About South Parkdale
South Parkdale neighbourhood in Toronto. Popular communities include Roncesvalles, Little Portugal, Dufferin Grove, Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction, High Park-Swansea.
South Parkdale has 51 homes on the market. Of the 13545 total properties listed in Toronto, South Parkdale makes up just 0.4%. The average asking price of a property in South Parkdale is $1,597,414, with an estimated mortgage of $5,411 per month. That is 1.2 times of the average asking price of $1,360,992 in Toronto. Properties listed in South Parkdale are an average of 300 square feet, with 1.4 beds and 1.1 baths. South Parkdale has 2% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
South Parkdale is a neighbourhood that is located west of downtown Toronto and otherwise referred to as just Parkdale. The community is bordered on the north by the CP Rail line where it bisects Queen Street and Dundas Street, on the east by Dufferin Street from Queen Street south, on the south by Lake Ontario and on the west by Roncesvalles Avenue. The original town incorporated an area north of Queen Street, east of Roncesvalles from Fermanagh east to the chief rail lines. The village area was just about one square kilometer in span.
Real estate in South Parkdale includes an assorted mix of options varying from grand Victorian estates to high-rise low-rent apartment complexes. This overabundance of housing options is the reason why this neighbourhood has one of the most varied demographics of any Toronto community.
Recently, the Parkdale Community Watch was given an award as the best neighbourhood watch group. This award was given by the International Society of Crime Prevention.
South Parkdale holds many positive attributes including some of Toronto's most vibrant shopping corridors, beautiful tree lined streets, reasonably priced Victorian abodes, as well as remarkable mansions that remind bystanders that Parkdale was once Toronto's wealthiest district. To make it even better, South Parkdale is within walking distance of Toronto's waterfront parks.
Jameson Avenue in West Toronto spans from the pedestrian walkway at Lakeshore Blvd. to the busy Queen Street West. It is a wide boulevard spotted with walk-up and high-rise apartment complexes. Located on this route is Parkdale Collegiate, one of Toronto’s oldest high schools.
Homes for sale in South Parkdale can be anything from grandiose mansions to rooming housing. Within the community, residents and potential homebuyers alike will find wide, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks. These sidewalks are lined with street planters which were designed to enhance the scenery. Additionally, there is some historic significance to these planters as well; they return Jameson Avenue to the distinction it once enjoyed from the mid-1800s to early 1900s, when Parkdale was one of Toronto’s most influential neighbourhoods.
The majority of the housing stock in South Parkdale was built between 1875 and 1895. Some of these major mansions have been converted into rooming houses, although, the current bylaws are supporting initiatives to restore these homes back into single family use.
The houses in the north end of Parkdale, over Queen Street, are more self-effacing than their South Parkdale counterparts, but are no less delightful. These houses were constructed in the ten years between 1900 and 1910.
Parkdale's history started in the late 1800s when it was an influential residential village that competed with Rosedale as Toronto's most attractive neighbourhoods. Parkdale's status led to its integration as a village in 1878. In 1889, following many heated public debates, Parkdale's populace voted in favour of the merger with the City of Toronto.
Parkdale turned into Toronto's playground by the lake in 1922, when the Sunnyside Amusement Park and Bathing Pavilion launched for business on Parkdale's beaches. Sunnyside was the place to be and be seen for a cohort of Torontonians.
In 1956, Sunnyside was closed by the city in order to make room for the Gardiner Expressway as well as a revamped Lake Shore Boulevard. Regrettably, these new expressways cut Parkdale off from the lake and its magnificent past. Parkdale then went into a period of decline, though, presently, Parkdale is once again emerging as a celebrated Toronto neighbourhood and a new chapter in the account of this neighbourhood is being written.
South Parkdale real estate agents’ MLS listings might mention that most errands can be accomplished on foot in this neighbourhood. Although it is within walking distance to many things, there is also pubic transit which services the community.
Streetcar service on Queen Street, King Street, Dundas Street, Roncessvales Avenue, and Macdonell Avenue shuttles passengers to the downtown core or to subway stations on the Bloor-Danforth subway line.
Commuters are only minutes from downtown Toronto. There is immediate access to both the Gardiner Expressway as well as Lake Shore Boulevard, at the south end of Parkdale.
Something potential homebuyers may also find in South Parkdale real estate agents’ MLS listings is information about local amenities and shopping opportunities. The major commercial shopping area in South Parkdale has traditionally been on Queen Street. This vibrant shopping corridor seems to be in a state of continuous activity; it includes an assorted mix up of shops as well as restaurants.
Also nearby the South Parkdale neighbourhood is the Roncesvalles Village shopping region, north of Queen Street. That area is the cultural heart of Toronto's Polish community and it includes many outstanding food markets, delis, as well as restaurants along this road.
Homes for sale in South Parkdale are popular because they are conveniently located within walking distance entertainment attractions and recreational activities. For example, the nearby High Park includes paths and parks along Toronto's waterfront.
South Parkdale also has four community centres that serve the inhabitants of this community. Holy Family Community Centre, Masryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centr, McCormick Recreation Centre, and the Parkdale Community Centre are all within in the area and available for residents’ use.
Also, the Parkdale Public Library and the High Park Public Library, both offer programming for South Parkdale residents.