In the early 20th century, Parkdale was the vacation spot of the rich and famous in Toronto. Its proximity to the Sunnyside Bathing Pavilion, the beaches, High Park and the CNE meant that many wealthy families had their vacation homes here. The houses in Parkdale are architecturally magnificent, usually with amazing woodwork and stained glass windows. The area is currently seeing an influx of young, hip homeowners who want old style charm, in a modern and diverse neighbourhood.
A 5 minute stroll takes you to the shores of Lake Ontario, with walking and biking paths all along the sandy beaches. Sunnyside Pavilion is still a local hotspot for a swim and a bite to eat while looking out over Lake Ontario and a beach to rival any of the others in the city. Or grab the Long Branch street car for 5 minutes and explore all that High Park has to offer.
With lots of great shops (some of the city’s best antique spots) and wonderful food joints, (think comfort food and ethnic cuisines) Parkdale Village is a vibrant community, bustling with activity. Its proximity to downtown, its excellent transit options and architecturally beautiful houses make it a newly discovered, highly interesting place for young homeowners to reside. Add in the good schools and full service community centres, and a great library and Parkdale meets all the requirements of a fun, hip lifestyle.