Let's be real for a minute here: living in Toronto is AMAZING. Rated as the fifth best location for millenials across the globe, this awesome city has tons to offer. From a lit nightlife and great entertainment to chill bars and excellent restaurants, Toronto always ranks as one of the world's most livable cities with an extremely high quality of life (RHOT, we see you!).
Life is great no matter where you are in the city, but life seems to be that much more awesome in one particular neighbourhood: the Entertainment District. Ranked one of the best neighbourhoods in Toronto by Lonely Planet, Toronto's Entertainment District is home to... well, everything! The CN tower, awesome bars, mindblowing condos, delicious restaurants, good vibes... the list is legit endless!
1. The Entertainment District Is Home To Toronto's Most Loved Sites
The Entertainment District boasts some of the most iconic TO landmarks; classics such as the well-known Union Station for transportation, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for countless city exhibits, fairs, and events, and the only Ripley's Aquarium in Canada. The greatest landmark of all? The beloved and impossibly tall CN Tower, one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, which offers panoramic city views.
If you're looking to buy or rent a property with picturesque views from the 6 of all this gorgeous city's monumental attractions, which you can admire at your own leisure, this unbelievable 3,270-ft2 penthouse is up for grabs right now! Bill Gates, who?
2. Music Fan? Sports Lover? The Entertainment District's Got You
When artists go on tour, they typically perform in Toronto's Entertainment District at one of two popular venues. The famous Scotiabank Arena is often first pick, but the gigantic Rogers Centre stadium is a close second.
Home to the Blue Jays, the Rogers Centre is a huge, buzzing sports venue, whereas the Raptors shoot hoops at the Scotiabank Arena, home to the Maple Leafs. This prized neighbourhood has some LEGIT reasons to be proud!
3. One Word: TIFF
The Toronto International Film Festival is arguably the most popular, exciting, and iconic festival held in the Entertainment District. Actually, it's one of the largest publicly attended film fests worldwide. And to basically have that "in your backyard," well, that's saying something.
Another upside of this striking, well-designed condo? It's only a seven-minute walk from the TIFF Bell Lightbox. This means that you can spy on all the stars and crowd-action from your sensational 2,100 ft2 wrap-around terrace while sipping on your own champagne, unbothered by all the commotion below. Now, that's what I call living the DREAM!
4. Bars, Bars, Bars Galore
There's no shortage of bar options in the Entertainment District. After work, grab a premium pilsner at the Steam Whistle Brewing or, if you're looking for a livelier spot, head over to the infamous Crocodile Rock. Love it or hate it, the Croc Rock has been a longstanding, welcoming haven to many a party-seeker in need for over 20 years. It's kinda like having a friend you love/hate but can always count on to pour a shot down your throat, drunkenly whisk you onto the dancefloor, and make you forget your shitty day at the office.
Seriously though, with your very own custom temperature-controlled wine cellar, would you ever really need to leave your high-end residence for a drink? I think not. It's gonna be a real struggle to get you outta this place - BIBLE!
5. It Seriously Lives Up To Its Name
Living in the Entertainment District, you'll never end up bored because there are just too many fun activities beckoning you. If you're in the mood for a few good laughs, check out The Second City comedy club for nightly improv and sketch shows. To experience glorious live shows and concerts, choose among the Roy Thompson Hall, the Princess of Wales Theatre, and the Royal Alexandra Theatre.
On another note, I'm a movie-going fanatic who refuses to believe all that "cinemas are dead" hogwash. IDC what anyone says: there's nothing like watching a raved-about release on a great big IMAX screen. So, when an intriguing new flick comes out, catch me eagerly waiting in line at Scotiabank Theatre, slushie and snack giddily in hand, how 'bout dat? Plus, the arcade games are a personal fav.
6. Plenty of Pre-Game/Post-Show Thrills
With so many shows and sport events going down in the Entertainment District, it's no wonder that it has tons of cool spots to grab a drink and let the good times roll. The Ballroom Bowl and The Rec Room are two of the area's go-to destinations for hours of letting loose.
Arcades, bowling, yummy grub, drinks, music, and so much more; hitting up one of these hotspots is a foolproof way to have loads of fun with your crew. You can even walk over to The Loose Moose sports bar for a beer before heading downstairs to The Antler Room and jamming to rockin' live music from local bands.
7. Envy-Inducing Eats
The Entertainment District is a foodie's heaven because its vast selection means you don't have to travel far to satiate whichever craving hits you. Treat bae to an unforgettable evening at Byblos, enjoying its sophisticated ambiance and creative twist on authentic Eastern Mediterranean cuisine, or ball it out and splurge on Momofuku Noodle Bar's luxe caviar-and-fried-chicken meal. Don't forget to top off your evening with a majorly Instagrammable cone creation from Sweet Jesus.
For real though, with a sleek, ultramodern Diesel-designed Scavolini kitchen and outdoor bbq station right at your fingertips in this remarkable 47th-floor penthouse, do you see yourself going out to eat... like, ever? With 11-ft ceilings, Calacatta Marble countertops, Kelly Wearstler lighting, and Wolf appliances, this isn't your typical kitchen; it's a space to gather with loved ones and enjoy each other's company over a homecooked meal.
Boasting unbelievable entertainment, infinite ways to unwind, delectable dining, and so much more, it's no wonder that TO's hip AF Entertainment District is one of THE #1 neighbourhoods to live in ATM.
If you're looking to buy or rent a jaw-dropping space overlooking this neighbourhood, absolutely nothing beats this penthouse's BREATHTAKING 360° vantage point. Unobstructed, heart-stopping views of the lake, the CN Tower, and the vibrant, trendy Entertainment District - it's called luxury living for a reason.
Plus, the swanky Theatre Park condo tower includes top-notch amenities, such as a gym and outdoor pool, a relaxing, naturally well-lit reading area, a spacious party room/lounge, and four parking spots for you and your guests.
This swagged-out, dope property is MAJOR and for sure ups the ante on upscale penthouse living! TRUST - you don't want to miss out on this chance to make it yours.