As you might have seen via last week’s post, I’ve partnered with Tourism Toronto on a fun 2-part series showcasing two of my favourite areas in the city. Actually getting the chance to soak up neighborhoods and round up all the spots I frequent in them has been such a blast! For the recap, first up on my list was Queen West (you can read that post here). This time around it only made sense to do the next area I spend the most time in – King West.

King West is one of Toronto’s fastest-growing neighborhoods, most notably housing TIFF Bell Lightbox and David Pecaut Square (a.k.a the former World Mastercard Fashion Week home base), not to mention tons of high-end restaurants and the city’s hottest clubs and lounges. There’s a lot going on in the city at any given time…but there’s ALWAYS something happening on King West.

This neighbourhood has given itself a branding makeover in the last decade and is now the one-stop-shop for entertainment in Toronto. This area alone is reason enough to check out Toronto and is a definite stop for anyone that comes here – families can catch a show at the Royal Alexandria Theatre, and groups of girls/guys looking to party can do just that. Both types of visitor can take their pick of any of the incredible dining choices. The energy and vibe on King West is unlike anywhere I’ve ever been in the world! You could spend a week getaway here and still not even make a dent in all the hotspots – here are some of my favourite ones in the area:



This is an excerpt from the article Welcome To My City: King West Guide which originally appeared on