Liberty Village is a vibrant part of the city home to many young professionals and start-up businesses. Located just south of Queen Street West and in close proximity to the Entertainment district and lake, it’s the perfect neighbourhood for someone seeking to be right in the middle of things—without the noise. Being a trendy neighbourhood, it’s also home to many cafes and restaurants that people from all over the city come to enjoy. Liberty Village has a community atmosphere with plenty of murals and a truly clean surroundings.
The neighbourhood isn’t very popular among young families, but you will see plenty of furry, four-legged children going for a walk with their parents after work. During the warmer months, you will find ample joggers and cyclists getting their exercise in after the workday is complete. At its core is Liberty Market Building, a retail space complete with grocery stores, local boutiques, and yoga studios. Liberty Village is popular among professionals seeking a short commute to work, while still living in a quiet area abundant with character.
There are many public schools and a few Catholic schools easily accessible by car outside of Liberty Village, including Parkdale Collegiate Institute, Queen Victoria Public School, and Niagara Street Public School.
There are streetcar routes service the Liberty Village neighbourhood, running along King Street West and Dufferin Street. Residents can also benefit from buses running along Dufferin Street. The eastern side has the 63 bus covering the King West Village, which eventually heads north towards Ossington Avenue.
Activities & Amenities
New condominiums, night clubs, and restaurants were incorporated into the area, providing more choice and hotspots for residents. The area now has movie theaters, restaurants, groceries stores, unique design stores, as well as dental and optometric services. The main attraction that draws people to Liberty Village is the Allen A. Lamport Stadium that’s used for soccer and field hockey with a 9,600-seating capacity. Residents who are looking for more activity can use the Gardiner Expy to get to the Entertainment District by car in no time.
Originally part of the Garrison Common, Liberty Village saw industrialization after the installment of the railway in the 1850s. The warehouses and factories built during this time have been converted into lofts, hip living spaces, and office studios to accommodate residents and businesses. Liberty Village encompasses part of King West Village, which was revitalized in the 1990s for young professionals.