This neighbourhood is coveted by the young professional interested in a unique and eclectic area that boasts concrete, glass and brick residential living space. The 43-acre community is an interesting mix between new condos and old industrial buildings converted into lofts and commercial space. Professionals in media, high-tech and design make up a majority of the residents due to the businesses that have made the converted industrial buildings their workspace.
The area is rich in history. The arrival of the railway in 1850 led to the development of industrial warehouses and factories, which have since turned into lofts, hip workspaces and studio offices. You’ll see the exterior of the original buildings that display red brick, Victorian industrial architecture and tall chimney smoke stacks sitting on top of some of the old factory buildings. The contrast between old and new is what sets this neighbourhood apart from others.
Homes are urban and are usually new townhomes, condos and lofts in restored industrial buildings. The lofts are particularly well known in Liberty Village, as the soaring high ceilings, huge windows and exposed brick are a hot commodity for those looking for something different than a typical condo. This bohemian enclave is the perfect fit for those who appreciate character and detail when it comes to their urban home.
Since 2004, Liberty Village has experienced phenomenal growth. The area has developed strongly and offers convenience to its residents with a grocery store and a handful of local coffee shops. It also has become a hot spot for those seeking unique furniture, design stores, art galleries and urban fusion restaurants. It’s minutes away from the waterfront trail, and is host to a farmer’s market during the warm season.