Located between College Street on the north and Queen Street West on the south and between Bathurst and Dovercourt lays the neighbourhood of Trinity Bellwoods, which also forms part of the West-Queen-West district. During the early part of the 20th century the neighbourhood became a landing site for immigrants of various nationalities, including Portuguese and Italian, which helped define much of the neighbourhood’s character for the next seven decades.
While Trinity Bellwoods Park, with its pedestrian and bicycling paths, tennis courts, playground, hockey rink, modern community center and swimming pool are the big daytime draw for the neighbourhood children, it is the strip along Queen West and Ossington, with its galleries, bars and cafes that provide the nightlife for the adults.
Most of the homes in this neighbourhood are century semi detached and fully detached Victorian and Edwardian homes. An influx of middle class families started renovating these homes in the 1990’s. In addition, there are several low-rise condominium buildings being constructed along Ossington Avenue. Typical suites start at about $450 to $550 per square foot.
Significant Sales: An entry level home in this neighbourhood would typically start in the $650,000 range and would most likely be a 2 storey semi detached or row house with an unfinished basement, moderate improvements and parking. Typical lots are 14 to 16 feet wide by 100 feet deep. A top of the line, newly renovated and restored 3 storey home with 3 or 4 bedrooms, modern kitchen and new bathrooms, lowered and finished basement and professionally landscaped front and back yards sell in the $1.5 to $1.7 million range. Along Queen St West between the park and Shaw Street are a few loft style buildings including the well known Candy Factory Lofts. This is one of the first large scale loft conversions in the city, and one of its most iconic. Most suites feature 13 foot exposed wood ceilings and plenty of exposed brick. Recently a 1000 square foot suite sold in multiple offers for over $600,000.