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Parkdale Toronto Real Estate

PARKDALE's history began in the late 1800's when it was an elite residential suburb that rivaled Rosedale as Toronto's most desirable address. Parkdale's popularity led to its amalgamation with the City of Toronto in 1889.

Parkdale became Toronto's 'playground by the lake' in 1922, when the Sunnyside Amusement Park and Bathing Pavilion opened for business on Parkdale's beaches. Sunnyside Beach was the place to be and be seen for a generation of Torontonians.

In 1956, Sunnyside was shut down by the city in order to make room for the Gardiner Expressway and a revamped Lake Shore Boulevard. Unfortunately, these new expressways cut Parkdale off from the lake and its glorious past. Parkdale still has some 'big city' social problems to contend with. However these concerns are being addressed as the neighbourhood revitalization has been well under way for decades, helping the area to recover its poise.

A local residents group known as the Parkdale Community Watch, dedicated to the safety and well-being of the neighbourhood, recently received an award as the best neighbourhood watch group from the International Society of Crime Prevention. Nearby in the Junction (Dundas just east of Keele) a determined public relations campaign by the local BIA, combined with such well-attended creative events like the annual Junction Arts Festival, is also helping the area gain a cool, funky image.

Parkdale Toronto Real Estate


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