West Toronto

Trendy & Traditional

Once a pleasantly sleepy community of European immigrants, the area has evolved over the past couple decades into an enclave for educated, affluent Gen X and millennials to raise their families in befittingly organic style. For visitors that means Roncesvalles Village’s trove of foodie-approved casual restaurants, health food stores and gourmet shops. “Roncey” is also known for its indie gift shops, fashion boutiques and yoga studios. Further north, the Junction is another hit with smart, young Torontonians, but with an edgier, artier vibe, and replete with small galleries, vintage shops and coffee bars. The heart of the neighbourhood is the sprawling, leafy High Park, home to a small zoo, an extensive trail network, adventure playgrounds, a leash-free dog park and scenic pond.