A great part of town that’s gaining more attention by the day from homebuyers and real estate agents alike is Parkdale. This slice of west end Toronto is rich in history and character. Since its origins as a up-and-coming late 19th century Toronto suburb with a comfy community feel and a great view of lake Ontario, it was drastically transformed following the construction of the Gardiner Expressway in 1955, where much of the southern portion of the neighbourhood was demolished along with the Sunnyside Amusement Park.
Mix in a large influx of immigrants after World War II and you’ve got a neighbourhood with a storied past and currently the most diversity in the city. Now, you can find a mix of grand mansions converted to multi-unit buildings, and semi-detached homes between the trendy Roncy and Queen West areas. Its easy accessibility has attracted the likes of artists and newcomers, eager to make Toronto their home without breaking the bank. This has created an influx of galleries and exhibitions, along with a vibrant restaurant and cultural scene. It isn’t just a neighbourhood to watch, but experience.