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$3,800,800 CAD
City Toronto
Style 2 Storey
Type Residential
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 8
Taxes $12741 CAD
Listing Created 03-Feb-18
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$2,995,000 CAD
City Toronto
Style Single Story
Type Residential
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 5
Listing Created 17-Feb-18
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$2,988,000 CAD
"Incredible value"
City Toronto
Style 2 Story
Type Residential
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 6
Taxes $16000 CAD
Listing Created 03-Jan-18
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Edenbridge (Edenbridge/Humber Valley)

"North Drive location ! A very rare grade of workmanship !"
$2,888,000 CAD
"Uncompromising luxury in Edenbridge!"
Style 4-Level Split
Type Residential
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 5
Listing Created 22-Feb-18
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$2,680,000 CAD
City Toronto
Style Single Story
Type Residential
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 6
Taxes $9522 CAD
Listing Created 30-Jan-18
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South Parkdale (W01 South Parkdale Toronto 119-14-S)

"Can Be Converted To Grand Single Family"
$2,595,000 CAD
City Toronto
Style 3 Story
Type Residential
Bathrooms 9
Taxes $5768 CAD
Listing Created 11-Feb-18
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"Huge Upside to This Downtown Mansion"
$2,595,000 CAD
City Toronto
Style 3 Story
Type Residential
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms 8
Taxes $9903 CAD
Listing Created 11-Jan-18
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$2,249,900 CAD
City Toronto
Size 5000 sq. ft.
Style Single Story
Type Residential
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 5
Taxes $8354 CAD
Listing Created 16-Jan-18
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$1,999,900 CAD
City Toronto
Style Single Story
Type Residential
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Taxes $7364 CAD
Listing Created 04-Feb-18
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"Custom Built, Many Many Upgrades!!! Backyard Oasis... Inground Pool w/Wrought Iron Fence"
$1,999,333 CAD
"5+4 Bdrms,6 Baths,Fin.Sep.Entr.Bsmt."
City Toronto
Style 2 Storey
Type Residential
Bathrooms 6
Listing Created 01-Nov-17
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$1,999,000 CAD
City Toronto
Size 5300 sq. ft.
Style Single Story
Type Residential
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 5
Taxes $8320 CAD
Listing Created 25-Jan-18
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South Parkdale

"Multi Res Investment Property"
$1,993,000 CAD
"Exclusive Listing"
City Toronto
Style 3 Story
Type Residential
Bedrooms 15
Bathrooms 15
Taxes $7278 CAD
Listing Created 13-Jan-18
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Central Etobicoke (Toronto W08)

"Attention to Detail!"
$1,899,900 CAD
"Tasteful Quality!"
Style 2 Storey
Type Residential
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 5
Listing Created 14-Jan-18
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$1,880,000 CAD
City Toronto
Style Single Story
Type Residential
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Listing Created 17-Feb-18
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Bloor West Village (Toronto W02)

"Excellent Materials And Workmanship! "
$1,875,000 CAD
"3+1 Bed/4 Bath Detached Home In Bloor West!"
City Toronto
Style 2 Storey
Type Residential
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 4
Listing Created 05-Feb-18
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Toronto is an Iroquois word meaning "place where trees stand in the water". It refers to the area north and south of what is now Lake Simcoe (then known as Lake Toronto), where the Huron Indians planted tree saplings to corral fish. The portage between Lake Ontario and Lake Huron along this route was called the Toronto Portage.  The City of Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario, located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. With 2.48 million residents (2001 census) it is the fifth-most populous municipality in North America after Mexico City, New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago. Toronto is at the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, and is part of a densely-populated region in south-central Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe. Residents of Toronto are called Torontonians.As Canada's economic hub and a major world city, Toronto is highly-developed in the sectors of finance, telecommunications, transportation, media, software production and medical research. The city is home to the CN Tower and many national and transnational corporate head offices. With the help of immigration, Toronto has a very cosmopolitan population representing cultures and ethnicities from around the world. Because of its low crime, clean environment and generally high standard of living, the city is consistently rated one of the world's most livable cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The first European presence was established by French traders at Fort Rouillé in 1750, on the current Exhibition Grounds. The first influx of Europeans was the result of United Empire Loyalists fleeing to unsettled lands north of Lake Ontario during the American Revolutionary War. With its natural protected harbour, the settlement served as a British naval base.The town was named York by Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe in 1793, when he selected it to replace Newark as the capital of Upper Canada. By 1800, the town was still smaller than Kingston, and consisted of probably not more than fifty families. In 1813, as part of the War of 1812, York was captured and major buildings were burned by American soldiers. The town's surrender was negotiated by John Strachan.The city grew rapidly through the remainder of the 19th century, as a major destination for immigrants to Canada. On March 6, 1834, York reverted to its original Iroquois name of Toronto. By then a bustling steamboat entry port, the city's development was aided by the addition of gaslit street lights and sewers. Toronto's growth further accelerated after it was linked by rail to the Upper Great Lakes in 1854. Industrialization in the 1870s ensured Toronto's place as a major economic centre in the new Canadian Confederation. By the 1920s, Toronto's population and economic importance in Canada was surpassed only by Montreal, and in 1934 the Toronto Stock Exchange had become the largest in the country. The city experienced an influx of immigrants following the Second World War and sustained immigration after 1970.Following the separatist victory in the 1976 Quebec provincial election many national and multinational corporations moved their head offices from Montréal to Toronto. By the 1980s, Toronto had emerged as Canada's most populous city and the generally-acknowledged economic hub. The city became home to a majority of corporate headquarters in Canada and the largest banking and exchange centre.In 1954, the City of Toronto was federated into a regional government known as Metropolitan Toronto. The postwar boom had resulted in rapid suburban development, and it was believed that a coordinated land use strategy and shared services would provide greater efficiency for the region. The metropolitan government began to manage services that crossed municipal boundaries, including highways, water and public transit. In 1967, the seven smallest municipalities of the region were merged into their larger neighbours, resulting in a six-city configuration that included the City of Toronto and the surrounding municipalities of East York, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough and York.In 1998, the metropolitan government was dissolved and the six municipalities were amalgamated into a single municipality, creating the current City of Toronto.

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Toronto , Ontario, Canada is called "the city of neighbourhoods" because of the strength and vitality of its many communities. The city has upwards of 240 distinct neighbourhoods within its boundaries. Before 1998, Toronto was a much smaller municipality and formed part of Metropolitan Toronto. When the city amalgamated that year, Toronto grew to encompass the former municipalities of York, East York, North York, Etobicoke, and Scarborough. Each of these former municipalities still maintains, to a certain degree, its own distinct identity, and the names of these municipalities are still used by their residents. The area known as Toronto before the amalgamation is sometimes called the "old" City of Toronto, the Central District or simply "Downtown". The "old" City of Toronto is, by far, the most populous and dense part of the city. It is also the business centre of the city. The "inner ring" suburbs of York and East York are older, predominantly middle-class areas, and ethnically diverse. Much of the housing stock in these areas consists of old pre-war single-family houses and post-war high-rises. Many of the neighbourhoods in these areas were built up as streetcar suburbs and contain many dense and mixed-use streets. Mostly they share many characteristics with sections of the "old" city, outside of the downtown core. The "outer ring" suburbs of Etobicoke, Scarborough, and North York are much more suburban in nature (although these boroughs are developing urban centres of their own, such as North York Centre around Mel Lastman Square). The following is a list of the more notable neighbourhoods, divided by the neighbourhoods' location based on the former municipalities, the names of which are still known and commonly used by Torontonians. What makes Toronto unique in many ways is the concern of local residents within its neighbourhoods. Many Ratepayer’s Associations, Resident's Associations and Homeowner's Associations exist and meet regularly. Larger umbrella organizations such as CORRA, FoNTRA and CHIP organize because of bigger issues. Many of these organizations have websites which can be accessed from the Toronto Wiki website's Ratepayer’s Associations listings page.

Old Toronto

The Old City of Toronto refers to the City of Toronto and its boundaries from 1967 to 1997. It is sometimes referred to as the "South" or "Central" district, or more frequently as "the (downtown) core." Some of these names such as "The Fashion District" are (or were) used as marketing for the areas or by BIAs; this area is actually called "King-Spadina" by locals. Another example is the "Old Town of York", known also as "King and Parliament". Many were recreated or branded to reconnect the areas with their past history, early beginnings, or even recent use and prominence. Some historical city 'wards' used in the 19th century are no longer used, St. David's, St. John's, St. Paul's, St. Georges and St. Patrick's wards. The use for St. Lawrence's ward has remained, known today just as "St. Lawrence". For the purposes of geographic distinction, the neighbourhoods of the Old City are broken down into four sub sections:
Toronto Central (Downtown Core),
Toronto North
 (the southern portion is also referred to as Midtown),
Toronto West,
Toronto East.

Toronto Central (Downtown Core):
Alexandra Park, The Annex, Bay Street(The Financial District), Cabbagetown, Chinatown, Church and Wellesley (The Gay Village), Corktown, Distillery District,  The Entertainment District, The Fashion District, Harbourfront, Garden District, Kensington Market, Mirvish Village, Moss Park, Queen Street West, Regent Park, Seaton Village, St. James Town, St. Lawrence, Toronto Islands, University, Wychwood Park, Yorkville.

