What It's Like
What to Expect: Food and fun! Restaurants in Little Italy include delicious cuisine from a variety of cultures. Whether you’re in the mood for pasta, shepherd’s pie, or sushi, you wont have to go far. Bars, restaurants, cafes, pubs, bakeries, and gelato parlours line the streets. There are also many spots in and around Little Italy for entertainment, including local bars with live music. For drivers, its about a twenty minute drive to the Gardiner and Lakeshore Boulevard. If you're commuting by TTC, bus routes and streetcars run along every major street. Ossington subway station is also close by. For outdoor recreation, George Ben Park and Fred Hamilton Playground are pleasant spaces for playing outside. Healy Willan Park has a wading pool, playground, and grassy space for picnics. What NOT to Expect: This area really has everything. The only thing you might want to travel for are water views. For lakeside afternoons, hop on the TTC and head south.A Day in the Life: Have coffee on the deck of your Little Italy loft. Watch people walking by on their way to the park and the shops. Then, stroll down the block for a breakfast sandwich at the cafe on the corner. Chat with your neighbours while you eat, then window shop along College Street. Pick up a new cookbook, then buy some ingredients for a recipe at the vegetable market. Meet your friend at the park for an afternoon reading and laughing in the sun. Before you know it, its time to join your friends at the community centre. Tonight is the spaghetti dinner buffet, followed by a concert by your neighbour’s band. Dance all night then walk home to your condo for a glass of vino. In Summary: Little Italy is a neighbourhood where a variety of communities add food and flair to the city streets.
Little Italy real estate is most popular with people between age 20-44. working age people choose Little Italy because of its proximity to downtown, and its distinctive character. Local Insight: “The Mod Club is an amazing venue. Toronto rock bands play there, and huge acts drop in all the time.”
The community! Little Italy is well stocked with spaces to meet people and mingle with your neighbours. Community centres, cultural centres, gyms, and clubs are all social hubs for residents. The local cultural centres have tons of events year-round, including classes, music - and parties of course! Never feel bored or alone in Little Italy. Here you can meet neighbours who become friends that feel like family.