Toronto West End
Located in the area outlined by Dufferin Street, St. Clair Avenue West, Jane Street and lined along a picturesque Lake Ontario inlet, the Toronto West neighbourhoods offer a mix of both established neighborhoods and 'up and comming' hot spots with wide appeal for all types of buyers and budgets.
Earlscourt, the northmost neighborhood in the West End, was once recognized as the business and cultural centre of Toronto's Italian community which is now thriving as the ethnic mix has shifted with more Candians of West Indian, Portugese, Greek, Latin American, East Indian and Anglo-Canadians have moved in from other part of Toronto.
Bloor West Village and High Park, are well-known neighborhoods for families due to its proximity to High Park (Toronto's biggest and best known park), along with a booming retail district which attracts shoppers from all over the city.
Parkdale has mix of grand Victorian mansions to high-rise low rent apartment buildings. With beautiful tree-lined streets, affordable housing and a close proximity to take advantage of Toronto's waterfront parks.
Junction Triangle and West Toronto Junction have both undergone monumental revitalization. Recently replacing the hostirical industrial core in the Juction Triangle with residential lofts and townhomes have made this area a real-estate hotbed for young professionals and families. While the charm and appeal of Toronto West Juction remains relatively untouched by gentrification offering an affordable family-friendly zone with a mix of young families, artists and urban professionals.
Swansea is also the only Toronto neighbourhood to have a lake, a river, and a pond as it's natural boundaries. Swansea's hilly terrain, winding roads and many mature trees
accentuate the storybook houses that line the residential streets of this neighbourhood.
Wallace Emerson is a mixed-use residential and industrial area. This is a neighbourhood in transition however, as former industrial land continues to be converted to non-industrial use. Ultimately, these changes are strengthening the residential character and the desirability of the Wallace Emerson neighbourhood.
Brockton Village is a quiet, unassuming neighbourhood in west downtown Toronto. Historical street signs along Dundas Street mark the entrance way to the commercial centre of the neighbourhood.
Brockton Village has a large Portuguese community. The influence of this community can be seen in Brockton's shopping districts and in the brightly painted homes in the neighbourhood.
Carleton Village has always been a working class neighbourhood. Today, it is populated mostly by Portuguese, Italian, and Asian families.
Carleton Village was designated as an historical district by the City of Toronto, in 1989. This recognition has helped raise the profile of this quiet, west end neighbourhood.
Davenport is a quiet centrally located neighbourhood that features modest single family houses, convenient public transit and a close proximity to downtown Toronto.
The four blocks from Christie Street to Shaw Street, immediately south of Davenport Road, are part of the Frankel Lambert housing co-operative which contains private homes as well as Cityhome rental units and senior citizen accommodations.
Toronto Neighbourhood Guide.