Best Neighborhoods in Toronto

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You can see the eclectric, earthy side of Toronto here with fresh fruit and veggie markets, funky shops, no shortage of clothing, trinkets and incense from India, Africa, Nepal and more. Music reco... read more

We have a fond spot in our hearts for Kensington Market. It has a lot all wrapped up in it as it spreads across storefronts throughout this neighbourhood that is roughly bounded by College St to t... read more

One of the most famous and cosmopolitan neighbourhood in Toronto, is definitely worth a visit. Go there to enjoy one of the many cafes, restaurants, brunch spots or just to take a stroll and observ... read more

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The Distillery District is a commercial and residential district in Toronto. Located east of downtown, it contains numerous cafés, restaurants, and shops housed within heritage buildings of the for... read more

From Wikipedia: The Distillery District is a commercial and residential district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Located east of downtown, it contains numerous cafés, restaurants, and shops housed wi... read more

The Distillery District is a great area to walk around the brick-paved streets and check out a little bit of history. A great mix of dining, shopping and culture, the old Gooderham Worts Distiller... read more

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Visiting Toronto’s Chinatown can be an exciting experience for anyone. There are a number of shops, restaurants, activities, historic monuments, and even spas to check out when you visit Chinatown.... read more

This neighbourhood was where Kiki's family moved after WWII... And they liked it so much she stayed! Chinatown is known for its cheap groceries, multitude of colourful restaurants and weird conveni... read more

One of the largest Chinatowns in North America. Chinese food restaurants, bubble tea houses, Chinese grocery stores, Chinese herbal medicine, even a Chinese shopping mall.

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Yorkville has upscale shopping, restaurants, and the first five star hotel in Canada. Upscale boutiques include Burberry, Prada, Gucci, MAC Cosmetics, Hugo Boss, Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton.

Hailed as the “Mink Mile,” Bloor-Yorkville is home to high-end designers like Tiffany, Chanel, D&G and Hermès. Strictly for the upper crust. Celebrities hang here during TIFF

Exclusive shopping, luxury hotels, fine dining. Yorkville is also the heart of the Toronto International Film Festival where celebrities and red carpets fill the streets in Sept.

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I'm all for a late morning weekend walk to Bellwoods in the summer. It's not too far away but it can take hours to get to if you are passing through the crowds and shops along Queen West. But on th... read more

Toronto's hippest park - come for the scene, stay for the great coffee and ice cream from White Squirrel (at the southern end of the park, on Queen Street), or pick up fish and chips from Chippy's ... read more

Trinity Bellwoods is a large city park full of life. On a sunny day you'll have hipsters lying on blankets, families enjoying picnics and playing with frisbees, couples walking their dogs, musician... read more

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Dont let the commercial shops fool you, go south one on one lane off queen st west from John till barthurst, you will see so many amazing graffitti built up and freshly being sprayed @ the back alley.

Head west beyond Spadina and Bathurst on Queen St West and you'll find the boutiques and shops the strip is known for (maybe not quite as far west as the marker on the map)

Toronto’s Art and Design District boasts an extensive array of menswear, vintage, shoe stores and craft and sewing supplies. It’s a goldmine for the fashion-hungry! At night the neighbourhood offer... read more

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The Beaches is Toronto's top sandy destination for a bit of sunbathing, some beach volleyball or maybe just a stroll on the boardwalk. There are 4 beaches: Balmy, Scaroboro, Kew and Woodbine.

A beautiful boardwalk lines the sandy beach along lake ontario. If you're an early bird, this is the best spot to catch the sunrise. The tag on the map shows the beach far east but you can head str... read more

You may be surprised to find a real beach in Toronto, but it's here, and it's great. There is a nice boardwalk and park area which is nice for a picnic or bike ride. Queen St East (just north of th... read more

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Little Italy isn't quite as Italian as it used to be, but you will still find some Italian restaurants and much more to enjoy. I'm a fan of Sidecar Restaurant. Cafe Diplomatico has a popular patio.

Lots of great Italian restaurants. Little Italy is a great neighbourhood for dining and cafes. Walk the College Street strip spanning from Ossington Ave to Spadina Ave.

Little Italy was once pizza and pasta central. Then it was overtaken by martini bars and became a twenty-something's version of the Club District. Now, as the neighbourhood still welcomes a mix of ... read more

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If you're visiting for the weekend, hit up the entertainment district filled with bars, clubs, restaurants, and pubs! I promise the night-life here is insane!

