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Beaconsfield Village Little Portugal  Real Estate

 

Homes, Houses & Townhouses in this great neighbourhood of Toronto

 

Real Estate and Neighbourhood:

For current homes and real estate in the Beaconsfield Village & Little Portugal; click here.

Beaconsfield or the Little Portugal neighbourhood lies between Dufferin St to the West and Ossington to the East, South of Dundas St West to Queen St West. The Beaconsfield neighbourhood is one of the areas that has probably seen the greatest change in terms of transformation across the downtown in the last 5 years. It all started with the artisan community really making this area their own. As usual with these neighbourhoods, they are initially attractive to the artist community due to cheaper rents, food venues and a desire to be in more authentic neighbourhoods. The first signs of gentrification I noticed were when a few small bars opened around Dundas and Ossington. Sweaty Bettys, Crooked Star and my favourite Toronto Bar still to this day; The Communist's Daughter. Since then of course, a plethora of bars, restaurants, vintage clothing stores, galleries and nightclubs have moved in.

The Housing stock for this Beaconsfield neighbourhood has mostly semi-detached, detached, victorian 2 to 3 story homes as well as post war attached rowhouses. There are also some townhome and loft developments which are occurring also, such as the Motif Lofts and Townhomes right at the corner of Ossington St. and Rebecca St.

Parks and Recreation:

Just to the east of the Beaconsfield neighbourhood is Trinity Bellwoods Park, which has a multitude of amenities for the public including a Farmer's market, open air theatre, sports facilities and playgrounds to name a few. Also to the east is the Trinity Community Recreation Centre, which has many exciting programs for kids. To the west of Beaconsfield village is the Mary McCormick Community Centre which has an indoor swimming pool also.

Transportation

As mentioned above the main thoroughfares which encompass Beaconsfield village are Dufferin and Ossington which run north south, Dundas and Queen which run east west. Two major bus routes run north and south on both Dufferin and Ossington. The number 29 Dufferin and the 63 Ossington respectively. Streetcars run in an east westerly direction along both Dundas St W and Queen St. W.

Upgrades to the Dufferin thoroughfare mean that traffic no longer has to stagger onto Gladstone Avenue and back onto Queen St before continuing south on Dufferin and visa versa. This is a great improvement that relieves the usual congestions seen at Gladstone Ave and Queen St West.

Shopping and Restaurants:

Walk along either Ossington south of Dundas and along Queen St W and you will find a plethora of shops and restaurants. Shops comprising mostly of Art Galleries, Vintage clothing stores, organic food stores and a good few nick knack boutique stores. A multitude of bars line the streets as well as restaurants from vietnamese pho houses to fine cuisines such as Union and the Black Hoof. Pizza and burger joints are well represented by Pizzaria Libretto's and BQM Burgers both opposite each other at the top end of Ossington just south of Dundas St West. On the Queen W strip also towards Dufferin, there are some of the most attractive night life and entertainment spots in the city; The Drake Hotel and The Gladstone.

Price Ranges in the Beaconsfield Neighbourhood*:

DETACHED $650,000 - $1,110,000
SEMI-DETACHED $550,000 - $950,000
ATTACHED ROWHOUSES $550,000 - $800,000
CONDOMINIUMS $400,000 - $600,000

For more homes and real estate in the Beaconsfield Village; click here.

Schools:

Junior and Senior Public School: Alexander Muir / Gladstone Ave Public School (Gr JK-8)

Secondary School: Just to the north of Beaconsfield Village in the Dufferin Grove area is Heydon Park Secondary School.

Public High School:

Catholic School: Also to the north in Dovercourt Park area is St. Anthonys Catholic School.

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