To the north of Palmerston-Little Italy is Bloor Street West, and to the south is College Street. Bathurst Street passes to the east, while Dovercourt Road is to the west.
The Palmerston-Little Italy neighbourhood is one of the smallest neighbourhoods with low growth in the GTA. It has a very high population of working age people (56%) and a low number of families with children and pre-retirement people. The top non-official languages are Portuguese and Italian, while top ethnic origins are English, Irish, Scottish, and Portuguese. Residents have a median after-tax household income of $52,309, compared to Toronto’s $52,149. The total major crime incidents rate is 190 per 10,000 people per year. The Palmerston-Little Italy neighbourhood has many businesses, employing and serving local residents.
Palmerston-Little Italy has a very high number of low-rise apartments (62%) and semi-detached houses (17%), while the number of single-family homes, high-rise apartment buildings, and row houses. The neighbourhood has high home prices compared to similar neighbourhoods in the GTA, averaging around $781,568. It has a low level of green space and not many trees.
Head to nearby malls, Dufferin Mall or Hazelton Lanes. The nearest grocery stores are Metro and Loblaws, while Walmart is located nearby on Dufferin Street. The parks in Palmerston-Little Italy are Healey Willan Park, Art Eggleton Park, and Bickford Park. Located in the area are Toronto Western Hospital, at the intersection of Bathurst and Nassau Street; College/Shaw Library within the neighbourhood; and Scadding Court Community Centre, at Alexandra Park and Dundas Street West.
The Gardiner Expressway is 4 km away from the centre of the neighbourhood, while Hwy 400 is 11 km away. Nearby subway stations are Ossington, Christie, and Bathurst stations; the nearest GO station is GO Bloor.
Landmarks in Palmerston Little I Toronto
The major landmark in the neighbourhood is Central Commerce Collegiate Institute, College Street United Church, Portuguese Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Schools and Childcare in Palmerston Little I Toronto
Elementary schools in the neighbourhood are St. Francis Assisi Catholic School, Montrose Junior Public School, Horizon Alternative Senior School, Delta Alternative Senior School, and Dewson Street Junior Public School. There are a number of secondary schools in the area are West End Alternative School, Harbord Collegiate Institute, and Central Toronto Academy. Childcare options in the area include Dewson YMCA School Age Program, Centro Clinton Day Care, Montrose Child Care Centre, Network Group Satellite, and Kids and Company.