Neighborhoods of Toronto: Old Town, Financial district&Underground city and King West Village

Toronto's financial district from the Skypod of CN Tower, ©IK's World Trip/Flickr

Toronto’s financial district from the Skypod of CN Tower, ©IK’s World Trip/Flickr

As a major city of Canada, Toronto offers a wide variety of cultural experiences. All over the town you can find a many little pieces from all over the world. So if you want to experience different cultures you don’t need to travel far, just visit Toronto and walk through all its fascinating and unique neighborhoods.

If you are interested in Canadian history and you want to learn more about Toronto’s past, visit the Old Town district. For those who like architectural masterpieces we recommend the Financial District and the Underground city. After a long day of walking and exploring have a rest at one of the bars or restaurants of King West Village.

Old Town

The neighborhood of Old Town is located between Yonge Street, Don River and Queen Street East. Find out more about the beginnings of Toronto. This neighborhood will take you back to the 19th century when people used horse carriages as mean of transportation. Have a peak into the past of Toronto and visit Old Town, the paradise of photographers and art lovers. Walk down the cobblestone streets and soak up the cultural atmosphere.

Old Town Toronto, ©chrislee-cm/Flickr

Old Town Toronto, ©chrislee-cm/Flickr

Financial District & Underground City

The Financial District is most popular for its architectural marvels. These buildings mad of glass, reaching the sky are mostly banks, law firms and stockbrokerages. Underneath it all you can find the so called PATH, or in other name, the Underground City of Toronto, which is a 27 km long underground shopping course. Down below you can visit about 1200 shops, restaurants and cafés which are connected to 48 office towers, five subway stations and six hotels. No matter what the weather is outside, the underground is always a good getaway.

Toronto's financial district from the Skypod of CN Tower, ©IK's World Trip/Flickr

Toronto’s financial district from the Skypod of CN Tower, ©IK’s World Trip/Flickr

King West Village

The neighborhood of King West Village is considered as the dynamic and chic kin of Queen Street West. The area is dotted by historic factory building which today are used as commercial or residential spaces. When you visit this neighborhood you will definitely not get bored. There are several art studios and galleries worth seeing, stylish bars and friendly restaurants. We especially recommend it to all tourists and visitors to dine at a famous and popular restaurant called the Wheat Sheaf Tavern. You can also have a day out at the local park, Trinity Bellwoods and if you are already in the neighborhood visit Coronation Park and do not miss out on a sunset walk at Ontario Lake.

Trinity Bellwoods Park entrance, ©ja4marti/Flickr

Trinity Bellwoods Park entrance, ©ja4marti/Flickr

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