Toronto Neighbourhoods
Little Portugal

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

Little Portugal is a dynamic and vibrant neighbourhood with a strong sense of community.

Property Pulse

Little Portugal offers a mix of older and newer homes, with a majority being condos and apartments.

Community Canvas

Little Portugal is home to a diverse population, with a strong Portuguese presence and a mix of young professionals and families.

What You'll Love

You'll love the wide range of ethnic cuisines, trendy shops, and the lively atmosphere.

Have a look around Little Portugal.

Little Portugal has a dynamic population, and is popular with people in their 20s, people in their 30s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. Little Portugal (also known as Portugal Village and Beaconsfield) is a neighbourhood and ethnic enclave located west of downtown in the Old City of Toronto. Little Portugal is predominantly a residential area. The largest ethnic group are Portuguese and a number of Portuguese storefronts are located along College and Dundas Streets, giving the area its name. There is a fine stock of mid-century homes.

People & Families in Little Portugal

Families with kids make up 22% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 22% of households and 39% of households are one person living alone. People in Little Portugal come from 129 different ethnic origins, and 37% are first-generation immigrants, while 32% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

7,450

Neighbourhood Population

15,559

Household Size

  • 1 person - 39%
  • 2 persons - 36%
  • 3 persons - 12%
  • 4 persons - 7%
  • 5 or more persons - 3%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 39%
  • Non-family households - 14%
  • Families with children - 21%
  • Couples without children - 22%
  • Multiple families in household - 1%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 28%
  • 2 children - 18%
  • 3 or more children - 4%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 8%
  • 15 to 64 years - 79%
  • 65 years and over - 11%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Portuguese - 19%
  • English - 16%
  • Canadian - 15%
  • Irish - 15%
  • Scottish - 14%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 6%
  • 25 to 34 years - 37%
  • 35 to 44 years - 21%
  • 45 to 54 years - 12%
  • 55 to 64 years - 10%
  • 65 to 74 years - 6%
  • 75 to 84 years - 3%
  • 85 years and over - 2%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 3%
  • 5 to 9 years - 2%
  • 10 to 14 years - 2%
  • 15 to 19 years - 2%
  • 20 to 29 years - 24%
  • 30 to 39 years - 25%
  • 40 to 49 years - 11%
  • 50 to 59 years - 8%
  • 60 to 69 years - 6%
  • over 70 years - 6%

Little Portugal Schools

Little Portugal has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 12 public schools, 5 Catholic schools, and 1 alternative/special school serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include Advanced Placement, French Immersion, and International Baccalaureate.

Public Schools

12

Catholic Schools

5

Having Fun in Little Portugal

Fun is easy to find at the parks here. Parks in Little Portugal feature playgrounds for kids and skating. There are 3 parks in Little Portugal, with 16 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 5.

Number of Parks

3

Number of Recreation Facilities

16

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 2
  • Pool - 1
  • Arena - 1
  • Rinks - 2
  • Basketball Courts - 2
  • Ball Diamond - 1
  • Community Centre - 1
  • Splash Pad - 1
  • Outdoor Games Facility - 1
  • Fitness/Weight Rooms - 2
  • Gyms - 2
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Getting Around in Little Portugal

There are 54 transit stops in Little Portugal. Rail stations include Bloor GO. In this neighbourhood, there are a mix of commute types, most commute within the city, and people have mostly medium commutes.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 89%
  • Commute to another city - 11%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 30%
  • Transit - 38%
  • Walk/bike - 28%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 32%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 31%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 12%
  • 60 minutes and over - 10%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 11%

Work and Education in Little Portugal

In Little Portugal, 50% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 71% have any postsecondary education. The professional, scientific and technical services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 17%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 7%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 8%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 8%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 7%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 7%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 6%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 5%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 10%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 6%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 6%
  • $200,000 and over - 5%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 24%
  • Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport - 15%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 15%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 16%
  • Accommodation and food services - 10%
  • Information and cultural industries - 9%

Employment

  • Employed - 73% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 5% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 22% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Little Portugal Homes

In Little Portugal, there are mostly condos and apartments. This neighbourhood has a dynamic population, with 56% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 25% 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 - 3%
  • Semi-detached house - 6%
  • Duplex - 3%
  • Row house - 8%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 38%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 39%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 35%
  • Not condominium - 64%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 38%
  • 2 bedrooms - 31%
  • 3 bedrooms - 18%
  • No bedrooms - 1%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 10%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 10%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 2%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 2%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 1%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 7%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 30%
  • 1960 or before - 45%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 44%
  • Renter - 55%
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