Triptoes Top 5: Toronto Neighbourhoods

Thinking about exploring Toronto neighborhoods?  Toronto is all about its eclectic mix of cool and interesting neighborhoods just ripe for a family to explore. Here are our five favourites to hang out when we are in town…

Exploring Toronto Neighborhoods

Cabbage Town, Toronto



Authentic with the sights, smells and sounds of another world. Feast on Dim Sum, spot exotic looking veggies, buy cheap trinkets and souvenirs or just soak up the atmosphere. The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is also just around the corner.

The Annex

Along Bloor Street is the fashionable The Annex and includes enviable tree-lined residential streets, trendy coffee shops, sushi bars and honest to goodness – Honest Ed’s.  Nearby is Toronto University and upmarket Yorkville.


Cabbagetown, to the east of downtown comprises “the largest continuous area of preserved Victorian housing in all of North America”, according to the Cabbagetown Preservation Association. It is also home to the excellent Riverdale Farm with a great petting zoo.

Little Italy

Little Italy is all about food and atmosphere. Perhaps more of a nightspot and less family-friendly than other Toronto neighbourhoods however the busy Summer patio life of this lively neighbourhood are well worth a latte and juice stop.

The Beach

Take a tram along Queen Street East and you come to The Beach, a fantastic neighbourhood to explore. Stroll along the boardwalk of Lake Ontario, spot the CN Tower in the distance and see how lucky Canadian Beach families live – is a must!


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