With a population of approximately 2.6 million people, Toronto holds the title for the largest city in Canada. As such, it has a massive appeal for tourists, immigrants, and business travellers from all over the world. Corporate housing in Toronto is actually easier to find and secure than you might think—you just have to know where and how to look! The best part is that many affordable executive rentals in Toronto, such as the ones offered by MAC Furnished Residences Inc. are close to some of the biggest and most vibrant tourist attractions and events throughout the city.
With that in mind, here is a list of some of the must-see neighbourhoods in Toronto that you should visit when travelling to Toronto.
The Entertainment District
Toronto’s famous Entertainment District, which can be found between University and Spadina Avenue near King Street West, is home to numerous corporate rentals and attractions for families and single people alike. Not only is it the home of the Toronto International Film Festival and the TIFF Bell Lightbox, but it also features a wide variety of high-end and moderately priced restaurants, bars, and a vibrant nightlife. Catch a sporting event or concert at the famous Rogers Centre or Scotiabank Arena (formerly the Air Canada Centre). The Princess of Wales Theatre, Roy Thomson Hall, the CN Tower, and Ripley’s Aquarium are also staples within this colourful neighbourhood.
Yorkville and the Annex
Technically, Yorkville is considered to be a small subsection of one of Toronto’s liveliest university neighbourhoods, The Annex. Complete with bookshops, funky clothing stores, bubbly cafes, and eateries, the Annex is located adjacent to the University of Toronto St. George campus. Walking along Bloor Street West, you’ll most likely come upon the Ted Rogers Cinema that features some of the most well known Hot Docs films and eventually enter into Toronto’s Koreatown. At the corner of Bloor and Bathurst, Honest Ed’s massive discount outlet was a Toronto fixture for nearly 70 years from 1948 until it was permanently closed in 2016.
Yorkville is a quaint and chic small neighbourhood within The Annex located just south of Bloor Street running between Davenport Road, Avenue Road, and Yonge Street. Filled with fine dining and couture clothing brands such as Chanel, the Holt Renfrew Centre, and Anthropologie, this is where you’ll find some of Toronto’s best restaurants and shopping experiences. Also, the Royal Ontario Museum and Planetarium are just a short walk away.
Looking for a fun, vibrant, and vastly multicultural experience in Toronto? We highly recommend you spend a day at Kensington Market! Aside from the delicious international cuisine that’s yours to discover (much like all of Ontario), this is one of the most diverse pockets of the city. With colourful street signs, beautiful old-fashioned buildings from the Victorian era that are adorned in phenomenal street art, and a variety of small shops and merchants along the street, there’s no telling what you’ll find in this indelible market!
Although Toronto and the GTA have a grand total of seven Chinatowns, the most popular one is located in the downtown core. Colloquially known as Old Chinatown since it’s the first of its kind in Toronto, it runs along a large span of Spadina Avenue and features a vast assortment of local street markets, Asian grocery stores, cheap eats, clothing stores, small shops, and so much more. Visiting Chinatown at night is a real treat thanks to all of colourful neon signs, lights, sounds, and most importantly, the people!
Get an authentic taste of Italy without having to travel thousands of miles overseas! Little Italy is your one-stop shop in Toronto for delicious authentic Italian cuisine and culture. With a wide range of rustic and high-end Italian restaurants, bars, and diners to choose from, there’s no shortage of quality food and drink in this stunning neighbourhood. The Royal Cinema, local Italian folk music, Neurotica, Soundscapes, the Italian Walk of Fame, and the Trinity Bellwoods are just a few fun attractions that can be found here.
Visit Toronto’s historic and architecturally stunning Riverside neighbourhood this summer! Dubbed “Riverside” back in the 1880s, this small old-fashioned neighbourhood runs along the Don River in Toronto on Queen Street East. It resembles a charming town from yesteryear with its lovely red cobble stone walkways and picturesque architecture that beautifully marries the older styles with more modern fixtures. While you’re wandering through this old timey small pocket of Toronto, you should visit the dazzling Time and a Clock Bridge at night as well as the Riverside Business Improvement Area.
There’s nothing quite like enjoying a beautiful summer afternoon on Toronto’s Harbourfront. Harbourfront is known for its year-round family-friendly activities that include local live shows at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre or the Fleck Dance Theatre. You can also take a tranquil walk or bike ride through the many waterfront parks and trails while enjoying the gorgeous natural scenery that the city has to offer. A short ferry ride across Lake Ontario will take you to the Toronto Islands where you can spend a fun day at Centreville or walk through the beaches on Ward’s Island and Hanlan’s Point Beach.
Looking for High-Quality Executive Housing in Toronto?
MAC Furnished Residences Inc. has you covered. As one of the leading corporate rental companies Toronto has to offer, we provide luxury accommodations to traveling business professionals and their families.
To learn more about our executive rentals in Toronto or to book your accommodations, please contact us today! Not only are we able to help you find a short-term furnished apartment in Toronto through our brokerage MAC Real Estate Services Inc., but our licensed realtors can also help you if you’re buying or selling a home or condo. Plus, we can help facilitate a smoother transition if you’re moving to Toronto with our MAC Relocation Solutions.