Kingsway Toronto Real Estate
The neighbourhood is known officially as "Kingsway South" to differentiate it from a more recent extension of The Kingsway north of Dundas Street. "Kingsway South" does not enjoy popular usage owing to confusion with the South Kingsway, a busy street located east of the Humber River and extending south from Bloor Street.
The Kingsway is the premier community in the city's west end, enclosed by the mature forest setting of the Humber River Valley. The houses and lots are a good size, the streets are pedestrian friendly, and all community amenities are within a short walk.
The Kingsway streets are lined with majestic oak and maple trees that provide the perfect backdrop for the impressive homes that are in this neighbourhood. A lucky few residents have their own exclusive view of the Humber River from their kitchen windows!
Local lanscaping adds the elite appeal if this distruct. Thinks l ike Wrought iron benches, waste receptacles and coach lanterns add a decorative flair to the neighbourhood, as well as the unique flags, pole banners and lovely flower gardens.
Houses located between Kingsway Crescent and Royal York Road, and from Bloor Street north to Kings Garden Road include some of the finest examples of Old English classic architecture in Toronto.
The annual Taste of The Kingsway Festival, held in September along Bloor Street West (from Prince Edward Drive to Montgomery Road), is a food and entertainment extravaganza with plenty of fun activities for everybody. Over 30 Kingsway restaurants serve delicious samples of International cuisines, beer and wine. There is a fashion show, a dog show, a boxing ring, Harvest Market, artisans and crafters pavilions, clowns, a midway and face painters for the children, merchant demonstrations, community exhibits, featured performers, and much more. The very active Business Improvement Area is committed to bringing these types of events to the community, and its latest program provides matching funds towards the redesign, renovation or restoration of commercial building facades to improve their appearance and the streetscapes – hence, a more welcoming environment to work, shop and live.
The gentrified Kingsway Village shopping district on Bloor Street West has an excellent mix of small specialty shops, chain stores, restaurants and professional and medical services. The village theme for this shopping district is a natural extension of the neighbourhood.
Parks and Recreation
There is an abundance of green spaces in the neighbourhood. Central Park located off Islington south of Dundas, is the home of the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club which includes two bowling greens, and also has tennis courts and a large baseball diamond. Home Smith Park accessed off Dundas Street follows the Humber River and is part of a 10 kilometre paved trail that links cyclists, in-line skaters, walkers, and joggers to the Martin Goodman Trail on Toronto's waterfront. Other easily accessed parks and green spaces include:
St Georges Golf & Country Club
Islington Golf & Country Club
Thomson Riley Park
Lambton Woods Park (also Lambton Golf & Country Club)
Etienne Brule Park
The Kingsway residents enjoy easy access to numerous libraries serving Toronto's west end, including the Richview branch at 1806 Islington, the HumberBay at 200 Parklawn, and Eatonville at 430 Burnhamthorpe. Recreation enthusiasts will appreciate programming in the area's community & rec centres:
The Etobicoke Memorial Pool and Health Club, 44 Montgomery Road offers a myriad of aerobic and aqua fit programs for adults. Next door to the pool and health club is the Central Arena at 50 Montgomery Road which offers public skating and organized ice and ball hockey leagues for children and adults.
Centennial Park Arena, 56 Centennial Park Rd
Lambton-Kingsway Indoor Swimming Pool, 37 Marquis
Norseman Swimming Pool, 105 Norseman
Olympium Swimming Pool, 590 Rathburn
Lambton Kingsway Jr. & Md. School
Warren Park Jr. School
Sunnylea Jr. School
Humbercrest Public School
Islington Jr. Md. School
Etobicoke Collegiate Institute
Runnymede Collegiate Institute
Western Technical-Commercial School
Etobicoke School of the Arts
Humberside Collegiate Institute
Richview Collegiate Institute
Kingsway Toronto History