West Toronto Neighbourhoods
Long-time Torontonians certainly remember the massive, Coney Island-esque waterfront playground of Sunnyside Beach, and younger Torontonians have probably heard stories about it. When the Sunnyside Amusement Park and Bathing Pavilion opened for business in 1922 on Parkdale’s beaches, this neighbourhood west of downtown immediately became the place to be at for a generation of Torontonians. […]
With its winding streets, gently rolling hills and towering oak trees, High Park is a neighbourhood of natural beauty that delights all those who live here and adds incalculable value to its homes for at least half a dozen blocks in every direction. The neighbourhood is named after the park itself, which is the largest […]
Central Toronto Neighbourhoods
The Cabbage Gardens How did Cabbagetown get its unusual name? The legend goes that its name originated in the 1840s, when thousands of Irish immigrants settled in the area. Impoverished by the potato famine in their homeland, they could only afford to eat stew made from the cabbage growing in their front yards. Cabbage became […]
Victorian Row Houses by Jay Woodworth Seaton Village is actually named after Lord Seaton. Born in Lyndhurst, Hampshire, he was a former Lieutenant Governor of Canada. However, the original settlers of Seaton Village were Colonel David Shank and Captain Samuel Smith, firends of the Lieutenant and loyalists serving in the Queens Rangers. Years after they […]
Wascana Avenue by Jay Morrison Corktown is the first community of its kind to be conceived in the heart of Toronto; it’s also one of its most historic neighbourhoods. In the early 1960s, a great part of Corktown was demolished to make way for several elevated roadways. Among the most significant buildings destroyed was the […]
The St. Lawrence neighborhood, located in downtown Toronto, used to be part of the shoreline of Lake Ontario. The site of the present day St. Lawrence neighbourhood was created from a massive landfill project in the early 1800s. It was originally intended to serve as a public promenade with a grand Esplanade along the waterfront. […]
The Distillery District is a National Historic Site with rich history, located east of downtown Toronto. It had its beginnings with the opening of the Gooderham and Worts Distillery in 1832. Founded by two brothers-in-law, it eventually became the largest distillery in the British Empire, covering about 13 acres (52ha) and producing millions of gallons […]
Davisville is a major commercial community in midtown Toronto and an attractive area to live in for many Torontonians. Although it is densely populated, it is also known for being very “green”. The neighbourhood is serviced by its own subway station along the Yonge subway line.
You don’t know what you’re missing if you haven’t lived in Lytton Park! An upscale and classy neighbourhood nestled between the affluent neighbourhoods of Lawrence Park, Yonge Street, Briar Hill Avenue, and Mona Drive, this upscale neighbourhood is home to bankers, lawyers, doctors, and corporate executives who are attracted to its tranquillity, diversity, and excellent […]
Are you after style, glamour, and comfort? Then Lawrence Park is the place for you, and it’s as good as it gets! This neighbourhood is ranked among the most prosperous in Canada. Lawrence Park lies warmly nestled between Bedford Park, Lytton Park, and the Bridle Path, making it one of the city’s most sought-after and […]
Located west of Avenue Road, south of Briar Hill Avenue, and north of Eglinton Avenue West, this charming neighbourhood provides the perfect nesting place for raising families, with its alluring and captivating homes, amazing shopping and recreational facilities, and excellent transport links. Allenby Home History Nothing adds more prestige to this neighbourhood than its history. […]
Cedarvale by Agatha Barc Centred on one of the most iconic parks in the city, the Cedarvale neighbourhood provides access to a breathtaking park in the Cedarvale Ravine, wonderful outdoor areas, and residents driving a strong sense of communities.
East Toronto Neighbourhoods
Toronto Beaches by charanga geo Located on the east side of the Old City of Toronto, the Beaches is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ontario. The boundaries of the neighborhood are from Victoria Park to the east to Kingston Road on the north, Eastern Avenue to Leslie on the west, and south […]
Queen Street shops by Sean Howard Leslieville is a quiet East End neighbourhood in Toronto and part of the broader area of South Riverdale. Thanks to ongoing gentrification, it is considered the ‘next big thing’ or ‘Toronto’s Brooklyn’. With its new restaurants, relaxing cafes and quaint shops, it is an ideal destination to dine, drink […]
Riverdale Home Detail by Rick Weiss Riverdale, once called Riverside, is a diverse community named after the city park, which is a landmark in the area. Today, Riverdale attracts young affluent professionals looking for quaint Victorian homes close to downtown. Its colourful shopping districts and tall maple trees will simply make you love this neighbourhood!
Street Sign by Loozrboy Riverside, formerly known as Queen Broadview Village, is a small multicultural and mixed-income neighbourhood located within the larger neighbourhood of South Riverdale. Nestled between downtown, the Film District, Danforth Avenue and the Beaches, Riverside District is named after the Don River, to which it is adjacent. It is one of Toronto’s […]