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Trinity Bellwoods Real Estate and Neighbourhood:

For current listings in and around the Trinity Bellwoods area; Click here.

Boundaries for the Trinity Bellwoods district are between Ossington Ave and Bathurst St., Queen St. W. and Dundas St. W.


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Trinity Bellwoods Neighbourhood History:

The hub of this very attractive neighbourhood is Trinity Bellwoods park which occupies almost a quarter of this neighbourhood in downtown Toronto. Originally the park ground was the site of Trinity College, which was completed in 1852. It was located here for approximately a hundred years but relocated and is what we know today as the University of Toronto. The grandeur of the College attracted a lot of residential development around the grounds and hence the grandeur of many of the homes found closer to the park today. Much of this housing stock is built in the bay and gable and gothic revival styles, which were popular in Toronto at the time. Victorian and Edwardian houses are in these styles closer to the park grounds and better deals are to be found moving towards the perimeters where more row townhouses are to be found. If buying today many of the homes will entail a project as the area did go through a decline during the great depression in the 1930’s when a lot of the residents moved out and houses were subdivided to provide housing for the influx of Polish, Ukranian and Polish immigrants for the decades to come.

In the last decade however the area has seen a resurgence of renewal and prices have rapidly increased and streets such as Queen St. W and Ossington St W between Dundas and Queen, have become very strong hubs for business growth for bars, restaurants, galleries and boutique stores. It has truly turned around and has become one of the more desired neighbourhoods in Toronto.

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

Mostly younger professionals are buying in this area, as I mentioned above, unless the houses have already been renovated relatively recently, buyers are generally facing some form of project with these homes, but the upside is having a  large park as your backyard and all the restaurants and bars around the corner.

Parks and Recreation:

As mentioned above, the main attraction with this neighbourhood is the park and it’s proximity to everything else downtown. The park itself has many features such as the tennis courts, the pool, the hockey rink, the 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.

As mentioned, here are some of the nearby attractions:

Metro Convention Centre, Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre, Historical Fort York site, Toronto Islands, National Exhibition’s grounds, Toronto Football Club, Little Norway park, Coronation Park, Toronto Music Gardens, HTO Parks & the Harbourfront centre.

 

Transportation:

The 501 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:

This site is a great site and allows you to search by amenity on a google map. Walkscore.com deems Trinity Bellwoods a “walkers paradise” with a score of 93%.

 

Price Ranges for Homes in the Trinity Bellwoods Neighbourhood:

ROWHOUSES SEMIS & DETACHED HOMES $480,000 - $900’s +

TOWNHOUSES $350,000 - $650,000

CONDOMINIUMS $300,000 - $650,000 +

For more listings in and around the Trinity Bellwoods area; Click here.

 

Schools in the Trinity Bellwoods and neighbouring areas:

Type

Name

Website

Fraser Ranking

Elementary

Alexander  Muir/Gladstone Ave Sch.

Alexander Muir

Link

Elementary / secondary

Niagara Street Public

Niagara Street Public

n/a

Secondary

Central Technical Sch.

Central Technical

Link

Secondary

Alexander Muir/Gladstone Ave Sch.

Alexander Muir

Link

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