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Old Mar 12th 2013, 1:53 pm
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Hello

Just wanted some advice on potential neighbourhoods i should look at for our planned move to Toronto in 2016.

We would be recent graduates so we would need to be close to Downtown. We would like somewhere quite qwerky, safe with nice restaurants and bars etc. My girlfriend really wants to have that neighbourhood feeling so she dosen't want to be high up in the sky in a condo at maple leaf square or anything.

We live in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands at the moment and it is quite a nice town so we would want something similar in Toronto.

Ive been thinking places like Oakville? Liberty Village, Old Town those sort of places? Would these suit a young professional couple whilst also offering competitive prices?

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Ive been thinking places like Oakville?
No. Oakville, remote suburb. Liberty Village, ghastly new housing project. Old Town? Never heard of it.

Cabbagetown, perhaps.

This is a good list: http://www.boldts.net/Toronto.shtml

On edit: "Old Town" seems to be a new name for Moss Park. I hope you're not going to have to live there.

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By old town i meant near st Lawrence market?
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By old town i meant near st Lawrence market?
Oh. I lived there. We called it "the area around the market". Lots of bars and restaurants, safe, not very quirky but you can walk to as much quirk as you want. I liked it and, indeed, we went out around there a couple of weekends ago, staying at the Novotel. It's very much a neighbourhood, the same people are still playing darts in the pub as when it opened (1982 iirc) but it's high rises, you will either be high up or have a window on to a car park.

We eventually moved to the inner-burbs, first Leslieville and then the Beach so as to get a patch of grass and then a bigger patch of grass.

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Okay great thanks for the help. The GF loves Yorkville but that seems just way to expensive!
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This might help:

http://www.torontoneighbourhoods.net/

Maybe Queen St West?
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Consider The Beaches or Yonge and Eglington / Lawrence.

All have fairly good access to downtown, good food / bars and a nighbourhood feel.
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Anywhere in the Box.

Kensington Market - Lots of Quirk
Parkdale lots of quirk but somewhat of a risky bet, but saying that, a fair few of my friends live there problem free
Roncesvalles - Quirky and Polish
Little Italy - Where I live, somewhat 'creative' but not really Italian
Cabbagetown - victorian million dollar homes, plus cheap rents
Corktown - cheaper more downmarket neighbourhood

Avoid Liberty Village - I work here, it used to be rammed full of artists, but now it's a soulless bourgeois paradise, full of bland condos.
Riverdale and Leslieville in the East End should also work, but I know less of those being a West Ender.

Yorkville is like Kensington & Fulham in London, very expensive and excruciatingly dull....
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Anywhere in the Box.

Kensington Market - Lots of Quirk
Parkdale lots of quirk but somewhat of a risky bet, but saying that, a fair few of my friends live there problem free
Roncesvalles - Quirky and Polish
Little Italy - Where I live, somewhat 'creative' but not really Italian
Cabbagetown - victorian million dollar homes, plus cheap rents
Corktown - cheaper more downmarket neighbourhood

Avoid Liberty Village - I work here, it used to be rammed full of artists, but now it's a soulless bourgeois paradise, full of bland condos.
Riverdale and Leslieville in the East End should also work, but I know less of those being a West Ender.

Yorkville is like Kensington & Fulham in London, very expensive and excruciatingly dull....
At my dog's obedience class in Riverdale, he was the only dog owned by a different-sex couple. He's flaming, of course, which kind of made up for that.
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