Attractions and CultureThe MZTV Museum and Archive is centrally located in Liberty Village. Having a growing collection of more than 10,000 items, this specialty museum preserves the history of television in Canada and the United States. The Pioneers Exhibits honor engineers and other technicians who developed some of the earliest technologies for televisions and other optical instruments in the early 20th century. Notable individuals who are featured in the exhibits include Vladimir Zworykin, Charles Frances Jenkins and Allen M. Dumont. The World's Fair galleries focus on several American fairs that introduced televisions to the consumer markets. You'll learn about the important roles that RCA and NBC played in the earliest stages of American TV broadcasting. Additionally, the MZTV Museum of Televisions has an entire exhibit dedicated to the great Marilyn Monroe. Click to book your Toronto City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Situated near the museum, the Allan M. Lamport Stadium is another notable attraction in Liberty Village. Having enough seats for just more than 9,500 people, this outdoor stadium hosts rugby and field hockey games. Originally built in the middle of the 1970s, this venue has also hosted American football and soccer games. A small park with benches and other basic amenities flanks the eastern side of this historic stadium. Also located in Liberty Village, the Toronto Carpet Factory is a historical landmark in the beautifully preserved area. Built in the early 1900’s, the factory occupies one city block at King Street West and Mowat Avenue. The eastern section of Liberty Village is lined with several high-rise residential properties that offer great views of Lake Ontario and downtown Toronto. The premier real estate market also includes an array of rowhouses that are surrounded by railroad tracks and the Bill Johnson Park. The central part of the neighborhood is roughly situated at the intersection of Liberty Street and Hanna Avenue. Some of the neighborhood's best dining options are concentrated in this lively quarter, such as the 3 Brewers Liberty, Balzac's Liberty Cafe and Big Rock Brewery. Residents of Liberty Village also have easy access to the Canadian National Exhibition, a major annual festival that takes over the historic grounds of Exhibition Place. Throughout the year, the venue also attracts plenty of tourists to historic buildings and landmarks, such as the Ontario Government Building, Princes' Gates and Enercare Centre. Centrally located in the mixed-used complex, BMO Field hosts Toronto's professional soccer team. Additionally, the neighborhood is within walking distance of promenades along Lake Ontario. The Fort York National Historic Site separates the neighborhood from the waterfront trails in the Harbourfront.
Visiting Liberty VillageCarrying westbound and eastbound traffic in multiple lanes, the Gardiner Expressway defines Liberty Village's southern perimeter. This major highway links downtown Toronto with eastern and western districts within the city. Served by the GO Transit Lakeshore West commuter rail line, Exhibition Station is conveniently located in the neighborhood's southern end. Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) streetcars also stop at the Exhibition Loop, which is primarily designated to handle passengers at Exhibition Place. Several TTC streetcars also stop on Dufferin Street, which defines the community's western limits. Additional streetcar stops are spread out on King Street West, which runs along the neighborhood's northern end. Used mainly by commuter and long-distance trains, multiple railroad tracks separate the district from the historic Queen Street . Additionally, this urban enclave is less than 1 mile away from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. This regional airport is only accessible by ferries that serve the Harbourfront. Click here to visit Liberty Village BIA website.
By: Denise Marie
Published On: 2019-11-22
Updated On: 2019-11-22
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