Toronto’s Waterfront offers stylish living opportunities in the heart of Ontario’s capitol city. Once the keystone element of Toronto’s industrial growth, the downtown Waterfront long served as an ideal location for manufacturing. Goods produced along the shores were perfectly placed to ship out of the harbour or along the downtown rail lines. For decades the waterfront offered the jobs that kept Toronto’s economy rolling along, it was only in the last few decades, after the decline of urban industry in Toronto, that the city realized that such a prime location could be put to a much better use.
With condo developments springing up all along the Lakeshore, fully supported by the city and provincial governments’ desire to revitalize the area, the Waterfront is transforming into one of Toronto’s most attractive and sought-after addresses. Whether it’s the convenience of living just a few minutes’ walk from Toronto’s financial and business core, the plethora of dining and shopping destinations catering to all tastes, or the area’s thriving artistic scene – the Waterfront borders on the theatre district and hosts an annual Jazz festival – the Waterfront offers everything you could ask for when making a home downtown. Diners will love the wide choice of excellent restaurants, be it delicious Greek food at Tholos Restaurant, the best in French cuisine at Le Papillon on the Park or a pint of Guinness at The Watermark Irish Pub.
Every bit as beautiful, but with an entirely different character, Mimico’s waterfront stands as a mirror image to Downtown Toronto, proving that young families and those desiring the slower pace of suburbia are just as entitled to a scenic lakeshore address as those who live downtown. Originally a small farming community, throughout the 20th century it developed into an industrial centre as well as a welcoming neighbourhood for recent European immigrants. In recent years the character of the neighbourhood has changed, as development has flourished, leveraging the area’s proximity to both downtown Toronto and the natural splendour of the city parks which border the Lakeshore.
With a GO train route running straight through the heart of the community, as well as easy access to the Gardiner expressway, residents don’t have to give up any of Toronto’s benefits to live in a quieter, more serene part of town. Conveniently located near a variety of shopping destinations and home to a number of high-quality schools, Mimico is an ideal location for young families, or anyone looking to remain close to downtown Toronto while enjoying everything green belt living has to offer.