Is downtown a neighbourhood? Most would define neighbourhood as an area with distinctive characteristics, flavour, feel. Yet downtown Toronto seems more like the sky than a neighbourhood: it’s so big, so everywhere. Until you stop thinking about what it is, but why. Downtown exists for work and play, for finance and creativity and all the entertainment you could ever ask for.
But it’s also there for ultra-convenience, for being able to go from high-pressure to quiet and refuge in mere moments. And downtown is way more than condos, with big Victorians to cavernous industrial lofts sharing the same street. Empty nesters and pied-a-terrers love being seconds from everything they’ve put off doing. Young professionals flood the ever-expanding waterfront and Sugar Beach (the one with the Instagrammable pink umbrellas). And no matter how fast the city grows, everyone manages to always find that table in the cafe, that bench on the waterfront, that restorative view of the lake. Hmmm. Maybe downtown is not only a neighbourhood, but the neighbourhood.
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