There’s no shortage of desirable neighbourhoods in Toronto, and the Kingsway is among the best. Situated in Etobicoke, this scenic residential enclave is one of the most in-demand communities in the city. Whether you’re thinking of moving here or you already call the area home, here are five reasons to love living in the Kingsway.
1) The homes
A move to the Kingsway is a sure sign that you’ve arrived. The picturesque homes, spacious lots, and gently-winding streets have an exclusive air—and make this area a place you’ll never want to leave. Architectural styles range from Arts and Crafts to Tudor to Edwardian—and historical details abound. Simply put, homes in the Kingway are worth every penny that buyers pay for them.
2) The convenience
For those who haven’t spent much time in Etobicoke, the area can feel like it’s a million miles away. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Just a 20-minute drive from Toronto’s core via the Gardiner, the Kingsway is an ultra-convenient neighbourhood for commuters. When you want to leave the car behind, simply hop on the subway (line 2 is right outside your doorstep).
3) The great outdoors
One of the best things about living outside the city’s core is access to beautiful outdoor space. In the Kingsway, local favourites include Home Smith Park (known for its scenic picnic spots and abundant wildlife along the Humber River) and King’s Mill Park (with its multi-purpose trails and off-leash dog area). Jame’s Gardens is just as beloved, thanks to its pretty botanical vegetation, majestic trees, and serene gazebo.
4) The food
Along with its gorgeous homes and abundance of natural beauty, the Kingsway is known for its cuisine. Try Azarias Restaurant for its perfectly-prepared seafood dishes, delectable small plates, and extensive wine list. ViBo is another local hotspot that serves up truly inspired fare—from the grilled octopus to the eggplant parmigiana. No matter what you’re in the mood for—whether it’s Italian, Greek, Thai, South African, or something else altogether—you’ll find it in the Kingsway.
5) The events
The moment you set foot in the Kingway, you’ll feel a strong sense of community. Part of the reason for that is the fun festivals that bring friendly locals together. The area’s most popular annual event is Taste of the Kingsway, where over 100 vendors serve up culinary magic from around the world. If you’re looking to celebrate the season, the neighbourhood BIA plays host to Christmas, Easter, and Halloween fun.
Interested in learning more about the Kingsway—and what it takes to call the area home? Reach out to start a conversation about your future plans.