It’s hard not to fall in love with the Church-Wellesley Village community. Vibrancy and diversity colour the streets of this friendly downtown Toronto neighbourhood. When we embarked on the journey of developing Eighty One Wellesley, we looked to the community for inspiration, and designed a building that complements the surrounding aesthetic and offers public space for neighbours to gather.
Residents at Eighty One Wellesley will easily immerse themselves into the culture of the neighbourhood, enjoying the spectrum of restaurants, bars, shops, services, and parks within close proximity.
Here’s a selection of what to expect when you live in the community:
RESTAURANTS + BARS
The Blake House
449 Jarvis Street
The building that houses this much-loved restaurant and pub dates back to 1891 – one of the last heritage structures mixing Victorian and Second Empire architecture in Toronto. Open for lunch, brunch and dinner, the establishment is known for its upscale take on pub favourites.
587 Yonge Street
If you love beer, Bar Volo is your first stop. Twenty-six regional beers, wines, and ciders flow on tap. In addition, there are six traditional cask-conditioned ales and a rare bottled beer selection. Delicious tapas are made from locally sourced food. It’s easy to become a regular here.
Fabarnak Café and Catering
519 Church Street
Part of The 519 Community Centre, a charitable agency with a focus on the LGBTQ community, Fabarnak Café serves fresh meals to-go or to-stay. A patio encourages you to enjoy the warmer Toronto months.
Church on Church
504 Church Street
Have a lively night out at Church on Church, an entertainment venue with nightly shows and DJs. Not bound by one kind of music, the establishment offers a completely different experience – dance, laugh, and socialize with new and old friends.
SHOPS + SERVICES
481 Church Street
This long-standing, decades old, butcher shop focuses on farm-raised products. Pick up the finest meat in town to BBQ on Eighty One Wellesley’s sprawling terrace space.
All the Best Fine Foods
483 Church Street
A destination for all things delicious, All the Best Fine Foods is known for supplying hard-to-find gourmet foods and products. The shop will inspire you to reach new culinary heights.
Allan Gardens Conservatory
19 Horticultural Avenue
The oldest gardens in Toronto are just down the street from Eighty One Wellesley. The lush greenhouse houses over 16,000 square feet of tropical and seasonal plants. It’s the perfect place to achieve some peace in the middle of your day.
Eighty One Wellesley will be opening to the public on Saturday, September 24th at noon. See you there!