North of South Parkdale is the Gardiner Expressway, and to the south is Lake Ontario. Atlantic Avenue is to the east, while Humber River is to the west.
The South Parkdale neighbourhood is crowded and has a high percentage of working age people (55%). The top non-official languages here are Tibetan languages and Tagalog (Filipino), while top ethnic origins are English, Irish, Scottish, and Tibetan. Residents have a median after-tax household income of $32,539, considered very low compared to Toronto’s average of $52,149. This neighbourhood has one of the highest crime rates in the Greater Toronto Area at 298 crimes per 10,000 people per year.
South Parkdale has a high number of high-rise apartment buildings (61%) and low-rise apartment buildings (29%). Home values here are an average of $500,054, compared to the City of Toronto average of $600,000. The neighbourhood has busy streets, bustling with commuters to and from the neighbourhood, and has a high level of green space but not many trees.
Shop at nearby malls, Dufferin Mall or Toronto Eaton Centre, nearby the neighbourhood. No Frills in the nearest grocery store, while Walmart is nearby on Dufferin Street. The many parks in the neighbourhood include Lakeshore Boulevard Parklands, Allan A. Lamport Stadium Park, Spencer-Cowen Parkette, Springhurst Parkette, Sunnyside Bike Park, Sunnyside Park, Marilyn Bell Park, Masaryk Park, Melbourne Avenue Parkette, and Rita Cox Park. Toronto Western Hospital is the closest hospital; Parkdale Library (on Queen Street West) is located in the neighbourhood; and Trinity Community Recreation Centre is the closest swimming pool located nearby in Trinity Bellwoods Park.
The nearest highway is Gardiner Expressway which passes through the neighbourhood. Osgoode Station and St. Andrew Station are the nearest subway stations while GO Exhibition is the closest GO station.
Landmarks in South Park Toronto
Major landmarks in the neighbourhood are Parkdale Collegiate Institute, Parkdale Library, and Toronto Sailing Canoe Club.
Schools and Childcare in South Park Toronto
Neighbourhood elementary schools are Holy Family Catholic School and Queen Victoria Public School; and Parkdale Collegiate Institute is the lone secondary school in the neighbourhood. Childcare centres are Bonaventure Child Care Centre, Learning Step Children’s Centre, Holy Family Childcare Centre – Queen Victoria, Sunflower House, Queen Victoria Childcare Centre, and Parkdale Early Learning Centre