Trinity Bellwoods is a well-recognized neighbourhood of Toronto, Canada and is surrounded by four streets; Bathurst Street on the eastside, College Street on the north side, Queen Street West on the south side and Dovercourt Road on the west side. Surrounding neighbourhoods include: Beaconsfield Village, Kensington, Niagara, Roncesvalles and Little Italy. The neighbourhood is made up of mainly Portuguese and Brazilian residents. There are numerous Lusitanian-Canadian establishments all along Dundas Street West and ongoing west right into Little Portugal, which is identified as Rua Açores.
The Trinity Bellwoods area along Ossington Avenue slightly north of Queen Street has changed tremendously in the last years. While it previously consisted of sports bars and social clubs, it is now booming with hip restaurants, bars and cafes. Some say these changes have occurred because of the Trinity Belllwoods real estate rent increase along Queen Street compared to the Ossington Avenue buildings.
The name originated from Trinity Bellwoods Park, which was developed around the former Garrison Creek ravine. One of the reasons Trinity Bellwoods real estate is popular is because on the north and south sides the park is conveniently reachable from main pedestrian and bicycling pathways. The east and west sides of the park are bordered by lovely, peaceful residential streets. The park offers much for the community including tennis courts, playgrounds, a hockey rink, dog walking area, shade trees, picnic benches and tables, greenhouse, community center and a public swimming pool. The northwest area of the park has a farmer’s market every Tuesday afternoon except during the winter months.
This park was the first site of the Trinity College that was built in 1852. It was erected nearly at the centre of the park, where it remained for the next 100 years or so. Currently, there is nothing left of the college except for the restored gates at the southern entrance of the park. By 1900, the college and its charming environment helped to develop Trinity Bellwoods real estate residential community. Some of the neighbourhood is still home to many tall, narrow houses of Bay-and-gable or Gothic Revival designs from the era.