The Annex

Larger homes typically found in the Annex north of Bloor Street. The Annex is a neighbourhood in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The area is generally considered to be bounded by Bathurst Street to the West, Avenue Road to the east, Dupont St. to the North, and Bloor Street to the South. It is an affluent neighbourhood with well-educated residents and it borders the University of Toronto. It has traditionally been home to many of the university's faculty, as well as housing the university's student body. European settlement of this area began in the 1790s when surveyors laid out York Township. The area east of Brunswick Avenue became part of the village of Yorkville, while the region west of Brunswick was part of Seaton Village. In 1883, Yorkville agreed to annexation with the City of Toronto. In 1886, Simeon Janes, a developer, created a subdivision which he called the Toronto Annex. It is mainly residential, with quiet, tree lined one-way streets lined with beautiful Victorian homes and mansions, most of them built between 1880 and the early 1900s. During the 1950s and 1960s, an influx of Hungarian immigrants moved into the neighborhood after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution was suppressed, and many of the businesses and properties along Bloor are owned by Hungarian-Canadian families. Many of these homes have been converted into buildings that offer multi-tenant apartments. However, the stretch of Bloor Street between St. George and Bathurst is a vibrant social and retail area, offering to Toronto a wide range of services from upscale dining to discount retailers like Honest Ed's. When someone says that they are "going to the Annex," this stretch of Bloor St. is usually what they are referring to. The Annex is one of the most expensive neighbourhoods in Toronto in which to rent or own a home. Because of its proximity to the university, it has a high rate of seasonal tenant turnover, and its residents range from university students to long-time residents, including well-established and wealthy families. The neighbourhood's appeal sometimes results in the stretching of its borders by realtors and residents of surrounding areas. For example, Seaton Village, the architecturally-similar area to the west (between Bathurst St. and Christie St.), is considered by some to be the "West Annex", although the street signs on that stretch of Bloor call it the Korean Business Area. The area between Bloor and College Street is also sometimes referred to as the "South Annex" (again, most often by realtors). The neighborhood has a thriving cultural scene, with the Tranzac (Toronto Australia-New Zealand) Club, the Bathurst Street Theatre, the Bloor Theatre (repertory cinema), the Jewish Community Centre, and, until recently, the now closed Poor Alex Theatre at Bloor and Brunswick. Stores are open late and some restaurants are open well past midnight. The Annex is well served by public transit, including four Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway stations: Bathurst, St. George, Spadina, and Dupont. Bus services operate on Bathurst north of Bloor and on Spadina Road; streetcars operate on Spadina Avenue, Bathurst Street south of Bloor, and College Street. The Annex is in the political riding of Trinity-Spadina. The Annex is home to the Canadian writer Margaret Atwood and the former Governor General and broadcaster Adrienne Clarkson. The noted urban theorist and activist Jane Jacobs lived at 69 Albany Avenue for the 37 years up to her death in April 2006.

Bay Street (The Financial District)
Bay Street is a street in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is the centre of Toronto's financial district and is often used by metonymy to refer to Canada's financial industry just as Wall Street is used in the United States and The City is in the United Kingdom. The name of the street originated in 1797 from the fact that it connected (then) Lot Street (now Queen Street West) to a bay in Toronto harbour. The intersection of Bay and King St is often seen as the epicentre of Canadian banking and finance. Four of Canada's five major banks have office towers at the intersection, the Bank of Montreal at First Canadian Place, Scotiabank at Scotia Plaza, CIBC at Commerce Court, and Toronto-Dominion Bank at the Toronto Dominion Centre. Historically this was known as the "MINT Corner" (Montreal, Imperial, Nova Scotia, Toronto-Dominion) but since 1962 the Imperial Bank has been part of CIBC and the Bank of Nova Scotia has rebranded itself so this nickname is no longer widely used. Another prominent intersection is Bay-Bloor, which is often considered Canada's most elite and expensive shopping district. Bay Street stretches from Queens Quay (Toronto Harbour) in the south to Davenport Road in the north. The original section of Bay Street ran only as far north as Queen Street West. Sections north of Queen Street were renamed Bay Street as several other streets were consolidated and several gaps filled in to create a new thoroughfare in the 1920s. The largest of these streets, Terauley Street, ran from Queen Street West to Grenville Street, and was longer than Bay Street as it existed at the time of its consolidation. Condominium development on Bay north of financial district boomed during the 1990s attracting many who work there to live downtown thereby avoiding the daily commute. Bay Street is home to numerous corporate headquarters, high-powered legal firms, insurance companies and stockbrokers. In turn, the presence of so many decision-makers has brought in advertising agencies and marketing companies. The banks have built large office towers, much of whose space is leased to these companies. The bank towers, and much else in Toronto's core, are connected by a system of underground walkways, known as PATH, which is lined with retail establishments making the area one of the most important shopping districts in Toronto. The vast majority of these stores are only open during weekdays when the financial district is populated. During the weekend, the walkways remain open but the area is deserted and the stores are closed. It is estimated that 100,000 commuters enter and leave the financial district each working day. Transport links are centred on Toronto's Union Station at the south end of the financial district, which is the hub of the GO Transit system that provides railway and bus links to Toronto's suburbs. The intersection of Bay and Bloor is the location of the Toronto Transit Commission's Bay subway station. Bay Street is served by the 6 BAY bus, one of the relatively few downtown bus routes. The street was originally served by streetcar, however the opening of the north-south Yonge Subway in 1954 caused a number of parallel streetcar routes to be replaced by buses, including Bay.

Rich in culture and history, Cabbagetown is a neighbourhood located on the east side of downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It comprises "the largest continuous area of preserved Victorian housing in North America", according to the Cabbagetown Preservation Association. Cabbagetown's name derives from the Irish immigrants who moved to the neighbourhood beginning in the late 1840s, said to have been so poor that they grew cabbage in their front yards. Canadian writer Hugh Garner's most famous novel, Cabbagetown, depicted life in the neighbourhood during the Great Depression. Garner called Cabbagetown "the largest Anglo-Saxon slum in North America". Much of the original Cabbagetown was razed in the late 1940s to make room for the Regent Park housing project. The Cabbagetown name came to be applied to the Victorian neighbourhood a few blocks to the north, previously known as Don Vale. Corktown, to the south of Regent Park, dates to the 1820's and now includes some of the original Cabbagetown. The original boundaries of Cabbagetown were: Gerrard Street to the north,  Queen Street to the south, Parliament Street to the west,  the Don River to the east.
Cabbagetown's current boundaries may be broadly defined as: Gerrard Street to the south (east of Parliament), Shuter Street to the south (between Sherbourne St. and Parliament St.),   St. James Cemetery to the north (east of Parliament St.),   Wellesley Street East to the north (between Sherbourne St. and Parliament St.),   Sherbourne Street to the west,  and the Don River to the east. The inclusion of the area west of Parliament Street is disputed by some. Area south of Gerard Street and west of Parliament is considered to be Old Cabbagetown, Toronto.

The Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada, has at least six Chinatowns — three are located within the city's boundaries, while the other three are located in adjacent suburbs.

Old Chinatown
Toronto has the one of the largest Chinatowns in North America. It is centred around the intersection of Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, and extends outward from this point along both streets. It has grown significantly over the years and has come to reflect a diverse set of Asian cultures through its shops and restaurants, including Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai. Toronto's original Chinatown was located on Dundas Street West and Bay Street. When the City began construction on the current City Hall in the 1960s, Chinese-oriented stores and homes formerly in the old district were required to close down and move shop, so that the area could be cleared for the new building. Consequently, the Chinese community migrated westward to Chinatown's current location. Toronto's oldest (surviving) Chinatown is struggling to redefine itself in the face of an aging Chinese population, recent declines in tourism, and the lure of the suburban Chinatowns that continue to draw money and professional immigrants away from downtown. Unlike the newer Chinatowns in the suburbs, Dundas and Spadina relies heavily on tourism and Chinese seniors. Younger, higher-income immigrants from the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, and Hong Kong have moved out, so those left in the district are typically from older generations who depend on downtown's dense concentration of services and accessibility to public transportation. Ethnic Chinese from Vietnam are now the faces of old Chinatown Toronto and turning some parts into Little Saigon. While the aging population shrinks however, so too do the revenues of businesses in the district. An influx of University of Toronto and Ryerson University students seeking affordable housing, coupled with the location of the Ontario College of Art and Design adjacent to Chinatown, has accelerated gentrification of the district, bringing in young professionals to the area. The changing landscape of the district's population would bring a more multicultural flavour to the district, but could potentially eliminate its identity as a "Chinatown."
As property values increased in downtown Chinatown, many Chinese Canadians migrated to Toronto's east end in Riverdale . A second, somewhat smaller, Chinese community was formed, centred on Gerrard Street East between Broadview Avenue and Carlaw Avenue. Chinese-Vietnamese and mainland Chinese immigrants dominate this district. East Chinatown, though, is somewhat smaller than Toronto's main Chinatown, but is growing. The main part of East Chinatown is located between Broadview Avenue , and Carlaw Ave , on Gerrard Street . At the north-most corner of East Chinatown (NW corner, Broadview & Gerrard Street ), there is the Riverdale branch of the Toronto Public Library . This branch is quite bilingual in Chinese and English. East Chinatown can be accessed by taking the 504 King or the 505 Dundas TTC streetcars.

Corktown is an historic neighbourhood located in downtown Toronto , Ontario , Canada . It is located just south of Regent Park and north of the Gardiner Expressway , between Berkeley Street to the west and the Don River to the east. The southern part of this area borders, but is not part of, the Distillery District and contains many vacated industrial buildings, some in use by production and movie studios. The proposed "West Donlands" urban re-development project, slated to be built over the next few years, will encompass the south-east corner of this area. The neighbourhood's name derives from its 19th century origins as an Irish ethnic enclave, particularly for Irish emigrants from County Cork , though some say the presence of a distilleries, breweries and cork-stopper manufactures in the vicinity may have secured the nickname. In the early 1960s, a significant amount of Corktown was demolished to make way for several elevated roadways, including the Richmond Street off-ramp from the Don Valley Parkway and the re-routed Eastern Avenue overpass. Currently in the early stages of the same sort of regentrification that revitalized present-day Cabbagetown , examples of late 19th century, intimate, quirky British-style row-housing can still be seen lining Corktown side streets such as Bright Street, Trinity Street, Wilkins Avenue, Ashby Place and Gilead Place. Little Trinity Church just east of King and Parliament is Toronto's oldest surviving church building, its cornerstone laid on July 20, 1843. Corktown was also the site of the first Roman Catholic church in Toronto: St. Paul's was originally built in 1822. The current St. Paul's (located at Queen St. East and Power Street) dates from 1887. Corktown is also home to Inglenook Community Highschool. One of the Toronto District School Board's alternative schools.

