Toronto Neighbourhoods

Toronto is a city of neighbourhoods. On this site you can discover the restaurants, stores and other local businesses that make each one unique. See a place you're interested in visiting? Add it to your To-Do list so you remember to check it out the next time you're in the area.


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

Avenue and Lawrence

This affluent North Toronto area is home to one of Toronto's premiere gourmet food stores, private schools and million dollar houses.
Photo by Alex Meoko

Baby Point

Baby Point is what happens when you veer north of Bloor West Village and you're not east enough to be in the Junction. The tiny residential neighbourhood has a vibrant selection of restaurants and stores along Jane and Annette streets.
Photo by Jesse Milns

Baldwin Village

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

Bayview and Leaside

The area combines a bustling stretch of Bayview south of Eglinton with a rejuvenated industrial area around Laird Avenue.
Photo by Dominic Bugatto


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


This neighbourhood was once down and out but is now home to a great mix of cafes, restaurants,bars and vintage shops.
Photo by Michael Monastyrskyj

Bloordale Village

Sleepy during the day, there's a bustling nightlife scene to be found in this micro-neighbourhood sandwiched between Bloorcourt and the Junction Triangle.
Photo by Jamaalism

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.
Photo by Bobcatnorth

Brockton Village

Brockton Village is a bustling residential pocket just west of Little Portugal with a mix of restaurants and shop dotting College St. and Dundas West.
Photo by Morris Lum


This residential enclave boasts wonderful restored homes, a popular park and farm and one of the city's top Taiwanese restaurants.
Photo by Lucia

Canary District

The Canary District in the West Don Lands rose out of the shadows of the Pan Am Games and takes the name of the famous old diner (no longer with us), The Canary.
Photo by Ryan

Castlefield Design District

This former industrial neighbourhood is still one in transition but has long been the go-to spot in Toronto for the city's interior designers.
Photo by Michael Ishlove


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

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.
Photo by Jamie Hedworth


CityPlace took over areas around the industrial CN rail tracks near the Rogers Centre. It's now home to glass condos and a smattering of restaurants.
Photo by Marcanadian


Corktown is one of the oldest neighbourhood's in Toronto. It's still a bit rough around the edges but has recently welcomed a spate of new restaurants, stores and cafes.
Photo by PL Tam

Corso Italia

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


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

Danforth East

This burgeoning neighbourhood east of Greektown is home to an increasing number of restaurants, bakeries, bars and shops.
Photo by A Great Capture

Davenport Village

Davenport Village is a former retail wastelands that’s been transformed into a vibrant little community wedged between Davenport and Dupont, east of Lansdowne.
Photo by Jesse Milns

Distillery District

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

Don Mills

This area is an expanse of parks and apartment buildings and is home to the serene Aga Khan Museum.
Photo by Yana and Denis

Dovercourt Village

Dovercourt Village is sandwiched between Bloor and St. Clair and calls areas like the evolving Geary Avenue home. There's also now plenty signs of life on Dupont.
Photo by Lori Whelan

Dundas West

Dundas West is a destination for vintage clothing, fashion and home to a thriving nightlife scene with some of Toronto's most acclaimed bars and restaurants.
Photo by JL1967

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.
Photo by Dominic Bugatto

East York

This former suburb of Toronto is largely residential but has pockets of restaurants and other retail.
Photo by Dominic Bugatto

Eglinton West

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

Entertainment District

This rebranded Club District is still home to a smattering of nightclubs but is now mostly known as a neighbourhood to eat, drink, watch movies and live theatre.
Photo by Jesse Milns


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.
Photo by Greg Davis

Financial District

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

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.
Photo by Carlos Bolivar

Harbord Village

Harbord Village is nestled between the Annex and Little Italy. It's a vibrant street filled with restaurants, bakeries and cafes.
Photo by Ryan Bolton


The Harbourfront is home to numerous summer festivals, the Power Plant, Queens Quay and ferry access to the Toronto Islands.
Photo by A Great Capture

High Park

This mostly residential area is home to one of Toronto's most popular parks as well as a collection of pubs and restaurants.
Photo by Greg Davis


A neighbourhood that has finally arrived, The Junction is home to some of the city's most interesting furniture shops, espresso bars, restaurants and a live music venue.
Photo by Andrew Williamson

Junction Triangle

The Junction Triangle is a tiny neighbourhood squeezed in between the Junction, Roncevalles and Bloordale Village. Ubisoft and Freshbooks both have large offices here and burgeoning Sterling Road will soon be home to Toronto's home for contemporary art.
Photo by Michael Monastyrskyj


Keelesdale includes a small commercial stretch near the intersection of Eglinton and Keele home to Caribbean restaurants and some of Toronto's top tacos.
Photo by Hector Vasquez

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.
Photo by Hector Vasquez

King East

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

King West

King West is home to a cluster of advertising agencies, swanky restaurants and clubs.
Photo by Mondo Lulu


This small stretch along Bloor has a great mix of affordable Korean eateries.
Photo by Hector Vasquez


This family friendly neighbourhood was once hailed by the NY Times as the next Williamsburg. Its coffee shops, restaurants and indie shops serve as background for numerous film and TV productions.
Photo by dtstuff9

Liberty Village

Condo central, Liberty Village is home to a mix of cafes, restaurants and furniture stores built to serve the growing demands of its residents.
Photo by Randy Hoffmann

Little India

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

Little Italy

Once the neighbourhood to go for pizza and pasta, Little Italy now sports a diverse food scene and is a popular option for a bar crawl and late night eats.
Photo by Kim Yokota

Little Tokyo

Little Tokyo is the name given to an area of the city that was once Toronto's original Chinatown. It gets the moniker thanks to the influx of Japanese restaurants and businesses along the street. It's also home to Toronto's main bus terminal.
Photo by Jesse Milns


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".
Photo by Sebastian Ip


This suburb west of Toronto has a diverse mix of restaurants and is home to corporate offices of some of the city's most notable employers.
Photo by Sanjin Avdicevic

Moss Park

Moss Park is an area of downtown Toronto in transition. Home to a scattering of small business, it's perhaps better known for its Salvation Army-run men's shelter and armoury that has at times serves as a reprieve for the homeless.

