Queen Victoria gave her confidant and former British Prime Minister of the UK, Benjamin Desraeli the title of Lord Beaconsfield in the 1860’s. In 1910 Beaconsfield Village was incorporated in his honour. In 1815 Beaconsfield major land owners, the Denison family, built a large home surrounded by masses of Willow trees and called it “Brooksfield”. Although their heirs later sold “Brooksfield” it is noted to be the start of Beaconsfield Village as it is known today. Nearby neighbourhoods include: Trinity Bellwoods, Parkdale, Roncesvalles and Little Italy.
Toronto’s historical Beaconsfield Village is quickly becoming an artist’s paradise. Once predominantly populated with Portuguese immigrants Toronto’s artist are finding real estate to be affordable and quaint. Street’s lined with Victorian semi’s, which have underwent major renovations and have become multiple family dwellings or studios are appealing to Toronto’s art community. There affordability and splendid architecture are bringing in a more youthful audience.
The attraction to this community seems to be obvious. After all Queen Street West is lined with various shops, Portuguese eateries and bakeries, vegetable and fruit stands and many art and crafts shops. It is beginning to blend in with Beaconsfield Village as it grows. The Gardiner Expressway is a main through fare for automobiles and the subway locations on Queen Street West, Dundas West, Dufferin and Ossington makes traveling about town easy. It is not a far travel to go to Harbourfront or the University of Toronto.
Among all of the attraction to Beaconsfield Village is the fabulously designed real estate, most notably the Victorian row and semis. Architecture from the early 1800’s give Beaconsfield Village the quality many seek. Realtors working in Beaconsfield Village real estate have knowledge of their surrounding area and are happy to help find the perfect place for their clients. Beaconsfield Village homes generally range in the area of $300,000 – $700,000 and up. Beaconsfield Village is a wonderful community located in the southwest corner of Toronto and is rapidly becoming a place for the young and young at heart. Beaconsfield Village real estate can provide listings on the many beautiful homes available.