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MOVING TO TORONTO: Neighbourhoods for Young Professionals


Blog by Doriana Zohil, Broker of Record/Owner | November 18th, 2019


When work whisks you away to an unfamiliar city, sometimes it’s best to just go with the flow and try to make the most out of the situation. As a young professional or entrepreneur, moving to Toronto offers endless previously untapped or inconceivable opportunities to help you advance your career.

Toronto is a vibrant and culturally diverse city. Each borough has its own unique set of characteristics to offer that makes it stand out from all the rest. Where you choose to live in this distinctive city depends on a few things including your personal preferences, your budget, and how close you want or need to be to work.

And what better way to help you get settled into your new surroundings than to move into your ideal short-term furnished apartment in Toronto that’s located in an exciting, thriving, or up and coming neighbourhood?

Here are the top Toronto neighbourhoods that typically appeal to young professionals:

Yonge and Eglinton  

Yonge and Eglinton is a flourishing business and entertainment hub that’s located in Midtown Toronto, which is just on the outskirts of the downtown core. Not only is it one of Toronto’s busiest intersections, but it’s also home to the well-known Yonge-Eglinton Centre which features numerous high fashion stores and great eats at the food court along with a massive Cineplex movie theater. With new developments constantly happening in this thriving location, there’s a lot to see and do for young professionals whether it’s having coffee with clients at a local coffee shop or treating your employees and coworkers to a night out on the town. And with easy access to transit, you can get around very easily.

King West Village

Considered one of the fastest growing neighbourhoods in Toronto, King West Village has a lot to offer ambitious and hard-working young entrepreneurs—and not just when it comes to ample temporary housing in Toronto. King West Village is the home of the Toronto International Film Festival, one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world and attracts some of Hollywood’s biggest stars every year during the festival’s run. On top of that, new condo developments are always on the rise and King West Village also features ample professional office rental spaces along with a very lively nightlife for those times when you want to share after work drinks or dinner with your colleagues. The work hard-play hard lifestyle is alive and well in this dynamic neighbourhood.

Dundas West

Another one of the most coveted Toronto neighbourhoods to live, Dundas West offers a wide range of eclectic locally owned clothing shops, coffeehouses, fine dining, and cheap eats options that cater to every taste and budget. Just steps away from Dundas West subway station, your commute to work will be a breeze and there are plenty of nearby activities to help fill your off-work hours in this amazing neighbourhood. From the Toronto Brewery Tours to taking a stroll through stunning natural wonder that is High Park, there are tons of options for both the single and family oriented young professional in the Dundas West area.

Queen West

Toronto’s illustrious Fashion District (also known as the Garment District) spans from Bathurst Street to the west to Spadina Avenue in the east, Queen Street in the north, and King Street to the south. In 2014, Vogue recognized the Queen West portion as one of the “coolest neighborhoods in the world”. With its artsy displays of expressionism found on every corner, there’s no doubt that Queen West is one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Toronto. Perfect for those who are passionate about supporting local entrepreneurs or kick-starting a career in the fashion industry, Queen West has a lot to offer and affords young professionals endless opportunities to collaborate with their peers on all kinds of innovative design projects.

The Junction

Located near the West Toronto Junction, a connection of four major railroad crossings in the city, this particular neighbourhood has a vast and interesting historical aspect to it. With several public and Catholic schools located in the area along with tons of options for recreational activities like the West Toronto Railpath for pedestrians and cyclists, the Junction Summer Solstice Festival, the Contact Photography Festival, and the Stock Yards Village Shopping Centre, there’s a lot to see and do in this stretch of the city if you’re relocating to Toronto.

The Distillery District  

The picturesque Distillery District with its 19th-century cobblestones and well-preserved stunning architecture is one of the oldest and most beloved neighbourhoods in Toronto. In its early years, this entire community was an industrial whiskey and beer distillery (hence its name). But now it serves as one of the most entertaining areas in the city with its enchanting pedestrian-only walkways, stunning art galleries, fine dining options, and diverse markets. In the winter months, the Toronto Christmas Market—which is one of the largest and most popular in the world—attracts thousands of locals and tourists alike to enjoy the festivities in this stunning ideal location.


Are you planning on relocating to Toronto?

There are tons of relocation companies in Canada like MAC Relocation Solutions to help you find the perfect permanent or temporary housing in Toronto that checks every item off your list of requirements. Working with us means that we’ll not only help you find a short-term furnished apartment in Toronto in the neighbourhood of your dreams through our sister company MAC Furnished Residences Inc., but you’ll have access to some of the most highly regarded realtors in the industry. Plus, we can facilitate a smooth transition if you’re moving to Toronto with MAC Relocation Solutions. Contact us to learn more about our services or book your accommodations!