Dovercourt Park is a beautiful neighbourhood situated around the park itself. Those who are fortunate enough to own a house that fronts onto the park have an outstanding view. The ease and simplicity that Dovercourt Park has to offer in terms of transportation, small market options, cafes and some up and coming restaurants make this one of our favourite family neighbourhoods. Many century homes are dotting the neighbourhood. Dovercourt Park is much like the younger brother to Dufferin Grove neighbourhood, to the south. Both neighbourhoods are in very high demand considering the proximity to the downtown core, quality of housing and how there are so many families in the area.
Dovercourt Park Neighbourhood Guide
The Common is our favourite coffee shop in Toronto. Stripped down to the essentials to suit your coffee fix! Our friend, Ed Lau, started The Common on College at Gladstone many years ago. Ryan was one of his very first customers and a daily regular for many years. Ed’s father and mother would stop by each day to help out. His father, in particular, is a fantastic pastries baker – he would deliver the fresh goods each and every morning. The Common has their roast, which will knock your socks off. Thinking about the aroma has us salivating. The Common is the spot to see familiar faces.
If you know Bar Isabel, then you know it’s excellent. You will also know that it isn’t actually Dovercourt Park…so why have we added this? The reason being that Dovercourt isn’t currently known for great fare. That being said, College Street isn’t far away. Go have a taste of College Street’s finest restaurants.
Dovercourt’s park is the central point of the neighbourhood, and it’s no wonder why. The park offers excellent activities. Baseball is the southwest corner, the Dovercourt Boys & Girls Club, tennis courts, wading pool, and one of our favourite features… the park offers one Toronto’s very few open fire pits! How cool is that? You can have a fire in the park!