Distillery District

The Distillery District is a historic district to the east of the downtown core of Toronto , Canada , spanning 13 acres (52,000 square metres) and comprised of more than 40 heritage buildings and 10 streets. In 2001, the site was purchased by Cityscape Holdings Inc., which transformed the district into a pedestrian-oriented arts, culture and entertainment neighbourhood. In 2003, the district was reopened to the public to great acclaim. The new owners refused to lease any of the retail and restaurant space to chains or franchises, and accordingly, the majority of the buildings are occupied with unique boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and coffee shops, including a well-known micro brewery, the Mill Street Brewery. The upper floors of a number of buildings have been leased to artists as studio spaces and to offices tenants with a "creative focus". A new theatre, the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, has opened on the site and serves as the home of the Soulpepper Theatre Company and the drama productions of nearby George Brown College. There are plans to develop residential condominiums, offices and more retail space on the vacant lands that surround the district. There has been some criticism of the district's redevelopment. Some have suggested that the area's gentrification has resulted in yet another upscale shopping district competing for the pocket-books of a wealthy demographic, and that opportunities for more publicly-funded uses have been lost. In contrast, others have noted that the district provides important space to local artists, and are supportive of the fact that the district is not dominated by large retail chains. Regardless of any criticism, the preservation and active re-use of the historic buildings has been widely praised. The Distillery District is a National historic site, and has been designated for protection under the Ontario Heritage Act since 1976. It was listed by National Geographic magazine as a "top pick" in Canada for travellers. The redevelopment of surrounding vacant lands is expected to accelerate the district's transformation from an abandoned industrial site into one of Toronto's most unique neighbourhoods.

Fashion District (Toronto)
The Fashion District is the name given the the area of Downtown Toronto around the intersection of Spadina Avenue and King Street. The area is known for having stores that sell clothes straight from the manufacturers.

is a waterfront tourist, residential and cultural real estate development on the northern shore of Lake Ontario within the downtown core of the city of Toronto, Canada. Harbourfront extends west from Yonge Street to Bathurst Street along Queen's Quay. Harbourfront is the site of the Toronto Islands ferry terminal which provides transportation services to the Islands, and the location of Harbourfront Centre, one of the city's many cultural venues. Queens Quay Terminal, next to Harbourfront Centre, is a former warehouse converted into a mixed-use building including a shopping centre designed for high-end retailers, commercial office space, and a residential condominium development. However, the limited parking in the area and the fact that the neighbourhood is separated from the rest of downtown Toronto by the elevated Gardiner Expressway resulted in insufficient clientele. Today, the mall houses some stores and restaurants, predominantly catering to tourists. Harbourfront houses four craft studios; ceramics, glass, metal and textiles,all studios began in in 1974 and still operate, provide new craft artists with subsidized work spaces at the beginning of their careers.

Garden District

The Garden District is a neighbourhood in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The name was selected by the Toronto East Downtown Residents Association (TEDRA) in recognition of Allan Gardens, an indoor botanical garden located nearby at the intersection of Carlton and Jarvis Streets. The Garden District was officially designated by the Mayor and Toronto City Council in 2001, while TEDRA has since been renamed the Garden District Residents Association. The neighbourhood covers the area from Maple Leaf Gardens to Allan Gardens, bordered by Carlton Street to the north, Yonge Street to the west, Sherbourne Street to the east and Queen Street to the south. Part of this area encompasses the southern part of Toronto’s Gay Village. Also included are Ryerson University campus, St. Michael’s Hospital, and Heritage Sites such as the Canon Theatre (formerly Pantages Theatre), Massey Hall, Winter Garden Theatre, McKenzie House Museum, St. Michael’s Cathedral, and the Merchandise Building. The Garden District includes a mix of housing, from million-dollar condos, renovated Victorian villas, and Edwardian row houses to apartment co-operatives, subsidized housing units, and many hostels and shelters. There is a substantial Francophone presence due to the area’s French-language institutions such as the Collège Français and Paroisse Sacré Cœur, a Roman Catholic parish. A separate neighbourhood association, the McGill-Granby Village Resident's Association, represents some residents of the area around those two streets.

Kensington Market

Kensington Market is one of the most famous neighbourhoods in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and in November 2006 became a National Historic Site. It is roughly bounded by College St. on the North, Spadina on the East, Dundas to the South, and Bellevue to the West. It is an area with many small and dead-end streets that can be confusing to navigate. Its main street is Augusta Avenue.

Mirvish Village

Honest Ed's is a landmark discount store located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is named for its proprietor, Ed Mirvish. From its prominent location at the corner of Bloor and Bathurst Streets in the middle of Mirvish Village, its glitzy exterior (the light displays are spectacular after dark) belies its very humble interior, with uneven, creaky floors and simple displays of low-priced merchandise, ranging from vacuum cleaners to winter coats to soup. Much of the store's decor consists of posters and photos from Mirvish stage productions. Every piece of signage, right down to the prices of individual items, is a hand-painted showcard created by a traditional in- house signpainter. The outside facade is peppered with humorous slogans such as, "Come in and get lost!" and "Only the floors are crooked!" The store consist of two buildings connected by a walkway to allow customers to travel from the west building on Markham Street to the east building on Bathurst Street. Mirvish gained fame for his marketing stunts, including loss leader specials and free turkey giveaways near certain holidays. He has also become famous in the neighbourhood for holding birthday parties for himself every year since 1988. At these street parties, there is lots of free cake, meals, hot dogs, candy, and giveaways. The neighbours who know about the annual bash come prepared with their kids, cousins, and their cousins' kids, waiting in long lines to get a piece the freebies. There are live bands, balloons, and everything a real party could need. Other Mirvish-owned buildings in Toronto include the Princess of Wales Theatre and Royal Alexandra Theatre. Mirvish does not own the Canon Theatre, but it is responsible for day-to-day business operations. The gallery and spaghetti restaurant called Old Ed's Warehouse on King Street West near Royal Alexandra Theatre has since closed. Honest Ed's is located at 581 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada, and is open Monday to Friday 10am until 9pm, Saturdays 10am to 6pm, and Sundays 11am to 6pm.

Moss Park
Moss Park is a neighbourhood in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, as officially defined by the City of Toronto. However, many people would also include the Distillery District and Corktown as part of the neighbourhood. The neighbourhood is bounded by Jarvis Street to the west, Carlton Street to the north, and Front Street and Eastern Avenue to the south. Parliament Street borders the eastern portion of Moss Park beginning at Carlton and going south to Queen Street where the neighbourhood continues east all the way to the Don River. The neighbourhood is almost exclusively rented out, and houses many low-income families. The future of this neighbourhood has been determined by the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation which plans to refurbish the city's waterfront. The organization, which is sponsored by all three levels of government, has put the first shovels in the ground and has started the first 80 hectares of development in the South East corner of Moss Park, known as the West Donlands. The northeast corner of Jarvis and Queen is occupied by Moss Park Armoury, which is used by several regiments of the Canadian Forces Primary Reserve. These include the 25 Field Ambulance, the 48th Highlanders of Canada, the 7th Toronto Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery, and the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada. Several cadet units also use the facillity.

Queen Street West

Queen Street West describes both the western branch of Queen Street, a major east-west thoroughfare, and a series of neighbourhoods or commercial districts, situated west of Yonge Street in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Queen Street begins in the west at the intersection of King Street, The Queensway, and Roncesvalles Avenue. It extends eastward in a straight line to Yonge Street where it becomes Queen Street East; eastbound Queen TTC streetcars loop at Neville Park Boulevard near Queen Street East and Victoria Park Avenue in the The Beaches neighbourhood. Queen Street was the cartographical baseline for the original east-west avenues of Toronto's grid pattern of major streets. The western end of Queen (sometimes simply referred to as "Queen West") is now best known as a centre for Canadian broadcasting, music, performance, fashion, and the visual arts. Over the past twenty-five years, Queen West has become an international arts centre, and a major tourist attraction in Toronto.

Regent Park
Regent Park is a lower income neighbourhood located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Formerly the centre of the Cabbagetown neighbourhood, it is bounded by Gerrard Street East to the north, River Street to the east, Shuter Street to the south, and Parliament Street to the west. It is an extremely culturally diverse neighbourhood, with more than half of its population being immigrants. It is home to approximately 7,500 people. Over 50% of the population living in Regent Park are children 18 years and younger (compared to a Toronto-wide average of 30%). The average income for Regent Park residents is approximately half the average for other Torontonians. A majority of families in Regent Park are classified as low-income, with 68% of the population living below Statistics Canada's Low-Income Cut-Off Rate in one of its census tracts, and 76% in the other (compared to a Toronto-wide average of just over 20%). Poverty is a reality for seven in ten Regent Park families. Regent Park's residential dwellings are entirely social housing, and cover all of the 69 acres (280,000 m²) which comprise the community. Regent Park is North America's oldest social housing project, having been built in the late 1940s. (The Toronto slum neighbourhood then known as Cabbagetown was razed in the process of creating Regent Park; the nickname Cabbagetown is now applied to the regentrified, upscale area north of the housing project.)

Seaton Village
Seaton Village is a primarily residential neighbourhood in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is named after John Colborne, 1st Baron Seaton, Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada from 1828 to 1836. Seaton Village is bordered by Bloor Street to the south, Dupont Street to the north, Christie Street to the west, and Bathurst Street to the east. It is served by two Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway stations: Bathurst and Christie. Although it is closer to Koreatown, it is sometimes referred to as the "West Annex" by realtors because it is adjacent to The Annex, a popular neighbourhood between Bathurst and Avenue Road which shares Seaton Village's north-south borders. While Seaton Village shares several characteristics with The Annex (notably its architecture and its popularity with University of Toronto students), it is generally quieter and more family-oriented. Seaton Village is the former home of Canadian poet and children's author Dennis Lee, and is the current home of novelist and playwright Ann-Marie MacDonald. Near the center of Seaton village is Vermont Square Park. The park has a playground including wading pool. St. Albans Boys and Girls club is located in the park. Seaton Village is in the political riding of Trinity-Spadina.

