Get to know our favourite Toronto neighbourhoods here.
Living in Toronto’s Leslieville neighbourhood feels like living in a creative, tight-knit community. Whether you want easy access to downtown, the lake, or the Don Valley trail system, you’ll find it in this family-oriented area. You’ll also find the city’s widest selection of hard and soft lofts, as well as condos and freehold homes.
We Recommend: Taking a stroll down Queen Street and popping into one of the many independent shops, antique stores, or fantastic restaurants like The Nose — aka Gio Rana’s Really Really Nice Restaurant.
Life in this Toronto neighbourhood is centered around the park that gives this community its namesake. High Park spans several kilometers of greenspace where residents can enjoy everything from hiking trails to winter pond skating. The original downtown Toronto, High Park is home to beautiful architecture and a vibrant mix of residents, while the Swansea area is populated with unique homes on hilly streets. Here, you’ll find a collection of single-family homes and fantastic condos across price ranges.
We recommend: Indulging in a meal from one of the park’s many food trucks and exploring historic High Park Avenue before taking a 10-minute stroll to the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario.
Originally a community of artists, The Junction is a neighbourhood that beats to the sound of its own drum. With a park within three minutes of every house and no power lines in sight, you’ll almost forget you’re in the middle of a metropolis—if it weren’t for the lively atmosphere, ingenuity, and uniqueness prevalent in the community. In this neighbourhood you’ll find more opportunities for entry-point properties and unique homes including three church lofts.
We recommend: Stopping by one of the many mom-and-pop shops for a delicious bite to eat or to pick up a rare vintage find from one of the elevated second-hand stores.
Bloor West Village
Living in Toronto’s shopping village gives residents access to hundreds of independent retailers including some of the best restaurants in the city. This quintessential family neighbourhood is lined with mature trees and brick homes with fenced backyards. Long-time residents of this community include a mix of young families to retirees.
We Recommend: Sitting down to a satisfying Cuban meal of paella and yuca fries at Bloom Restaurant before taking a relaxing 10-minute walk to the lake.
Situated along The Danforth and nestled in between Riverdale Park East and Withrow Park, Riverside is one of the most vibrant Toronto neighbourhoods. Originally a Greek community, there’s a mix of residents of varying backgrounds and a remaining Hellenic cultural influence in the neighbourhood. Living in Toronto’s Riverside community also means having direct access to the Don River Trail and being a mere 20-minute walk from downtown Toronto. Riverside is populated mostly with detached and semi-detached homes on larger lots.
We Recommend: Grabbing a fresh brew from Rooster Coffee House and catching a performance at the Danforth Music Hall or The Opera House on Queen Street. Make your way to Riverdale Park East to enjoy breathtaking sunset views over the city.