Originally owned by the Denison family, with roots dating back to the early 1800s, Dufferin Grove is among the oldest areas in Toronto. Bounded by Bloor, Dufferin, Ossington, and College — this trendy west end Toronto neighbourhood has convenience on all sides, and also Dufferin Mall just beyond its western boundary.
Condos for rent in Dufferin Grove are certain to appeal to young professionals, but families will feel at home here as well — on residential streets lined with mature trees you’ll find rows of Victorian and Edwardian homes. The park for which the neighbourhood is named is large, with picnic tables, an outdoor skating rink and walking paths. Plus, parents have their choice of schools in both the Catholic and public boards.
Schools and parks are all well and good for young professionals, but it’s the dining and nightlife that will turn heads in Dufferin Park; residents have great restaurants such as Chiado for Portuguese, charming pubs like The Caledonian, snack bars like Pray Tell for cocktails and shared plates, and unique entertainment options such as Comedy Bar for stand-up and The Smiling Buddha for live music performed by local talent.
Dufferin Grove condos for rent come in a variety of styles but the neighbourhood is heavy on Toronto lofts — there are hard loft conversions like the very desirable Hepbourne Hall and The Church Lofts, purpose built lofts like those found at 707 Lofts, modern low-rise condos at 455 Dovercourt Condos, and for those who need extra living space: Sylvan Collection Urban Townhomes.
In general, condos for rent in Dufferin Grove tend to have modest amenities, and are located on or near transit lines; the cost of rent is mostly on par with neighbourhoods throughout Toronto.
Grange Park is an excellent neighbourhood for those who like to get things done on foot — it’s also great for public transit users, and there are streetcars on College, multiple bus routes in the neighbourhood, and Dufferin Station is nearby for subway lines.
Car owners can go west on Bloor and south on Parkside for the Gardiner Expressway.