Parkdale Toronto Real Estate
While still working to recover its original glory, Parkdale still retains its well-preserved character homes from retirees or condos such as the new development in the former Canadian Tire building. The Parkdale has some of Toronto's most vibrant shopping districts, lovely tree lined streets (older communities all have larger, older shade-bearing trees), affordable Victorian homes, and stunning mansions (Queen Anne era, built between 1875 and 1895) from the time when Parkdale was Toronto's wealthiest community.
The main commercial shopping area in Parkdale has historically been on Queen Street. This vibrant, creative shopping district seems to be in a state of perpetual activity; it includes an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants, many cafes, chic bars, boutiques and galleries. The liveliest stretch of Queen West, including the Gladstone Hotel, has some of the best archiecture west of the Annex.
The Roncesvalles Village shopping district, north of Queen Street, is the cultural centre of Toronto's Polish community. There are many outstanding food markets, delis, and restaurants along this route.
Four community centres serve the residents of this neighbourhood:
Holy Family Community Centre at 141 Close Avenue
Masryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centre at 220 Cowan Avenue
McCormick Recreation Centre at 66 Sheridan Avenue
Parkdale Community Recreation Centre at 75 Lansdowne Avenue
Parks and Recreation
Marilyn Bell Park
Trinity Bellwoods Park
House in Parkdale Toronto
The Parkdale Public Library at 1303 Queen Street West and the High Park Public Library at 228 Roncesvalles both provide programming for Parkdale residents.
Parkdale Jr. & Sr. School
Fern Ave. Public School
Shirley St. Jr. School
Garden Ave. Jr. School
Alexander Muir & Gladstone Ave. Public School
Central Commerce Collegiate Institute
Kent Sr. School
Queen Victoria School
West Toronto Collegiate Institute
Parkdale Toronto History