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Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction

In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction is a vibrant neighbourhood with a rich history and close-knit community.

Property Pulse

Homes in this neighbourhood range from converted apartments to single-family dwellings, with a mix of condos and townhouses.

Community Canvas

The community here is made up of people from diverse ethnic backgrounds and various age groups.

What You'll Love

You'll love the great schools, convenient transit options, and abundance of parks and recreational facilities.

Have a look around Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction.

Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction has a consistent population, and is popular with people in their 20s, people in their 30s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. The Wallace Emerson neighbourhood owes its development to the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National railway lines which began freight services to this area in the late 1800s. Nowadays, the main thoroughfare of Bloor Street consists almost exclusively of mixed-use residential and commercial buildings. The residential area north of Bloor Street is primarily single-family dwellings. Many of these structures have been converted into apartments, housing up to eight separate units, but some new homebuyers are renovating them back to single-family homes. The Village of Dovercourt was founded in the 1870s. Its residents were originally poor immigrants from England. The village was annexed by the old City of Toronto in 1912, helping stimulate its growth and development by 1923.

People & Families in Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction

Families with kids make up 34% of households in Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction, while couples without children make up 22% of households and 30% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 172 different ethnic origins, and 44% are first-generation immigrants, while 31% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

15,305

Neighbourhood Population

36,625

Household Size

  • 1 person - 30%
  • 2 persons - 32%
  • 3 persons - 17%
  • 4 persons - 12%
  • 5 or more persons - 6%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 30%
  • Non-family households - 10%
  • Families with children - 33%
  • Couples without children - 21%
  • Multiple families in household - 2%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 32%
  • 2 children - 21%
  • 3 or more children - 6%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 12%
  • 15 to 64 years - 75%
  • 65 years and over - 12%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Portuguese - 20%
  • English - 15%
  • Canadian - 12%
  • Irish - 12%
  • Scottish - 11%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 3%
  • 25 to 34 years - 25%
  • 35 to 44 years - 20%
  • 45 to 54 years - 17%
  • 55 to 64 years - 15%
  • 65 to 74 years - 9%
  • 75 to 84 years - 6%
  • 85 years and over - 2%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 4%
  • 5 to 9 years - 4%
  • 10 to 14 years - 3%
  • 15 to 19 years - 3%
  • 20 to 29 years - 17%
  • 30 to 39 years - 20%
  • 40 to 49 years - 13%
  • 50 to 59 years - 11%
  • 60 to 69 years - 7%
  • over 70 years - 6%

Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction Schools

This neighbourhood has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 14 public schools, 10 Catholic schools, 1 private school, and 2 alternative/special schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include International Baccalaureate, French Immersion, and Advanced Placement.

Public Schools

14

Catholic Schools

10

Private Schools

1

Having Fun in Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, and skating. There are 19 parks in this neighbourhood, with 75 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 3.

Number of Parks

19

Number of Recreation Facilities

75

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 15
  • Pools - 5
  • Rinks - 6
  • Tennis Courts - 4
  • Volleyball Court - 1
  • Basketball Courts - 5
  • Ball Diamonds - 7
  • Sports Fields - 5
  • Community Centre - 1
  • Splash Pads - 10
  • Skateboard Park - 1
  • Sledding Hill - 1
  • Sports Courts - 3
  • Outdoor Games Facilities - 3
  • BMX Track - 1
  • Community Gardens - 2
  • Trails - 2
  • Arts/Performance Facility - 1
  • Fitness/Weight Room - 1
  • Gym - 1
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Getting Around in Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction

There are 168 transit stops in Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction. Rail stations include Dundas West Station. In this neighbourhood, there are a mix of vehicle and transit commuters, most commute within the city, and people have mostly medium commutes.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 89%
  • Commute to another city - 10%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 34%
  • Transit - 47%
  • Walk/bike - 16%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 27%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 35%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 15%
  • 60 minutes and over - 12%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 8%

Work and Education in Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction

In this neighbourhood, 41% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 64% have any postsecondary education. The professional, scientific and technical services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 21%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 8%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 8%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 7%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 6%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 6%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 5%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 5%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 9%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 6%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 7%
  • $200,000 and over - 4%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 26%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 14%
  • Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services - 13%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 10%
  • Accommodation and food services - 10%
  • Retail trade - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 65% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 5% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 29% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are mostly condos and townhouses. Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction has a consistent population, with 42% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 15% having moved within the past year. It has a mix of older and newer homes and is a mix of owner and renter-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 10%
  • Semi-detached house - 13%
  • Duplex - 7%
  • Row house - 7%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 44%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 14%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 12%
  • Not condominium - 87%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 28%
  • 2 bedrooms - 26%
  • 3 bedrooms - 30%
  • No bedrooms - 1%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 14%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 16%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 6%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 6%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 4%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 3%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 7%
  • 1960 or before - 56%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 49%
  • Renter - 50%

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