This vibrant and creative neighbourhood contains much of the design district, and is heavily influenced by the cultures of the community.
The Gardiner Expressway is minutes away and the subway locations on Queen Street West, Dundas West, Dufferin and Ossington make travelling about town easy.
The Beaconsfield Village homes are circa 1880’s and 1890’s and Beaconsfield Street, a signature of the neighbourhood, has been designated by the Toronto Historical Board for its magnificent collection of Victorian houses.
An eclectic mix of art galleries, cafes, restaurants as well as unique boutiques, small produce markets and bakeries create a vibrant and welcoming community
Monkey’s Paw bookstore on Dundas has become famous across North America for its collection of unique, rare and flat-out weird books, as well as for its Bibio-mat machine, which dispenses a random book for a twoonie.
About Beaconsfield Village:
A hotspot for cultural and creativity, Beaconsfield Village is an oasis of style and intimacy in the midst of the city. The neighbourhood borders the gorgeous and vast green space of Trinity Bellwoods Park and encompasses much of the West Queen West Art and Design District.
Fast becoming a highly sought after destination for young professionals, growing families, and artists who have followed the migration of galleries along Queen, the area also retains the flavour and vibrancy conferred by the heavy Portuguese, Italian and, Brazilian influences that colour the neighbourhood’s businesses, cuisine and entertainment.
Fraser Institute Rating: 6.2/10 Grade 9-12
66 Dufferin Park Ave.
World-class public transportation
Daily errands do not require a car
History of Beaconsfield Village:
Beaconsfield Village dates back to the 1800s when the area was owned by the Denison family.
Beaconsfield Avenue, named after former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, who was given the title of Lord Beaconsfield by Queen Victoria is the signature street in the neighbourhood.
Beaconsfield Avenue has been designated by the Toronto Historical Board due to the numerous Victorian houses dating from the 1880s and 1890s that dominate the neighbourhood.
By the 1920s, many of the arriving Italian immigrants were buying up the single-family Edwardian houses built along the side streets in the area.
Beginning in the 1950s, the area became home to a large influx of immigrants from Portugal, with many of those arrivals settling in corner known as Beaconsfield Village.
The park was the original site of Trinity College, one of the colleges that now make up the University of Toronto. The only remaining traces of the school now are the stone and iron gates at the Queen Street entrance to the park.
Don’t Miss Out on Vibrant Beaconsfield Village:
Discover bakeries, bookstores, cafes, art galleries, design and fashion stores, boutiques, fitness clubs, hotels, grocery stores and plenty of restaurants and bars all within walking distance.
Classic Turn-of-the-Century Homes
For those seeking Old World charm, the beautiful houses in the Village range from Gothic and Victorian semi-detached rowhouses near Dundas to the larger two and three-storey homes near Queen.
A Home for Everyone
The majority of Beaconsfield Village homes have been extensively renovated and converted into two and three family dwellings.