St. James Town
St. James Town (sometimes spelled St. Jamestown) is a neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It lies in the northeast corner of the downtown area. It is dominated by massive residential towers built in the 1960s. Approximately 18,000 people live in the neighbourhood's 18 apartment towers, making it Canada's most densely populated community. St. James Town is one of the largest high-rise housing projects in Canada. It consists of 18 or more high-rise buildings (14 to 32 stories) with a population of 35,000 packed in a four block radius (most densely populated area in Canada). This concrete jungle is located in downtown Toronto/Old Toronto, and has a reputation for drugs, prostitution, street gangs and violence. The neighbourhood covers the area bounded by Sherbourne Street to the west; Bloor Street East to the north; Parliament Street to the east; and Wellesley Street East to the south.

St. Lawrence
The St. Lawrence neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada although still part of downtown Toronto, was the actual downtown centre and city hall location during the 19th century. The area is bounded by Yonge, Front, and Parliament Streets, and the Canadian National railway embankment. The Esplanade off Yonge St., lined with restaurants, cafés and hotels runs through the middle of the area. In previous times, the area was sometimes referred to as 'St. Lawrence Ward' or more often today as 'St. Lawrence Market', synonymous with the large retail vendor market which is the neighbourhood's focal point. Saint Lawrence (shortened to St. Lawrence) was so named after the patron saint of Canada.

Toronto Islands
The Toronto Islands are a chain of small islands providing a shallow natural harbour for the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The islands are a popular recreational destination, and are home to a small residential community and an airport. The islands were originally a 9 km peninsula or sand spit extending from the mainland. The islands are composed of alluvial deposits from the erosion of the Scarborough Bluffs. Longshore lake currents deposited sediments at the south end of the harbour and began to form a sand spit. A violent storm in the 1858 blew a hole at the base of the spit which was later formalized as an entrance to the harbour called the Eastern Gap. The islands were further changed when Hurricane Hazel splintered the main island into several smaller islands. Sediment deposition was halted in the 1960s when the Leslie Street Spit was extended beyond the southern edge of the islands. The islands will naturally erode over time but this is limited due to hard shore lines built to limit erosion. The area of the islands is about 230 hectares. The largest, outermost island, commonly called Centre Island, is crescent-shaped and forms the shoreline of both the Eastern and Western Channels. Algonquin and Olympic are two of the other major islands. What is commonly called Ward's Island is actually the eastern end of Centre Island. In the 1930s, the western end was supplemented by landfill so that the island airport could be created. Landfill was also used to create the former amusement park operated by the Toronto Ferry Company.

University, Toronto
University is a census neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, so named because it contains part of the main campus of the University of Toronto. Although the area is defined by Statistics Canada and the municipal government for the purpose of statistical reporting,Toronto residents rarely consider it a separate neighbourhood in the practical sense. Instead, the area immediately west of Spadina Avenue between Bloor Street and College Street is typically referred to as South Annex, and the University of Toronto itself is usually considered a separate entity. The census neighbourhood as defined by the government is bounded by Bloor Street to the north, Bathurst Street to the west, College Street to the south and Queens Park Crescent to the east. This definition does not include portions of the university campus to the east of Queen's Park; notably, Victoria University, St. Michael's College, the Banting Institute and the Centre for Bioethics all lie outside this area. Reflecting the significant student population from the university, the renter rate in the area is 66 percent. Forty-two percent of the population is between the ages 20 and 34. The University of Toronto is by far the largest landlord in the area.

Yorkville is an affluent neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is roughly bounded by Bloor Street to the south, Marlborough Ave to the north, Yonge Street to the east and Avenue Road to the west. Founded by entrepreneur Joseph Bloor (after whom Bloor Street, one of Toronto's main thoroughfares, is named) in 1830, the Village of Yorkville began as a residential suburb characterized by Victorian-style homes, quiet residential streets, and picturesque gardens. It was later annexed by the City of Toronto. In the 1960s, Yorkville flourished as Toronto's bohemian cultural centre, and was considered by some to be the breeding grounds for some of Canada's most noted musical talents, including Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Gordon Lightfoot. At that time, Yorkville was also known as the Canadian capital of the hippie movement. In 1968, nearby Rochdale College at the University of Toronto was opened on Bloor Street as an experiment in counterculture education. In the 1980s and the '90s, steady gentrification of Yorkville resulted in its current distinctive mix of high-end retail, including many art galleries, fashion boutiques and antique stores, and popular bars, cafes and eateries along Cumberland Street and Yorkville Avenue. Today, some of the city's most exclusive retail stores line its streets: Prada, Gucci, MAC, Hugo Boss, Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Holt Renfrew, Harry Rosen, Lacoste and many more upscale designer labels can all be found here. Rents on the upscale Bloor Street West between Yonge Street and Avenue Road have doubled in the last 4 years, ranking as the 22nd most expensive retail location in the world in 2006, up two spots from 2005. Nationally, Vancouver's upscale Robson Street tied with Bloor Street West as the most expensive street in Canada, with an annual average rental price of $208 per square foot. Only four years ago, rents on Bloor Street were almost half that price at $110 per square foot. In recent years, mid-market retailers have also begun to locate along the strip. In 2005 Winners and La Senza opened stores in prime locations on the strip. Yorkville is known for upscale shopping, restaurants, and the first five star hotel in Canada. And historically has been an excellent place for celebspotting especially in the Hazelton Lanes shopping complex. Since this became known, the celebrities once seen during the Toronto International Film Festival have gone elsewhere with them most often seen in the entertainment district bars and after-hour clubs near the CITY-TV building. Famed restaurant Sassafraz, which was situated in the heart of Yorkville, burned down on December 13, 2006. Shopping Centres: Cumberland Terrace, Hazelton Lanes, Holt Renfrew Centre, Hudson Bay Centre, Manulife Centre. Hotels: Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Park Hyatt Toronto, The Residence on Bay, The Windsor Arms Hotel Toronto, Marriott Toronto Bloor Yorkville, The Hazelton Hotel & Residences (opening June 2007).

Toronto North:
Bedford Park , Casa Loma - Neighbourhood , Deer Park, Forest Hill (and Forest Hill Village), Forest Hill South, Hogg's Hollow, Lawrence Park, Lawrence Park South, Midtown, Moore Park, Mount Pleasant East, Mount Pleasant West, North Toronto, Rathnelly, Rosedale, Summerhill, Yonge and Eglinton (considered centre of Midtown Toronto), Yonge and St. Clair .

Bedford Park
Bedford Park began as a farming hamlet north of Toronto. The hamlet was a popular stopover for farmers making their way to market in the city. The neighbourhood was likely named after the Bedford Park Hotel, which opened in 1873 at the southwest corner of Yonge Street and Fairlawn Avenue, just north of Lawrence Avenue. In 1890 Bedford Park was amalgamated with the hamlets of Davisville and Eglinton to the south, and incorporated as the City of North Toronto. In the same year, the Metropolitan Street Railway of Toronto began service to the area, encouraging residential development. Bedford Park is bisected by Yonge Street, lying north of Lawrence Avenue and east of Avenue Road. The northern boundary is Brooke Avenue on the West side of Yonge, and Snowdon Avenue to the east of Yonge. The eastern boundary is Roslin Avenue. The original homes in the area were constructed between 1890 and 1940. Bedford Park was conceived as a middle class housing development on the northern boundary of the city, with mid-sized detached and semi-detached homes. The relocation of the Rosedale Golf Club in 1909 to the section of the Don Valley northeast of Bedford Park brought about development of the (more moneyed) bordering neighbourhoods of Lawrence Park and Teddington Park. Bedford Park's quiet streets, mature trees, good schools and parks, and proximity to the 401 and Lawrence subway station attract young professionals and their families to the neighbourhood. Many of the original homes still stand, with a number having undergone extensive renovations. A portion of the original homes in the neighbourhood have been torn down and replaced with larger, more modern homes. The City of Toronto's neighbourhood definitions place Bedford Park within a larger neighbourhood, called Bedford Park-Nortown. The border of this larger area extend to Bathurst Street on the west, Highway 401 to the north, Hillhurst Boulevard (just north of Eglinton Avenue) to the south, and zigzags from northeast to southwest along Yonge Street and Avenue Road. The larger area now also encompasses Ledbury Park, which has turned into quite a large construction zone with the huge migration of young professionals to the area. The classical bungalows which dominated the area are being replaced by dumpsters and construction, which has vaulted the housing value disproportionately to the city average.

Casa Loma - Neighbourhood

Casa Loma is a neighbourhood in the city of Toronto and is named after the famous Castle (Casa Loma). The image of a castle atop the Avenue Hill road, surrounded by ravines, large old trees, joggers and BMW's is an eclectic mix, considering the neighbourhood is located in downtown Toronto. Casa Loma was constructed in the early 1900s for over three million dollars and was given to the city by its heavily debt-laden owner only a decade after it was put up. Casa Loma is home to more movies (e.g. X-Men) and tourists than anything else today, with lovely gardens and a great view of the city. The prominence of the castle led to a huge boom in the area, with many wealthy residents setting up shop and defining the present neighbourhood.

Deer Park

Deer Park is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, centred on the intersection of Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue; its boundaries are the Vale of Avoca section of Rosedale ravine in the east, Farnham Avenue and Jackes Avenue in the south, Avenue Road and Oriole Parkway in the west, the Belt Line trail in the north on the west side of Yonge Street, and Glen Elm Avenue in the north on the east side of Yonge Street. The name dates from 1837, when the Heath family purchased 40 acres (162,000 m²) of land on the northwest corner of Yonge and St. Clair (then the Third Concession Road) and named it Deer Park. By the 1850s the neighbourhood included a racetrack, a school, and a hotel at which patrons could feed deer which roamed the Heaths' property. The Heath property was subdivided in 1846 and was entirely sold off by 1874. In 1891 Upper Canada College moved from its urban location to the then still rural Deer Park area, establishing a large campus that remains in the same location today, interrupting Avenue Road north of St. Clair Avenue. Deer Park was annexed by the City of Toronto in 1908, and by the 1930s it had become an upper-middle class residential district, which it remains today. The intersection of Yonge and St. Clair is also the site of extensive nodal commercial development. Deer Park is also home to one of Toronto's oldest cemeteries. St. Michael's Cemetery was opened by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto on September 28, 1855. There are some 29,000 graves in the cemetery. Ten acres in size, St. Michael's has the unusual characteristic of being surrounded on all sides by the backs of buildings, thus making it nearly invisible from the street. It is bound on the north by stores, office buildings and a church along St. Clair Avenue West, on the west by houses along Foxbar Road, on the south by houses and a firehall along Balmoral Avenue, and on the east by stores and office buildings along Yonge Street. Entrance to the cemetery is gained through an alley off Yonge Street. The cemetery's octagonal mortuary vault was used to store bodies in the winter until the ground thawed. Designed by architect Joseph Sheard, who was also mayor of Toronto in 1871-72, the vault was designated a historic property under the Ontario Heritage Act in December 1975.

