Bay Street Corridor Guide

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Welcome to Bay Street Corridor:

If you want to be in the very heart of the action, this long, skinny neighbourhood is where Canada’s most ambitious men and women come to make their mark. (Bay Street is often shorthand for high-powered bankers and lawyers.) Young professionals congregate in this dense neighbourhood dotted with sparkling skyscrapers, which offers a car-free, no-commute-needed lifestyle with fantastic restaurants and outstanding entertainment. It’s the perfect community for movers and shakers who love the endless options that come with downtown living.

What you'll fall in love with:

It is impossible to be bored. The Bay Street Corridor is a little slice of heaven for urban denizens who thrive in the colour and chaos of downtown. Here, locals enjoy every convenience and infinite possibilities. You’ll love the variety, the excitement and the never-ending list of gallery openings, concerts, exhibitions and ‘it’ restaurants to try. Or grab take-out and eat on your couch, gazing out over the twinkling streets of Canada’s biggest city. Here, there are no limits.

The lifestyle:

The Corridor is at the centre of a city that never sleeps. Locals can sing their hearts out until 3 a.m. at the Bar + Karaoke Lounge, then head to 7 West Café (open 24/7) for dessert by romantic candlelight (or to M’Zaar for Lebanese shawarma). You can even do your grocery shopping around the clock here, at Rabba Fine Foods (they’ve also got a 24-hour sandwich bar in the back).

Given this neighbourhood’s prim location, any Toronto restaurant you want to try is just a quick Uber ride away. If you want to walk to dinner, local favourites include Scaddabush for killer Italian pasta and homemade mozzarella, or The Queen & Beaver Public House for a few pints and classic British fare. For a special treat, head to Canada’s famous Barberian’s Steak House, an old-world restaurant with a spectacular wine cellar and unparalleled service.

The Corridor offers a staggering array of culture and entertainment options. The Toronto International Film Festival is right on your doorstep, while the Royal Ontario Museum and Art Gallery of Ontario are just a few block west. The entertainment and theatre districts are a short cab ride away. You’re close to the University of Toronto, Ryerson University and the Ontario government buildings, not to mention most of the major hospitals and the humming business district. The Eaton Centre – North America’s busiest mall – is just across the street. Yonge and Wellesley is hub for the city’s Pride festivities each year. You can walk everywhere.

For a breath of fresh air, head to Queen’s Park – just a short walk west of Bay Street, it’s the biggest green space in the core and a welcome reprieve from the concrete and glass you’ll find everywhere else. To squeeze in a workout, try the YMCA (Grosvenor Street) or, if you don’t mind a short walk, join the University of Toronto’s Hart House (Hart House Circle).

Neighbours:

The Bay Street Corridor is a slim neighbourhood in downtown Toronto that runs from Bay Street on the west side across to Yonge Street on the east, and from Bloor Street on the north all the way down to Dundas Street along the southern edge.  The majority of residents are well-educated, under 40 and living in a high-rise, and most couples don’t have children. It’s an incredibly dense neighbourhood, with well over 10,000 people living in each square kilometre. The average annual household income hovers around $65,000.

The Corridor offers a staggering array of culture and entertainment options. The Toronto International Film Festival is right on your doorstep, while the Royal Ontario Museum and Art Gallery of Ontario are just a few block west. The entertainment and theatre districts are a short cab ride away. You’re close to the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, and the Ontario government buildings, not to mention all of the major hospitals and the humming business district. The Eaton Centre – North America’s busiest mall – is just across the street. Yonge and Wellesley is ground zero for the city’s Pride festivities each year. You can walk everywhere.

A little bit of history:

The clean streets, swank establishments and shimmering glass towers have entirely replaced The Ward, an inner city slum that was home to wave upon wave of immigrants starting in the early 1800s. This is where the Underground Railroad ended, and where hundreds of American slaves found freedom; it is where the Irish came after the potato famine and where Toronto’s proud Jewish community first established itself after fleeing Eastern Europe in the 1890s. Italians and Chinese followed until the 1950s, when the slum was razed to make way for a new City Hall.

Since the early 1990s, the community has experienced a condominium boom, with countless new projects creating a vibrant new residential district at the heart of the city. Many are luxury suites and penthouses accessible only to the affluent – a remarkable transformation from the days of The Ward.

The commute:

What commute? Yonge and Bloor is right in your neighbourhood – if you’re down at the south end of the Corridor, it will take you just 15 minutes to walk there. From the centre of the Corridor it will take about 10 minutes to get to Union Station by car, bike or transit, or about half an hour on foot. There’s no need for a car here, and most locals walk to work.

