
Population growth: 52%
Rent/Own: 67% / 33%
Median Age: 36
Average household income: 90,911
Average condo sale price: $602,894.02
Average condo rent price: $3,383.49
Average family size: 2
Population density: 8,943 people per square km

City access

Toronto is at your fingertips when you live in City Place, regardless of your prefered method of transportation. This fact is exhibited by the area's superb travel scores, including a 95/100 Walk Score, a 100/100 Transit Score and a 93/100 Biking Score.

Nearby Union Station is the nexus for Toronto travel, and lets you get out of the city by bus or train. City Place is also dissected by streetcar lines, including the 509 Harbourfront, 510 Spadina, or 511 Bathurst lines.

If you drive, traffic in the area may get heavy at times, but you’re right near the Gardiner Expressway, a thoroughfare that acts as one of the main entry and exit points to the city.

Walking and biking paths make local travel easier, and the sheer number of culinary and entertainment options mean few things are out of range by foot or pedal.

City Place amenities

Living in downtown Toronto may come with a price tag, but it also comes with a number of amenities that you’ll be hard pressed to find elsewhere in the city.

Shopping options

You won’t have far to travel to get your everyday essentials. There are plenty of grocery stores in the area, as well as convenience stores and pharmacies. There is a large Sobeys on Spadina that meets everyday needs, while a trip to Herc’s Nutrition on Fort York Blvd provides healthy specialty foods.

You can find some small independent retailers to satisfy any number of niches, and if you're in search of some high-end brands, you're just a short trip from the King West area and the shops along Queen Street.

Well-known restaurants and cafes

If it's good food you’re after, City Place will put a smile on your face. With both trendy, high-end options and under-the-radar gems, nights out are always tasty.

If it’s Mexican that makes your mouth water, Macho Radio Bar is a highly-rated casual Tex-Mex place in the neighbourhood. This joint has a lively atmosphere, and features bright lights, arcade tables and a large number of vinyl records on display.

If you’re looking to grab something quick, Liberty Shawarma is a great option for a midday snack or an end-of-the-night indulgence.

You can also find the regular faces here, including Starbucks and Tim Hortons, as well as a plethora of fast-food chains.

Entertainment

The entertainment department is where City Place truly shines. Not only is it home to many local taverns, it's also close to some of the city's most beloved landmarks.

City Place is home to the Rogers Centre, and is just a stone’s throw away from the Scotiabank Arena and the CN Tower. This vicinity also includes the Toronto Rec Room as well as Ripley’s Aquarium and the Steamwhistle Brewery.

If it is a heightened nightlife you’re after, you’re just a quick jaunt from King West, which boasts some of the most popular bars and clubs in all of Toronto.

Schools in City Place

While City Place is largely a haven for young professionals seeking a fine work-life balance, it’s beginning to incorporate some family-friendly elements. For instance, two schools and a community centre are planned for 2019, which will include institutions for both the Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Catholic District School Board. 

Parks in City Place

City Place is decidedly urban, but residents take their green spaces where they can get em’. Rooftop parks and courtyards are common features among the neighbourhood's condo towers, along with pools and outdoor workout facilities.

For those seeking a more traditional brush with nature, City Place is home to Canoe Landing, which is a privately funded urban park. There is also a dog park close by where your furry friends can romp and play.

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