Shangri-La Toronto is located between the Entertainment and Financial Districts of Toronto, right in the heart of downtown Toronto. From here, residents have the entire city at their finger tips! Shangri-La Toronto is surrounded by restaurants, the shops of Queen Street, and endless nightlife destinations. It is also in a great location for public transportation – just a short walk to Osgoode subway station on the Yonge-University subway line and the Queen streetcar.
Shangri La offers residents a vibrant neighbourhood with plenty to do. Occupants of Shangri-La can enjoy a ballet or opera at the nearby Four Seasons Centre or something less sombre at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club a mere 3 minute walk away. For those more interested in food than fun, Shangri-La is a foodies paradise. The podium itself is home the amazing restaurant Bosk, which offers kaiseki-style meals, or for something a little quicker, residents have no need to look any further than Momofuku, less than a minute away.
The Shangri-La not only provides residents a prime location in terms of transportation, entertainment, and fine dining, but also a neighbourhood enriched in history. In the 19th century, the Entertainment District was an upper class neighbourhood housing the Parliament Buildings of Upper Canada. It then transformed into a manufacturing district and housing many working class families. When the manufacturing sector began to diminish, the area fell into decline. Since the 1990s, it has entered a new and transformative phase and, today, it is the picture of economic growth and community vibrancy. You can learn more by reading a short history of University Avenue, or the long history of Adelaide St.