Bickford Park Guide

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Welcome to Bickford Park:

This chilled-out little slice of Toronto is home to many young families, including entrepreneurs, artists and academics. Bickford Park hosts a funky, diverse demographic and offers an extremely relaxed, residential vibe while being extremely central – sitting at a nexus between downtown and the überhip west end.

The lifestyle:

While Bickford Park is pretty quiet relative to the surrounding areas, there are more than enough restaurants, cafés and points of interest if you know where to go. The original Sam James Coffee Bar, for example, is a hot spot on Harbord where you can get the best espresso in the city (in our opinion) and Pinky’s Ca Phe is a trendy new Vietnamese restaurant tucked away on Clinton Street in an old converted house.

Neighbours:

Bickford Park is nestled between Koreatown to the north, and the bustle of College Street to the south; Ossington Street hems it in to the west, with Mirvish Village and Bathurst Street to the east.

With the University of Toronto close by, you’re bound to have academics and students in the neighbourhood. Bloordale and Brockton Village to the west are home to an artist-based community with a decidedly bohemian slant, complete with lofts and converted warehouses scattered across the beautifully restored Junction railpath. Mirvish Village to the east is home to the historic incandescent lights of Palmerston Boulevard and its huge Victorian houses with luxurious porches. To the south is College Street with its infinite bars and restaurants, as well as The Royal – a historic repertoire cinema to satisfy your inner cinephile. Nearby Dufferin Grove hosts one of the biggest farmer’s markets in the city every Thursday from 3-7 for you to get your organic produce fix as well as an authentic serving of West Indian roti. You can also book out the wood-fired oven in Dufferin Grove for a small fee and host a pizza party for your friends and family.

The streets of Bickford Park are composed primarily of duplexes and semi-detached units grouped snugly together. Towards the eastern border you’ll find larger, more expensive houses along Palmerston, but for the most part Bickford features cozy A-frame houses with lots of character. As with almost any residential neighbourhood in Toronto there are a few freshly built, modern flat-roof homes that stand out from the classics.

What you’ll fall in love with:

For amateur athletes and young families, there are plenty of parks for a game of  pickup soccer, along with tricked-out playgrounds for children. The open expanse of Bickford Park – the literal park – offsets the cozy, one-way streets running through the area. Definitely a great place for a picnic or a game of frisbee in the warmer months.

The Kadampa Buddhist Temple on Crawford hosts lectures and workshops for the spiritually curious, and its golden, reflective windows are a remarkable sight. Learning how to quiet your mind and meditate amid the overwhelming bustle of the city might not be such a bad idea!

Prices:

The average cost of a house in Bickford Park is $1,273,500, and the average home rental price is $3,307 per month. A family in the market for a central yet relaxed neighbourhood would be wise to consider Bickford Park.

House style:

Bickford Park is characterized primarily by duplexes and semi-detached homes.

Local Schools:

Bickford Park is home to the Central Toronto Academy, a composite high school that offers a broad range of specialty programs, as well as college- and university-level courses for senior students. Nearby Harbord Collegiate Institute boasts illustrious alumni such as architect Frank Gehry and filmmaker David Cronenberg. Montrose Junior Public School (JK-6) offers a variety of after-school programs, including language courses in Portuguese and Mandarin.

The commute:

Luckily, the pilot test for bike lanes on Bloor has yielded a resolution from the city to make the lanes permanent. Whether you cruise across Harbord or Bloor on your bicycle, you’ll be able to do so without competition from motorists. To bike from Bickford Park to union should take about 20 minutes. Driving should also take 20 minutes (depending on traffic), and the TTC should be able to do the job in about 40 minutes.

A little bit of history:

Originally settled by Portuguese and Italian immigrants, Bickford Park has a typical old-meets-new vibe and a culture of openness and sharing – part of the tradition that makes Toronto so great. You might just find yourself sipping homemade wine in your neighbour’s vegetable garden listening to tales of an older city you never knew.

