Toronto Life Series: Where to buy now, Part 4

Part 4: St. Lawrence, because everything an urbanite needs is within a five-minute walk

Toronto Life has a great series focusing on 10 up and coming Toronto neighbourhoods. Each entry is written by Monica Warzecha with photography by Emma McIntyre. I’ll be posting one daily for the next ten days, but you can always read them all at once at

Established in 1803, St. Lawrence isn’t exactly a scrappy young upstart. But what it’s done exceptionally well on the urban-planning front, particularly since the ’80s and ’90s, is supply condo stock—spacious units made for empty nesters (80 George Street, Old Yorke Place) and young professionals (buildings on the Esplanade). Today, new towers are going up, including the Berczy and Backstage on the Esplanade, and realtors are pushing the neighbourhood’s boundaries as far north as Richmond and Queen, where the Post House and Vu condos are up and running. It makes for one of the city’s best car-ditching zones—here is a walking tour to prove it.

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