Trinity Bellwoods neighbourhood in Toronto. Popular communities include Palmerston Little Italy, Little Portugal, Dufferin Grove, Niagara, Kensington Chinatown.
Trinity Bellwoods has 139 homes on the market. Of the 16720 total properties listed in Toronto, Trinity Bellwoods makes up just 0.8%. The average asking price of a property in Trinity Bellwoods is $2,467,569, with an estimated mortgage of $8,359 per month. That is 1.6 times of the average asking price of $1,525,718 in Toronto. Properties listed in Trinity Bellwoods are an average of 724 square feet, with 2.2 beds and 2.2 baths. Trinity Bellwoods has 7.2% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
The focus of this urban neighbourhood is the scenic Trinity-Bellwoods Park, which extends over the entire span of the community. This park showcases a paved walking path that is highlighted by illustrious cast iron lamp poles and lush foliage.
In addition, affordable Victorian homes for sale in Trinity-Bellwoods are featured here located near excellent shopping districts and quick access to major transit routes for motorists and pedestrians.
The neighbourhood is bordered on the north by Dundas Street West, Bathurst Street on the east, the Queen Street West district to the south and by Dovercourt Road on the west. It gets its name from Trinity Bellwoods Park, constructed around the former Garrison Creek ravine. This park is directly accessible from main pedestrian and bicycling roads. And it is encircled on the east and west by calm residential streets.
Those searching for homes for sale in Trinity-Bellwoods may be attracted to the fact that this park also offers a range of spaces for residents’ enjoyment and use. It features a playground, hockey rink, dog walking bowl, tennis courts, and more. On days when the weather is warm, many neighbours of the community can be spotted in the parks grove, or having lunch on one of the various picnic tables. Furthermore, there is a greenhouse, and a swimming pool here as well as a community centre.
From the spring until the fall, the northwestern section of this park is home to a farmer’s market every Tuesday afternoon. And finally, the Trinity Community Recreation Centre (155 Crawford Street) is also within the vicinity.
Residential real estate in Trinity-Bellwoods consists of a large Portuguese and Brazilian community. In addition, many local Lusitanian-Canadian businesses are dotted along Dundas Street West, rolling west into Little Portugal.
The businesses trailing along Ossington Avenue immediately north of Queen Street have shifted in the last decade, with previous sports bars and social clubs being turned into trendy restaurants, bars and cafes to cater to the current residents.
Homes for sale in Trinity-Bellwoods were built mainly between 1880 and 1905. There sizes range from small to medium, and are characteristic of the Victorian period of structural design found in Toronto's downtown communities.
Many of the homes in this community have access to the Trinity-Bellwoods Park from either the front or back of the property. A few of Trinity-Bellwoods' larger homes are situated on Shaw Street, which is a picturesque tree-lined boulevard that is twice as wide as the majority of the streets in this area.
Trinity-Bellwoods is also home to a handful of fascinating lofts that provide an alternative to those in search of a fairly maintenance free lifestyle and includes all of the modern amenities.
Captain Samuel Smith owned a tract of land in the early 1800s and Trinity-Bellwoods was part of it. He named his one hundred acre Park Lot 'Gore Vale.' Gore was in tribute of Lieutenant-Governor Francis Gore, and Vale stood for the ravine that is currently Trinity-Bellwoods Park.
The lower portion of Gore Vale became the foundation of Trinity College, after which this community is dubbed. Trinity College was constructed in 1852, on the position where Trinity-Bellwoods Park is now located. The access gates to Trinity College are still fixed at the foot of Queen Street and Strachan Avenue, and act as the sole reminder of this once proud establishment.
The current day neighbourhood began to be developed in the 1880s. By the early 1900's, the Trinity Bellwoods community was completely developed.
Trinity-Bellwoods real estate agents’ MLS listings are certain to boast the fact that this neighbourhood is the 9th most walkable neighborhood in Toronto with a Walk Score of 94. What this means is daily errands do not require a car in Trinity-Bellwoods.
However, that does not signify a lack in public transit options, plenty are available. Toronto is a city with streetcars and streetcar service on both Bathurst Street and Ossington Avenue offers regular service to the Bloor-Danforth subway.
For drivers travelling in and out of the city, there is expedient access to both Lake Shore Boulevard and the Gardiner Expressway, which are approximately a five minute drive from this community. Also, Trinity-Bellwoods has about 5 car shares from Zipcar.
Trinity-Bellwoods condos and other real estate benefits from the abundance of shopping opportunities and amenities available to residents in the area. This community is a hot spot with about 798 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Trinity-Bellwoods. People in the area can walk to an average of 28 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.
The Portugal Village shopping district caters to the big Portuguese population in the Trinity-Bellwoods neighbourhood. The nearby Queen Street shopping district includes art galleries, antique shops, bookstores, vegetarian restaurants, natural food shops, accessory and fashion stores and a host of cafes and restaurants.
Ossington Avenue has one of the largest concentrations of bars and restaurants in Toronto revealing the youthful demographic in this neighbourhood. Cafes, art galleries and trendy clothing stores complete can all be found there.
Real estate in Trinity-Bellwoods is only accentuated by the abundance of entertainment attractions and recreational activities found in the neighbourhood. The local park is situated in the middle of this neighbourhood and its’ facilities include a wading pool, sports fields, a baseball diamond, an artificial ice rink, a children's playground and four tennis courts. The rink is used for pleasure skating, permit hockey, shinny hockey, women's and girl's ice hockey, and a hockey school.
Furthermore, the Trinity Community Recreation Centre (155 Crawford Street) within close proximity to many homes for sale in Trinity-Bellwoods has an indoor pool, a gymnasium, a track, and a weight room.