We know a great city when we see one. Toronto isn’t just ranked among the top cities in the world because of its abundant opportunities, livability, spirit of innovation, and cosmopolitan appeal. What really makes Toronto a wonderful place to live, is its strong and vibrant neighborhoods, art, culture, great cafes, restaurants, and outdoor activities that seem to be everywhere.
If you’re looking to buy a home in the Midtown area of Toronto, you’ll sure to be joining a healthy array of mature neighbourhoods like Forest Hill, Yorkville, Rosedale, South Hill, and Summerhill, to name just a few.
These communities are teaming with wonderful family-friendly activities, fitness gyms, healthy restaurants and convenient outdoor accommodations that is just waiting to be discovered.
Midtown has evolved into one of the most popular areas to live, work, and play. The area stretches from Bloor Street to the south, Lawrence Avenue to the north, Bayview Avenue to the east and Spadina/Bathurst to the west, encompassing Old Town and some of the region’s robust business communities, cultural treasures and some of the area’s most exclusive neighborhoods. No doubt, Midtown has something for everyone.
Consider the following about Midtown:
1. We have world class gyms: Whether you are just starting out or you’re a professional athlete, you can find a number of great gyms around town including Equinox, the Granite Club, and others. The fitness accommodations are perfect for the on-the-go professional with numerous opportunities for fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates, and cycling. Track Fitness in Forest Hill, which has the best circuit classes I have ever been to, including great yoga, spin, and personal training is always on my weekly “to-do” list. Additionally, area residents can find opportunities for skating and swimming at places like the Granite Club, which is situated on a beautiful 22-acre site bordering Don Valley. If Yoga is more your scene, consider The Eco-friendly Roots Yoga Studio or the 889 Yoga studio that offer everything from Classical hatha to Teen Yoga classes.
2. Natural, Organic Grocery Stores, & Farmer’s Markets: Midtown has an abundance of fresh produce and organic food stores, making eating healthy, easy and convenient. Whole Foods, Pusateries, and Noahs are all great examples of the choices we have in the immediate area and which I frequent often. The Evergreen Brick Works Farmer’s market is one of my favorite places to pick up delicious fresh produce, free of pesticides and brought in by local farmers. I simply love shopping at this market! It celebrates everything that is great about our city – various diverse communities working together to offer sustainable products, GMO-free foods, and fair trade that benefit a thriving food economy.
3. Fitness and Recreational Equipment: We are fortunate to be able to have fitness and sports equipment and recreation providers in Midtown. Formost Fitness on Eglinton Avenue, which has been serving the community for over 15 years and have earned a great reputation for excellent customer service for residential and businesses clients.
4. Private Trainers: In this healthy, active town, you’ll also find private trainers to help you get into shape and meet your fitness goals. Fight off stress and work towards your goals with one of the many trained fitness trainers. As someone who has spent considerable time as a professional fitness trainer, the opportunity to be fit and healthy with the help of professional can increase the quality of your life. Residents can take advantage of a variety of fitness programs offered by experts in their field. Places like the Running Room, which has running clinics and resources by their areas best runners are always available.
5. Highly rated healthy restaurants: Many of us enjoy setting off for weekly local gastronomical adventures. In Midtown there is no shortage of great choices to eat healthy. One of my favorites is Earth Rosedale, which changes its menu from season to season, always satisfies even the pickiest of palates.
6. Hiking Trails: Blessed with natural beauty, the local area is filled with great trails, including Don Valley Brick Works, a wonderful place for nature lovers, families, and kids. Here, visitors will find the Koerner Gardens, a 20,000 square foot area, which showcases sustainable urban greening and which serves to inspire cultivating home and community gardens. Additionally, Midtown also has beautiful and world class golf courses (Rosedale) where residents can enjoy themselves. I also love the variety of tennis clubs that are family-friendly and offer community events and classes.