Discovery District

Average sold price freehold (2009): N/A; (2010): N/A

Average sold price condo (2009): $377,214; (2010): $381,377

Postal code: M5G

Boundaries: Wellesley St W – Dundas St W; Church St – University Ave

Subway Stations: College, Dundas, Queen St, Osgoode, St. Patrick and Queen’s Park

The discovery district neighbourhood is dominated by hospitals and research institutions, but it’s also home to the MaRS Discovery District Research Facility. Also nearby, you will find Yonge and Dundas Square – the busiest, loudest and most vibrant intersection in the city. The square, surrounded on all sides by gigantic commercial billboards, is used for concerts, film screenings and experiential advertising. This area is considered by many to be the centre of the city, it is perfectly located right in the middle of a TTC pocket – walk in any direction and you’ll find a subway station.

Real Estate: There are lots of condos in the area and with the U of T campus in such close proximity they are populated by mostly student renters. Condos like The Met, at Yonge and College, and Lumière, at Bay and College, are popular because of their ideal location. They provide residents with a long list of amenities and are within walking distance to bars, restaurants and of course – the Eaton’s Centre.

Parks: Nathan Philips Square is an urban plaza that forms the forecourt to Toronto CIty Hall. It is predominantly known for the reflecting pool (that serves as a skating rink in the winter) and three concrete arches that span over-top of the pool.

Hot Spots:

Eaton’s Centre – 220 Yonge St
The largest shopping mall and office complex in Toronto, the Eaton’s Centre contains a wide selection of 230 stores, restaurants and two food courts. Considered Toronto’s top tourist attraction, the mall brings in a grand amount of approx. one million visitors per week.

Pogue Mahone – 777 Bay St
Featuring a classic pub menu, this Irish joint provides the perfect backdrop for the after work crowd and college students out on a typical evening.

Oro – 45 Elm St
This fine dining venue is all about the simple, classic taste of Italy. A large array of appetizers, mains and desserts are all available on the extensive menu.

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