North of the Niagara neighbourhood is Queen Street West, and to the south is Lake Ontario. Bathurst Street passes on the east side, while Atlantic Avenue passes to the west.
Niagara neighbourhood has one of the highest population growths in the GTA. It has one of the highest populations of working age people (73%) among other Greater Toronto Area neighbourhoods. It also has a very low population of families with children, youth, pre-retirement people, and seniors. Niagara does not have much population diversity and the top non-official languages are Portuguese and Spanish. Top ethnic origins here are English, Scottish, Irish, and French. The median after-tax household income is $59,929, slightly higher compared to Toronto’s $52,149. The Niagara neighbourhood has a high population of educated people, some with post-secondary education. The total major crime incidents rate is 199 per 10,000 people per year.
Niagara has a very high number of high-rise apartment buildings (75%) and very low number of semi-detached houses, duplexes, and low-rise apartments. There are no single-family homes in this neighbourhood. Home values are $398,281, compared to the City of Toronto average of $600,000. It barely has any trees, and residents often visit the adjacent neighbourhood for park use.
Nearby malls are Dufferin Mall and Toronto Eaton Centre, while the nearest grocery store is Metro. Residents can head to Walmart for convenient pick-ups, located 3 km away. Neighbourhood parks include Joseph Workman Park, Liberty Village Park, Little Norway Park, Stadium Road Park, Stanley Park North - Toronto, Stanley Park South - Toronto, The Gore, Toronto Inukshuk Park – Battery Park, Massey Harris Park, and Paul Garfinkel Parkette. Toronto Western Hospital is near the area, while Fort York Library and Trinity Community Recreation Centre are located in the neighbourhood
You can grab the Gardiner Expresses – it passes through the centre of the neighbourhood, while HWY 400 is 12 km away. Osgoode Station, St. Andrew Station, and Union Station are all nearby subway stations, and GO Exhibition is within the neighbourhood.
Major landmarks of the neighbourhood are Exhibition GO Station, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Fort York National Historic Site, and The Queen's York Rangers Museum.
Schools and Childcare in Nia Toronto
Neighbourhood elementary schools are St. Mary Catholic School and Niagara Street Junior Public School. Children can spend the day at neighbourhood childcare centres such as City Kids Early Learning and Child Care Centre, Discovering Minds Montessori Preschool, Downtown Kids Academy, Garrison Creek Community Day Care, St. Stephen's Harbourfront Child Care Centre, and Queen Street Day Care Centre.