King West has often been compared to the illustrious SoHo neighbourhood in New York City. This article will tell you how they compare and one reason they don’t.
King West Village is an urban landscape located in Toronto, within walking distance of downtown offices and the entertainment district, including the Air Canada Centre and Rogers Centre. It is well known for its amazing restaurants, markets and art galleries. Home to the Toronto International Film Festival, celebrities flock to the area every September to see the latest films at the Bell Lightbox Theatre located on King West. Add to that some great fitness spots, grocery chains and an immense number of trendy and gorgeous condo communities.
King West Residents
Typical residents of King West are couples or singles who work hard and play harder. They have great style, both with their homes and their selves and this is also evident in the buildings, shops and restaurants around King West. King West real estate is mainly condos, with a number of loft conversions and price points vary greatly.
King West Real Estate
Available condos in King West include ones like this one-bedroom in an 11-storey luxury boutique building with gorgeous finishes priced at $299,000. Or for $2,299,000, you can get this into this 2,500 square foot boutique luxury condo with all the bells and whistles, including a direct elevator to your space. Something more in the middle could include this cool urban loft with 10-foot ceilings, priced at $549,000.
King West History
King West has a grand history, being part of the military reserves in the early 1800s. Once the railway came to Toronto in about 1850, the area changed to mainly industrial and manufacturing. These industrial buildings now make up the bulk of the urban living spaces we see in King West.
How does King West Village, Toronto compare to SoHo, Manhattan?
SoHo also has a storied past, with it also being the site of many military buildings until manufacturing moved in and took over. Once the industry was lost, the industrial buildings were also converted to artistic lofts, loved for their large windows with natural light and large living spaces. Once the artists came, so did the shops, including art galleries, boutiques and fashion houses.
Now well-known for its amazing restaurants, bars and nightlife, SoHo is one of Manhattan’s prime spots for young professionals. The majority of people living in SoHo are aged 25 – 34 who have never been married.
While SoHo and King West seem to compare in every conceivable way, the only way they don’t, is in price. SoHo condos typically run in the millions of dollars, with the few rare listings coming in just under $1,000,000.
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