Best Neighborhoods in Toronto, Ontario

Toronto was founded in 1834, and is the provincial capital of Ontario. Toronto is the largest city in Canada with an approximate population of 2.5 million. Toronto is the 5th most populous city in North America., and one of the top financial cities in the world. A great deal of Toronto's economy is based on business, finance, soft ware production and medical research. In 2010, Toronto was ranked 12th in the world and 4th in the Americas for economic innovation. Also in 2010, Forbes ranked Toronto as the 10th most economically powerful city and fastest growing financial center.

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The crime rate in Toronto is significantly lower than most metropolitan areas with a population of 1/2 million or more. Some regard Toronto as one of the safest metropolitan communities to live in.

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Cliffcrest is located in the Scarbrough District. Cliffcrest is neighbor to Lake Ontario. The community of Cliffcrest is economically and culturally diverse. Cliffcrest is loosely bounded by Brimley road on the east and Eglinton Avenue East on the north. There are a number of green spaces in the community of Cliffcrest including Elizabeth Simcoe park, sylvan park and Guildwood Park. A number of the green spaces are located near the coast of Lake Ontario. The housing stock in Cliffcrest is mixed. There are a number of single family homes in the community. The majority of rental properties are located near Erlington Avenue East.

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Rosedale is located east of Bayview Avenue and Don Valley Parkway. Rosedale is loosely bounded by Bayview Avenue and Mt. Pleasant Road. There are a number of green ways located in the Rosedale including Don Valley Bricks Work Park, David A. Balfour Park, and Summerhill Park. Rosedale is an affluent sprawling residential community. Some of the wealthiest residents of Toronto reside in the Rosedale community. Branksome Hall, a private all girls school is prominent in the Rosedale neighborhood. There are a number of houses for rent and apartment communities located near the edges of the neighborhood.

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Cliffside is a neighborhood in Toronto. Cliffside is bounded on the south by Bluffs, on the east by Brimley Road, on the north by St. Clair Avenue East, and on the west by Kennedy Road. Midland Avenue runs through the center of the Cliffside community. Pine Hills Cemetery is located southeast of the neighborhood, just outside of bluffs. Corvette Playfield and Glenn Shepherd Park are green ways located within the Cliffside neighborhood; as are Eglington Ravine and Farlington Circle Park. Scarborough Station is located in the southwest section of the community. Cliffside is largely residential with single family homes located throughout the community. The rental properties are located along Danforth Road and St Clair Ave. There are also homes available for rent or lease near the Scarborough Station.

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Cabbagetown is a neighborhood and community east of downtown Toronto. The University of Toronto is its neighbor. Cabbagetown is a neighborhood that draws a number of artists, musicians, writers, and young professionals. Cabbagetown is a culturally and socioeconomically diverse community and is eclectic in its composition. Cabbagetown is bounded by the Don River to the east, Parliament Street to the west, Queen Street to the south and Gerrard Street to the north. There are a number of public and private schools for families in the Cabbagetown community to choose from. Cabbagetown is flush with mixed use buildings, lofts, condos, converted row homes and apartment communities.

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Regent Park is a neighborhood east of the Don Valley Parkway. Regent Park is bounded by Dundas Street East to the south, Bayview Avenue to the west, Gerrard Street East to the north, and Parliament Street to the east. Regent Park has a number of green ways within its borders. The close proximity to the Don Valley Parkway help make Regent Park an ideal location for commuters. The housing stock in Regent Park is mixed with single family homes, multi-family homes, as well as houses and apartments for rent.

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St. Jamestown, often referred to as a "city within a city" is located southeast of Rosedale and northeast of city center. St. Jamestown is a multi-ethnic, socioeconomically diverse community. St. Jamestown has the most high rise apartments in the city of Toronto. St. Jamestown is bounded on the south by Wellesley Street East, on the east by Parliament Street, on the north by Bloor Street, and on the west by Sherbourne Street. St. Jamestown is heavily populated and the housing stock reflects the needs of the community. Public transportation by rail is also available in the community.

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