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Little Portugal, Toronto

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Little Portugal CharacterLittle Portugal is predominantly a residential area. The largest ethnic group are Portuguese and numbers of Portuguese storefronts are located along College and Dundas Streets, giving the area its name. There is a fine stock of mid-century homes.Main streetsDundas Street West is a four-lane east-west arterial road running through the centre of the neighbourhood. From Ossington Avenue west the street is known as Rua Açores. There are storefronts along most of the street and are primarily local businesses. College Street West is a four-lane arterial road approximately a quarter-mile north of Dundas meeting Dundas at its western end just west of Lansdowne Avenue. It has storefronts along most of its length. College Street has several areas of Portuguese restaurants and bars east and west of Dufferin Avenue.In 2006, the businesses on Dundas Street from the CNR tracks on the west to Rusholme Road on the east organized the 'Dundas West Business Improvement Area.' In 2007, the 'Little Portugal Business Improvement Area' was formed for the stretch of businesses along Dundas Street from Rusholme Road (just east of Dufferin) to Roxton Road (one block east of Ossington) on the east.TransportationThe area is well-served by the TTC. There are the 505 and 506 streetcar lines along Dundas and College. There are north-south bus lines on Lansdowne, Dufferin, and Ossington.RecreationA major hub of activity in the area today is McCormick Park, home to McCormick Recreation Centre and Arena on Brock Avenue. This area has long been a focal point for youth living in the area. The area is also known for the eclectic used bookstore ''
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  • Was visiting all the ethnic areas Toronto has to offer. Was excited to see this one since I've never been to a Portugal area. Wanted to see and taste the food. Was out of the area before I realized I ...  more »
  • Very nice neighborhood. Very picturesque. Very good to walk around and enjoy the evening with the family.
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  • My partner who is from Portugal really disliked this neighbourhood. Too many Brazilian places and most of the establishments were all fake. Also, many of the stores were closed on a Saturday afternoon...  more »