Choosing Where to Live in Toronto

 

 

Toronto is one of the country’s most culturally diverse cities that have the perfect mixture of modernised commercial buildings and lovely residential houses. Expats relocating to Canada’s largest city will find many enticing options but should also prepare their budget because rental costs can be a bit high. 

With its huge geographical size, it’s no wonder that this city has a total of 140 neighbourhoods inside its area. For first-time expats moving to the city, the search can go on for ages, but one of the most effective ways of narrowing down the options is by deciding which area can best meet their needs such as proximity to work or school and level of security. 

Neighbourhoods

Yonge and Eglinton 

  • Situated in the middle of Lawrence Park and Forest Hill, this residential area offers a mixture of posh condominiums and lovely detached homes. It is also conveniently near to one of Toronto’s central business districts and has several restaurants, office and hospitals within its vicinity. Yonge and Eglinton are considered as one of the city’s busiest neighbourhoods and is best for both single and expats with families. 

Riverdale 

  • Riverdale is the home of one of the city’s largest international communities and is known for its shopping districts and beautiful Victorian homes. Though considered as an urbanised area, Riverdale managed to maintain its natural beauty where foreign assignees relocating with children are bound to love its abundant green spaces. This neighbourhood also has several soccer fields, tracks, tennis courts and swimming pools that every resident can enjoy during the weekends. 

King West Village 

  • Located in the Downtown District, King West Village is a rapidly growing neighbourhood which is popular among single expats as well as to young couples and professionals. It is near several offices, commercial establishments and is just walking distance from Toronto’s entertainment hub where the city’s nightlife thrives. King West Village has a wide selection of high-rise condominiums that are fit for expats who are looking for the hip, urban lifestyle. 

Leaside 

  • The neighbourhood of Leaside is located in the district of East End and is popular among expats with families. Though the real estate properties in this area are quite expensive, many people still choose Leaside because it provides almost everything to its residents such as recreational spaces, a selection of excellent schools,high level of security and direct access to public transportation.  It is also the home of Bayview Avenue, one of the finest shopping strips in Toronto. 

Rosedale 

  • The neighbourhood of Rosedale has been one of the most prominent areas in Toronto for the last 100 years. It is where of some of the city’s wealthiest and most famous personalities live because it guarantees a high quality of life. Rosedale allows its residents to enjoy a laidback vibe while being surrounded by nature's beauty without being too far from Toronto’s entertainment, shopping and business districts.