Dubbed by a resident in a Toronto Life article as a “little pocket of coolness”, Liberty Village is an urban Toronto spot where people can live, work and shop all within a few minutes of each other. One of Toronto’s oldest settlements, it has experienced the majority of its growth just in the last 12 years, with many new condos, lofts, office space and restaurants now dotting the landscape.
Close to Everything
If you ask residents what they love about living in Liberty Village, a central theme comes up. You really don’t need to leave the neighbourhood to do anything. Media, technology and art companies have taken residence in Liberty Village, allowing residents to work where they live. As well, there are many big box stores, as well as smaller owner-run stores, which means there is something for everyone in terms of shopping and running errands.
With a definite artsy feel, Liberty Village is meant for those who love unique spaces. Post and beam and exposed ducts are present in some spaces, many of which make fantastic work/create/live spaces. The industrial buildings that used to be a large part of Liberty Village have been converted, some with the help of the non-profit Artscape, which helps to revitalize neighbours and bring a strong arts presence.
Many of the people living in Liberty Village are in their late 20s to early 40s, many either single or with a partner. This type of core demographic may be appealing to other young singles or just marrieds who are looking for a low-maintenance lifestyle within the city. Most of the residents here prefer not to drive and prefer dogs to kids.
Besides getting your own groceries here, there are many world-class restaurants in Liberty Village, all within walking distance of your home. Restaurants like School, The Craft Brassierie (with 120 taps and a 50-seat patio) and Mildred’s (a local favourite) are sure to please even the harshest critics.
Close Enough to Downtown
If you aren’t one of the fortunate ones to land a job in Liberty Village, you are close enough to downtown to get there by transit or cycling without it being a major hassle. Similarly, if you want to take in a nightclub or show in Toronto, you are a short ride away. The lake is also just a hop and a skip away.
Those who live there know that Liberty Village is the spot to be in Toronto, with affordable prices for condos and townhouses with unique and large designs for work and play. If you’re looking to move into the Liberty Village Area, definitely reach out!