Church-Wellesley (‘The Village’)
“Church-Wellesley or the “Village” is the centre of the gay community. It’s an awesome part of Toronto that still has a lot of charm and lots of small businesses, while close to the downtown core. It has local favorites like Crews & Tangos and a fun bar scene. There’s also tons of good restaurant like Loaded Piergoi, Si Lom Thai Bistro, Kintaro Izakaya, and North of Brooklyn!” – Mia Radovanovic, Ph.D. 1
“I really love my neighbourhood as it is close enough to downtown that you can be on campus in 10 minutes, but still feels more like the suburbs with beautiful trees and old historic looking homes.” – Katherine Bak, Ph.D. 1
“Dufferin Grove is a great mix of quiet side streets and the hustle and bustle of Bloor. There are great parks close by, tons of bars and cafes, and lovely locally owned shops. I like that it has a small-community feel, but because it’s on the subway line I can be right downtown in less than 15 minutes. It’s also very easy to get to campus via bike (or a slightly longer walk!).” -Emily Heffernan, Ph.D. 1
“My apartment is a 15 min walk to St. George campus, but I typically bike it in about 5 mins. My biggest complaint about being in Yorkville is that the nearest grocery store is Whole foods which is quite expensive. It’s also a longer walk to get to the more college-aged-friendly establishments down Bloor (in the Annex) as most restaurants around here are way beyond my price point (think dinner jacket, cocktails, and cigars type places). However, I’m saving enough money to make it all worthwhile.” – Zac Pierce-Messick, Ph.D. 2
“Cityplace is a central and walkable neighbourhood located in downtown Toronto. It is accessible to the St. George campus by the 510 Spadina Streetcar, and the Mississauga and Scarborough Campus by the GO Train via Union Station. My favourite part about this neighbourhood is that it’s very close to the harbourfront, which is great for a mid-day, socially-distanced walk!” – Kristina Knox, M.A.