Welcome to the Bay Street Corridors
Like a hallway full of students trying to run out of the building when the alarm sounds, the Bay Street Corridors is a busy and well populated neighbourhood. You may notice young professionals using the Corridor to run to another half of the building – or in this case – the nearby Financial District, Discovery District, Hospital District, Toronto Town Hall, Ryerson University, University of Toronto or the bustling downtown Yonge Street.
A walk through The Ward… oh, you didn’t know? The Bay Street Corridors was initially referred to as St. John’s Ward and then called The Ward. The realm was usually populated by Jewish immigrants fleeing Eastern Europe in the 1890’s and also the Italians, specifically conjointly migrated and settled within the Ward. When the first immigrants teams became established, they left the squalor of The Ward and headed west to neighbourhoods like Kensington Markets and Little Italy.
Jumping to the 1900’s – In 1930 the Eaton’s Centre Department store opened their College Park location at York & College Streets and within the 1950’s construction of the New Town Hall led homes being taken down in the Ward and a lot of residents had to relocate to Spadina Avenue which is now called Toronto’s Chinatown district. In 1965 the New Toronto City Hall officially opened and the Ward had completely given away to the aforementioned Toronto landmarks.
In 1990, a residential renaissance happened within the neighbourhood with condominium constructions mounting, turning into a perfect investment chance for those who were interested. The Bay Street Corridor has a ton of options in stores and restaurants and literally just a short walk away from major parts of the city.
For recreation, the residents of the area hang out at the gorgeous oval formed park located off University Avenue simply south of the Ontario Legislative building referred to as Queens Park and also the YMCA at 20 Grosvenor Street is a popular workout place for most of the locals. The University of Toronto’s Hart House is open to locals on a membership basis and offers a big range of categories such as athletics, arts and food classes.