Why We Love It
Little Italy real estate is just steps to authentic Italian and Portuguese restaurants, as well as fresh food markets that line the streets. Their lively summer festival, Taste of Little Italy, is one of the city's most popular celebrations of food and culture.
Little Italy real estate is dominated by freehold homes, which is great news for families looking for a bit more space.
Some of the city's most sought after streets are located in this neighbourhood including Palmerston and Clinton, lined with stunning Victorian homes and gorgeous trees.
The Little Italy shopping district on College Street, between Shaw Street and Euclid Avenue, features authentic Italian restaurants and European fashions.
There's also the Portugal Village shopping district on Dundas Street which has mouth-watering bakeries, seafood restaurants, and cafes that feature an authentic Portuguese cuisine.
Who Lives Here
Little Italy real estate is home to mostly young couples and families, as well as a lot of long-time residents whose families immigrated from Italy right to the area.
This neighbourhood is well-serviced by the TTC, with streetcars and buses running throughout the neighbourhood. The area is walkable but can also work for people with vehicles.
Local History Lesson
In the early 20th century, a number of Italians moved to Toronto and settled along the College Street strip. While many of them worked in construction and on the railway, others opened shops and grocers throughout the area, establishing it as the community we know today.
Here you can find some the best schools in Toronto's Little Italy area:
- Dewson Street Jr. Public School (JK – 6)
- Ossington Old Orchard Jr. Public School (JK – 6)
- Delta Alternative Sr. School (Grades 7 – 8)
- Clinton Street Jr. Public School (JK – 6)
- King Edward Jr. and Sr. Public School (JK – 8)