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant has a high concentration of specialty stores selling everything from cupcakes, to chocolate to delicate French pastries. It's also where you'll find Toronto's most famous cemetery.
Photo by Alan Leclaire

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 and Jane and Finch.
Photo by Larry Atanasov

Oakwood Village

Oakville Village brings together Toronto's Jamaican and Portuguese communities with shops and restaurants dotting Oakwood Avenue and Eglinton West.


An influx of bars, restaurants and boutiques has transformed the stretch of South Ossington between Queen and Dundas into Toronto's best three blocks for drinking and dining.
Photo by Jason Cook

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.
Photo by Dominic Bugatto


This diverse community is home to Tibetan, North African and West Indian enclaves mixed in with some great bars, restaurants, vintage fashion, furniture and fabric stores.
Photo by Matt Wiebe

Port Lands

The Port Lands has historically been home to industrial and public works industries, storage depots, rowing clubs and film studios.
Photo by Marcanadian

Queen West

No longer the hippest address in town, the original Queen West now fronts global brands like Zara, H&M and Lululemon.
Photo by Dominic Bugatto

Regent Park

This rejuvenated neighbourhood south of Cabbagetown is on the rise thanks to a bold investment by the city that now makes it home to state of the art aquatic and community centres.
Photo by Randy Hoffmann

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.
Photo by Scarboroughcruiser


Cross the DVP and you'll find Riverside, a neighbourhood on the rise with restaurants, cafes, indie shops and the Opera House - one of the best live music venues in town.
Photo by A Great Capture

Rogers Road

Rogers Road stays true to its roots. Gentrification has not yet made its way to this pocket of the city where you can find a collection of some of Toronto's best value Portuguese bakeries and restaurants.
Photo by Jesse Milns

Roncesvalles Village

Toronto's Little Poland, Roncesvalles Village is a popular place to raise a family and sports dozens of restaurants and cafes, as well as the Revue Cinema.
Photo by Sookie


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


Scarborough 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.
Photo by Illona

South Core

South Core is the extension of the Financial District south of Union Station that includes the ACC and a number of sparkling condos and office towers.
Photo by James Anok

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.
Photo by Lori Whelan

St. James Town

St. James Town is the largest high-rise community in Toronto with 19 buildings rising 14 or more stories. It's also home to a smattering of local businesses and one of Toronto's best Filipino restaurants.
Photo by Hector Vasquez

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.
Photo by Davoud D

Stockyards District

The Stockyards District gets its name from its roots in the meatpacking business. It's experiencing a wave of gentrification with a new mall, craft breweries and sparkling new event space.
Photo by Hector Vasquez

Thorncliffe Park

Thorncliffe Park is a mostly residential area sandwiched between East York and Leaside. It's home to the East York Town Centre, the Go Green cricket field and a variety of restaurants.
Photo by Jesse Milns


Thornhill is a pocket of North York famous for their Jewish deli, old school burgers and Promenade Mall. Ot was also home to the first Yogen Fruz.
Photo by Hector Vasquez

Toronto Islands

The Toronto Islands are a jewel in the city's waterfront. A short ferry ride away from the mainland, they're filled with parks, beaches and an amusement park.
Photo by Hector Vasquez

University of Toronto

This sprawling university campus is mostly wedged between Bloor, College, University and Spadina.
Photo by Gail Edwin Aguiar

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.
Photo by Bruce Reeve


The self-described City above Toronto is perhaps most famous for being home to Canada's Wonderland, Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre and an Ikea.
Photo by Yana and Denis

Weston-Mount Dennis

A long overlooked area of the city that was once home to a massive Kodak factory, Weston-Mount Dennis looks to re-assert itself with a spate of new infrastructure developments.
Photo by Ashton Pal

West Queen West

West Queen West was named by Vogue as one of the coolest streets in the world. There's lots to like here including two great boutique hotels, Trinity Bellwoods park and an interesting mix of restaurants and shops.
Photo by Philip Johnson


This suburb of Toronto is close to Canada's Wonderland and home to a large Italian community with proper restaurants to boot.
Photo by Jesse Milns

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.
Photo by Colin

Yonge & College

Yonge & College is a mostly charmless area of the city surrounded by office buildings, condos and restaurants. The Mattamy Athletic Centre lurks nearby as does the Carlton Cinema.
Photo by Twurdemann

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, a movie theatre and Toronto's largest downtown mall.
Photo by CJ Burnell

Yonge & Eglinton

Yonge & Eglinton is a bustling midtown intersection that's nicknamed Yonge and Eligible for the 20 something professional demographic that tends to migrate here.
Photo by Roozbeh Rokni

Yonge & Lawrence

This affluent North Toronto area has its share of restaurants and retail that mostly serve the needs of nearby residents.
Photo by Bryan Bonnici

Yonge & St. Clair

Yonge & St. Clair is a busy midtown intersection and home to prominent companies like Astral Media and George Weston Foods.
Photo by Dtstuff9

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.
Photo by Loc Nguyen


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.
Photo by PJ Mixer