The King East is located in the heart of Toronto’s most desireable neighbourhoods: OldTown and Corktown. The building is located West of Parliament Street, East of Sherbourne, to the North of Front St and the South of Adelaide St. Nearby parks such as Bright Street Playground and Little Trinity Church Lands offer residents a peaceful and scenic walk to work. Steps away from everything Toronto has to offer, The King East is a part of the action!
The area contains many vacant industrial buildings often used by the film industry as production sites. Some of the original workers’ cottages remain intact and can make for an excellent sight-seeing venture. The neighborhood is undergoing a period of gentrification and has recently become popular among the young professionals of the city. The location is conveniently situated near the business and entertainment districts, making it an ideal place for both work and play.
Along the main streets of Queen, King, Front and the Esplanade there are many restaurants and shops. Landmarks in the neighborhood include GeorgeBrownCollege and the historic St. James Anglican Cathedral. For all of your shopping needs, St. Lawrence market offers a wide selection of authentic ethnic dishes and fresh local produce.
Corktown derives its name from the neighbourhood’s early 19th century function as a settlement for Irish immigrants, particularly those emigrating from CountyCork. Though, it is also likely that the large number of breweries, distilleries and cork-stopper manufacturers within the area helped to secure the name. Toronto’s first Catholic parish, the St. Paul’s Basilica, is also located in Corktown.
OldTown is called as such because it is the original site of the Town of York – as laid out in 1793 – the first settlement of the modern-day City of Toronto. There is also a large concentration of early-19th century heritage buildings within this historic neighborhood. Indeed, Toronto’s first post office is located along Adelaide in this very neighborhood.