Little Portugal is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located west of downtown in the 'Old' City of Toronto. It is bounded on the west by Lansdowne Avenue, on the north by College Street, on the east by Dovercourt Road and on the south by the CNR/CPR mainline railway tracks. The area is mainly residential, with Portuguese businesses along Dundas Street West and College Street. The area was a part of the former Town of Brockton.
Little Portugal is a residential area predominantly. The largest ethnic group are Portuguese and numbers of Portuguese storefronts are located along Dundas Street, giving the area its name. There is a fine stock of mid-century homes.
Dundas Street West is a four-lane east-west arterial road running through the center of the neighbourhood. 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 east and west of Dufferin Avenue.
The 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.
A 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 has many residents of Portuguese and more recently Brazilian backgrounds. There are also many Vietnamese businesses in the area.
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(P) Alexander Muir/Gladstone Jr. & Sr., 108 Gladstone Ave .,
(PH) Heydon Park Secondary School, 11 St. Anne's Rd.,
(PH) Central Technical School, 725 Bathurst St.,
(CA) St. Anthony, 645 Gladstone Ave.,
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