The winding road called Dundas was stitched together over many years, made from combining streets and traversing obstacles to become what is now a major east-west street between College and Queen. Dundas Street West today connects Toronto landmarks Yonge-Dundas Square and Chinatown with rural areas and as far beyond as Hamilton.
Housing and Accommodation
The new condos that have popped up along Queen and Dundas West have made this diverse neighbourhood an increasingly attractive choice for urban professionals and small families enjoying access to Trinity Bellwoods Park and local restaurants and shops. It is popular with members of Toronto’s arts community who have gradually migrated westward to affordable houses and studios found in this neighbourhood.
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ABOUT DUNDAS WEST
Running west from Bathurst to Dufferin Street and for blocks above and below, the area now known as Dundas West is an area of Toronto with a cool factor that is off the charts. The area was once known as Little Portugal is just south of bustling Little Italy and north of the trendy Queen Street West.
Along with an incredible selection of bars, café’s, and restaurants, Dundas West is also filled with art: galleries and studios abound.
Every June the neighbourhood comes together to enjoy Portugal Day Parade—a time to celebrate a rich culture and the roots of their very own neighbourhood—just remember to wear red if you want to blend in!
Dundas West is busy, booming, and bold. It is a bustling mix of commercial and residential space and is, by far, one of the most culturally diverse areas of the city. Creatives love the energy of a true urban vibe, while young families and new Canadians enjoy the green spaces, the local businesses and how close they are to the downtown core. The Dundas West Business Improvement Area (Dundas West BIA) has been engineering improvement projects throughout the area since 2006 with initiatives like beautifying parks, area clean-ups, and facilitating the commissioning of 5 murals that showcase local artists and the diversity of the area.
Depending on where you live in Dundas west, your neighbours could be anyone from a young burgeoning family to a three-generation family living next door.
Easy access to the Gardiner or Lakeshore for those who drive. The TTC has plenty of streetcar options with the 505 on Dundas and the 506 on College Street, but fair warning: they are crowded. Sadly, Toronto’s lacking metro line does not yet extend to the lower-west end of the city, but we will keep praying for one to appear soon.
Visible Minority: 20.6%
Average Family Income: $203,150
Lower Education: 15%
High Education: 31.4%
Owned Homes: 36%
Tenanted Homes: 64%
- It’s downtown, but it still has the character and feeling of residential neighbourhood.
- It’s a short walk to beautiful Trinity Bellwoods Park.
- The Dog Bowl in the ravine at Trinity Bellwoods is a doggie lover paradise.
- The noise due to pockets of nighttime activity around the many bars and restaurants.
- The crowded streetcars, with no subway line in sight.
- Hipsters…but only if they aren’t your thing.