The Dufferin Grove neighbourhood, located in Toronto’s West End, features a very culturally diverse population. Dufferin Grove is bordered by Dufferin Street to the West, and by Ossington Avenue to the East, Bloor Street to the North, and College Street to the South. Dufferin Grove is also minutes away from great neighbourhoods like Roncesvalles, Little Italy and Trinity Bellwoods. Dufferin Grove real estate offers an exciting mixture of Victorian and Edwardian style homes, as well as English cottage type homes, most of which date back to the late 19th and early 20th century. The detached and semi detached homes located in Dufferin Grove are more spacious than those found in most other downtown areas.
There are several beautiful parks as Dufferin Grove has the city’s largest green space, known as Dufferin Grove Park. It features a fun playground area for children, tennis and basketball courts, and some nice picnic areas. In the summer, flower and vegetable gardens for residents can be found, as well as summer musical festivals, and some wonderful live theatre. In the winter, there is even an ice hockey rink. Also featured at this park is an organic market, and a community pizza oven. Special events and activities for residents are planned throughout the year, which helps to bring the community together and add value to real estate. The West End YMCA, which is located on College Street has a nice swimming pool, as well as a gymnasium and community programs. There are also community programs at the Bloor/Gladstone Public Library, which offer residents many interesting opportunities.
Dufferin Grove real estate is comprised of an eclectic mix of homes and residences, with a large mall located on Dufferin Street for all to easily access. The mall has some national department stores as anchors, as well as over 100 more retail outlets. Also found at the mall are a very popular and family oriented play area for children, as well as a learning centre for kids. Included in the learning centre are some wonderful arts and reading programs. There are several elementary schools located in the Dufferin Grove Neighbourhood, and a middle school as well. Families will feel at home in any Dufferin Grove real estate option, as well as professionals and couples. It is truly an innovative community.