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Parkdale

With one of the most diverse demographics of any Toronto neighbourhood, Parkdale is currently experiencing a rejuvenation.   During the first half of the 20th century, Parkdale was one of Toronto's most prestigious neighbourhoods because of its proximity to Lake Ontario.  However, the neighbourhood began a dramatic decline when the Gardiner Expressway was built in 1955 creating a barrier between the neighbourhood and the lake.  Many of its prosperous residents moved west and were replaced by lower income and recent immigrant families.  Today, Parkdale  is showing many signs of gentrification with artists and young professionals flocking to the unique shops, restaurants, and bars along Queen Street West.  The possibility of restoring some of the grand Victorian mansions has drawn many new residents to Parkdale.


The mansions that are evident in South Parkdale were built between 1875 and 1895. Over the years, many of these stately houses have been converted into rooming houses.  However over the last few years the trend has been to restore these beautiful homes to single family use.  Great examples can be found along Cowan Avenue and Dunn Avenue.  In North Parkdale, above Queen Street, the houses are just as charming, displaying Victorian-style architecture. These houses were built between 1900 and 1910.


Schools in the area
Please note that the schools listed below have very definite enrollment boundaries. Prior to buying, you should contact the school you are interested in to confirm they will accept children from the address you are considering moving to.


Fern Avenue Jr. & Sr.,
128 Fern Ave.,
(416) 393-9130
(Public School)


Garden Avenue Jr.,
225 Garden Ave.,
(416) 393-9165
(Public School)


Parkdale Jr. & Sr.,
78 Seaforth Ave.,
(416) 393-1280
(Public School)


Queen Victoria Jr.,
100 Close Ave.,
 (416) 393-9200
(Public School)


Parkdale Collegiate Institute,
209 Jameson Ave.,
(416) 393-9000
(Public High School)


Holy Family,
141 Close Ave.,
 (416) 393-5212
(Catholic School)



 

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