Kingsway Park is an affluent neighbourhood in the west end of Toronto that caters primarily to families. This area is well known for larger homes, pedestrian-friendly streets/walkways, and its close proximity to schools, churches, recreation areas, shopping, professional and medical services. The Kingsway is a wonderful location for food aficionados offering many specialty shops including a butcher shop, greengrocers, bakery, artisan cheese and food gallery, and many upscale restaurants. A more laid back part of this neighbourhood is Dundas Street West, located at the north end of the Kingsway. Dundas Street West features strip plaza shopping, numerous landscaping, furniture/design shops, an art gallery and interesting hobby and craft shops. The most interesting feature of this street is the drive through dry cleaners offering an in-car drop off, pick-up service.
Kingsway Park is located east of the Humber River, connected by the Mimico Creek to the west, Dundas Street to the north, and Bloor Street to the south.
The Kingsway Park subdivision is situated on former Clergy Reserve lands, which Robert Home Smith acquired in 1908. The Home Smith Company began marketing this community in 1912, however, progress was halted owing to the First World War and lack of adequate transportation across the Humber River. It wasn’t until the end of WWI and the creation of the Bloor Street Bridge when sales of homes in Kingsway Park began. Smith’s vision for the community was to bring “a little bit of England far from England” through creating an English-style garden suburb. This vision can be seen through the integrity and beauty of Kingsway Park.