About Brockton Village
In 2010, the Globe and Mail labelled Brockton Village as one of Toronto’s ‘hottest neighbourhoods’ and described it as “A lunchbox neighbourhood with an arty, relaxed vibe”. That was then. And this is now. We’re heading into 2017 folks, and Brockton Village only continues to get cooler.
Brockton Village was once a town and has kept its name ‘Brockton Village’ after being annexed into the city. (Did we just blow your mind!?) Today it stands as one of Toronto’s most coveted neighbourhoods. Of course, modern-day Brockton was built on the shoulders of the working class, and artists, who were undoubtedly ahead of the curb. Walking down this strip of real estate it’s very easy to see the positive impact of local entrepreneurs, and creatives, who saw something of beauty before there was beauty to be seen.
Real estate in Brockton Village is as diverse as the neighbourhood itself. There’s a touch of reinvention to be seen on just about everything throughout this pocket of the city. That No Frills? It was once the National Cash Register Company and considered “one of the most modern industrial plants in the world”. That laneway house? It was built by a renowned architect who visualized that laneway space as a plot of land for their new home. Out of the box idea ‘makers’, dreamers, creators, and trailblazers, have called Brockton Village home for years now. This has created a prosperous, and competitive, real estate marketplace in the area.
Residents of ‘the village’ are people who were looking for something different. Maybe even, at first, somewhere that was a little ‘quieter’ with less fancy ‘bells’ and ‘whistles’. A neck of the woods that rejected pretension in favour of the casual and unique. What can now be seen, are modern renovations, additions, and new builds, that change just like the changing times of Brockton Village. A place that is consistently reinventing the wheel. But, not in an effort to ‘keep up with the Joneses’…in pursuit of creating something more beautiful than what was there before.