A charming residential area bumping up against Roncesvalles on the west, Dufferin on the east and going from rail line to rail line on the north and south.
HISTORY & ARCHITECTURE
The Village of Parkdale was founded in 1879. Many grand homes built in the early 1900s and a preference for Victorian architecture still help define the area. In the early 1800s the land that Parkdale sits on, was granted to James Brock in lieu of salary for work for his cousin, Sir Isaac Brock (a major figure in the war of 1812).
SHOPPING & RECREATION
Queen Street W. and King Street W. are Parkdale’s major centres of commerce. Unique shops and a wide range of art galleries, restaurants and dining options populate the main streets running through the area. Views of the lake can be enjoyed from various vantage points in Parkdale which is also referred to as Parkdale Village.
• Queen Victoria Public School, 100 Close Avenue
• Parkdale Jr & Sr Public School, 78 Seaforth Avenue
• Parkdale Collegiate Institute, 209 Jameson Avenue
(416) 393-9000 (Offers IB Program)
• Holy Family Catholic School,141 Close Avenue
Queen and King street cars offer easy access to the downtown Toronto core and several north south bus routes connect the area to the Bloor-Danforth Subway line.