The Palmerston/Little Italy neighbourhood is home to a multicultural mix of Italian, Portuguese, and Vietnamese residents. The charming, highly coveted and rarely available Palmerston/Little Italy real estate, its proximity to some of Toronto’s most highly rated restaurants, and a selection of great schools attract a variety of buyers and remains among the most popular neighbourhoods in the city.
THE REAL ESTATE
If you are interested in Palmerston/Little Italy real estate, you’ll be happy to know that this is a primarily residential area with quiet side streets lined with towering trees. This area features plenty of row houses and Victorians from the early 1900s, some subdivided into rental apartments and others serving their original purpose as charming single-family homes. If you’re looking for modern Palmerston/Little Italy real estate, then keep your eye on College Street, where you'll find some newer condominium developments, lofts, and townhomes.
WHERE TO RELAX
Bickford Park is the locals’ favourite spot for relaxation. Similar to the neighbouring Christie Pits Park, this hilly bowl has the perfect mix of slopes and flat space for recreational sports and winter tobogganing. An off-leash dog park, two baseball diamonds, two outdoor bocce courts and tall trees for lounge-worthy shade round out this quiet city escape.
WHERE TO EAT
If you’re looking for the perfect celebratory spot or want to explore some new culinary dishes, then be sure to line up early for The Black Hoof. Their selection of plates such as horse tartare, bone marrow, and smoked tongue bao are a carnivore’s dream. For cocktails and Spanish style tapas, you can’t go wrong with Bar Isabel. Their selection of refreshing drinks and shareable dishes has made it one of Toronto’s go-to spots.
WHERE TO SHOP
The streets that border Little Italy–Bloor Street West, and College Street–are both brimming with shops, specialty grocers, and restaurants. Independent stores like Botany Floral Studio are aplenty, providing shoppers a beautiful space to browse at vintage glassware and an assortment of succulents and other plants to liven up a home.