From The Toronto Life Real Estate Guide:
The area has undergone rapid gentrification in recent years. Dundas is vying with Queen West for art gallery density (it’s home to The Department, loop Gallery, Meredith Keith Gallery and Jessica Bradley Art + Projects). While the bar scene can’t compete with Queen or Ossington just yet, there’s been an uptick in the watering hole quotient along “Duwest,” plus cafes and brunch spots—sure signs of long-deserved spit and polish. The gentrification kicked into high gear with the large condos filling the Queen West corridor and change began spreading beyond the borders of Beaconsfield Village. While Portuguese immigrants are still a strong presence, traditional familia are increasingly decamping for the suburbs. That means an influx of young parents itching to rip out their homes’ mid-century wrought iron accents and carting their kids to gymnastics class at Mary McCormick Community Centre.