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LITTLE PORTUGAL – PROFILE

Little Portugal

Little Portugal is also known as Portuguese Village. It is located from Ossington Ave to Landsdown Ave and in between Queen Street West and College Street. Dundas Street West runs right through the middle of this vibrant and growing neighbourhood. This street is often the destination for an evening out in Little Portugal. You will find great Portuguese food here; check out Bairrada Churrasqueira for the best. The Black Hoof is located on Dundas Street West and is a favourite of well know TV host and author, Anthony Bourdain.

Purchasing a home in this area is perfect for families looking to be close to schools and community centers. Kids and teens hang around at Mary McCormick Recreation Centre on Brock Street, which has a pool, arena, gym and educational programs. There are three public schools and a Catholic school within Little Portugal’s borders.

Over the last few years there has been a recent development of real estate in and around Dundas Street West, making this a perfect time to look for properties for sale in Little Portugal. The area is well-served by the TTC. There are the 505 and 506 streetcar lines along Dundas and College. There are north-south bus lines on Lansdowne, Dufferin, and Ossington.

 

Beaconsfield Avenue Victorian Homes are an amazing piece of history where you could still live in or maintain as investment grade property

In the past, homes like these were used as Bed and Breakfast or multi family homes, as     even by today’s standards these homes are too big for just one family.

 

 

 

 

 

Local developers are breathing life into THESE old victorian charmers – as attractive for their live-in charm as they are as an investment grade acquisition.

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TRINITY BELLWOODS – PROFILE

Trinity Bellwoods

What makes this inner-city neighbourhood prime real estate is that you would be in walking distance to the very picturesque Trinity-Bellwoods Park, which spans the entire length of the neighbourhood. It is located from Gore Vale Ave to Shaw Street and between Queen Street West and Dundas Street West. The park features a paved walking path, a large dog park, Trinity Community Recreation Centre and Pool, and large outdoor play park for children. It was originally build around the former Garrison Creek. The entire neighborhood is located from Bathurst Street to Dovercourt Rd and from Queen Street West to College Street and continues into Little Portugal.

During the summer months the community centre offers summer kids programs and there is also an outdoor wading pool for younger children that is monitored by life guards provided by the city. Also included in the park are tennis courts, a playground, a hockey rink, a grove, a range of picnic tables, and a greenhouse.

In addition to Trinity-Bellwoods Park, this neighbourhood also features affordable Victorian houses, new condominiums and townhomes for sale. The neighborhood offers excellent shopping, hip bars, coffee shops and convenient access to major TTC transportation routes for pedestrians and easy access to the highway right down Strachan Ave for motorists.

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WEST QUEEN WEST – PROFILE

West Queen West

This hip artistic area is located along Queen Street West, between Bathurst Street and Gladstone Avenue. West Queen West is also known as the art and design district. Over the past twenty-five years, West Queen West has become an international arts centre, and a major tourist attraction in Toronto, it’s no wonder this neighbourhood was named by Vogue magazine as one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world.

 

The area is also home to beautiful Trinity-Bellwoods Park. There you’ll find a mix of people enjoying the large outdoor space filled with old trees, a baseball diamond, Trinity Community Recreation Centre and a dog bowl for the neighborhood dogs. Movie nights, art festivals and organized drum circles keep the park constantly buzzing with activity.

Nearly every storefront on the north side of Queen Street West is either a gallery, bar, or restaurant. The south side of the street is largely taken up by the buildings and grounds of the former Queen Street Mental Health Centre, now part of CAMH. The concentration of these unique restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries in Toronto make West Queen West a vibrant, dynamic neighbourhood to call home and makes it an choice to look for a house, condo and townhouses for sale.

The area is on the top of the list when it comes to prime real estate in Toronto. It welcomes culture and creativity along with the perfect mix of original fashions, antiques, cafes.

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Previewing Little Portugal Townhome

36 Rusholme Park Crescent Unit 25 is a one of a kind Little Portugal Townhome. It came to Market in May 2017

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Rooftop Patio Deck with Downtown Views.

Finding a great townhouse in little Portugal Toronto is not as easy as you’d expect. It is even more difficult  to find one that has only recently  wen built and for a reasonable price

Young families and downsizera who get into this small enclave in Little Portugal rarely let go of these homes.  After all how often can you get a large 3 bedroom town with a rooftop patio for around 1.1 million dollars in West Queen West?

 

Despite its obvious appeal, we like to pre-market homes that are in great demand even more than the ones that are not as interesting  you would t want to miss out on all the potential buyers by taking it for granted that someone will buy it off MLS

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