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Brockton Village  Real Estate

Homes, Houses & Condos in this great neighbourhood of Toronto


Real Estate and Neighbourhood:

for current listings in Brockton Village and Dufferin Grove click here

Brockton Village’s boundaries are the Canadian National Rail line to the west, Dufferin St. to the east, Bloor St. to the north and the the CNR / CPR Rail lines to the south. Here is a google map to help you visualise the area.

Brockton Village got it’s name from Brock Avenue which was commissioned The Brock Family and built in 1850. They sold off parcels of land for the purpose of development. It gained the moniker “Brockton” over time and the area was ultimately annexed by Toronto City. The original Brockton Village town hall still stands at Dundas and Brock.

Homes in the area range from Victorian and Edwardian style residences built mostly in the later part of the 1800’s and early 1900’s to post war row housing.

Parks and Recreation:

Dufferin Grove park just south of Bloor and Dufferin, opposite the Dufferin Mall, this park hosts a weekly Organic Farmer's Market throughout the year.  The park boasts bake ovens which are used by the community to bake with local produce, an outdoor skating rink, soccer pitch, baseball, basketball areas, playgrounds, picnic tables and campfire capabilities etc etc. It is one of the larger parks in this area of Toronto and draws people from several of the nearby neighbourhoods.

To the east in Dufferin Grove on the south east corner of Dovercourt and College is the YMCA for the west end. It was renovated fully a few years ago and has it all for kids to the elderly. Check out their website here. Or join their Facebook page here.

Slightly to the east of Dufferin and Bloor, on Bloor is the fantastic and newly upgraded Public City Library.

Just south of the Dundas St W. and Brock Ave intersection, on Brock, is the Mary McCormick Community Centre which has an indoor swimming pool also.

Just north a slight distance on Dufferin St. is the Wallace Emerson Community Centre, just south of Dupont, it has an indoor pool, outdoor skating rink, soccer pitch and an outdoor skateboard / BMX park. The community centre runs a variety of programming for the young and old in the community, from after school clubs for the younger and card game events such as bridge and brisk for seniors.

Transportation:

The Bloor – Danforth Subway Line runs east west and visa versa along Bloor St W.

Bus transit operates north and south from both Dufferin and Lansdowne subway stations and the 505 Streetcar runs East-West along Dundas St. W.

Shopping and Restaurants:

The Dufferin Mall is a large mall and has seen facelifts recently to met the demands of the younger demographic and moving into the neighourhood. The land used to be the Dufferin Racetrack and was torn down for the development of the Dufferin in the early 1970’s.

Bloorcourt Village along Bloor from Dufferin to Ossington has a variety of stores, boutiques to little mom and pop stores to music stores and a multitude of restaurants, from Italian to Ethiopian.

Bloordale Village to the north is an up and coming area with a great selection of inexpensive stores and restaurants along Bloor.

College Street W. Begins to get very vibrant heading easterly towards Little Italy. Plenty of restaurants line this street from both ends of the spectrum. Try the pizza’s at the Brass Taps’s Pizza Pub, or if you like fine food with the best section of fish, try Chiado’s a little further east on College.

Price Ranges for Homes in the Brockton Village Neighbourhood:

DETACHED $400,000 - $800,000

SEMI DETACHED $350,000 - $600,000

ATTACHED ROWHOUSES $350,000 - $550,000

CONDOMINIUMS $300,000 - $500,000

For more listings in and around the Dufferin Grove area; Click here.

Schools in Brockton Village and neighbouring areas:

Elementary Schools:

Brock Junior Public School (Gr JK – 6)

Alexander Muir / Gladstone Ave Public School (Gr JK-8)

Shirley Street Junior Public School (Gr JK – 6)

Dewson Street Junior Public School (Gr JK – 6)

Dovercourt Junior Public School (Gr JK – 6)

St. Sebastian Catholic School (Gr JK – 8)

Secondary Schools:

Bloor Collegiate Institute (Gr 9 – 12)

West Toronto Collegiate

Kent Snr Public School Gr 7-8)

Central Commerce Collegiate Institute (Gr 9- 12)

Western Technical-Commerical School (Gr 9 - 12)

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