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!
Housing and Accommodations
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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Shirley Street Public School
Brock Public School
St.Helen Catholic Public School
City View Alternative School
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.