Forest Hill (and Forest Hill Village)

Forest Hill is an affluent neighbourhood in central Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was originally incorporated as a village in 1923, and later annexed by the City of Toronto in 1967, along with the Village of Swansea. The village was named after the summer home of John Wickson; previously it had been known as Spadina Heights (a name that continued to be applied to the neighbourhood into the twentieth century). Its original boundaries were Bathurst Street to the west, Upper Canada College to the east, Eglinton Avenue to the north, and Lonsdale Road and a portion of Montclair Avenue to the south (the original boundaries of School Section 30). Neighbourhoods north of Eglinton were later incorporated into Forest Hill. Forest Hill, Rosedale and the Bridle Path are Toronto's three wealthiest neighbourhoods. Forest Hill Village is a part of Forest Hill occupying most of the original area of the village. The Village extends roughly from Briar Hill Avenue in the north (the Upper Village, officially part of Forest Hill North) to Heath Street in the south (the Lower Village, officially the major part of Forest Hill South along Spadina Road between Bathurst Street/Cedarvale Ravine (whichever is further east) and Avenue Road. The designations Upper and Lower are based on height of land and not on positions on a map or along a watercourse. The Lower Village is known for its upscale shopping and dining, although the actual mix of stores includes several modest enterprises, and Blockbuster, Starbucks and Second Cup have succeeded in the Lower Village, but Subway and Baskin-Robbins have seen trouble, with the latter closing down in 2006. The Lower Village has attracted extensive residential development (especially of apartments), both within the original boundaries of Forest Hill and in adjacent neighbourhoods to which developers have now extended the Village and Forest Hill names. Prior to World War II, Forest Hill's population was predominantly made up of wealthy Anglo-Protestants. During the 1940s and 1950s, many upwardly mobile Jews moved from the Spadina area of Toronto into Forest Hill. Forest Hill has many businesses catering to the Jewish community along Eglinton Avenue. Today, Jews make up about half of the population of Forest Hill, according to the 2001 census.

Forest Hill South

Forest Hill is an affluent neighbourhood in central Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was originally incorporated as a village in 1923, and later annexed by the City of Toronto in 1967, along with the Village of Swansea. The village was named after the summer home of John Wickson; previously it had been known as Spadina Heights (a name that continued to be applied to the neighbourhood into the twentieth century). Its original boundaries were Bathurst Street to the west, Upper Canada College to the east, Eglinton Avenue to the north, and Lonsdale Road and a portion of Montclair Avenue to the south (the original boundaries of School Section 30). Neighbourhoods north of Eglinton were later incorporated into Forest Hill. Forest Hill, Rosedale and the Bridle Path are Toronto's three wealthiest neighbourhoods. Forest Hill Village is a part of Forest Hill occupying most of the original area of the village. The Village extends roughly from Briar Hill Avenue in the north (the Upper Village, officially part of Forest Hill North) to Heath Street in the south (the Lower Village, officially the major part of Forest Hill South along Spadina Road between Bathurst Street/Cedarvale Ravine (whichever is further east) and Avenue Road. The designations Upper and Lower are based on height of land and not on positions on a map or along a watercourse. The Lower Village is known for its upscale shopping and dining, although the actual mix of stores includes several modest enterprises, and Blockbuster, Starbucks and Second Cup have succeeded in the Lower Village, but Subway and Baskin-Robbins have seen trouble, with the latter closing down in 2006. The Lower Village has attracted extensive residential development (especially of apartments), both within the original boundaries of Forest Hill and in adjacent neighbourhoods to which developers have now extended the Village and Forest Hill names. Prior to World War II, Forest Hill's population was predominantly made up of wealthy Anglo-Protestants. During the 1940s and 1950s, many upwardly mobile Jews moved from the Spadina area of Toronto into Forest Hill. Forest Hill has many businesses catering to the Jewish community along Eglinton Avenue. Today, Jews make up about half of the population of Forest Hill, according to the 2001 census.

Hoggs Hollow

Hoggs Hollow is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada which is located in the Don River Valley centred on the intersection of Yonge Street and York Mills Road/Wilson Avenue. Hoggs Hollow is named after James Hogg, a Scotsman who settled in the area in 1824. Hogg operated a whisky distillery and a grist mill, and was viewed as the most successful of all the millers in the valley. The name is usually written without the apostrophe as Hoggs Hollow, but sometimes appears as Hogg's Hollow. In 1856, John and William Hogg, sons to the late James Hogg, subdivided their father's estate under the name "Hoggs Hollow". The Hoggs Hollow subdivision included one hundred and forty-one lots. With the area full of quick sand, swamps and bogs, only a few houses were actually built at this time, however. the subdivision stood in close proximity to the historic village of York Mills. A school, post office, pottery, blacksmith, livery, stable, store, golf links and clubhouse, hillside cemetery (at Yonge Street and Mill Street) and St. John's Anglican Church served the community, one largely made up of Scottish, Irish and English immigrants. Subdivision of the present day Hoggs Hollow neighbourhood began in the 1920s with the creation of lots, layout of roads, and design of homes reflecting the aesthetic of the English countryside. In 1925, a two room elementary schoolhouse named the Baron Renfrew School opened to replace an earlier structure at 45 York Mills Road (formerly Mercer Avenue and/or concession road 19) that was destroyed by fire. The neighbourhood grew in stages and was finally completed in the 1960s. Both St. John's Anglican Church and Baron Renfrew (renamed York Mills Public School) grew in size with various additions added. Hoggs Hollow was connected to Toronto by the Yonge St. streetcar until it was replaced by the Toronto Transit Commission's Yonge Subway in the early 1970s. Hoggs Hollow is now served by the York Mills subway station. In 1982, York Mills Public School was decommissioned and renovated as office space for the school board. The historic two room schoolhouse exterior was restored. Hoggs Hollow was a part of the City of North York until 1998 when that city merged with five other municipalities and a regional government to form the new "City of Toronto". The Jolly Miller tavern, circa 1857, located at the bottom of Hoggs Hollow Hill, 3885 Yonge Street, was closed for many years, and has just re-opened in 2004 after many battles between developers, the city and groups that wanted to preserve the historical landmark. The George S. Pratt House, circa 1886, located at 17 Mill Street, is another historic landmark in Hoggs Hollow. In need of funds, The York Mills Public School building was sold by the school board and demolished. Many of the original estate homes and modern movement residences of the early to mid-20th century are being demolished in favor of large new homes. With a densely developed business area, many businesses and services are available and while church attendance has deminished at St. John's, other churches and synagogues now serve the people of the area. On October 15, 1954, the valley was inundated by Hurricane Hazel and many attempts have since been made to manage water in the natural watershed of a valley though many homes are still prone to moisture and flooding from the watertable. On March 17, 1960, the incident popularly known as the "Hoggs Hollow Disaster" occurred. Five young Italian immigrant workers were killed while constructing a tunnel for a water main at Hoggs Hollow. The details of the accident, where they were trapped 35 feet underground in a cramped, dimly lit tunnel, sparked a public outcry over the lack of safety standards in construction. Ultimately it led to an improvement in working conditions. Periodically, attempts have been made to connect back portions of the valley with new roads to the higher set neighborhoods of the ridges above. Home listing prices range from C$800,000 to C$5,000,000 in Hoggs Hollow.

Lawrence Park
Lawrence Park is one of Toronto, Ontario, Canada's most affluent residential neighbourhoods. It is bordered originally by Yonge Street to the west and Bayview Avenue to the east — and from Blythwood Ravine on the south to Lawrence Avenue on the north. Lawrence Park was one of Toronto's first planned garden suburbs, starting in the early part of the 20th century It did not fully develop until after the Second World War. Centred on Mount Pleasant Road, the neighbourhood grew slowly with medium-sized houses on narrow but deep lots. There are few commercial businesses, within a five minute walk. The closest grocery stores are close to Yonge and Lawrence. Toronto Transit Commission streetcars ran on Mount Pleasant and Yonge Street until they were replaced by the Yonge subway and buses in the 1970s. Demographically, the neighbourhood still retains a large anglo-protestant population.

Lawrence Park South

Lawrence Park South is an affluent neighbourhood in the city of Toronto. Lawrence Park South is bordered by Sunnybrook Hospital to the East, Lawrence Ave to the north which winds south to Proudfoot on the western border. The southern border staggers from Eglinton, north on Avenue Road to Briar Hill and then again north on Yonge to Blythwood. The neighbourhoods of 'Lytton Park' and 'Allenby' are pockets within Lawrence Park South that locals more accurately use to describe the southwest pocket of the City's official definition of 'Lawrence Park South'.

Midtown Toronto

Midtown Toronto is roughly defined as the area between Bloor, south of which is Downtown Toronto, and south of Lawrence ave., north of which is Uptown Toronto (Lawrence Park, York Mills and North York Centre). The east and west borders are somewhat defined as Bayview to Bathurst. The epicentre of this area is Yonge and Eglinton.


The Yorkville neighborhood, although usually referred to as Downtown, is split in half by Bloor, the north being Midtown. It is home to several of the busiest subway stations in Toronto, and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city. It has had some of the most largest and most luxurious condominium projects in Toronto. It is also one of the largest shopping districts in North America. It has many world-class retailers, restaurants and small shops, leading it to be much like Toronto's answer to Chicago's Magnificent Mile and New York's 5th Avenue.

