WELCOME TO THE LITTLE PORTUGAL
Located west of downtown in the “Old” City of Toronto, Little Portugal is a neighbourhood and ethnic enclave with over a quarter of the 12,000 residents of Portuguese descent. Dundas Street is the destination for an evening for great Portuguese food. It’s the heart of the community that boasts restaurants, bars, markets, and bakeries. Having witnessed rapid gentrification, Little Portugal is the epitome of a neighbourhood in transition. Its authentic vibe is charming. For homebuyers it’s a place that offer plenty of opportunity.
Portuguese, Brazilians, and urban professionals.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Young families, Victorian row houses and tree lined streets.
Life in Little Portugal is centered around food and family get-togethers. Although largely a residential neighbourhood, life is never dull here. It’s a lively, fast placed that is home to art galleries, cutting-edge boutiques and the legendary the Drake hotel. There are three public schools and a Catholic school within Little Portugal’s borders. One of its greatest assets is its accessibility, with an estimated two-thirds of local residents walking or using a bike to commute to work. Streetcars operate along Dundas and College Streets, and bus run frequently on Dufferin, Landsdowne, and Ossington.
Residents tend to put down roots in Little Portugal. Many of the homes are low-rise although there are still a healthy amount of decent detached homes to be had.
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