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Neighbourhoods

Toronto Neighbourhoods

Toronto is a city of neighbourhoods. Use the city map to discover many of them. From Liberty Village to the Danforth, each neighbourhood has its own profile page that can be found by clicking on the map or the neighbourhood photos. These pages have more info including links to restaurants and stores; as well as reader favourites, recent news and some of the places in the area voted Best in Toronto.

And not to be missed, we also have a set of pocket friendly guides to our favourite neighbourhoods in the city.

Annex

Bordering and enveloping UofT, The Annex is a student-friendly neighbourhood sporting easy-on-the-wallet pizza joints, sushi restaurants, pubs and cafes.

Baldwin Village

Baldwin Village is a small enclave just east of Chinatown lined with about three dozen restaurants, cafes and stores.

Bayview and Leaside

The bustling stretch of Bayview south of Eglinton is bursting with antique and specialty stores and a growing list of Indian restaurants.

Beaches

The Beaches is Toronto's top sandy destination for a bit of sunbathing, some beach volleyball or maybe just a stroll on the boardwalk.

Bloor West Village

Some may view Bloor West Village as a suburb - the final frontier before Etobicoke - but this vibrant neighbourhood is closer than you think.


Bloorcourt

This neighbourhood was down and out for decades, but in the last year has welcomed an influx of new restaurants, stores and cafes in search of cheap rents and access to the Bloor subway line.

Bloordale Village

This once down and out neighbourhood is known for the tasty cheap eats that can be found at spots like Vena's, Pam's Roti and South Indian Dosa Mahal.

Cabbagetown

This residential enclave boasts wonderful restored homes, a popular park and one of the city's best Farmers' Markets.

Chinatown

Chinatown is always a hub of activity as residents and tourists elbow for cheap housewares, fruits, vegetables and dim sum.

Church Wellesley Village

This neighbourhood is home to a thriving mix of restaurants, cafes and clothing stores and is ground zero for the annual Pride Week.


Corktown

Corktown is one of the oldest neighbourhood's in Toronto. Found on Queen East from Jarvis to the DVP, Corktown has been pegged as a neighbourhood to watch for the last decade but is now only slowly showing signs of progress.

Corso Italia

Toronto's other Little Italy, Corso Italia produces some of the best pizza, gelato and baked treats in the city.

Danforth

Toronto's Greektown, The Danforth juggles east-enders' enviro-chic, vegan-friendly sensibilities with the city's biggest celebration of meat on a skewer

Distillery District

Toronto's restored Distillery District features the continent's best-preserved collection of Victorian Industrial Architecture.

Dundas West

Dundas West is one of Toronto's most overlooked micro-neighbourhoods and has some great cafes, restaurants and art galleries.


East Chinatown

East Chinatown is always a hub of activity and a great source for cheap dim sum, pho, fresh vegetables and an assortment of Chinese baked treats.

Eglinton West

Eglinton West is more than the neighbourhood most simply pass through to get to the Allen Expressway. The stretch between Bathurst and Eglinton West station has plenty of restaurants and is a great place to score some bagels and lox.

Etobicoke

Etobicoke is a former suburb of Toronto covering a wide expanse of neighbourhoods (Rexdale, Mimico and The Kingsway among them) between the Humber River and Highway 27.

Financial District

From blue suits to big bucks, the Financial District is home to law firms, investment banks and the movers and shakers than give Bay Street its reputation.

Forest Hill Village

Forest Hill Village sits in one of the most affluent areas of the city and has a number of small restaurants, cafes and boutiques.


Harbourfront

The Harbourfront is home to numerous summer festivals, the Power Plant, the Guvernment and ferry access to the Toronto Islands.

Junction

A neighbourhood on the rise, The Junction is attracting artists and entrepreneurs for its cheaper rents and converted industrial and warehouse spaces.

Junction Triangle

The Junction Triangle is a tiny neighbourhood in Toronto, squeezed in between the Junction, Roncevalles and Bloordale Village. Ubisoft has recently opened a large office on Wallace Avenue, yet another sign the Junction Triangle is an area on the rise.

Kensington Market

Toronto's most unique neighbourhood, Kensington Market retains its charm and wonderful diversity through its eclectic mix of vintage clothing stores, grocers, restaurants and cafes.

King East

King East is famous for its high end, designer furniture stores, community college and burgeoning restaurant scene.


King West

KIng West is home to a cluster of advertising agencies, the city's best men's clothing store and swanky restaurants and clubs.

Koreatown

This small stretch along Bloor has a great mix of affordable Korean eateries.

Leslieville

Leslieville has emerged as Toronto's hippest place to dine, drink, shop and live, or so proclaimed the New York Times.

Liberty Village

Once dotcom central, Liberty Village is now home to a growing mix of cafes, restaurants and furniture stores.