Yonge and St. Clair

Rosedale, Forest Hill, Deer Park and Summerhill are generally defined as the most upscale cluster of neighborhoods in the City (rivaled only by the central portion of Lawrence ave.) It is a major shopping destination, and has some of the most expensive and exclusive mansions in the city. It is home to the prestigious Mt. Pleasant cemetery, considered by many to be the Central Park of Toronto (and rivalled only by the Toronto Islands, High Park, and the many ravines for the title of best park in the city.)


Davisville Village encompasses the area west of Yonge Street to the east side of Bayview Avenue, and south from Eglinton to Merton Street, overlooking the vast park-like setting of Mount Pleasant Cemetery. It is one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in Toronto, and is home to many residential apartments (especially along Davisville Avenue west to Mount Pleasant), commercial shops, and offices (including the office of the TTC.) It's many large Victorian and Tudor homes are some of the most expensive in the city of Toronto. It is also notable that with the exception of Merton Street, Davisville has not given way to many high-rise condominium developments, resulting in the look and feel of Toronto's other traditionally upscale, yet low-rise, neighbourhoods, such as Lawrence Park, The Beaches and The Kingsway.

Yonge and Eglinton
This is the epicentre of the area, including a large skyline and large mall/office complex. It us home to several restaurants, theaters, a large retail strip and several open public squares. This region, in recent years, has had a surge in commercial and residential development, leading to a massive renaissance. It has become one of Toronto's 4 major city centres (and 3 other developing centres).


Recently, many luxury condominium projects, including the large Minto-Midtown towers, have added to the density of this area. Although the area was already dense from apartment buildings, centred usually around the subway stations, this has surely added to the density. The area's many small and large retailers have had more business and other retailers and businesses have located here. Offices have also had a rennaisance.

Moore Park, Toronto
Moore Park is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It lies along both sides of St. Clair Avenue East between the Vale of Avoca section of Rosedale ravine and Moore Park ravine (formerly Spring Valley ravine). The northern boundary is Mount Pleasant Cemetery and the southern the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. The neighbourhood takes its name from its developer, John T. Moore. To encourage buyers, he built two bridges in 1891: the original steel bridge on St. Clair over the Vale of Avoca, and the original wooden bridge on Moore Avenue over Spring Valley ravine. He also helped establish railway service to the neighbourhood. The development was marketed to the wealthy, and the neighbourhood remains wealthy.

Mount Pleasant East
Mount Pleasant East is a neighbourhood in the city of Toronto located in mid town, depending on your definition. Those who live downtown consider this area uptown, however the expansion of the city actually relocates this neighbourhood to very much the middle of the city, hence midtown. The neighbourhood is bordered to the east by Bayview Ave, Moore Ave to the South, Yonge street to the West and Blythwood to the North. Mount Pleasant East and West might normally be referred to as simply "Mount Pleasant" however, due to the growing density in the area the city of Toronto has split the neighbourhood into east and west. The area is not the typical melting pot of diversity one comes to expect with Toronto. The people in this neighbourhood are predominantly in working years and enjoy an average income and average house value well above the norm for the city (statscan). While not the most affluent of neighbourhoods it is comparable to the beaches in demographics, income and people.

Mount Pleasant West
Mount Pleasant West is a neighbourhood in the city of Toronto. This neighbourhood is part of Mount Pleasant or North Toronto and is situated West of Mount Pleasant Road, North of Merton Street, East of Yonge Street and South of Keewatin Ave. Ninety one percent of people in this neighbourhood live in low or high rise apartment / condo buildings, which makes it one of the most building dominated neighbourhoods in entire city (comparable with the high rise ridden downtown core source: statscan). There is a number of affordable housing units in the area which factors into the lower income levels in this hood compared to every surrounding neighbourhood. Over 80% of the residents in this neighbourhood are renters, which is approximately 30% over the average of the city.

North Toronto
North Toronto is the northern section of the old, pre-amalgamation City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It occupies a geographically central location within the current "megacity" boundaries. It is a relatively narrow strip, centred around Yonge Street; it extends from the CP tracks south of St. Clair Avenue north to Yonge Boulevard, with its core area between Davisville Avenue and Blythwood Road. The Town of North Toronto was incorporated in 1890, when much of the area was still farmland, and annexed by the City of Toronto in 1912. Toronto's Yonge Street streetcar line was then extended through North Toronto, replacing the former radial railway service. North Toronto soon emerged as a popular streetcar suburb, with the area becoming completely developed by the 1940s. The streetcar was replaced in 1954 by the Toronto Transit Commission's Yonge subway as far as Eglinton Avenue and a trolleybus running north from there, which was replaced in turn by a subway extension in 1973. Today North Toronto is a relatively affluent community, and very popular with young families. The neighbourhood has had a mixed-density design for some time, but this is rapidly changing to a greater density with the construction of condos in the area. The southern part of the neighbourhood is densely populated, with the entire section between Yonge Street and Mount Pleasant Road south of Davisville Avenue built up into high rise apartment buildings. More recently, condo structures have further added to this density, especially south of Merton Street (backing on to the distinguished privately owned Mount Pleasant Cemetery). Additional condo projects have begun on Mount Pleasant Road, and the existing medium-rise dwellings southeast of Yonge and Eglinton are being joined by a Minto condo project with towers of 39 and 52 stories. Mount Pleasant Cemetery serves as a major green space for the southern end of the neighbourhood. South of the cemetery are trails in two ravines of the former Mud Creek and Yellow Creek, which lead to the Don River. On the north side is the Kay Gardner Belt Line Park, a heavily-used path on the route of a former railway line. The Belt Line Railway was a short-lived commuter route in the 1890s. It was subsequently purchased by Canadian National Railway and used for freight until service was discontinued in the 1960s. The path goes northwest to Eglinton Avenue then west where it ends at the Allen Expressway. The Allen Expressway is the local term for the former Spadina Expressway project. Other green spaces includes Eglinton Park just west of Yonge Street and Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens at Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue, which connects to Sherwood Ravine Park and Sunnybrook Park to the east. North Toronto is served by north-south commercial strips on Yonge Street, Mount Pleasant Road, and Bayview Avenue, and an east-west strip on Eglinton Avenue. These offer an array of shopping and dining aimed primarily at the local market, and as with many neighbourhood streets in Toronto, are largely given to small, locally-owned shops in free-standing buildings. The corner of Yonge and Eglinton features the Yonge Eglinton Centre complex, which includes a shopping mall, multiplex cinema, and both office and residential towers; and Canada Square, an office complex with a small shopping concourse and another, older multiplex. Both are connected to Eglinton subway station. Libraries can be found on Bayview Avenue, at Yonge and Lawrence, and near the Yonge Eglinton Centre. There is a community centre in Eglinton Park (Eglinton Avenue and Oriole Parkway), and Canada's largest bridge club, Kate Buckman's, is at Eglinton and Mount Pleasant. The Toronto Camera Club finds its home on Mount Pleasant Road near Millwood Road. More recently, North Toronto has become synonymous with Midtown.

Rathnelly is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Canada. It lies to the west of Avenue Road, north of the railway line that lies to the north of Dupont Street, south of Poplar Plains Road, and east of Davenport Road. Rathnelly takes its name from the former Rathnelly house built in 1830 by Senator William McMaster, which was named after his birth place in Rathnelly, Ireland. During the celebration of Canada's centennial in 1967, the Rathnelly neighbourhood declared itself an independent republic. To mark its independence, the "Republic of Rathnelly" elected a queen, organized a parade, formed an "air farce" of 1,000 helium balloons, and issued Republic of Rathnelly passports to everyone in the neighbourhood. The Republic of Rathnelly continues to celebrate with an annual street party.

Rosedale, Toronto
Rosedale is one of the wealthiest neighbourhoods in Toronto, Ontario. Based on home pricing, it is considered amongst the most desirable neighbourhoods in Canada. It is known as the area where the city's "old money" lives, and is home to some of Canada's richest and most famous citizens. Rosedale is unique in that it is surrounded by beautiful ravines and parkland that make you feel as if you are far away from the city, while in reality Rosedale is just a few minutes from Toronto's major business, entertainment, and shopping districts. Rosedale has convoluted routes through the neighbourhood and other physical boundaries, and thus it has low levels of vehicular traffic. Rosedale, which is roughly bounded by the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks to the north, Yonge Street to the west, Rosedale Valley Road to the south, and Bayview Avenue to the east, is divided into a north and south portion by the Park Drive Ravine. South Rosedale was first settled by Sheriff William Jarvis and his wife, Mary, in the 1820s. Mary Jarvis, whose frequent walks and horseback rides blazed the trails for Rosedale's meandering streets (which are one of the area's trademarks), named Rosedale as a tribute to the abundance of wild roses that graced the hillsides of the Jarvis estate. The Jarvis Family sold the Rosedale homestead in 1864, which led to the residential development of the area soon after. North Rosedale's development began after the construction of a bridge across the Park Drive Ravine, in 1909. Prior to its development, North Rosedale was the home of St. Andrew's College, an all-boys boarding school (which has since moved to Aurora, Ontario) and the Rosedale Golf Club. South Rosedale is currently home to an exclusive all-girls school, Branksome Hall. Rosedale Public School is a small elementary school in central Rosedale that is across the street from Rosedale's community center: Mooredale House. Although Rosedale has held the distinction of being Toronto's wealthiest neighbourhood for over 100 years, its status has, in recent years, been challenged by Forest Hill, The Kingsway and the Bridle Path. Rosedale Park is home to the annual spring park party, Mayfair. The event typically consists of rides, games, flea market and other such carnival-type activities. The event is traditionally on the first Saturday in May. The event is run and funded by Mooredale House.

