Located across from the northeast corner of St. James Park in the St. Lawrence Market area, the Vu offers excellent access to urban, historical and green landscapes. The Market itself is an excellent source for farm-fresh and exotic foods, with the Saturday market held there continuing a tradition established in 1803. The Market, combined with the plethora of restaurants, bistros, cafes and grocery stores in the neighborhood, ensures that those living in the area will not go hungry.
The Vu also gives residents access to all of the city’s top shopping, leisure and entertainment destinations. With the Market, the Esplanade and Union Station to the south, Queen Street West, the Eaton’s Centre and Dundas Square to the north and west and Old Town and the Distillery district to the east, nothing is further than an easy walk or streetcar ride away.
Once again an up-and-coming part of the city, the neighborhood has a long history. Old Town lies on the original site of the Town of York, the first ‘City of Toronto’, as lain out in 1793. The area boasts a large concentration of early-19th-century heritage buildings, including Toronto’s first post office just down the street from the Vu.