The Entertainment District is the most bustling area of the city, particularly in the evenings. Located in downtown Toronto, the Entertainment District is concentrated around King Street West, between University and Spadina.
Choose from among a wide selection of casual and fine dining restaurants then take in a live performance at one of the local theatres. There are concert halls, Canada’s Walk of Fame, and every September, TIFF, the Toronto International Film Festival, draws celebrities and film buffs from around the world to the TIFF Bell Lightbox. In the Entertainment District, Families enjoy the colourful underwater world of Ripley’s Aquarium, and those brave enough can take the high-speed elevator to the top of the CN Tower for a spectacular 360-degree view of the city and harbour. When one of the 4 major-league sports teams are playing at Rogers Centre or Scotiabank Arena (formerly the Air Canada Centre), the excitement of ticket-holding fans is electric.
By 2011, there were fewer nightclubs in the area as many were replaced with hip and stylish condos and lofts. As the high-end residential buildings began to take over the area, the club lifestyle of the entertainment district diminished. However, the energetic character of the area remains and the Entertainment District continues to cater to the young, and the young at heart. With easily accessible transportation on all the main streets, (street cars and the University Young subway line) it’s both a convenient and an exciting place to live.