Liberty Village

Average sold price freehold (2009): N/A

Average sold price condo (2009): $325,598; (2010): $366,546; (2011): $350,541; (2012): $410, 484

Boundaries/Map: GO train tracks – Gardiner Expressway; Strachan Ave – Dufferin St

Closest Subway Stations: St Andrews and Union

It feels like a city within a city, Liberty Village is a haven for art galleries and home design shops. The quiet neighbourhood is west of railway tracks, away from the loud hustle and bustle of the downtown core. The area was once an industrial park, but now many of the old abandoned factories have been converted into lofts, design studios and restaurants.

Real Estate: You’ll find rows and rows of indistinguishable modern condominium-townhomes along Western Battery Rd and Lynn Williams St. 

 

Also to the north of King along Laidlaw and Joe Shuster Way there are rows upon rows of reddish bricks and white trim.

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Head over to the west end of the neighbourhood and you’ll find the charming Toy Factory Lofts on Hanna Ave. Converted from the old Irwin Toy Factory, the developers kept the original solid Douglas fir posts.

Over the last three years, more and more condo towers have popped up somewhat saturating the area. However, good design and generous amenities keep residents happy. 

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Parks: Head south and you’ll run into the Exhibition Place – a 197–acre area which features expo, trade, and banquet centres, theatre and music buildings, parkland, sports facilities, and a number of civic, provincial, and national historic sites. Go north and you’ll find the Lamport Stadium, marked mainly for Canadian Soccer.

Hot Spots
Kingwest Fitness – 171 East Liberty Street #275

Kingwest Fitness is a spacious fitness club in a beautifully restored factory; it has massive windows, soaring ceilings, wooden beams and the whole nine yards.

Haveli Home – 171 East Liberty Street #113
This furniture store is part shop, part museum of Indian collectibles. A lot of the pieces feel like ancient relics, snippets and bits of ancient cultures air-dropped into Canada.

Maro – 135 Liberty St
Maro, a stunning Pan-Asian-inspired restaurant offers guests an exciting “East meets West” menu followed by a lively post-dinner experience.

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