NEIGHBOURHOOD

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 Boys in the Photograph and The Sound of Music. 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, and 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 of the Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Argonauts. Before or after a game, fans can select from a vast array of trendy bars and restaurants that proliferate throughout Downtown West.

Neighbourhood residents are also within walking distance to the nearby Martin Goodman waterfront trail that is used by walkers, cyclists, joggers and in-line skaters. There is also a variety of existing community parks to the south, including Coronation Park next to Ontario Place and the Canadian National Exhibition grounds.

Stanley Park is another favourite neighbourhood meeting place. It contains two baseball diamonds, two tennis courts, a soccer field, a small outdoor pool and a children's playground. It also houses its own small community centre, which is used by local residents for meetings, community-based programming and social functions.

Fort York, located on Garrison Road, was the scene of the bloody Battle of York during the War of 1812. Today, this important Toronto landmark serves as a museum where knowledgeable historians, wearing period costumes, conduct tours and demonstrate historical activities. Fort York also contains a variety of exhibits and displays.