Brockton Village

The neighbourhood that’s moving on up


  • The McCormick Recreation Centre offers a full fitness facility including an indoor pool as well as an outdoor playground with wading pool and baseball diamond.
  • Known as the “Community Centre without walls” Dufferin Grove Park has a myriad of sports facilities as well as arts & crafts and nature programs.
  • Public transportation includes regular bus service connecting passengers to stations on the Bloor-Danforth subway line.
  • The annual ‘Big On Bloor’ street festival celebrates local artists, theatre, musicians, and neighbourhood restaurants.
  • The Dufferin Mall includes large chain department stores and over 100 retail outlets.
  • The Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard, via Dufferin Street are 15 minutes away.

About Brockton Village:

Attributed to its quiet, unassuming nature, Brockton Village is quickly becoming a coveted neighbourhood for both urban trendsetters and young families looking for a charming, yet affordable, first home. The area’s Victorian row houses create a convivial atmosphere when combined with the influences of the large Portuguese community presence in Brockton’s shopping districts and brightly painted homes.

Residents of this swiftly transforming neighbourhood have plenty of shops to frequent along Dundas West, while Portuguese and Brazilian businesses, sprinkled in between trendy new bars and welcoming brunch spots, offer the perfect combination of adventure and promise.


History of Brockton Village:

  • Named after Sir Isaac Brock, a hero of the War of 1812, Brockton was a genuine village before it was annexed by Toronto in 1884. In fact, the bank at the intersection of Dundas West and Brock was formerly the Brockton town hall.
  • In the 1840s, a substantial influx of Irish immigrants escaping the potato famines settled in the area.
  • Over the last half of the 20th century, the area saw the influx of Portuguese immigrants and became known as part of the Little Portugal neighbourhood.
  • The largest and most majestic building is St. Helen’s Cathedral designed by Arthur Holmes who also designed St. Patrick’s Church, St. Michael’s College in U of T, and St. Francis of Assisi in Little Italy.
  • Before Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas West had many different uses including as The Dundas Playhouse which had the first burlesque show in Toronto.

Affordable Victorian Architecture

Much of the original architecture survives so it’s possible to get a historic Victorian gem for significantly less than an equivalent home on the other side of Dufferin.

A Neighborhood with Character

The influence of the large Portuguese community can be seen in the multi-coloured row houses, semi-detached Victorians, and bungalows nestled up close to each other.

A Home for Everyone

Tree lined streets with modest, well-worn homes offer the perfect opportunity for homeowners who want to evolve their own properties alongside the neighbourhood that surrounds them.

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  • 20 Ridout Street in Brockton: 37.06.0001 House (Sidesplit 5) for sale : MLS®# X8225224

    20 Ridout Street 37.06.0001 Brockton N0G 2V0
    Main Photo: 20 Ridout Street in Brockton: 37.06.0001 House (Sidesplit 5) for sale : MLS®# X8225224
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    Own one of Walkerton's most unique homes. This 5 level front split has been completely renovated and updated. All of the renos were done by professionals and completed over the past 2 years. This gem is quite large and ideal for any size family. Only the basement is below grade but it is bright and nicely appointed. Boasts a cold cellar and a Utility and storage area. A 22kw Generac system was installed in 2022 and this home will never be without hydro no matter what mother nature may try and do. This beauty must be seen, close to everything in town. More details
  • 225 Devinwood Avenue in Brockton: House (Bungalow-Raised) for sale : MLS®# X8199122

    225 Devinwood Avenue Brockton N0G 2V0
    Main Photo: 225 Devinwood Avenue in Brockton: House (Bungalow-Raised) for sale : MLS®# X8199122
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    This beautiful raised stone bungalow has an open and welcoming layout with a view from the back yard that is envied in this neighbourhood due to the premium lot. A covered deck with glass railing overlooks a pond with trees beyond, for a tranquil setting. Inside, you'll be wowed by the open concept kitchen/dining and living area. No detail was missed between the hardwood flooring, ornamental shelving around the linear fireplace, and full height cabinets with the highest quality quartz counters in your kitchen, along with the island with bar stool seating. Patio door walkout leads you to your covered deck with gas hookup for your bbq. Two spacious bedrooms are located on this level, both with impressive ensuites (offering heated floors & quartz counters) and one with a walk-through closet with organizers. Laundry is conveniently located down the hall, with granite counters, laundry sink, and cabinet space. The foyer presents great space for welcoming guests and a fantastic first impression of the home with added ceiling height, closet space, glass railing, and entry to your double car garage. The entire lower level offers in-floor heat, as well as a beautiful rec room, an additional bedroom and third full bath (quartz counters, tiled shower). More details
  • 62 Ellen Avenue in Brockton: House (2-Storey) for sale : MLS®# X8144554

    62 Ellen Avenue Brockton N0G 2V0
    Main Photo: 62 Ellen Avenue in Brockton: House (2-Storey) for sale : MLS®# X8144554
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    One of the most unique properties in Walkerton is this exceptional 5 bedroom, 4 bath home located in a cul-de-sac on a 1.5 acre lot, fronting the Saugeen River. Professionally landscaped with a 3 level detached heated garage, this custom built, designer stone home also offers 3 finished levels, including a walkout basement. Enjoy a living room, family room and a rec room, each with a fireplace, as well as an office, sunroom, sauna, bar and more. The layout also allows for a granny flat, with a partial kitchenette on the lower level. Outside the terraced patio facing the forest complements the back deck with gazebo, which overlooks the beautiful gardens and fenced-in backyard. Walk down the steps through the trees and follow the path to water, where 45' of private river frontage awaits. Don't miss the chance at your own piece of paradise in one of the community's most sought-after neighbourhoods. More details
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