Centered around Spadina Avenue, Chinatown is a small downtown Toronto neighbourhood with an abundance of restaurants — and despite what the name suggests, you’ll find a wide assortment of dining options including Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean Cuisine.
The neighbourhood is packed full of locally owned retail stores, for groceries, electronics, clothing and accessories. As well, there are a number of service based businesses in the area; massage therapy, acupuncture, salons, cleaners, and financial services. While not the most family friendly neighbourhood, there are schools in the area, and small parks with playgrounds.
Toronto condos for rent in Chinatown come with vibrant nightlife options just around the corner — you can sing your heart out at 8090Karaoke, enjoy live music at Grossman's Tavern, catch open-mic night at Ein-Stein Bierhalle, or dazzle your palate with unique brews at Prenup Pub.
If you’re interested in renting a condo in Chinatown, there are only a few buildings to check out — most of which straddle the border between Chinatown and Alexandra Park.
For those who want something modern, Dragon Condos has 95 suites spread over 10-storeys; all units have modern finishes, and the building provides a nice array for relaxing amenities. If you do wish to call this neighbourhood home and want a more private living experience, then 150 Beverley Street Condos offers spacious suites and a boutique feel.
Condos for rent in Chinatown might not be for everyone, as this neighbourhood remains busy from dusk to dawn — expect to hear people enjoying themselves, and angry drivers leaning on their horns long into the night.
This is one neighbourhood where you definitely don’t need a car — and probably don’t want one. Residents can easily run errands on foot, and for longer trips, there are streetcars on Spadina and Dundas St W, and St Patrick Station is just minutes away for subway lines.
Should you own a vehicle — and be brave enough to drive here — then you can go south on Spadina for the Gardiner Expressway.