Liberty Village is a great place to live. It’s also a great place to eat, play and shop. It’s location is one of it’s greatest assets – It’s a 5 minute walk to Lakeshore, a 20 minute walk to the financial core and a 10 minute walk to the entertainment/fashion/gallery districts of King St W, Queen West, Ossington, Dundas Street W and Wellington Street W.
The name Liberty Village comes from it’s central street, Liberty Street, namedin honour of a historic prison reform, the initiative of then provincial secretary William John Hanna who forced the closure of Toronto’s Central Prison located North of the CNE and west of Strachan Ave in 1915. The street where prisoners, when released, would walk directly onto became known as Liberty Street.
The Liberty Village name was introduced by the City of Toronto, property owners and developers in the area as a positive ‘brand” to distinguish itself from Parkdale. Formerly an industrial area, many old factories have been re-purposed as lofts while others have become restaurants, gyms, furniture stores and galleries.
Here are some of the places I love in Liberty Village.
- Best Green Space: Liberty Village Park
- Best Dessert: For The Love Of Cake
- Best Coffee: Barista Espresso Bar
- Best Brunch: 25 Liberty & Mildred’s Temple Kitchen
- Best Patio: Brazen Head
- Best Furniture Shop: Casalife and West Elm
Don’t forget to check out the local farmers market located in the Green P parking lot at Hanna and Liberty Street running Sunday’s 9 – 2pm through to October. If you’re looking for local, fresh and mostly organic, fruits, veggies, eggs and meats this market can’t be beat! For other Toronto Farmers Markets check out their website at http://tfmn.ca/
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