The Best Neighborhoods to do Business in Toronto
Apr 30, 2013

The Best Neighborhoods to do Business in Toronto

Ask anyone who’s spent any significant amount of time in Toronto to describe their city and they will likely conjure up images of many disparate entities, linked as a whole. Indeed, Toronto’s status as a world-class city derives in part from its great diversity, and nowhere is this more evident than in its extraordinary variation in neighborhoods. From the sparkling glass of the downtown financial core to the time-weathered brick of the Distillery district; from Parkdale’s transformative urban spaces to the up-and-coming Junction, Toronto is brimming with potential to suit every need. This is our list of the best locations for a business in Toronto: Financial District — The commercial heart of Toronto. For those who can afford it, it’s hard to beat the humming daily activity and the convenience of the PATH, the largest underground shopping network in the world. Neighbors include everything from major banks, to high tech companies like Google and of course iQ Office Suites. Liberty Village — A former factory district, this campus-style neighborhood has emerged as a centre for high-tech industry, arts, media and entertainment sectors. Available space here ranges from storefront to restaurant, from gallery to larger offices. Bloordale Village — Once a dead-zone between Ossington and Bloor...

Ask anyone who’s spent any significant amount of time in Toronto to describe their city and they will likely conjure up images of many disparate entities, linked as a whole. Indeed, Toronto’s status as a world-class city derives in part from its great diversity, and nowhere is this more evident than in its extraordinary variation in neighborhoods. From the sparkling glass of the downtown financial core to the time-weathered brick of the Distillery district; from Parkdale’s transformative urban spaces to the up-and-coming Junction, Toronto is brimming with potential to suit every need. This is our list of the best locations for a business in Toronto:

  • Financial District — The commercial heart of Toronto. For those who can afford it, it’s hard to beat the humming daily activity and the convenience of the PATH, the largest underground shopping network in the world. Neighbors include everything from major banks, to high tech companies like Google and of course iQ Office Suites.
  • Liberty Village — A former factory district, this campus-style neighborhood has emerged as a centre for high-tech industry, arts, media and entertainment sectors. Available space here ranges from storefront to restaurant, from gallery to larger offices.
  • Bloordale Village — Once a dead-zone between Ossington and Bloor West Village (further west), Bloordale has recently undergone a major community rejuvenation project, making it one of Toronto’s up-and-coming neighborhoods for shopping, dining and living.
  • Fashion District — Spadina south of Dundas is a veritable cornucopia of innovation and progress. Publishers, designers, marketing firms, film production studios (and many more) call this area home. Office space is plentiful and local amenities are unbeatable.
  • Trinity Bellwoods — This community is a hub for design companies and is nestled between many of the other well-known districts in the city, such as Chinatown, Queen West and Kensington Market.
  • The Junction — Named for the intersection of Toronto’s four main rail lines, this neighborhood was formerly an independent city known as West Toronto. Today it is a burgeoning site of commercial activity and attracts a discerning clientele for its comparatively low rent and the availability of converted warehouse and industrial space.
  • Design District — On King between Church and Parliament you will find the largest concentration of design and home décor stores; the perfect home for likeminded businesses.
  • Queen West — While it might no longer be the buzz-friendly artist community it was in the late 90s, Queen West is increasingly attracting upscale condominium development and a wider range of business opportunities, from Ossington to Dufferin.
  • Distillery — A neighborhood as old as Toronto itself, the Distillery district is home to some of the best-preserved Victorian architecture in North America and boasts a recent revitalization into the present. Pedestrian friendly, and poised on the outer edge of the downtown core, the Distillery is home to artisans, theatres, restaurants, cafes and boutique retailers.
  • Riverside — A renewed pride and ownership in the community is evident here: Riverside mingles bohemian living with close proximity to the downtown in its myriad shops and restaurants. More broadly, Riverside boasts recent award-winning pedestrian lighting and façade restorations.

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