Without a doubt, the Kingsway is one of my all-time favourite neighbourhoods. This Etobicoke gem is high on my list of suggestions whenever clients are looking for an idyllic place in the west end. With stately homes, stunning natural beauty, and a super-convenient location, this is the perfect community to put down roots!
Learn what the Kingsway has to offer, right here in my neighbourhood guide!
Who Lives Here?
In the Kingsway, you’ll find a lot of families. The area offers a wide variety of single-family homes, plenty of great schools, and some gorgeous green spaces—all less than twenty minutes away from downtown Toronto.
Of course, families aren’t the only ones falling in love with the neighbourhood. Anyone who’s looking for a picturesque (yet convenient) place to live will feel right at home here.
The best communities are rarely far from charming eateries, cafes, and shops. The Kingsway is no exception!
To start with, there are over 30 restaurants in the area’s core business district. Azarias is one of the local favourites. Its unique seafood options—which include spicy shrimp tacos and scallops with pesto—are truly a cut above.
Another must-try is Plan B, which serves up South African barbeque (think handmade burgers and smoked sausage). Last but not least, ViBo Restaurant and La Veranda Osteria won’t let you down when your craving Italian.
When you’re looking to soak up some local charm, head to the Kingsway Village Shopping District on Bloor. The specialty stores are worth browsing, and the old-fashioned street lamps are so quaint! If you need to stock up on basics (like groceries or your prescription medications), Humbertown Shopping Centre is your best bet.
Whether you’re a jogger, cycling enthusiast, or nature lover, you’ll love heading outdoors in the Kingsway. The Humber River Recreation Trail, which clocks in at 8 kilometres, provides beautiful waterfront views.
Other Things To Do
Looking for a fun way to spend a couple of hours? Check out the old Kingsway Theatre. Built in 1939, this neighbourhood attraction screens a wide variety of films (including foreign flicks) and serves cocktails and snacks.
The Kingsway also hosts fun (and family-friendly) seasonal events. Check out Pumpkinfest at Halloween, along with Easter and Christmas in the Kingsway. Then there’s my personal favourite. A Taste of the Kingsway. As far as I’m concerned, this annual street festival (which takes place every September) is one of the best places in the city to enjoy cuisine from around the world!
Your Next Home
The Kingsway is known for its large lots, gently winding streets, and beautiful old architecture. Edwardian, Tudor, and Arts & Crafts-style homes are especially popular. It’s all set against the beautiful Humber River Valley, making scenic walks and drives a part of day-to-day life for locals.
The Kingsway is a prestigious neighbourhood, and home price points tend to reflect that. It’s not unusual to pay well over $1 million for a condo (and significantly more for a single-family home). Of course, there are properties priced below (and above) the average. An agent who knows the area can help you assess potential options for your budget!
Thinking of calling the Kingsway home? When you’re ready, I’m here to help you start your search. Reach out to connect with me today!