Highlight:

You’ll love the ‘round-the-clock’ vibe in the Corridor. Whether you’re heading out to a night of karaoke, an evening at the theatre or a table at the best steakhouse in town, this is the part of the city that never sleeps.

Prices:

Recent Sales: Condo prices range from $275,000 to $1.2 million, with an average of about $610,000. The average price of a single-family detached home is $1.73 million.

Local schools:

There are no schools in the Bay Street Corridor. The closest elementary school is Church Street Junior Public School, in neighbouring Church and Wellesley; the closest high school is St. Joseph’s College School (a girl’s Catholic high school), just west of the community.

House style:

Classic Toronto architecture with a variety of detached, semi-detached and row houses and some great Condo Buildings. Luxe condominiums dominate here, with single-family detached homes being extremely rare.

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#1003 -1080 BAY ST, toronto, Ontario
For sale

#1003 -1080 Bay St

Toronto, Ontario M5S 0A5

$838,000

Apartment 2 1
#2405 -65 ST MARY ST, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#2405 -65 St Mary St

Toronto, Ontario M5S 0A6

$3,400 Monthly

Apartment 2 1
#601 -801 BAY ST, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#601 -801 Bay St

Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Z1

$3,000 Monthly

Apartment 2 2
#904 -761 BAY ST, toronto, Ontario
For sale

#904 -761 Bay St

Toronto, Ontario M5G 2R2

$729,000

Apartment 2 2
#2501 -50 WELLESLEY ST E, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#2501 -50 Wellesley St E

Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1G2

$2,100 Monthly

Apartment 1 1
#1109 -50 WELLESLEY ST E, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#1109 -50 Wellesley St E

Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1G2

$2,350 Monthly

Apartment 2 1
#3613 -50 CHARLES ST E, toronto, Ontario
For sale

#3613 -50 Charles St E

Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1T1

$668,800

Apartment 2 1
#1708 -15 GRENVILLE ST, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#1708 -15 Grenville St

Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1A1

$2,400 Monthly

Apartment 1 1
43 MAJOR ST, toronto, Ontario
For sale

43 Major St

Toronto, Ontario M5S 2K9

$1,375,000

Row / Townho 6 3
#3108 -45 CHARLES ST E, toronto, Ontario
For sale

#3108 -45 Charles St E

Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1S2

$555,800

Apartment 1 1
#1107 -50 WELLESLEY ST E, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#1107 -50 Wellesley St E

Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1G2

$2,200 Monthly

Apartment 2 1
#422 -155 DALHOUSIE ST, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#422 -155 Dalhousie St

Toronto, Ontario M5B 2P7

$2,850 Monthly

Apartment 2 1
#2610 -1080 BAY ST, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#2610 -1080 Bay St

Toronto, Ontario M5S 0A6

$3,500 Monthly

Apartment 2 2
#1706 -50 WELLESLEY ST E, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#1706 -50 Wellesley St E

Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1G2

$2,900 Monthly

Apartment 2 2
#2309 -33 CHARLES ST E, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#2309 -33 Charles St E

Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1R9

$3,500 Monthly

Apartment 2 1
#1905 -50 WELLESLEY ST E, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#1905 -50 Wellesley St E

Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1G2

$2,350 Monthly

Apartment 2 1
#4201 -28 TED ROGERS WAY, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#4201 -28 Ted Rogers Way

Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2W7

$2,350 Monthly

Apartment 2 1
#1608 -50 WELLESLEY ST E, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#1608 -50 Wellesley St E

Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1G2

$3,100 Monthly

Apartment 2 2
#407 -15 MAITLAND PL, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#407 -15 Maitland Pl

Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2X3

$2,500 Monthly

Apartment 2 1
#1203 -5 ST JOSEPH ST, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#1203 -5 St Joseph St

Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1J6

$2,450 Monthly

Apartment 1 1
#4001 -110 CHARLES ST E, toronto, Ontario
For sale

#4001 -110 Charles St E

Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1T5

$1,349,000

Apartment 3 3
#901 -75 ST NICHOLAS ST, toronto, Ontario
For sale

#901 -75 St Nicholas St

Toronto, Ontario M4Y 0A5

$400,000

Apartment 0 1
#1209 -1080 BAY ST, toronto, Ontario
For sale

#1209 -1080 Bay St

Toronto, Ontario M5S 0A5

$839,000

Apartment 2 1
#1009 -955 BAY ST, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#1009 -955 Bay St

Toronto, Ontario M5S 0C6

$2,000 Monthly

Apartment 1 1