Toronto Neighbourhoods

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Bedford Park began as a farming hamlet north of Toronto. The hamlet was a popular stopover for farmers making their way to market in the city. The neighbourhood was likely named after the Bedford Park Hotel, which opened in 1873 at the southwest corner of Yonge Street and Fairlawn Avenue, just north of Lawrence Avenue. <read more>

Bloor West Village is a shopping district in TorontoOntarioCanada. Located along Bloor Street, it encompasses all businesses along Bloor Street between Jane Street and Ellis Park Road, consisting of more than 400 shops, restaurants and services. The mix of stores include specialty clothing stores, book stores, restaurants and cafes. The businesses organized in 1970 into the first mandatory business improvement district, an idea that has spread to numerous other commercial streets in Toronto and to cities around the world. <read more>

Brookhaven-Amesbury is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, formerly in North York before it was amalgamated into Toronto in 1998. It is part of federal and provincial electoral district York South—Weston, and Toronto electoral wards 11: York South—Weston (West) and 12: York South-Weston (East). <read more>

Cabbagetown is a neighbourhood located on the east side of downtown TorontoOntarioCanada. It comprises “the largest continuous area of preserved Victorian housing in all of North America”, according to the Cabbagetown Preservation Association.
Cabbagetown’s name derives from the Irish immigrants who moved to the neighbourhood beginning in the late 1840s, said to have been so poor that they grew cabbage in their front yards. Canadian writer Hugh Garner‘s novel, Cabbagetown, depicted life in the neighbourhood during the Great Depression. <read more>

Casa Loma (Spanish for Hill House) is a Gothic Revival style house and gardens in midtown TorontoOntarioCanada, that is now a museum and landmark. It was originally a residence for financier Sir Henry Mill Pellatt. Casa Loma was constructed over a three-year period from 1911–1914. The architect of the mansion was E. J. Lennox,[1] who was responsible for the designs of several other city landmarks. <read more>

Chinatown (Chinese: 多倫多華埠) is an ethnic enclave in Downtown TorontoOntarioCanada, with a high concentration of ethnic Chinese residents and businesses extending along Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue. First developed in the late 19th century, it is now one of the largest Chinatowns in North America and one of several major Chinese-Canadian communities in the Greater Toronto Area. There are approximately six Chinatowns in Greater Toronto, including in the municipalities of Markham and Mississauga. <read more>

Christie Pits, originally Willowvale Park, is a Toronto public recreational area located at 750 Bloor Street West at Christie Street,[1] just west of the Toronto Transit Commission Christie subway station. <read more>

Church and Wellesley is an LGBT-oriented enclave in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is roughly bounded by Gerrard Street to the south,Yonge Street to the west, Charles Street to the north, and Jarvis Street to the east, with the core commercial strip located along Church Street from Wellesley south to Alexander. Though some gay and lesbian oriented establishments can be found outside of this area, the general boundaries of this village have been defined by the Gay Toronto Tourism Guild. <read more>

Clairlea is a neighbourhood of Scarborough, in the city of TorontoOntarioCanada. The neighbourhood is located in the western part of Scarborough just east of Victoria Park Avenue. To the north it is bounded by Eglinton Avenue and to the south by Taylor-Massey Creek and the railway tracks. <read more>

Corktown is a residential neighbourhood in downtown TorontoOntarioCanada. It is just south of Regent Park and north of theGardiner Expressway, between Berkeley Street to the west and the Don River to the east, Shuter Street to Lake Shore Boulevard East, this area also includes the Distillery District.[citation needed][who?] Corktown contains many vacated industrial buildings, some in use by production and movie studios. The West Don Lands, slated to be redeveloped over the next few years, will encompass the south-east corner of this area. <more>

Corso Italia is a neighbourhood in TorontoOntarioCanada, situated on St. Clair Avenue West, between Westmount Avenue (just east of Dufferin Street) and Lansdowne Avenue. It is contained within the larger city-recognized neighbourhood of Corso Italia-Davenport, which is bounded on the west by the CNR tracks, on the north by a line north of Morrison Avenue, on the east by Westmount Avenue and Oakwood Avenue, and on the south by Davenport Road. <more>

Davisville Village is an area of Toronto near the intersection of Davisville Avenue and Yonge Street. There is a subway station named Davisville at this intersection. The area directly abuts Mount Pleasant Cemetery, and has a large number of massive apartment and condominium complexes built between the 1970s and the 2000s, as well as a number of office buildings. The area is an attractive area in Midtown Toronto between St Clair and Eglinton.

The Distillery District is a historic and entertainment precinct located east of Downtown TorontoOntarioCanada. It contains numerous cafés, restaurants, and shops housed within heritage buildings of the former Gooderham and Worts Distillery. The 13-acre (52,000 sq. m) district comprises more than 40 heritage buildings and 10 streets, and is the largest collection of Victorian-era industrial architecture in North America.
The district was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1988.

Don Mills is a mixed-use neighbourhood in the North York district of TorontoCanada. It was developed to be a self-supporting “new town” and was at the time located outside of Toronto proper. Consisting of residential, commercial and industrial sub-districts, it was planned and developed by private enterprise. In several ways it became the blueprint for post-war suburban development in Toronto and contemporary residential neighbourhoods. It is bounded by Finch Avenue to the north, Eglinton Avenue to the south, Leslie Street to the west, and the Don Valley Parkway to the east. It is part of federal and provincial electoral district Don Valley West, and Toronto electoral wards 25: Don Valley West (North) and 26: Don Valley West (South).

Humewood–Cedarvale is a neighbourhood in the city of TorontoOntarioCanada, historically part of the York borough. The neighbourhood is bordered by Bathurst Street to the east, Eglinton Avenue to the north, Winnett Avenue to the west and St. Clair Avenue to the south. The neighbourhood is often referred to by each distinct name with the north half of the neighbourhood represented by Cedarvale and the south as Humewood. The latter is sometimes nicknamed as “The Woods” because of its many streets that have names ending with “-wood”. <read more>

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