The Best Place For Culture Enthusiasts To Live In Downtown Toronto

Chinatown, City Living, Design, Kensington Market, Yorkville / Summerhill / Rosedale

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what creates that unique and alluring vibe that our fair city emits, but its rich and dynamic cultural scene plays a big role. It’s living life… elevated.

And let’s be real. The greatest challenge isn’t sourcing out these cultural opportunities- it is deciding when and where to go, with this treasure trove of culture at your doorstep.

That’s one of the reasons that we adore’ The Phoebe‘ located at 18 Beverley Street as well as 11 & 25 Soho Street. It’s ideal for cultural enthusiasts, with some gems located within a stone’s throw to the east, west, north, and south. 18 Beverly offers a Walk Score of 100 and in 30 minutes or less (in many instances, you are only a few minutes away!) from your front door, you’ve got some of Toronto’s most enriching cultural opportunities. This is how you make the very best of the pedestrian lifestyle!


*Gardiner Museum


The complex sits four streets west of University just north of Queen Street West. Completed in 2003 by the reputable Diamante Development Corporation, this well-managed condominium knocks the ‘location location location’ mantra of real estate right out of the park! 

To the north, it’s just steps to the Art Gallery of Ontario  (I’ll be going to see ‘Blurred Boundaries: Queer Visions in Canadian Art’ soon!), Baldwin Village, and the venerated institutions and architectural pedigree of Queen’s Park, the University of Toronto, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Gardiner Museum.


*Royal Ontario Museum


To the east at Queen & University Avenue is The Four Seasons Centre For The Performing Arts where we often enjoy the Canadian Opera Company and a block east is City Hall’s Nathan Phillips Square which hosts community and civic events throughout the year including an Art Sale, the Calvacade of Lights and even ice skating with hot chocolate! On Yonge or just east thereof, there are the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres, Massey Hall, and the Ed Mirvish Theatre on Victoria Street while Dundas Square at Yonge & Dundas is a public venue and event location. The Cineplex Cinemas are located across the street on the north side of Dundas East for filmgoers. Love live music? The Top ‘O The Senator is a spectacular setting for live jazz while Meridian Hall on Front Street East near Church Street has ErasureLordeMoein and Joe Hisaishi scheduled to perform in 2022.



To the south is the energetic pulse of The Entertainment District, with plenty of nightlife, restaurants and shows. Revel in theatre at The Princess Of Wales and Royal Alexandra Theatres, listen to the magic of the Toronto Symphony perform at the Roy Thomson Hall, or get up close and personal with the musicians performing at the Horseshoe Tavern and The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar just steps away on Queen West. 



To the west Graffiti AlleyChinatown and Kensington Market are their own cultural experiences unto themselves and so worth a visit. Shop and sample or hit a gallery at Kensington Market. Snap some Insta-worthy photos while taking in gritty and culturally significant Graffiti Alley. And Chinatown offers a colourful and vibrant tapestry of cultural experiences – including dining, shopping, dance and tradition.

When we’re younger and in our prime, we want excitement and variety, then as we age and into our golden years, accessibility to amenities and services takes precedence. Well, downtown living fulfills all points on that spectrum – whether you’re a student or a Zoomer – as our living City is teeming with entertainment and supported by infrastructure.



Ideally, if you could place yourself on an axis for a cultural adventure, would you? How exciting would it be if you could live literally right in the middle of it all at 18 Beverley Street? Here’s your chance: Big City Beauty At The Phoebe Condo Near Queen West On Beverley Street – offered at $499,000!

There’s ease, effortlessness, and convenience that accompanies the privilege of living in the centre of the city, where pretty much everything you need is out your front door and around the corner. This sun-drenched 1bed 1bath upgraded suite of approximately 606 square feet is guaranteed to tick a lot of your shelter wishes, wants and needs!



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Thanks for reading!

– Steve & The Urbaneer Team


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May we be of assistance to you, or someone you love?



The Urbaneer Team

Steven Fudge, Sales Representative
& The Innovative Urbaneer Team
Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage – (416) 322-8000

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