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Niagara Real Estate and Neighbourhood:

For current listings in and around the Niagara area; Click here.

Boundaries for the Niagara district are from Shaw St. to Bathurst St., south of Queen St. W to the CN  and CP railway lines.

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Niagara Neighbourhood History:

As the original town and city was developing Niagara Street was actually a boundary street which curved north westerly as it does today. It was part of what was termed the New Town Extension for Toronto as it was expanding in the early to mid 1800’s. See this 1837 map for the New town extension. In earlier times a lot of the newer town areas where used to house the Irish immigrants who were fleeing famine in their homeland. On the site of the then titled Mc Donell’s Square, St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church was the first Catholic church built in West Toronto to service this growing community.

Later development in the first half of the 20th Century brought about a lot of industry to the area which in turn brought about a lot of immigrants from Italy and Portugal to serve as workforces for the growing number of jobs. Mc Donell Square was actually then given the name we have today of Portugal Square to recognise this changing demographic.

So as you can imagine a lot of the housing stock are smaller row houses and worker homes. You will however find some of the unique bay-and-gable architectural style homes. Today much of the area is experiencing much development of townhomes, lofts and condominiums.

Who’s Buying in the Niagara District Neighbourhoods:

Mostly younger first time buyers, either individually or as couples, the odd deal for some of the older row houses can still be found along Niagara. Some bargains can also be found on the block south of King St. between Bathurst and Niagara, there is one particular older condominium and town home development, however condo fees tend to be steep!

Also as I’ve mentioned before, a growing demographic also purchasing condominiums in downtown Toronto are the baby boomers who are moving towards retirement and wish have a place that is carefree in terms of maintenance.

Parks and Recreation:

Here are some of the attractions in the downtown core of Toronto, which is accessible by foot or public transit from the Niagara neighbourhood.

Metro Convention Centre, Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre, Historical Fort York site, Toronto Islands, National Exhibition’s grounds, Toronto Football Club, Little Norway park, Coronation Park, Toronto Music Gardens, HTO Parks & the Harbourfront centre.



The 501 Streetcar travels east-west along Queen St.


The 504 Streetcar runs east west along King St. which runs to the Yonge-King Subway station.


The 511 Streetcar runs north-south along Bathurst St.


Shopping and Restaurants:

Everything is at your door here, from great food restaurants, art galleries along Tecumseth Street and the unique array of stores along Queen St. W.



Price Ranges for Homes in the Niagara District Neighbourhood:


TOWNHOUSES $350,000 - $650,000

CONDOMINIUMS $270,000 - $650,000 +

For more listings in and around the Niagara area; Click here.


Schools in the Niagara and neighbouring areas:




Fraser Ranking


St. Mary Catholic Sch.

St. Marys


Elementary / secondary

Niagara Public

Niagara Street Public



Central Technical Sch.

Central Technical



Harbord Collegiate Inst.

Harbord Collegiate


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