Single and looking to mingle?
Toronto is home to a myriad of fabulous neighbourhoods, each of which is catered to a specific demographic. For the singleton, what you want is a great selection of home options in communities that are vibrant and provide plenty of opportunities to meet new people.
Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best neighbourhoods in Toronto that would make a perfect choice for singles in the city.
Yonge & Eglinton
With the seemingly endless supply of bars, bistros, karaoke joints, and shops, Yonge and Eglinton is the place to be for singles. It’s also a great place for young professionals thanks to the plethora of corporations and employment opportunities in the area. And, with the subway right there, the commute in and out of the neighbourhood is a cinch.
Despite being a hotspot, housing is still relatively affordable given the rising housing prices in the city. There’s plenty of housing options to choose from too, including single family homes, townhouse complexes, and condos.
Bustling at all times of the day and all days of the week, Liberty Village is the perfect place to live, work, and play. Plenty of bars and eateries fill the neighbourhood, offering residents and visitors a place to hang out and meet up every day.
Plus, there are tons of housing options available, particularly condos and trendy loft developments, many of which fall under the first-time buyer affordability category. For the singleton, that means affordable housing without needing a partner to share the bills.
One of the trendiest neighbourhoods in all of Toronto is the Distillery District. Known for its annual Christmas Market, art galleries, and unique eateries and bars, the historic and highly walkable community offers stunning architecture and is the hub of all sorts of fun things to see and do every day of the year.
Social scene aside, the Distillery District offers plenty of residential condominium complexes to choose from, many of which are reminiscent of the history of the area. Contemporary in style, these residences are perfect for the hipster singleton who appreciates good style at a decent price.
Church & Wellesley
The LGBTQ mecca of Toronto, Church and Wellesley is a colourful and vibrant area that’s affectionately dubbed “The Village” among locals. While well-known for its LGBTQ community, this neighbourhood is also known for its laid back vibe, great bars and eateries, and bustling social scene. The neighbourhood is as welcoming as it gets, making it one of the most inviting areas in Toronto for singles who are new to the city.
Home to some of Toronto’s most opulent condominiums, The Village’s close proximity to the downtown core, public transit, and shopping makes it the perfect community for young professionals to live in.
The hub of high fashion is located in Yorkville, where locals and visitors can drop a pretty penny on great food and drinks as well as couture. The atmosphere is geared toward the younger crowd, particularly singles looking to find that special someone.
One of the city’s most eclectic neighbourhoods, buyers will typically require a decent income to afford the luxury condos that area residents call home. But if they can get over that price tag, the lifestyle they can lead is bar-none.
Queen St. West
Known as one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world (and even named so in Vogue magazine!), Queen St. West is home to a string of the hippest shops and bars you’ll ever see, one right after the other. From the eateries to the galleries, to the vintage clothing shops, the streets of Queen St. West are tough to beat.
Singletons can enjoy absolutely everything at their fingertips without having to go far. And, while the neighbourhood is lined with row houses, buyers also have some condominium developments to consider that may be a more affordable option.
With tons of attractions and events happening in and around the area, there are plenty of opportunities for singles to meet new people at the Harbourfront. The area offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city while nearby Front St. is lined with a number of amazing bars to hang out in.
A number of luxury condominium apartment buildings have been erected in the area, with just about every unit offering at least a partial lake view.