King West is without a doubt one Toronto's most happening neighbourhoods. The area is ever-expanding, with the borders ranging from King and Spadina all the way over to King and Shaw. The true epicentre of King West is the region from Spadina to Bathurst and within this relatively small area there is certainly a great deal going on. King West is known for having some of the city's best restaurants including Lee, Baro, Cibo, Gusto 101, Pizza Libretto, Colette, Buca and Bar Buca, Jacobs Steak House, Patria...you get the idea.
In addition to being a hot spot for foodies, King West is equally as known for it lively night life. Lineups can be found every weekend at a number of hot spots, from the young laid back crowd at Belfast Love to the sophisticated club goers at Everleigh. This is a neighbourhood where there is always something to do.
Of course there are also people who live in the neighbourhood. From entrepreneurs to socialites, business moguls to tech experts, King West is the ultimate spot for Toronto's trendsetters. Fashion, grooming, personal fitness and wellness are all a big part of most King West resident's lives. The buildings are mostly mid-rise with a number having rooftop pools including both the Thompson Hotel and Thompson Residences buildings.
Ask anyone in King West and they will tell you this is the cities BEST neighbourhood for restaurants. We agree!
There is a nightspot for every taste in King West. From fancy nightclubs to laid back bars and pubs. The strip is always busy.
The area's residence have no shortage of parks to take the constant flow of dogs. Victoria Memorial is our personal fav.
In King West you are just a short walk to everything you need. From public transport to grocery shopping, it doesn't get more central.
The Thompson Hotel
Victoria Memorial Park
Ace Hotel (coming soon)
"Pizza Marinara, the simplest of offerings - tomato sauce and basil - is light as air, crispy and savoury. Most pizzerias don't offer this cheese-less pizza because their sauce can't truly hold it's own. Here, the sauce is proudly presented as the feature item."
“In November 1947, local entrepreneur Jack Starr purchased a small piece of property at 368-370 Queen Street West. With the objective of opening up a restaurant-tavern, specializing in prime rib roast beef, with slaw, & maybe some live music on the side, he named it The Horseshoe Tavern.”