TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOOD GUIDE
Queen West is one of the city’s trendiest areas to shop, dine and live. The neighbourhood is most commonly known as a centre for Canadian broadcasting, music, fashion, performances and the visual arts for the past 25 years.
Liberty Village is in a prime location just east of downtown Toronto. You can walk to the lake in 5 minutes or walk to the financial core and entertainment district in just 10 minutes. The area has experienced a surge of growth since 2004 in terms of new condos, office space, a park and a variety of shops and restaurants. It is a trendy spot for young professionals and artists who enjoy the architecture and design of the repurposed old factories. It currently being called the ‘hottest’ neighbourhood in Toronto.
Leslieville is commonly referred to now as an up-and-coming neighbourhood, with new restaurants, shops and cafés slowly cropping up in the area. In some of the former industrial areas large film studios have opened, including Cinevillage and Showline Studios. It is a trendy spot for urban professionals.
Yorkville has it all. This upscale neighbourhood is home to a combination of Victorian houses and luxury condos. You’ll also find a range of commercial office towers, four star and prestige hotels, theatres, gourmet and gastro-fare restaurants as well as prestigious and unbeatable shopping.
Rosedale is one of the most prestigious neighbourhoods and is home to Toronto’s wealthiest and most prominent residents. This area is notorious for being the city’s most luxurious and prestigious addresses.
Summerhill is known for its lush greenery and historic residential homes, which have made Summerhill a neighbourhood of choice for many. Close to downtown but far enough away to provide a sense of privacy from the rest of the city.
Forest Hill is one of Toronto’s most prestigious but quaint neighbourhoods. You’ll find beautiful old trees, small parks, great trails and small shops and stores.
The Bridal Path is known as Toronto’s “Millionaire’s Row”. This neighbourhood began as an exclusive neighbourhood in the late 1920’s and is still known as that to this day. Far from the energy of the hustle and bustle of the downtown core but close enough to get to in less than 20 minutes.
Casa Loma is styled after the medieval castles of Europe; Canadian financier Sir Henry Pellatt built the imposing structure of Castle Loma. The castle acts as an outlook over the great city itself and attracted many wealthy residents to the neighbourhood.
Wychwood Park sits on top of the Davenport Ridge. This 22-acre hamlet is home to many 300-year-old trees and a scenic private road and many beautiful homes.
The Annex is one of Toronto’s trendiest and affluent communities and home to many University of Toronto students as well. There area is also home to many busy restaurants, pubs and cafes. You’re close to downtown and one of the city’s most popular landmarks, Honest Ed’s.
Chaplin Estates is a small, exclusive neighbourhood of early 20th century Tudor and English Cottage style homes. The southern boundary of the area is home to the former Beltline Railway line, now a scenic walking and biking trail known as the Kay Gardner Beltline Park.
Teddington Park used to mark the northern boundary of the City of Toronto. It is one now of the smallest and most exclusive districts in Toronto and home to many important and influential Torontonians. The real estate development was inspired by the Rosedale Golf Club, which moved from Rosedale to Teddington Park in 1909.
Davisville Village is an attractive neighbourhood centrally located and has easy access to entertainment and recreation. It is very popular with young professionals and families. Davisville Village offers a variety of housing options between single-family homes, apartments and condominiums.
North Toronto is home to many spacious houses and a large selection of public, private and separate schools in the northern part of Old Toronto. You will find easy access to the TTC and plenty of parks & recreational activities, which is why this neighbourhood is popular with families.
Deer Park was originally an estate built in 1837 and has since then become a desirable mix of single-family homes, fine dining, high profile boutiques & spacious parks, which have come to define the neighbourhood.
Bedford Park is home to many young families because of its close proximity to schools, playgrounds, community centre, library and family oriented shopping.
Lawrence Park is one of Toronto’s most affluent residential neighbourhoods, which was mostly developed between 1900 and the late 40’s. It has managed to preserve its old world charm, which can be seen in its homes, high profile shops, gourmet patisseries and cafes. It is considered one of the wealthiest neighbourhoods in all of Canada.
Cedarvale was named for the many cedar trees that used to line the ravine; Cedarvale was almost lost in the late 1960’s until residents blocked construction of the Spadina Expressway. It is a wealthy community with multi-million dollar homes facing the Cedarvale Ravine.
Hillcrest is a well established and affluential family-friendly neighbourhood located along the Davenport escarpment, which provides an interesting hillside landscape. Its irregular terrain has created some of Toronto’s most attractive streets.
Moore Park is located in a lush part of the city surrounded by parks and ravines and just south of Rosedale. Moore Park’s popularity is partly due to many of the homes having large lots that back onto one of the ravines and is one of Toronto’s most affluential neighbourhoods.
Leaside is one of the most popular neighbourhoods in Toronto for professionals and families. The community is comprised of predominantly single-family homes. It is also one of the more expensive real estate districts in Toronto.