Little India

This small neighbourhood manages to pack in Toronto's highest concentration of Indian restaurants, clothing, electronic stores and grocers.


Little Italy

Once pizza and pasta central, Little Italy is now martini-villel as the neighbourhood stakes its claim to a twenty-something's version of the Club District.

Markham

Markham is one of the fastest growing areas in Ontario. Located north east of Toronto, the neighbourhood is packed with some of the city's best Chinese restaurants and Pacific Mall, billed as North American's "largest indoor Asian mall".

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant has a high concentration of specialty stores selling everything from cupcakes, to chocolate to delicate French pastries.

North York

North York is a name for the area north of Toronto that includes a wide range of neighbourhoods including The Bridle Path, Hogg's Hollow, Lawrence Park, York Mills, Willowdale, Bayview Village, Jane and Finch, Flemingdon Park and Lawrence Heights.

Ossington

An influx of bars, restaurants and boutiques has transformed the stretch of South Ossington between Queen and Dundas into Toronto's latest and greatest destination for drinking and dining.


Pape Village

Pape Village is a modest neighbourhood north of Danforth Avenue full of bakeries, restaurants and small shops. The main arteries are Pape Avenue and O'Connor and each is dotted with casual restaurants, bakeries and other local hangouts.

Parkdale

This diverse community is home to Tibetan, North African and West Indian enclaves mixed in with some of Toronto's best vintage fashion, furniture and fabric stores.

Port Lands

The Port Lands has historically been home to industrial and public works industries, storage depots and rowing clubs, and now the new FILMPORT Studios.

Queen West

No longer the hippest address in town, the original Queen West is now a retail strip fronting global brands like Zara, H&M and Lululemon.

Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill is a north Toronto enclave home to the David Dunlap Observatory telescope, Canada's largest indoor Wave Pool and the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.


Riverside

Riverside is home to some of Toronto's best burgers, cafes and furniture stores and the Opera House - one of the best live music venues in the city.

Roncesvalles Village

Toronto's Little Poland, Roncesvalles Village is home to a growing mix of restaurants and cafes, as well as the Revue Cinema.

Rosedale

Rosedale is Toronto's wealthiest neighbourhood and an enclave for some of the city's biggest mansions.

Scarborough

Scarborough is what happens when you venture east of Victoria Park. The area spans a wide range of micro neighbourhoods such as Malvern, Agincourt and Birch Cliff and is home to the Rouge River, Scarborough Bluffs and Toronto Zoo.

St. Clair West

St. Clair West is a catch-all neighbourhood we use to describe the area that runs along St. Clair West starting from Avenue Road to Westmount where Corso Italia begins. It encompasses micro hoods like Wychwood Park, Oakwood and Hillcrest.


St. Lawrence Market

St. Lawrence Market is a Toronto landmark and is the largest indoor market in the city. Located at the corner of Front and Jarvis St., the main activity is centered in the South Market with two floors of grocers, food stores and restaurants.

Upper Beaches

The Upper Beaches has become the trendy way to refer to the neighbourhood also known as Kingston Road. The basic boundaries are from Woodbine to Victoria Park along Kingston Road although we also include the small retail cluster around Main and Gerrard.

West Queen West

West Queen West is gallery central with some of the city's most cutting-edge galleries dotting the street-scape from Trinity Bellwoods Park to Dufferin.

Yonge & Bloor

Yonge & Bloor is the unofficial dividing line between downtown and midtown Toronto. Bordering Yorkville and Rosedale, the intersection isn't much to look at aesthetically and is home to a wide range of fast food restaurants, pubs and late night eats.

Yonge & College

Yonge & College is a mostly charmless area of the city surrounded by office buildings, condos and restaurants. Maple Leaf Gardens lurks nearby as does the newly revamped Carlton Cinema.


Yonge & Dundas

Yonge & Dundas is at the epicenter of Toronto. A magnet for tourists and 905ers, the intersection is home to Toronto's first scramble crossing, a large outdoor square, an AMC theatre and Toronto's largest downtown mall.

Yonge & Eglinton

Yonge & Eglinton is a bustling midtown intersection. Nicknamed Yonge and Eligible for the 20 something professional demographic that tends to migrate here, the area reveals plenty of worthy destinations such as the Designer Cookie and Bamburger.

Yonge & St. Clair

Yonge & St. Clair is a busy midtown intersection and home to prominent companies like Astral Media and George Weston Foods.

Yonge & Wellesley

Yonge & Wellesley is a bustling intersection that's not notable for much except its subway stop and a higher than average concentration of sushi restaurants in the area.

Yorkville

Yorkville, Toronto's original bohemian enclave in the 1960's, has long given way to designer boutiques, high end hotels and restaurants to see and be seen.


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