More than any other neighbourhood in Toronto, King Street West has undergone a dramatic transformation in the last few years. Back in the 90ís there were a few standard condo buildings at King and Bathurst, but further west the landscape was dominated by vacant land and abandoned industrial buildings. As far back as 1999, Toronto Life Magazine was already rating the King and Niagara area as one of the most up-and-coming places to live, based on how quickly real estate was selling, and at what percentage of asking price homes were going for.

The Summit condo buildings and townhouses at King and Bathurst were first, followed by CitySphere at 801 King W. Then there was a bit of a lull until UrbanCorp started buying up land and building row after row of stacked condo townhouses and lofts, which continues with their most recent phase, the King Towns, just west of Dufferin. The more upscale Massey Harris Lofts conversion and the construction of the DNA condos made this one of the hottest spots to live.

Single professionals, young families, and even some retired couples have made the community their own, changing it into a modern residential oasis, just a short walk from the art galleries, bars, restaurants, clubs and shopping on Queen West and on King itself. Easy access to the TTC, the Gardiner, and the nearby Dominion supermarket complete the picture of neighbourhood convenience.