The Toronto Entertainment District is home to theatres and performing art centres. Also an array of cultural and family attractions. The area is also home to most of the nightclubs in Toronto.

You can find something for everyone here. If you like hanging out for drinks and dancing, head down to the Entertainment district. There are usually lineups at most places, but there is always some... read more

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This is the heart of the Gay Village (Boys Town). Tons of nightlife, great brunch places, patios, coffee shops, performances, etc...awesome neighbourhood. Right near Wellesley Subway Station.

This is the scene of all gay life, including gay head quarters 519 Church

Historically significant to the LGTB community, Church and Wellesley established itself as the gay neighbourhood post the 1981 Toronto bathhouse raids. For years this neighbourhood served and conti... read more

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The revitalized Liberty Market Building is quickly becoming a local landmark, home to a growing mix of restaurants and shops. A great way to spend the day.

Its a great neighborhood to explore - lots of lofts, re-modeled factories turned into bars etc - its an up and coming neighborhood in Toronto!

Liberty village has many bars and restaurants and many condos. A cool place to check out. It doesn't have the personality of Queen West but it's loaded with young professionals.

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The Financial District is a business & was originally planned as New Town in 1796 as an extension of the Town of York. It is the main financial district in Toronto, and is Financial Heart of Canada

Canada's financial core boasts architectural marvels fill the horizon in Toronto. This bustling business core is home to banks, corporate head offices, law firms, stockbrokerages.

Quick walk to the heart of Toronto's Financial Districe or take the Queen Street streetcar and arrive in the Financial District in minutes

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Bloor St between Bathurst and Christie is full of Korean restaurants. Not the fancy grills, but more Korean home cooking. Korean food is served with several small side dishes of marinated vegetables.

If you're interested in Korean food my location is ideal. KoreaTown is about 5 minutes by car or 20 minutes on foot from my home. Lots of restaurants and an Asian supermarket: PAT Mart.

The small stretch along Bloor Street has a great mix of affordable Korean eateries catering to many local Korean-Canadian community, hungry students, and tourists.

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If Greek food is what your after this is the area to go. To many great resturants to name (I just go with whoever has a table) Great to plan a day trip to the beaches and Greek town together.

Stroll through the original Greek Town of Toronto. Stop in at a bar and watch a soccer game or try out one of the many fine Greek restaurants.

Toronto's Greek town. If you're looking for an evening out to enjoy some greek food, the Danforth is the the place to go. There are MANY Greek restaurants to choose from. After lunch or dinner, e... read more

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If Bellwoods is too main stream for you may I suggest the new hipster zone of Parkdale/ Roncey! Packed with cool little bars, great restaurants and grouchy old locals who are can see the first wave... read more

Roncesvalles Village still finds a way for authentic Polish butchers, bakeries and restaurants to thrive among a destination-worthy set of restaurants, boutiques and indie coffee houses. Mix in pop... read more

One of Toronto's old neighborhoods that hasn't quite faced the scourge of gentrification and does not host a Tim Horton's every three blocks. It instead houses more indie places including multiple ... read more

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Cool bar, trendy coffe shops and restaurants, vintage furniture shops: welcome to Leslieville!

The Leslieville stretch of Queen Street east is just lovely. With great restaurants and bars and cute little shops with everything from furniture to clothing, you can really enjoy it all.

Great selection of restaurants, as well as specialty food shops all situated along Queen Street East a short streetcar ride away. Great retail shops for clothing, antiques, and more.

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Port Credit is a neighbourhood in the city of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, located at the mouth of the Credit River on the north shore of Lake Ontario. Until 1974, Port Credit was an incorporated ... read more

The train leaves the Port Credit Station every 30 minutes for Toronto Union Station. You can also travel west to Niagara Falls, Hamilton, or the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington.

Walk the harbor front in old Port Credit or take a seat at one of the benches aside the water with beautiful views of the lake and Toronto skylight. That will be very relaxing and romantic

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The largest collection of Victorian houses in North America. Nice for a walk. Riverdale farm is there. Ice-cream. Trails leading into the ravines across the Don Valley Parkway. Mission - walk to ... read more

According to the Cabbagetown Preservation Association, Cabbagetown is recognized as "the largest continuous area of preserved Victorian housing in all of North America". I especially love to meande... read more

One of the largest neighbourhoods of Victorian houses in North America. Fun to take a stroll around this beautiful neighbourhood...stick to the houses on the EAST side of Parliament.

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Annex is the best place in Toronto because everything is within the walking distance. The University of Toronto, lively restaurants, and cultural events are all within a few blocks

This section of Bloor street has plenty of good restaurants and some shops. Some nice patios too. It's close to the ROM and University of Toronto campus.

