Little Portugal is south of College Street and north of Sudbury Street. Dovercourt Road is to the east, while the C.N.R/C.P. Railway passes to the west.
Little Portugal is one of the smallest neighbourhoods in the GTA. It, however, is a low growth neighbourhood and is very crowded. Among other GTA neighbourhoods this neighbourhood has a very high percentage of working age people (54%) and seniors (16%). The top non-official languages are Portuguese and Cantonese, and the top ethnic origins are Portuguese, Scottish, English, Irish, and Chinese. The median after-tax household income in this neighbourhood is $52,519 which is very close to Toronto’s average of $52,149. The total major crime incidents rate in the neighbourhood is considered high at 246 crimes per 10,000 people per year.
The Little Portugal neighbourhood has a very high number of low-rise apartments (56%), semi-detached houses (9%) and row houses (12%). Home values in this neighbourhood are $514,960, compared to the City of Toronto average of $600,000. Little Portugal has very busy streets with a high road volume and has one of the lowest amounts of green space in the Greater Toronto Area. It barely has any trees, and residents often visit the adjacent neighbourhood for park use.
Enjoy DufferinMall, near the neighbourhood, or head to Toronto Eaton Centre, 5 km away. Nearby grocery stores include FreshCo., No Frills, and Walmart is also nearby. There aren’t many parks in this area, but you can relax at McCormick Park and Dundas – St. ClarensParkette. Also near Little Portugal are Toronto Western Hospital, Parkdale Library, and Mary McCormick Recreation Centre.
The Gardiner Expressway is the nearest highway, while HWY 400 is 10 km away. Grab the subway from Ossington, Dufferin, Lansdowne, or Dundas West stations, or take the GO from GO Bloor.
Landmarks in Little Portugal Toronto
Major landmarks in the neighbourhood include McCormick Arena, Mary McCormick Recreation Centre, and the Cadbury Museum.
Schools and Childcare in Little Portugal Toronto
Elementary schools in the area are The Grove Community School, Shirley Street Junior Public School, Alexander Muir/Gladstone Avenue Junior and Senior Public School, and City View Alternative Senior School. Children can be looked after at childcare centres such as Alexander Muir/Gladstone Avenue Jr. YMCA and Shirley Street Jr. YMCA.