Situated between Jarvis and Parliament, south of Dundas and north of Queen Street East is the residential area of Toronto known as Moss Park, named for the copiousness moss that that once grew upon the Allen family estate that previously stood in the area. It has since been demolished and the area has been redeveloped into housing projects complete with a large park and community centre for residential use.
Most of the housing in the area are rental properties and public housing; with the demographic remaining quite poor, full of low-income families and the working class.
Who Lives Here?
Ample schooling is available in the area, with focus on collegiate courses at George Brown just south of Moss Park.
What's There To Do?
Local shopping can be found on Sherbourne and Parliament—offering a mix of local shops, chain stores, and design/decorating suppliers that draw crowds from all over the city.
In terms of greenspace, Moss Park offers a baseball diamond, sports field, and tennis courts all outdoors with the indoor facilities of John Innes Community Recreation Centre next door.
What About Commuting?
Streetcar routes make public transit accessible along Queen Street and Dundas, while buses can be found along Sherbourne and Parliament with connections at Castle Frank.