In the 1800s Corktown was home to many Irish immigrants, this area was the prime location for Toronto’s distilleries, breweries and bottle-stopper manufacturers. Today many of the factories have been converted into high-end condos. The more relaxed zoning bylaws have given Corktown a unique architectural feel; many of the commercial buildings are live-in work studios, condominium lofts and professional offices. In fact the film industry is thriving in this area. Nevertheless, Corktown remains one of the more affordable downtown Toronto neighbourhoods. More neighbourhood information is provided below, but first check out our daily updated list of all the Corktown Condos for sale:
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As the adjacent neighbourhoods such as Leslieville are becoming more expensive, many are departing to nearby Corktown. Corktown has become popular especially among artists - there is a growing number of craft, clothing, and furniture stores being established in this very neighbourhood. Corktown’s proximity to Toronto’s downtown core, and its small village feel are other privelages highly valued by Corktown residents. Also with the Pan Am village in the nearby West Don Lands being converted into condos and housing, along with an elementary school and a YMCA, Corktown’s appeal is increasing and it is on the verge of becoming one of Toronto’s hottest neighbourhoods.
Shopping, Dining, and Exploring:
Morning Glory Café
Underpass Park: This park is dedicated to public art, you will also find a skateboard facility, and a playground
Don River Park: This is a fairly new park, it opened up in 2013. This park features lowlands with ponds, marshes and boardwalks, an amphitheater, slides and down hillsides.
The King and Queen streetcars connect to the stations on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line, the Castle Frank station on the Bloor-Danforth subway line is accessible via the Parliament streetcar. The Don Valley Parkway, the Gardiner Expressway, and Lakeshore Boulevard are only a few minutes away if you’re travelling by car.