About Dovercourt Park
Strolling down residential streets in Dovercourt Park it’s amazing to think that they were once farmers fields. The landed gentry of the area, the Denison family, rented out plots of land to farmers in the 1800s. The area was named after their clan’s estate ‘Dover Court’ and later (many years later) annexed by the city of York and then the City of Toronto. But if history bores you, let’s talk about what makes it so special today.
Today, Dovercourt Park gets high marks for its variety of residential housing, local green space, proximity to public transit, and tight-knit community. Housing options in the area range from traditional brick detached, and semi-detached, to modern builds, and even a few fancy church-loft conversions. Droves of young professionals and new families have flocked to this area of the city giving it a family-friendly feel. The local Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club provides after-school programming for kids and a social outlet for neighbouring parents to get to know one another. And, just a short and easy stroll along side streets takes residents to the Bloor subway line, that whisks passengers between Ossington and Yonge stations.
Reflecting the increased prosperity of the area, nearby startup businesses – restaurants, cafes, pubs, boutiques – have been flourishing. Favourites among the Dovercourt Community include (but are sure as ‘heck’ not limited to): Campo, Field Trip Cafe, Nazareth Restaurant, The Hogtown Vegan, Village Pizza, Pam’s Caribbean Kitchen, and Pause Beauty Boutique.
We can no longer describe Dovercourt Park as an area that is merely ‘up-and-coming’. This is a pocket of Toronto real estate that has seen a rise in popularity that now positions it as a highly in-demand fraction of Toronto’s real estate market. And, it is clear to see why.