Summerhill, Toronto
The Summerhill neighbourhood in central Toronto was named after 'Summer Hill' house, built in 1842 by Canadian transportation baron Charles Thompson. Much of the area was once part of the Thompson estate but was subdivided by his heirs in the 1880s. In the 1880s, the North Toronto Railway Station was established on Yonge Street and the neighborhood of Summerhill quickly developed around it. The Railway station was rebuilt in honour of a visit by the Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII) in 1916. The neighbourhood underwent very little growth after the railway station closed in 1931 but was again revitalized by the launch of the Summerhill Subway station in 1965 (a part of the Toronto Transit Commission [TTC]). The old railway station is still there and currently serves as an LCBO outlet. The station, along with the still-operational CN railway bridge, is a landmark of the neighbourhood.

Yonge and Eglinton (considered centre of Midtown Toronto)
Yonge and Eglinton is a neighbourhood in Midtown-Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which was once a part of the old Town of North Toronto. In recent years, its centralized location has spawned development, including a number of big-box retailers and tall, high density residential towers. Development has concentrated around the Eglinton subway station, and has resulted in a mixed-use neighbourhood with a mix of detached houses, townhouses, and high rises. It is home to a variety of small retail stores, restaurants, larger stores, and a mall/movie theatre complex. Numerous public high schools dot the neighbourhood, including North Toronto Collegiate Institute, Northern Secondary, Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, several private schools, and the TCDSB (Catholic board) Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School and St. Monica's Catholic Elementary School. Public parks in the area include Eglinton Park, Oriole Park and the Belt Line Railway. It is a popular neighbourhood for young professionals, a fact reflected in one of its nicknames, "Young & Eligible". Another nickname is "Yonge & Eg". When the subway station opened in 1954 it was the northern end of the Yonge subway line, and remained so until 1973 when the line was extended farther north. In 1837 the Confrontation at Montgomery's Tavern took place just north of the Yonge and Eglinton intersection.

Yonge and St. Clair
Yonge & St. Clair is a main intersection in Midtown Toronto. It is the commercial centre and main shopping area for the affluent neighbourhood of Deer Park and for nearby residents of Forest Hill, Summerhill, Rosedale, and Moore Park. Marked by a cluster of office buildings, the area also includes a number of restaurants, shops and services, and the St. Clair subway station, the terminus for the St. Clair street car. Deer Park's well established residential areas surround the commercial district with a mix of high-rise apartments, luxury condomimiums, townhouses and single family homes.

Toronto West:

Bloorcourt Village, Bloordale Village, Bloor West Village, Bracondale Hill, Brockton Village, Corso Italia, Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction, Dufferin Grove, High Park, The Junction (formerly West Toronto), Koreatown, Liberty Village,  Little Italy, Parkdale, Palmerston Boulevard, Portugal Village (also Trinity Bellwoods), Roncesvalles Village, Trinity Niagara, Trinity-Bellwoods, Swansea, Wychwood.

Bloorcourt Village
Bloorcourt Village is an area of Toronto in the city's west end, situated along Bloor Street West. It takes its name from the intersection at the approximate centre of the district, Bloor Street and Dovercourt Road. The exact limits of the village, like most districts of Toronto, are a subjective issue. The local business association posts its streetlamp banners on Bloor between Crawford and Brock Streets. Lateral boundaries may extend as far north as Davenport Road and as far south as Harbord Street. Bloorcourt Village contains a mixture of land-uses. The main thoroughfare of Bloor Street consists almost exclusively of mixed-use residential and commercial buildings, beginning at Crawford. These structures are typically two or three stories tall, with retail commercial on the main floor, and offices or rental housing on the remainder. These converted residential structures are the oldest in the district and are often in poor repair. Pigeon infestation remains an issue for tenants. At Dovercourt, a large, high-rise apartment complex houses lower-middle-income tenants on the southwest corner. The Bloor-Gladstone Library, dating from 1913, is situated at Gladstone Avenue. Dufferin Street gives way to the Dufferin Mall, a fifty-store indoor shopping complex on the former site of a race track. Further south on Dufferin is Dufferin Grove Park, an exercise in urban rehabilitation. Medium-density residential areas flank the north and south of Bloor Street. Upper-middle income residents occupy and own single-family dwellings in this part of the neighbourhood. Many of these structures have been converted, housing up to eight separate units, though illegally. Side-streets increase in zoned density as they approach Bloor. Low and medium-rise apartments occupy the majority of these zones. Ossington and Dufferin stations on the Bloor-Danforth Line serve the largely pedestrian population of this neighbourhood. The northern part of Bloorcourt Village, between Dupont and Davenport, is mainly post-industrial development. Limited manufacturing remains, although some warehouse and light automotive industries still exist. While the Canadian National Railway operates a main line between the two thoroughfares, a large amount of former industrial space has been converted to loft condominiums. Some single-family rowhouses and low-income rental space has also been created. Bloorcourt Village is an ethnically diverse area. A majority of residents are fluent in Portuguese, Italian and English. A large Ethiopian population is also present in the area. There are many shops along Bloor Street serving the Portuguese and Ethiopian communities. Almost half of all residents over the age of 24 in the area are without a high school diploma. Census data reports a population with one of the lowest rates of university education in the city, at 18 percent.

Bloordale Village
Bloordale Village is a neighbourhood located in Toronto, Ontario. Founded as a Business Improvement Area in 1976, it covers the area along Bloor Street from the intersections at Lansdowne Avenue and Dufferin Street. The neighbourhood contains Dufferin Grove Park and Dufferin Mall, as well as two strip clubs, the House of Lancaster and Club Paradise. The strip contains Bloor Collegiate Institute, and houses a largely immigrant and lower-income community. Pockets of Bengali, Latin American, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and Portuguese populations exist in the area. It is estimated that approximately 80% of residents have a native language other than English.

Bloor West Village
Bloor West Village is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that is bounded by Bloor Street West to the South, Runnymede Road to the East, Jane Street to the West, and Annette Street to the North. The centrepiece of the community is the shopping district on Bloor Street that runs the length of the neighbourhood. It is located directly North of the Swansea Village neighbourhood. Bloor West Village's first residents were immigrants of Eastern European origin. These residents helped found the Bloor West Village Business Improvement Area, the first of its kind in Canada and an idea that would soon be copied in other neighbourhoods across the city and country. Homes in this neighbourhood are generally characterized by deep porches and wood trim on the façades. Streets in this streetcar suburb, which was annexed by the city of Toronto in 1909 make this a popular residential neighbourhood. Much of its development is owed to the creation of a streetcar line along Bloor Street, which the TTC later replaced by the Bloor-Danforth subway line, built in the 1960s with stations at Runnymede and Jane Streets. Bloor West Village is the world's first business improvement area (BIA), established in 1970. It now consists of more than 400 shops, restaurants and services. The organization promotes business activity in the area by holding several annual events and festivals. It also puts efforts into the beautification of the area. Recently, housing prices in the area have jumped significantly, and have led to the area's middle-class decline towards a more upper middle- class establishment. The Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival, which celebrates the prominent Ukrainian influence in the community, takes place in August of each year and is one of the city's most popular events. It draws tens of thousands of people per year. The entire neighbourhood participates in an annual garage sale called the Village Pillage, billed as the largest sale in Toronto. One of the most prominent buildings in the neighborhood, Buduchnist Credit Union, is a cultural foundation for the Ukrainian community, from its financial and moral support of nearly all major Ukrainian functions, to its ability to serve the people it has dedicated its work to - the Ukrainian Canadians. A great furor accompanied the arrival of a Chapters-Indigo bookstore in the late 1990s. Aside from discontent about the effect of a large bookstore undermining older local businesses, many residents were upset that the local historic movie theatre was going to be gutted to make room for the new store. However, the arrival of Chapters allowed restoration of the historical Runnymede Theatre. At the time Chapters was the only company willing to make the $5 million investment to restore the building.

Bracondale Hill
Bracondale Hill is a neighbourhood located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 1900, from the development of the Turner estate, Bracondale Hill is referred to the area in the western end of midtown Toronto which stretches above Davenport Rd. and below Tyrell Ave. and between Christie St. and Hillcrest Drive. The area is home to mostly large 19th century single family homes surrounding Hillcrest Park that overlooks the city. Many multicultural restaurants and shops are located nearby on St. Clair West to the north and on Davenport Road/Ossington Ave to the south west of the neighbourhood.

Brockton Village
Brockton Village was a village located to the west of the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, annexed in 1884. This location is now fairly central in the current city of Toronto. It encompassed the area from Bloor Street on the north, Dufferin Street on the east, High Park on the west and ranged from Queen Street, along Roncesvalles, Wright Avenue and Dundas Streets to the south. The former town hall still exists, converted to commercial usage, and is located at the south-west corner of Dundas Street West and Brock Street. The area has many residents of Portguese and more recently Brazilian backgrounds. Before an influx of significant population in the 1870s, it formed the northern section of the large estate owned by Colonel Walter O'Hara. Today the village of Brockton is more than a fond memory as the name and spirit of Brockton survives to this day. Residents of this evolving triangle of the city have more than a downtown address. They have a home. A major hub of activity in Brockton Village today is McCormick Park, home to McCormick Recreation Centre and Arena. This area has long been a focal point for youth living in the area. In October of 2006, a contest was held to determine the cutest cat in Brockton Village. Ultimately, a cat named "Misty" who lives on Shirley Street won by a slim margin. The Brockton neighbours continue to live in relative peace.

Corso Italia, Toronto
Corso Italia is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, situated on St. Clair Avenue West, between Westmount Avenue (just east of Dufferin Street) and Lansdowne Avenue. The neighbourhood includes numerous cafés, clothing shops, shoe stores, restaurants, food markets, as well as several gelaterias and bakeries. The community is considered Toronto's second Italian neighbourhood after Little Italy on College Street, although Corso Italia has a stronger Italian presence. There is also a significant Latin American and Portuguese community in the area. The community is the eastern half of what was earlier known as Earlscourt. Earlscourt was originally settled by British immigrants in 1906, and was annexed by the City of Toronto in 1910. (See Toronto Neighbourhoods; Earlscourt.) During the late 1950's a large wave of Italian immigrants, in addition to Italians from College Street, moved to Earlscourt and the surrounding area. Corso Italia has been a Business Improvement Area (BIA) in Toronto since 1984. Corso Italia hosts several annual festivals, including the Corso Italia Toronto Fiesta in July.

