Neighbourhoods
South Parkdale

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

South Parkdale is a vibrant neighbourhood with a diverse population and a lively atmosphere.

Property Pulse

The neighbourhood is primarily residential, with charming 19th and early 20th-century semi-detached homes.

Community Canvas

South Parkdale is home to a mix of families, young professionals, and a variety of ethnicities.

What You'll Love

You'll love the bustling Queen Street West with its restaurants, bars, and local shops.

Have a look around South Parkdale.

This neighbourhood 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. Parkdale is primarily a residential area of the city, with semi-detached homes predominating on most side streets. Many of the homes date from the 19th Century and early 20th Century. Parkdale's commercial districts are along Queen Street West from Roncesvalles in the west to Dufferin Avenue in the east, and King Street West around Dufferin Street. Queen Street West has a large proportion of restaurants and bars, as well as local shops and art galleries.

People & Families in South Parkdale

Families with kids make up 22% of households in South Parkdale, while couples without children make up 16% of households and 51% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 151 different ethnic origins, and 47% are first-generation immigrants, while 25% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

11,120

Neighbourhood Population

21,100

Household Size

  • 1 person - 51%
  • 2 persons - 29%
  • 3 persons - 10%
  • 4 persons - 5%
  • 5 or more persons - 3%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 51%
  • Non-family households - 9%
  • Families with children - 21%
  • Couples without children - 16%
  • Multiple families in household - 0%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 31%
  • 2 children - 17%
  • 3 or more children - 5%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 9%
  • 15 to 64 years - 79%
  • 65 years and over - 11%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 15%
  • Irish - 14%
  • Canadian - 13%
  • Scottish - 12%
  • Tibetan - 9%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 5%
  • 25 to 34 years - 29%
  • 35 to 44 years - 20%
  • 45 to 54 years - 16%
  • 55 to 64 years - 14%
  • 65 to 74 years - 7%
  • 75 to 84 years - 4%
  • 85 years and over - 1%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 3%
  • 5 to 9 years - 3%
  • 10 to 14 years - 2%
  • 15 to 19 years - 3%
  • 20 to 29 years - 20%
  • 30 to 39 years - 22%
  • 40 to 49 years - 13%
  • 50 to 59 years - 12%
  • 60 to 69 years - 8%
  • over 70 years - 4%

South Parkdale Schools

South Parkdale has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 11 public schools and 8 Catholic schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include International Baccalaureate and French Immersion.

Public Schools

11

Catholic Schools

8

Having Fun in South Parkdale

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in South Parkdale feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, dog parks, swimming, and water access. There are 16 parks in this neighbourhood, with 47 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 2.

Number of Parks

16

Number of Recreation Facilities

47

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 11
  • Dog Park - 1
  • Pool - 1
  • Tennis Courts - 4
  • Sports Field - 1
  • Community Centres - 2
  • Splash Pads - 10
  • Beaches - 3
  • BMX Track - 1
  • Stadium - 1
  • Community Garden - 1
  • Trails - 7
  • Arts/Performance Facility - 1
  • Fitness/Weight Room - 1
  • Gyms - 2
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Getting Around in South Parkdale

There are 87 transit stops in this neighbourhood. Rail stations include High Park Station. 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 - 10%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 23%
  • Transit - 52%
  • Walk/bike - 21%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 27%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 32%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 14%
  • 60 minutes and over - 15%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 10%

Work and Education in South Parkdale

In South Parkdale, 35% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 65% have any postsecondary education. The accommodation and food services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 34%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 11%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 10%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 8%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 6%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 5%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 4%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 3%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 5%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 2%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 2%
  • $200,000 and over - 2%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 32%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 15%
  • Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport - 11%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Accommodation and food services - 15%
  • Retail trade - 11%
  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 64% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 6% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 29% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

South Parkdale Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are mostly condos and apartments. This neighbourhood has a dynamic population, with 50% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 18% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is mostly renter-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 1%
  • Semi-detached house - 1%
  • Duplex - 2%
  • Row house - 3%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 29%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 62%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 11%
  • Not condominium - 88%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 56%
  • 2 bedrooms - 26%
  • 3 bedrooms - 5%
  • No bedrooms - 8%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 3%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 30%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 9%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 4%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 1%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 4%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 6%
  • 1960 or before - 43%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 12%
  • Renter - 87%

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