Dufferin Grove is a neighbourhood located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, west of downtown. The neighbourhood is bordered by Bloor Street West to the north, Ossington Ave to the east, College Street to the south, and Dufferin Street to the west.
It is a working class neighbourhood with a large diversity in cultures and to an extent, class. From street to street, corner to corner, this neighbourhood is full of diversity. The main streets of the neighbourhood are Bloor, College and Dufferin Streets. Dufferin, a four-lane arterial, which is mostly residential with the exception of the Dufferin Mall on the west side south of Bloor. College Street is a four-lane arterial road, with a mix of commercial storefronts and residences.
The neighbourhood is predominantly two or three-storey detached or semi-detached homes at a fairly high-density. Most of the homes are of Victorian or Edwardian vintage, dating to the late 19th century or early 20th century.
The neighbourhood is home to several elementary schools:
- Brock Jr Public School is a public elementary school on Margueretta Street.
- Dewson Street Jr Public School is a public elementary school on Concord Avenue, west of Ossington.
- Kent Sr Public School is a public middle school on Dufferin Avenue at Bloor. This school closed in June 2012.
In the west (and to an extent east) end of the neighbourhood there is a large population of Portuguese, spreading out from Little Portugal located to the south-west.
The area has a larger than average population (compared to the rest of Toronto) in the age groups between 25–39, according to 2006 census data.
- "Gender & Age Profile". City of Toronto.
- City of Toronto - Dufferin Grove Neighbourhood Profile
- Friends of Dufferin Grove Park
- Historic photos from the Dufferin Grove area
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