Living in Palmerston-Little Italy
There are several vibrant commercial strips in the neighbourhood, including Ossington Avenue, Dundas Street and “Mirvish Village”—but the heart and soul of the area belongs to Little Italy’s famed College Street. Once Toronto’s pizza and pasta headquarters, it’s now considered a twenty-something’s version of the Entertainment District.
Teeming with restaurants, gelato parlours and cafes, fresh fruit and vegetable markets and mouth-watering bakeries, the area’s enduring popularity has attracted all demographic groups from affluent homebuyers and working class families, to college students and club kids.
Palmerston-Little Italy boasts a vibrant nightlife, two bursting summer street festivals, a killer music store, a second-run cinema, and Toronto’s best sandwiches, making this neighbourhood one of the hottest places to live in the city. Landmarks include the Italian Walk of Fame, The Royal Cinema, Cafe Diplomatico Restaurant & Pizzeria, Bitondo Pizzeria, Riviera Bakery, and Sicilian Sidewalk Cafe.
People in Palmerston-Little Italy
People living in Palmerston-Little Italy include the traditional Italian, Portuguese, Latino, or Vietnamese residents, as well as young families and couples.
Real estate in Palmerston-Little Italy
This area is a mature downtown neighbourhood consisting of narrow tree-lined streets full of Victorian semi-detached, detached, and row houses with parking off a rear laneway. There are also a number of modern infill homes as well as a few condos.
Must-visit in Palmerston-Little Italy
- Il Covo: an intimate setting serving small plates of seasonal Italian fare including fresh pasta, plus wines
Real estate stats in Palmerston-Little Italy
- Total Listings: 58
- Average Price: $2,046,700
- Walkscore: 68