Dufferin Grove
Dufferin Grove is a neighbourhood in the city of Toronto. The neighbourhood is bordered by Bloor street to the North, Dovercourt road to the East, College and eventually Dundas to the South which vears up the railways tracks back to Bloor and closing the rectangle(y) neighbourhood. More practically speaking, however, the West end of the neighbourhood is distinct from the East in both look and feel. It is also known as Brockton Village but the city of Toronto has decided to place them in the same official neighbourhood. Brockton takes up the West chunk of this neighbourhood (West of Dufferin). Both sides of this fence are working class neighbourhoods with a large diversity in cultures and to an extent class. The Dufferin Grove Park on the East side is a constant playground situated across the street from Dufferin Mall. From the kids shooting hoops to playing on the swings and the Sunday oven roasted pizza from a quaint little hut, this park is a great fixture. The streets that line this park (literally within the park) are cute old 3 story homes and are by no means middle class, given the recent surge of housing prices in Toronto. From street to street, corner to corner, this neighbourhood is full of diversity. In the west (and to an extent east) end of the neighbourhood there is a large population of Portuguese, spreading out from Little Portugal located further to the East and visibly noticeable by the bright coloured houses in the west. The average age of the neighbourhood is younger than most with a larger than normal population hovering around 30 (according to statscan).

High Park
High Park is one of the largest parks in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It spans 161 hectares (398 acres, 1.61 km2) in the city's West End. It stretches south from Bloor Street West, west of Parkside Drive and east of Ellis Park Road and Grenadier Pond. At its southern end, the park is separated from Lake Ontario by Lake Shore Boulevard West, the Gardiner Expressway, the Canadian National railway line, and The Queensway.Except for a small tract of land surrounding the Colborne Lodge, the park was ceded to the City of Toronto by architect, surveyor, and engineer John George Howard in 1873. Colborne Lodge was the retirement home of John and his wife, Jemima Howard. The park was originally named after its donor. Due to a condition in Howard's will forbidding the consumption of alcohol in the park, High Park is the last "dry" area of the City of Toronto, and its seasonal restaurant and banquet hall is one of the few unlicensed premises in the city. (The will also orders the park to revert to the Howard Family's heirs if a Roman Catholic holds the office of mayor. The land, however, stayed in city ownership despite the fact that Toronto has had at least two Roman Catholic mayors, Fred Beavis and David Crombie). The original grant was not appreciated by the city fathers of Toronto, as they felt the park was too far away from the city to be of any use to its citizens. As the city grew, the park became more central and it was soon served by the College Street street-car line. In 1968 the Bloor-Danforth subway line opened and it included the subway stop at the park's northern border. High Park lends its name to the many residential areas that border it. Indian Road, Village by the Park, and Swansea can all be considered part of High Park. Only the areas immediately north of the park, along High Park Avenue, and west of the park, along High Park Boulevard, can claim no other name. During weekends in the summer, the roads through the park are closed to allow unfettered pedestrian access throughout the park.

The Junction (formerly West Toronto)
The Junction, is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that derives its name from a junction of four railway lines in the area known as the West Toronto Diamond. The centre of the area is Dundas St. and Keele St. The area has a growing Latin American population. The Village of West Toronto Junction was founded in 1884 at the intersection of Dundas and Keele Streets.As it grew it became the Town of West Toronto Junction, then the Town of Toronto Junction in 1892, then the City of West Toronto in 1908 before it became part of the City of Toronto. The Junction was a manufacturing community that boomed during the late 1800s. Foundries, mills, wire factories, and industries, such as Wilkinson Plough, Dominion Showcase and the Heintzman Piano Co. began moving into the area. Other firms came because land, labour and taxes were cheaper than in Toronto. These factors also attracted many immigrant or second generation Irish Catholics to the area, many of whom moved there from then poor, crowded tenement housing in areas of the city such as Cabbagetown and Brockton Village during the 1880s. Many also came from working-class English industrial cities such as Birmingham and Manchester. They were soon followed by many Macedonian immigrants, many of whom worked in the meat industry. The Junction was prone to booms and busts during its tumultuous history; while the period between 1888 and 1890 was a prosperous one, the period between 1893 and 1900 saw significant poverty in the area due to an economic recession. The Great Depression saw the closing of factories and the end to construction in the area, and the municipality could not support its citizens because of a large civic debt. Pubs and taverns became permanent fixtures in The Junction, as was the case with many railway and factory workers' towns. By 1903, alcohol was such a serious problem for families and a public embarrassment (as drunks were visible from passing trains), that the town voted to go dry in 1904. This bylaw was not repealed until 2000. It was the last area of Toronto to do so. Toronto annexed The Junction in 1909 and the two have gradually grown together, though residents have retained their community identity and remained very loyal to the neighbourhood, despite further economic hardship. Indeed, the commercial stretch of Dundas Street was all but abandoned until quite recently. The prohibition law dissuaded restaurants from establishing themselves there, and bars were not permitted. The elimination of the prohibition has had a positive effect on the community, however. New restaurants and bars have opened up along Dundas Street, attracting young hipsters, while lower rents make the neighbourhood appealing to artists. Some see The Junction as the next big "hip place to live". The Junction Triangle (bounded by Keele, St. Clair, and Dundas Streets) was for many decades the location of the Ontario Stockyards. This was Canada's largest livestock market, the centre of Ontario's meat-packing industry, and the source of Toronto's nickname as Hogtown. The Ontario Stockyards closed at this site in 1993 (moving to Cookstown, much further north of the city), and most of the meat-packing plants that surrounded it closed shortly thereafter. There are still some meat-packing facilities in the area, however, contributing to a signature odour of the tanning and rendering process. The former Stockyards site is now the location of a large bloc of warehouse-style retail outlets, including Home Depot, Canadian Tire, Future Shop and Rona, along with several smaller stores, and the name "Stockyards" has evolved to describe this new shopping area. Immediately surrounding the retail core, new residential developments, primarily mid- to upscale- rowhouses, are helping to revitalize this neighborhood. Various inns and hotels that have since been established in the area also assist economic stimulation in the form of tourism. Since the second World War, the area along Dundas well west of Keele (to Jane Street)is known as "Little Malta" with several Maltese-Canadian businesses present. The Maltese-Canadian community has partly moved out to Mississauga and other suburbs, but still has a visible presence in this area. As a consequence of the location of abattoirs and other industries that produced volumes of toxic waste, the residents of the neighborhood are highly concerned about pollution issues, and the city of Toronto has put significant efforts into cleaning up former industrial sites.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada's Korean Business Area, known more generally as Koreatown (or Korea Town), is centred along Bloor Street between Christie and Bathurst Streets. Also known as "Little Korea", Koreatown came into prominence during the summer of 2002 as the Korean team surprised everyone by playing into the semi-final round in the 2002 World Cup tournament. Traffic came to a halt on Bloor Street West as exuberant crowds celebrated the accomplishments of their favourite team. The adoption of a more liberal immigration policy by the Canadian government in 1967 led to an influx of Korean immigrants, many of whom settled in the Toronto area. Indeed, Toronto has the largest single concentration of Koreans in Canada with almost 500000 living in the city, according to the 2001 Census. Many of them settled in the Bloor and Bathurst area, and before long, a small Korean business neighbourhood emerged along Bloor Street, centred around the intersection of Bloor and Manning Avenue. Restaurants, bakeries, gift shops, grocery stores, and travel agencies began to open up, most of which catered to the Korean-Canadian community. Prior to the influx of Korean immigrants in the 1980s, the section of Bloor West of Bathurst was heavily populated by people from Central and South America, and the area still has a strong Latin influence today. Since the early 1990's, a Koreatown has also emerged in North York along Yonge Street between Sheppard Avenue and just north of Steeles Avenue. The area composes of North York, Ontario (Willowdale, Toronto and Newtonbrook) and Thornhill, Ontario (Vaughan, Ontario and Markham, Ontario). The new Koreatown is comprised of retail stores and family restaurants catering to younger Koreans and those living in the north part of the City of Toronto and York Region. A larger proportion of this neighbourhood are recent immigrants or visa students from South Korea.

Liberty Village
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 neighborhood 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 (see Queen Street West, Trinity Niagara, Distillery District), 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 growing number of citizens that have moved into the growing neighbourhood.

Little Italy
Little Italy, sometimes referred to as College Street West or College and Clinton, is one of the numerous Italian Canadian neighbourhoods in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and is the best known. Bounded by Bathurst Street to the east, College Street to the north, Ossington Avenue to the west, and Dundas Street to the south, Little Italy is a chic and trendy district that is centred around a restaurant/bar/shopping strip along College Street, the heart of which being the intersection of College and Clinton Streets. Italians arrived in Toronto in large numbers during the early 20th century. Italians first settled in an area then known as "The Ward" - centred around University Avenue and College Street. By the 1920s, most Italians had moved west of Bathurst Street and the College-Clinton area had emerged as the city's major Little Italy. The affordable Victorian homes that line the side streets of this neighbourhood were bought by Italian immigrants, many of whom found work on the railways and in road construction. These houses were vacated by the suburb-seeking Canadians of Anglo-Saxon descent, which led to an influx of Italians in the community, and the opening of a number of Italian-owned businesses along College Street. Many Italians moved out of the area during the 1950s and 1960s, and headed northwest to the Corso Italia neighbourhood around St. Clair Avenue and Dufferin Street, or to adjacent suburbs. By the 1960s, St. Clair Avenue had supplanted College Street as the centre of Italian culture in Toronto. Within the past three decades, many Italian Torontonians moved to Toronto's suburbs. There are now further concentrations of Italian Canadians in Downsview in Toronto; Woodbridge and Maple in Vaughan; Richmond Hill, and Mississauga. Today, Little Italy's population is ethnically diverse. By the 1960s, the Portuguese had become the largest ethnic group, and were later joined by South Americans. Little Italy has also become quite popular with younger crowds because of its vibrant nightlife and its proximity to the downtown core. Since the 1980s, many young professionals have been buying homes in the neighbourhood.

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