It’s a time of rebirth and renewal on Dundas Street West. One of the most visible, vibrant residential and commercial ethnic communities. Little Portugal is a neighbourhood perfect for anyone and everyone. This neighbourhood has witnessed rapid gentrification in recent years, although, filled with history. Little Portugal has all of the benefits of a quiet and serene small neighbourhood, while being in downtown Toronto. We love the feel of this revitalized neighbourhood, which is why the Gluzberg team has a strong presence in Little Portugal.
Like many other neighbourhoods near downtown, it seems even Little Portugal is susceptible to a touch of gentrification with some hip independent businesses along College and on Dundas.
Little Portugal neighbourhood is a destination for singles, couples and young families. There are currently about 12,000 residents in the neighbourhood who call Little Portugal home.
Toronto’s largest Portuguese community is centered in this neighbourhood, with fruit and vegetable stands, there is a honey guy, and there is the olive oil and feta guy. Dozens of bake shops, restaurants, fantastic south european food, cheese stores along with meat and fish markets, especially along Dundas Street West and College Street West.
Along Dundas Street West there are new art galleries and restaurants popping up regularly. Lula Lounge, the not-for-profit Latin dance club that is a haven for world music and mentoring. Lula hosts the best local and international salsa. Keep calm, 1 2 3….5 6 7 .
Romance, culture and adventure awaits in Little Portugal. Beautiful old-world meets new vibe in Little Portugal with the arrival of urban professionals who seek to settle into this neighbourhood because of its close proximity to the downtown core.
Urban meets village in this pedestrian-friendly neighbourhood. Tree-lined residential streets, quaint renovated homes, green space and a palpable sense of pride in the community is what makes Little Portugal home to many.
If you are seeking living space in an area of visual, cultural, social and architectural interest in a neighbourhood that is redefining itself in the context of urban cool, than Little Portugal may be the spot for you.
Little Portugal is predominantly a residential area, roughly 45% of the homes in the Little Portugal neighbourhood were constructed before the 1960s, while the majority of the buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 2000s. This neighbourhood has a good selection of housing sizes; it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
Little Portugal is comprised of single-detached semi-detached, row houses, duplexes, apartments and condos. Victorian era or early 20th century houses often large and well preserved with a colourful streetscape while enhancing the quality of urban lifestyle with colour, character and convenience.
Average household income
Top 3 languages
English, Portuguese, Cantonese
This neighbourhood is an excellent part of the city with regards to travelling without a car.
Little Portugal neighbourhood is highly walkable and cyclable. Countless people in the area use their bike.
Well-served by the TTC. There are the 505 and 506 streetcar lines along Dundas and College, as well as north-south bus lines on Lansdowne, Dufferin and Ossington. The public transit system in this neighbourhood is very convenient.
Nearby highways are quite easy to reach from any location in Little Portugal.
Little Portugal is bounded on the west by Lansdowne Avenue, on the north by College Street, on the east by Ossington Avenue and on the south by the railway tracks.