The Kingsway

Overview

“A little bit of England, away from England”

  • Bounded by the Humber River west to Allanbrooke Dr & Montgomery Rd, Dundas St W south to Bloor St W
  • Robert Home Smith, a Toronto lawyer and businessman, carefully planned and built one of Canada’s first subdivisions in 1924. First developer in Toronto to utilize an urban planner long before the municipality itself hired them
  • The area was first known as “Kingsway Park” before language drifted it to it’s now known name “The Kingsway”, as ‘The Kingsway’ is the name of the main street that flows through this neighbourhood
  • After Home Smith passed away in 1935, The Kingsway development was completed by associate Godfrey Pettit. Today, about 100 years since Home Smith created The Kingsway, his neighbourhood of preserved English architecture and careful community planning continues to be one of the most exclusive and sought-after in the City
  • Mostly Tudor-style, the houses are typically two- and two and a half-storey, with remarkable architectural details and ornaments including leaded and stained glass windows, lush wood trims, French doors, hardwood doors, second staircases and fireplaces
  • Walking distance to Grenview & Royal York Subway stations, access to the best schools, parks, arenas, library, Royal York subway station, and Bloor St W’s cafes, shops, bars & restaurants including Momiji Sushi, VIBO, Merlot, Gabby’s, Starbucks, Jules Bistro, Azarias, Crooked Cue etc
  • When residents of this area are not found shopping the various boutiques on Bloor Street or enjoying a meal at the various restaurants along here, they can be found watching a movie at the Kingsway Theatre, enjoying a treatment at the Old Mill Spa or swimming at the local Etobicoke Memorial Pool & Health Club