Dufferin Grove is a wonderful neighbourhood that its residents are proud to call home.
Located close to the downtown Toronto core is Dufferin Grove, a neighbourhood that is increasingly becoming popular among families.
The housing in Dufferin Grove was predominantly built between 1890 and 1930, with its semi-detached and detached homes being comparably larger than homes found in the majority of downtown Toronto communities. The homes have maintained there original architectural style of the early and late Victorian, Edwardian and English Cottage designs.
Shopping in the area is made simple with the close proximity of Dufferin Mall that houses department stores and more than 100 retail outlets, in addition to medical and dental offices. There’s also a family place play area for toddlers in the mall, as well as a youth learning centre featuring arts, reading programs, and storytelling.
In addition to the mall, there is plenty of street shopping for everyday household needs to choose from along College and Bloor.
Dufferin Grove Park is considered to be the most cutting-edge community park in Toronto. It features the standard amenities such as an ice rink, tennis courts, basketball court, playing field, and a wading pool, but it also includes more unconventional amenities, including a community bake oven, campfire, live theatre, music circle, campfire, vegetable garden, and a summer music festival.
Residents can also remain active at the local West-End YMCA located at 931 College Street, which features a fitness area, swimming pool, and community programs.
Residents of Dufferin Grove can walk to plenty of shops and amenities in the area, but for those who are looking to go a little further, the Dufferin bus connects passengers to the Dufferin subway station, and the Ossington buses connect passengers to the Ossington subway station. Streetcars along College and Dundas connect passengers to subway stations on the Yonge-University-Spadina line.
Commuters travelling by car can reach the downtown core within five short minutes, and the Gardiner Expressway can be accessed within fifteen minutes.