East vs. West? Downtown Toronto is so diverse and choosing where to live can be a difficult decision. Although both are excellent locations with many great condo buildings and units to choose from, narrowing the choice down by looking at sections East and West of Yonge street will help you to make the right choice. There is a different vibe in both locations, both bustling with life and entertainment. I find that the area East of Yonge tends to have condos more spaced out and a great neighbourhood even though you are in the heart of downtown Toronto. The St.Lawrence Market heritage preservation has played a great role in restricting development in the area and has had many height and building restrictions in place. This has kept an eclectic mix of low and high rise condos and not having condo buildings tower on top of one another. Also the area has had more commercial lands and fewer single residential homes that has made way for planning and spacing for an up and coming neighbourhood. Many exciting changes are happening on the East side with a new transit hub, a proposed east waterfront and island and so much more. Below you can explore available condos for sale in downtown Toronto on the East side of Yonge.