What Makes Dufferin Grove So Great?
Dufferin Grove is a cool, urban, West Toronto neighbourhood centered around Dufferin Grove Park. It’s a neighbourhood full of historic homes and a diverse, rich culture that more and more younger people are beginning to call home. And why not? It has a great mix of commercial and residential streets and awesome accessibility to Toronto’s central core make it a great place to live, work, and play.
Types of Homes: If you like historic, vintage brick houses built-in the style of the early 1900s, then the homes in Dufferin Grove are really going to appeal to you. Large, multi-storey, detached and semi-detached homes make up most of the real estate you’ll find on the quiet and established tree-lined streets.
You Should See: Dufferin Grove is home to Little Portugal and the bulk of the neighbourhood has a strong, Portuguese culture (read great bakeries and butcher shops). Need to get some shopping done? Ever since Dufferin Mall underwent massive renovations they’ve added considerably to the shopping options in the area, and now more than 120 different retailers call the mall home.
Neighbourhood Hot Spots: Dufferin Grove’s ‘Dundas West’ is an area of Toronto that is gentrifying quickly. Looking for a night out? You have plenty of well-known options, like The Black Hoof (for charcuterie), The Lakeview Restaurant (for grabbing a late night bite), Cocktail Bar (for classic, New York style cocktails), and a whole lot more…
How to Get Around: Because Dufferin Grove is so urban and centrally located, it provides easy access to most of what the city has to offer. Commute downtown? You can just grab the 505 Dundas Streetcar and end up right and Yonge and Dunadas Square. Need to take the subway? No problem. You have easy access to the subway via nearby Dufferin and Ossington Subway Stations.