If you are looking for a neighbourhood conveniently near the city centre, with a diverse population, and Edwardian style homes—then Dovercourt Park may be just right for you!
Situated south of the CPR railway and north of Bloor, between Dufferin and Ossington comes now gentrified neighbourhood that started out as an immigration hot bed for English Ex-Pats better known as Shantytown. By the early 1900’s, the area was annexed by the city and it began mass development.
Buyers can still see mixed real estate, ranging from low and high rise apartment rentals to 2 and 3-storey single family homes with price tags reaching almost $800,000. The Edwardian style architecture features porches in the front and laneway parking in the back for those with automobiles. Lots in the area are long, narrow, and lined with mature trees.
Who Lives Here?
There are multiple school options for families with children—in both the public and Catholic sector. A collection of private schools are also located within a short distance of the area.
What's There To Do?
The best greenspace in the area is that of Dovercourt Park—a 6 acre spread featuring a playground and wading pool for children, tennis courts and sports fields for athletes of all ages, and ice rinks in the winter for the whole family to enjoy. The park is also home to the Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club with additional facilities like a pool, gym, arts and crafts studio, and computer lab for youth to enjoy. Christie Pitts Park and Dufferin Grove Park are also great family destinations within the neighbourhood.
In terms of shopping and dining, Bloorcourt Village is located nearby stretching from Montrose to Dufferin. Malls in the area include Dufferin Mall, south of Bloor, and Galleria Mall at Dupont and Dufferin.
What About Commuting?
Buyers will find public transport convenient with many houses a short walk from Ossington or Dufferin station, which both connect passengers to the Bloor-Danforth subway line. Bloor and Dufferin streets offer motorist easy access in and around the city.