Every urbanite in search of a new condo knows that location is key when choosing their home. Ten93 Queen West, Pemberton Group’s newest community coming soon to the heart of Toronto’s vibrant Queen West neighbourhood, will be part the fabric of an area known for its hot eateries – from cafes to fine dining, and eclectic collection of galleries and boutiques.
In fact, this community will be so well-situated that it garners a “Walker’s Paradise” rating of 92 on walkscore.com. In other words, all the amenities you’ll ever need are within strolling distance.
To see just how well-established the neighbourhood is, we’ve looked into some of the spaces and services that make the area so dynamic. From your morning coffee to your late night snack, we’ve plotted out a perfect way to spend your time on Queen West.
No disrespect to the cafe chains in the neighbourhoods, but sometimes you want to try something a little different than your typical morning brew. The Argentian cafe serves up authentic Yerba Mate, a caffeinated tea-like beverage, and some of the best empanadas in the city. Or if you want to stick to an Americano, why not pair it with some sweet, decadent alfajores?
Trinity Bellwoods Park
Arguably one of the most popular public spaces in the city, the park fills up with a cross-section of the city on warm summer days. While the younger crowd might congregate near Queen and strum guitars or set up slack lines, there’s also a children’s playground, an off-leash area for pups, plus baseball diamonds, tennis courts and a skating rink for sporty types. If the people watching and recreational spaces aren’t enough to draw to you to the park, the Tuesday farmers market will.
Garrison’s by the Park
Just across the street from Bellwoods is a barber shop that is reviving the old-fashioned tradition of a straight razor shave. One of the few places in the city that offer that service, Garrison’s by the Park offers a relaxed atmosphere and a great view of the park. If you’re too skittish to go for the super close shave, the barber shop is also a popular place for a haircut.
The shoe obsessed have a new home. Few city shops can compete with Gravity Pope’s 4,000 square foot retail space. Though it’s stocked with countless well-known name brands for footwear, the store also has hard to find gems and Canadian-made goods as well. And, if you need a new outfit to go with your new kicks, the space also carries a wide selection of clothing too.
The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA)
Focused on innovative contemporary art produced by Canadian artists, the museum features a 5,000 square foot main space and the 1,000 square foot project room. Come in and prepare to have your horizons broadened.
Samuel J. Moore
Located on the main floor of the Great Hall, a standout Victorian-era venue, the newly opened restaurant took its name from the building’s architect. The elegant space serves up everything from post-work oysters and champagne cocktails to brunch, lunch or even a refined dinner of duck Carpaccio or black cod with green beans.
Poutini’s House of Poutine
Where do you go when your jonesing for a treat after a late night out? French fries with cheese curds and gravy remains one of the best options around, and Poutini’s House of Poutine is a favourite go-to spot. The eatery has earned legions of fans by perfecting their streamlined menu options of classic poutine, vegetarian poutine, and baked potato poutine. It’s even become a romantic site with some patrons even proposing to their significant others in the poutine shop.
Ten93 Queen West will be situated at Queen and Dovercourt, where you can live the life you want at the heart of everything Queen West.