The Annex is a vibrant neighbourhood whose residents include business people, prominent artists, University of Toronto students and faculty, and people from all walks of life. - Toronto Neighbourhoods

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Located along Dundas Street West, west of Keele Street, Its an electic neighbourhood with a lot of independent retail stores, gourmet restaurants, art galleries and coffee houses. A MUST visit!

One of the most up and coming areas in the city. The junction gets its name from being the junction of four railway lines. With many restaurants, stores, coffee shops, bars and even a weekend market

Another popular neighbourhood with lots of independent shops. You can follow the rail path from our place up to Dundas St., then walk along Dundas. For a longer walk, turn down High Park Ave & walk... read more

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Little Portugal is a neighbourhood and ethnic enclave in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located west of downtown in the "Old" City of Toronto

More tapas and amazing bakeries! Stroll from one restaurant to the next, sampling each one's signature dish and a glass of wine - it's how tapas is supposed to be experienced!

Our Fav. Neighbourhood in the city. A quiet mix of of old Portuguese and travel agencies and some of the best new restaurants and the young and hip.

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Some may view Bloor West Village as a suburb - the final frontier before Etobicoke - but this vibrant neighbourhood is closer than you think. It's just west of High Park and easily accessible via t... read more

With over 400 shops, restaurants and professional services, visitors are well served and can acquire all their shopping needs right this neighbourhood. The Bloor West Village shopping district is... read more

Bloor West Village is a shopping district located along Bloor Street and it encompasses all businesses along Bloor Street between South Kingsway and Ellis Park Road, consisting of more than 400 sho... read more

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Downtown Toronto is a flourishing center of Canadian culture and commerce. This place is rich in historical landmarks and modern attractions. Places to go to are Eaton Center, CN Tower, Old City... read more

Wide selection of entertainment can be found in downtown Toronto; restaurants, aquarium, our tallest building called CN tower, stadium for concerts and basketball game/baseball game one called 'rog... read more

Double Decker Tour Bus - (catch at the corner of Yonge & Dundas), CN Tower, Casa Loma, Ripley's Aquarium, Toronto Islands, Little Italy, Chinatown

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Located right at the end of our street, we are litterally at 5 houses from the entreance. It's a wonderful park to go for a walk or a run. This park connect with other park in the ravine system of ... read more

Classic Toronto ravine park, hiking & jogging trails, off-leash dog run, kids playground, picnic area

Forested areas with trails, flat park space, dog park, etc., overall very large and beautiful.

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About 30min walk or short streetcar ride along Gerrard and you will arrive at Toronto's East End China Town. Pearl Court is our favourite restaurant. Mimi's Vietnamese is good too.

Walking distance from the house and many Vietnamese and Chines restaurants, Chinese grocers with fresh fish and fruits,

East Chinatown has a lot of nearby, decent food options. Order takeout (soya sauce chicken, or barbecued pork) from "Wok & Roast Chinese BBQ", or get Pho at Bach Yen. Both are cheap, tasty option. ... read more

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Proximity to Pan / Am games. Close to great walks along the lake or High Park.. Cafes, galleries, fine restaurants. Named hippest area by New York Times and Vogue. Minutes from downtown.

Notable Restaurants - Grand Electric, The Commodore, tibetan food. Also quirky shopping and antiques.

A glimpse of Toronto 10 years ago. Still reasonably affordable rent. You will find an interesting mix of people and businesses.

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On the east side of Toronto Island, take the ferry to the Ward's Island dock to start off in the more residential, quieter and less touristy part of the island. Ward's Island beach is located at t... read more

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The area is known for having stores that sell clothes straight from the manufacturers. The area derives its name from formerly being home to many clothing manufacturing businesses.

Your morning begins at the area between Spadina Avenue and Bathurst Street known as the Fashion District. Once the epicenter of Toronto’s textile industry, the Fashion District is still home to a h... read more

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Shop for your Pandora charm or Michael Hill jewelry piece.... walking distance from the house

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Steps from the house is one of the coolest little enclaves even most Torontonians don't know about. Called Wychwood Park or Wychwood Bog, it is a series of arts and crafts houses build over a centu... read more

This community was originally founded as an artist's colony in the 19th century. Its a great place to walk and gawk at the arts & crafts style homes.

Truly cottage country in the city. After you go to the Barns take a walk through this unique neighbourhood with beautiful homes, tall trees and a secret pond!