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Buying a condo in Little Italy

Are carbs your pathway to happiness? If pizza and pasta are staples of your diet, then Little Italy condos for sale should be atop your list.

Population wise, Little Italy isn’t as Italian as it once was, but you’ll never notice when touring the neighbourhood — because College Street and Dundas are both packed with Italian restaurants such as Trattoria Taverniti, cafes like Sicilian Sidewalk Cafe, and Italian themed pubs like Birreria Volo. And of course, you’ll find some of the best Gelato in the city here.

Little Italy has much more than your average neighbourhood — with well known concert venues like Mod Club Theatre, retro cinemas such as The Royal, and incredibly cool event centres like Revival Bar and Event Venue. The neighbourhood is definitely geared towards adults, which is why Toronto condos for sale in Little Italy are best suited to young professionals, established buyers, and older families.

There are a few playgrounds and parks in the area — Fred Hamilton Playground is the largest. As well, there are several schools in the neighbourhood, but the area does have a low percentage of children below the age of 14, so parents with young children may wish to look elsewhere.

Condo Life in Little Italy

Little Italy condos for sale are in demand but many of the buildings in this west end Toronto neighbourhood are quite exclusive, and as such, prices can be high. Budget minded buyers might be able to find reasonably priced 1 bedroom units in The Channel Club or The Europa, however, with the high price per square foot, you won’t get great bang for your buck.

Condos for sale in Little Italy are ideal for buyers with a measure of financial freedom who prefer the style of a loft; properties like The Church Lofts and Button Factory Lofts are stunning and authentic — the prices are stunning too and can easily exceed 7 figures.

Because most buildings are hard lofts and soft lofts — purpose built lofts — amenities tend to be modest. However, if you cannot live without a gym and party room on-site, then The Europa has you covered.

Transportation

Great restaurants, lively pubs, and cozy cafes, what more could you need? How about a pedestrian friendly location where errands can easily be accomplished on foot? And as if that wasn’t enough, the neighbourhood has stellar public transit with bus service throughout most of the area, streetcars on College and Dundas St W, and easy connections to subway stations.

Car owners won’t love driving here, but can arrive at the Gardiner Expressway in roughly 15 minutes by going west on Dundas to Parkside Dr for the nearest on-ramp.

Little Italy Overview

The Locals: Professionals, older families, and empty nesters, with a high percentage of Portuguese and Italian residents.

Code of Conduct: Showing up late to work during the World Cup.

What You’ll Find: A one of a kind neighbourhood.

What You Won’t Find: Consensus on the best soccer nation.

The Homes: Semi detached and detached houses, low rise apartments and lofts.

Sealing the Deal: A piece of Italy in Toronto.