Brockton Village

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HISTORY

Brockton Village was formerly part of the old Town of Brockton, which was annexed by the City of Toronto in 1884. The developed area of Brockton bordered a larger area including parts of High Park on the west, Dufferin on the east, Bloor on the north and the rail-lines to the south-west by the time it was incorporated as a village in 1876.

Interestingly, a neighbour in Brockton Village found this article about where it got its name.

Today, remnants of the former Brockton still exist, including its former town hall, now the Elite Plumbing Supplies store, and the old Brockton Hotel (corner of Sheridan and Dundas), which now houses a discount store. See if you can recognize some landmarks in these old photos.

Over the last half of the 20th century, the area south of College Street saw the influx of Portuguese immigrants and is also known as part of the Little Portugal neighbourhood.

Today’s ‘Brockton Village’ encompasses that section north of the rail lines between Dufferin and Lansdowne and south of Bloor Street.

DESCRIPTION

Multi-coloured rowhouses, semi-detached Victorians, and bungalows nestled up close to each other make up part of the character of this neighbourhood. Interestingly, studies show that porch steps within 10 feet of the sidewalks foster neighbourly chatting and co-operation. This is definitely true of this area! It’s a place where people shovel each other’s walkways, lend out their lawnmower and host a neighbourhood wide yard sale once a year, among other things.

Amenities are within walking distance and there are several TTC options making it easy to get around without a car. People who seek out this neigbourhood do so because they like the friendliness, its proximity to downtown, and affordability compared to nearby neighbourhoods. Nestled amongst Portuguese Sports bars, a number of new cafés , restaurants and shops have cropped up on Dundas West ,making it a destination in itself!

Hidden Gems: McCormick Community Centre with heated pool, Beadle , Multiple Organics, Brazil Bakery, OMG Bakery, the Henhouse, The Atlantic, Lula Lounge, Full of Beans, The Federal, This End Up-Sandwiches and Cocktails.

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