From The Toronto Life Real Estate Guide:
The ’hood with the highest concentration of asymmetrical haircuts and skinny jeans in the city. With the explosion of bars and restaurants on Ossington, the impossibly hip factor has reached new, often unaffordable, heights. Known for its Victorian and Edwardian homes, the area’s not immune to the city’s construction boom with infill town home and condo projects popping up along Manning Avenue, Ossington and Dundas. Artists can be found walking their dogs in the neighbourhood’s namesake park, a grand and gated 37-acre oasis. While there are still relatively large Brazilian, Portuguese and Italian communities closer to Dundas and College (Portugal Day draws multitudes in June), it’s the park and Queen West that typify the area. Plenty of art galleries, bookstores, bars and boutiques draw a huge amount of foot traffic—and effortlessly stylish cyclists on parade—each weekend.