What you won't find

Bickford Park is a bit of a no man’s land in terms of grocery stores; you’ll have to travel if you’re stocking the kitchen.

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23 TYRREL AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

23 Tyrrel Ave

Toronto, Ontario M6G 2G1

$2,100,000

House 5 2
453 GRACE ST, toronto, Ontario
For sale

453 Grace St

Toronto, Ontario M6G 3A8

$2,450,000

House 5 4
129 WYCHWOOD AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

129 Wychwood Ave

Toronto, Ontario M6G 2Y1

$1,749,000

House 3 3
91 FOLLIS AVE, toronto, Ontario
For rent

91 Follis Ave

Toronto, Ontario M6G 1S7

$3,300 Monthly

House 2 2
689 MARKHAM ST, toronto, Ontario
For sale

689 Markham St

Toronto, Ontario M6G 2M2

$1,689,500

House 4 3
821 SHAW ST, toronto, Ontario
For sale

821 Shaw St

Toronto, Ontario M6G 3L9

$1,649,000

House 4 4
667 MANNING AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

667 Manning Ave

Toronto, Ontario M6G 2W3

$3,788,000

4995 sqft Multi-Family 0 0
667 MANNING AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

667 Manning Ave

Toronto, Ontario M6G 2W3

$3,788,000

Other 15 8
734 SHAW ST S, toronto, Ontario
For sale

734 Shaw St S

Toronto, Ontario M6G 3L7

$3,150,000

House 7 6
#1208 -580 CHRISTIE ST, toronto, Ontario
For sale

#1208 -580 Christie St

Toronto, Ontario M6G 3E3

$449,000

Apartment 1 1
156 TYRREL AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

156 Tyrrel Ave

Toronto, Ontario M6G 2G7

$1,389,000

House 3 2
916 MANNING AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

916 Manning Ave

Toronto, Ontario M6G 2X4

$2,998,888

House 5 4
#B -671 COLLEGE ST, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#b -671 College St

Toronto, Ontario M6G 1B9

$2,399 Monthly

Other 3 1
263 ROXTON RD, toronto, Ontario
For rent

263 Roxton Rd

Toronto, Ontario M6G 3R1

$5,750 Monthly

Row / Townho 4 4
60 MARCHMOUNT RD, toronto, Ontario
For sale

60 Marchmount Rd

Toronto, Ontario M6G 2A9

$1,211,000

House 4 2
#UPPER -772 CRAWFORD ST, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#upper -772 Crawford St

Toronto, Ontario M6G 3K3

$1,975 Monthly

Row / Townho 1 1
166 CLINTON ST, toronto, Ontario
For sale

166 Clinton St

Toronto, Ontario M6G 2Y3

$6,998,000

House 6 7
#1ST FLR -1182 OSSINGTON  AVE, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#1st Flr -1182 Ossington Ave

Toronto, Ontario M6G 3W1

$1,700 Monthly

House 2 1
#2ND FLR -1182 OSSINGTON AVE, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#2nd Flr -1182 Ossington Ave

Toronto, Ontario M6G 3W1

$2,000 Monthly

House 4 1
#LOWER -521 ROXTON RD, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#lower -521 Roxton Rd

Toronto, Ontario M6G 3R5

$1,485 Monthly

House 1 1
758 CRAWFORD ST, toronto, Ontario
For sale

758 Crawford St

Toronto, Ontario M6G 3K3

$2,949,000

House 5 5
#BSMT -429 EUCLID AVE, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#bsmt -429 Euclid Ave

Toronto, Ontario M6G 2T1

$1,775 Monthly

House 1 1
#1B -442 EUCLID AVE, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#1b -442 Euclid Ave

Toronto, Ontario M6G 2S9

$1,725 Monthly

House 1 1
#UPPER -1191 OSSINGTON AVE, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#upper -1191 Ossington Ave

Toronto, Ontario M6G 3W4

$3,300 Monthly

House 3 1