Where to Buy Now: Brockton Village, because Lansdowne’s shedding its grungy skin—without becoming generic
Like Wallace-Emerson next door, Brockton Village is quickly becoming a destination for both urban tastemakers and young families looking for a nice, yet affordable, first home. The area’s Victorian row houses are being scooped up by the first-time buyers you’ll see pushing strollers on the tree-lined streets. Residents have plenty of shops to frequent: along Dundas West, Portugese and Brazilian businesses alternate between new bars and brunch spots.
Railroad tracks off Dundas St. W., meeting at Dufferin and Queen West, and Bloor St.
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Old-school tetherball at MacGregor Park playground. 346 Lansdowne Ave.
Conceptual art shows at the Meredith Keith Gallery. 1695 Dundas St. W., 647-351-5284.
Spring rolls and pho at Pho Phuong. 1603 Dundas St. W., 416-536-3030.
Seafood small plates at chef Nathan Isberg’s Atlantic Restaurant. 1597 Dundas St. W., 416-219-3819.
Gourmet red-velvet cupcakes at OMG Baked Goodness. 1561 Dundas St. W., 647-348-5664.
A pint on the patio at the Three Speed, where cycling, plaid-shirted types drink. 1163 Bloor St. W., 647-430-3834.
Fresh Brazilian cheese bread from Brazil Bakery and Pastry Ltd. 1554 Dundas St. W., 416-531-2888.