Liberty Village is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is bounded at the north by King Street, the west by Dufferin Street, the south by the Gardiner Expressway, the east by Strachan Ave, and the northeast by the railway tracks. The Liberty Village name was recently introduced as a positive 'brand' by the property owners and developers in the area. The neighbourhood aims to distinguish itself from Parkdale, which now begins west of Dufferin Street.
Liberty Village underwent significant growth in 2005 and 2006, both in terms of new apartments and office space.
The ongoing gentrification of downtown Toronto has been pushing further outwards from downtown, encouraging rapid development. It has become a trendy neighbourhood for young professionals pushing further west for less established areas, while still remaining a short drive or streetcar ride from the core. Most apartments and offices are being built inside old factories, as this area is primarily a former heavy industrial area which has been largely abandoned for many years.
Offices are mostly concentrated in the west end of Liberty Village. Corus Entertainment has a significant established presence in the neighborhood spread across multiple buildings, and Sony BMG also has an office. New condo developments are currently focused on East Liberty Street, which begins east of Hanna Avenue.
Liberty Village is also known for its successful Art and Design Studios. Many Canadian and U.S. Design firms have located to Liberty village, creating many jobs for the increasing number of citizens that have moved into the growing neighbourhood.