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Little Italy Real Estate and Neighbourhood:

For more listings in and around the Little Italy area; Click here

Boundaries for the Little Italy district are between Ossington Ave and Bathurst St., Harbord St. and Dundas St. W.

 


View Little Italy Neighbourhood Real Estate Boundary in a larger map

 

Little Italy Neighbourhood History:

Many Italian immigrants came to Toronto in the early 20th Century and initially settled in an area called the Ward, which was a few blocks further east of Bathurst St. on College. However by the 1920’s most had started to settle west of Bathurst and this became what we know today as Little Italy. You’ll notice that between Grace St. and Crawford, college streets jogs slightly north, this development was to cross the Garrison Creek which most of this western part of the city is built on.

A lot of the houses were built in this neighbourhood in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s in the Edwardian style of the time with slighter lot sizes and front porches. The residents mostly worked building new infrastructure in the city and railways. Since the 1960’s though, many of the Italian Immigrants to Toronto settled in Corso Italia neighbourhood further north west at St. Clair and Lansdowne Ave. In the eastern part of Little Italy on streets such as Palmerston there are much grander homes in the Victorian Style with much larger lots.

Who’s Buying in Trinity Bellwood’s District Neighbourhoods:

There is something here for everyone and everyone has been moving in over the last few decades. From smaller wartime homes to grand Victorian homes, from unique Lofts to the “needs some TLC” homes.

Parks and Recreation:

Being so centrally located there is no shortage of access to activities.  Recently renovated is the Royal Cinema which is used as an editing studio during the day and as per usual, cinema in the evenings.

Trinity Bellwoods park at Beatrice St. and Dundas has tennis courts, a pool, a hockey rink, dog centre, playground, outdoor amphitheatre and a weekly farmers market from spring through to fall. Here’s the site, check it out for more details.

 

Transportation:

The 506 Streetcar travels east-west along Queen St. W.

 

The 505 Streetcar travels east-west on Dundas St. W.

 

The 511 Streetcar runs north-south along Bathurst St.

 

The 63 Bus runs north-south on Ossington Ave.

 

Shopping and Restaurants:

If you live in Toronto you know how vibrant the strip on College is, alive with many many restaurants, also wider sidewalks allows many of the restaurants to host large patios which brim with activity during the warmer weather. Check out the salmon risotto at Vivoli and a martini at Souz Dal.

This site is a great site and allows you to search by amenity on a google map. Walkscore.com deems Little Italy a “walkers paradise” with a score of 97%.

 

 

Price Ranges for Homes in the Little Italy Neighbourhood:

ROWHOUSES SEMIS & DETACHED HOMES $650,000 - $1,100,000’s +

TOWNHOUSES AND LOFTS $400,000 - $750,000

CONDOMINIUMS $350,000 - $550,000 +

For more listings in and around the Little Italy area; Click here

 

Schools in the Little Italy and neighbouring areas:

Type

Name

Website

Fraser Ranking

Elementary ( French Only)

Pierre Elliott Trudeau

Pierre Elliott Trudeau

Link

Elementary / secondary

Dewson Junior Public

Dewson Public

Link

Secondary

Central Technical Sch.

Central Technical

Link

Secondary

Alexander Muir/Gladstone

Alexander Muir

Link

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