Corktown

Why we like it.

Why wouldn’t we like it? It’s nestled between St. Lawrence Market, the Distillery District, the New Regent Park, and the Pan Am Games redevelopment site. Corktown’s enchanting residential streets make you feel like you’re in a small village in England. Many of the neighbourhood original residents were immigrants from County Cork in Ireland. So, now you know how Corktown got it’s name.

This small neighbourhood is about to pop. In the best way possible.

Avg House Price # of Sales Yr/Yr Change
Houses $863,641 11 32%
1 Bedroom Condo $377,100 47 -5%
2 Bedroom Condo $590,643 37 -3%

Best Eats.

For a small neighbourhood that is not particularly known as a dining destination there are some rock solid food options.

Keeffaa

Our absolute favorite lunch spot in the city – Keeffa is a small Ethiopian joint with a backyard patio and tremendous flavours. Pass the injera.

No Bull

Sells a burger topped with peameal bacon – coated in potato chips and then deep fried. No further explanation needed.

Gilead Cafe

Jamie Kennedy’s Cafe and Wine Bar is the best Corktown has to offer. Features a seasonally changing menu with local ingredients and wine recommendation for every dish. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Get in there.

Caffeine Fix.

Mandatory Independent Coffee Shop? Yes sir. There are a few in fact.

Savoury Grounds

All beans are roasted onsite, every 48 hours. Which explains their philosophy, “If it’s not fresh, it’s not worth drinking”.

Tandem Coffee

A newcomer to the King St. strip. Tandem uses local roasters that are often switched up. A little variety never hurt anyone. Come for the coffee stay for the treats.

Drink Here.

Dominion on Queen

Jazz, blues, pool table, patio and beer. We’re sold.

Grocery.

Not much in the way of grocery options just yet. Suspect that will change soon with the development of the Don Lands directly south. In the mean time, get your health food on.

The Healthy Road 

Full service store to support your quest for better health and well-being. Chock-full of high end healthy food goodness. Plus there are parsnip chips and they’re amazing.

Shopping.

Eco Stems

An enviromentally sustainable flower shop that’s just too much fun. Cacti, air plants and floral arrangements are all presented in a cool and contemporary way. Our biggest problem was that there were too many great choices and we had a hard time deciding!

Fresh Home & Garden

A premium provider of unique, high quality, garden inspired products. The place to go for outdoor furniture, fabrics, accessories and green goods.

Culture.

Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

The oldest school still standing in Toronto. Established in 1848 by Enoch Turner a brewer and philanthropist to educate children in the surrounding area. Today, it’s a public museum and event venue owned by the Ontario Heritage Trust.

Well Being.

360 Healing Centre 

Offering a range of good for you services including Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Physiotherapy, Chripractic and Hilistic Nutrion. It’s a one stop shop to make the pain go away.

Body Blitz

Sorry fellas, no boys allowed. This women’s only spa puts a modern twist on ancient restorative water practices. Toxins be gone!

Schools.

Elementary Schools

Rating: 3.4Nelson Mandela Park Public School

Secondary School

Rating 5.5Jarvis Collegiate Institute

Transit.

Streetcar

501 QueenMap

504 KingMap

Bus:

65 Parliament – Map

Time to Union Station by TTC: 12 Minutes

Time to Yonge and Bloor by TTC: 17 Minutes