Toronto Neighbourhood Guide


Downtown West

Recreation in Downtown West

The Entertainment District, centred along Wellington Street from Spadina Avenue east to Yonge Street, is home to the Royal Alexandra and Princess of Wales theatres. Both host world-class musicals such as the The Lion King and Mama Mia. Just to the east of these theatres is Roy Thompson Hall, home of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The world famous Second City comedy club is located on Blue Jays Way, across the street from Wayne Gretzky’s restaurant. Festival Hall on John Street is anchored by the giant Famous Players Paramount multi-screen theatre complex which features digital sound, stadium seating and a licensed lounge.

Sports fans are within walking distance of the Air Canada Centre, home of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Raptors,and the Rogers Centre, home to the Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Argonaut professional sports teams. Before or after a game fans can select from a vast array of trendy bars and restaurants that proliferate throughout Downtown West.


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