Residents in Downtown East are mostly singles and couples
that come from different backgrounds. Mobility of the population is reflected in
high rental rates of the neighbourhood. It was home to some of the most
prominent early Toronto families and Jarvis and Sherbourne streets were
considered to be Toronto’s most fashionable suburb in the early 1900’s.
Downtown East provides a wide range of choices for shoppers.
It has high-end fashion on Bloor Street, in-style shops on Church Street, and
daily necessities on Wellesley, Gerrard, Sherbourne and Charles Streets. Eaton
Centre is also part of the city which is Toronto’s largest shopping mall.
Another shopping destination is Downtown Yonge. It is considered as Toronto’s
version of Times Square.
Bus services run on Wellesley and Carlton Streets that
connect passengers to the Sherbourne station on the Yonge-University-Spadina
subway. There is also an express bus available on rush hours on Jarvis Street.
Lake Shore Boulevard and the Gardiner Expressway are ten minutes away from the