Queen West is regarded as one of the trendiest and hippest neighborhoods in Toronto. And no, the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t changed that even a bit. It is a neighborhood that has it all, from the coolest stores to the hottest bars and restaurants.
Despite everything the current coronavirus pandemic, we still believe that investing in a condo in Queen West is something to be seriously considered.
Here is a brief introduction to the Queen West community.
In the last decade, the average price per square foot in Queen West has grown consistently. The coronavirus pandemic did slow down the condo market a bit, but that’s not a permanent condition, especially with the new vaccine on its way. The logic is simple, buy now at this price point before they start growing.
There is a wide selection of old and new Queen West condos for sale, featuring various floor plans and for all budgets.
Thanks to the pandemic, the demand is not that high. That means the average prices per square foot are somewhat stagnating (for now at least) and there are no aggressive bidding wars.
Most of the residents in Queen West are young professionals that are willing to pay some extra for the privilege to live there. Condo rent prices are 25% higher in Queen West than the average condo rent prices in Toronto.
Queen West has some pretty good places to grab a bite. For example, you have Marben, Xango, Mira, Le Select Bistro, and Domino’s Pizza. If you are the coffee type, then you should check out Starbucks at 580-584 Queen Street.
Queen Park is also great for those that love to spend a lot of time outdoors. Trinity Belwood’s Park, Harvey Garey Park, Alexandra Park, and St.Andrew’s Playground are a big part of the Queen West community and are conveniently located, only steps away.
CineCycle, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary, and Victoria Memorial Square are cool places to have some downtime and all are within a walking distance.
Super Queens Market is an excellent place for buying groceries, whereas the Cadence Health Center is only six or seven minutes away on foot.
Also, there is no shortage of gyms, spas, bookstores, yoga studios, bike shops, and pretty much any other amenity one can imagine.
Getting around is quite easy, even if you don’t own a car. Bathurst St at Queen St.West is the closest transit stop. Then there is the Osgoode Subway Station stop. On the other hand, those with cars have fast access to the Gardiner Expressway. Getting around on a bike is fairly easy as there are plenty of bike lanes across the entire neighborhood.
People love living in Queen West because of its distinct charm and uniqueness which is unmatched at any other place in Toronto. It is the perfect neighborhood to unwind after a hard day’s work. One can spend an entire weekend sipping, shopping, snacking, and enjoying there.