It’s easy to see why growing families, young professionals, artists and businessmen alike are drawn to this neighbourhood.
Who could deny the charm of Dufferin Grove’s real estate and the small-town feel from the close-knit community?
Add in its close proximity to amenities, independent retailers, and the TTC, and you have one of the area’s most well-rounded neighbourhoods.
THE REAL ESTATE
Dufferin Grove real estate is full of character-rich homes with Victorian and Edwardian features. The semi and fully detached houses in this area tend to be larger than those in other parts of Toronto. Some Dufferin Grove real estate still holds its single-family status while other homes have been subdivided into rental apartments.
WHERE TO RELAX
In the centre of this neighbourhood sits its namesake, Dufferin Grove Park . This 14-acre park includes a sports field, basketball court, park, ice rink and communal stone oven. This community hub is home to a local farmer’s market where you can pick up the freshest produce and handmade goods in the area, as well as take part in other neighbourhood events put on throughout the year.
WHERE TO EAT
Delicious brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktails abound at Me and Mine on College Street. This contemporary restaurant features locally-sourced Canadian fare and unbeatable comfort food, like their poutine pocket. Traditional Scottish pub fare is easy to come by thanks to The Caledonian, where you can indulge in haggis, steak pie, and whisky-based cocktails.
WHERE TO SHOP
In the middle of prime Dufferin Grove real estate is Dufferin Mall, where residents can grab the necessities and can shop at larger retailers like Walmart, Winners, and HomeSense. For fresh produce and locally-made products, locals know to check out the Dufferin Grove Organic Farmer’s Market held every Thursday evening, all year long.