Jeanette Grant

While the South Parkdale neighbourhood's reputation has sufferred over the last few years, it is an up and coming neighbourhood. Few people remember that South Parkdale's grandiose mansions were built between 1875 and 1895 and represented what was once Toronto's wealthiest neighbourhood.

South Parkdale is walking distance to Toronto's waterfront and parks and the neighbourhood itself has beautifully tree lined streets with magnificent Victorian homes. It is a very eclectic neighbourhood offering large grand Victorian homes ripe for renovation, in fact incouraged to return these from rooming houses to single family homes, to high rise low rent apartment buildings.

There are smaller, charming, yet more modest homes above queen street built between 1900 and 1910.

The neighbourhood is bounded on the west by Roncesvalles Avenue, on the north by the CP Rail line where it crosses Queen Street and Dundas Street. It is bounded on the east by Dufferin Street from Queen Street south, and on the south by Lake Ontario.