North of Dufferin Grove neighbourhood is Bloor Street West, and to the south is College Street to Dundas Street West. Dovercourt Road passes on the East side, while the C.N.R./C.P. Railway runs along the western edge of the neighbourhood.
The Dufferin Grove neighbourhood has a smaller area compared to similar neighbourhoods in the GTA. It, however, is very crowded and has a very high population of working age people (55%). The top non-official languages are Portuguese and Spanish and the top ethnic origins are Portuguese, English, Irish, and Scottish. The median after-tax household income in the neighbourhood is $44,145. The Dufferin Grove neighbourhood has one of the highest crime rates in the GTA, with 304 crimes per 10,000 people per year.
The Dufferin Grove neighbourhood has a very high number of low-rise apartments (52%) and semi-detached houses (11%). However, it has a very low number of single-family homes, high-rise apartments, row houses, and duplexes. Home values in the neighbourhood are $502,736, lower than the City of Toronto average of $600,000. What the neighbourhood lacks in trees, it makes up for in culture.
Dufferin Mall is within the neighbourhood, and the nearest grocery store is No Frills and Walmart is also nearby. Parks in the neighbourhood are MacGregor Playground and Dufferin Grove Park. Toronto Western Hospital is 3.2 km away and Bloor/Gladstone Library is the closest neighbourhood. Mary McCormich Recreation Centre provides the closest swimming pool, at a 1.1 km drive.
The Gardiner Expressway and Lakeshore Blvd. is located 5.4 km away and HWY 400 and Jane Street is 9.9 km away. You can take the subway from Dufferin Station,Ossington Station, Lansdowne Station and Dundas West Station - all of them are located on Bloor Street W. Youcan catch the GO at GO Bloor.
Landmarks in Dufferin Grove Toronto
Major landmarks of Dufferin Grove are Dufferin Mall and Bloor/Gladstone Library.
Schools and Childcare in Dufferin Grove Toronto
Schools in the neighbourhood include two elementary schools, St. Helen Catholic School and Brock Public School, and one secondary school, St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School. Children can spend the day at Brock Early Learning Centre, Immaculata, The Candy Factory Swallows Day Care, and St. Helen Early Learning Centre.