Palmerston-Little Italy

Presents a beautiful blend of historical Italian heritage with contemporary urban living.

Welcome to Palmerston-Little Italy

A sought-after community with deep Italian roots
Palmerston-Little Italy presents a beautiful blend of historical Italian heritage with contemporary urban living, nestled in the bustling metropolis of Toronto. This iconic neighborhood thrives on a rich cultural history, diverse culinary experiences, and a dynamic community atmosphere, making it a coveted place to live.

What to Love

  • A plethora of culinary offerings, both innovative and traditional 
  • A wide variety of real estate offerings preserve the neighborhood’s historical essence, from grand Victorian homes and low-rise buildings to a mixture of renovated churches and row homes 
  • Home to a diverse range of residents, including young professionals, families, and Europeans, that contribute to Palmerston’s eclectic and lively community vibe
  • Close proximity to world-class shopping and entertainment
  • An in-demand neighborhood boasting high home appreciation rates 
  • Access to renowned medical care at Toronto Western Hospital

Local Lifestyle

The local lifestyle in Palmerston-Little Italy is an inviting mix of modernity and tradition. A strong emphasis on family and community creates a friendly and warm atmosphere, reflecting the Italian culture that's deeply embedded in the area's heritage.
Step onto College Street, the pulsating artery of the area, and find yourself transported to a world where traditional espresso bars and avant-garde galleries coexist in harmony. The local trattorias, with their al fresco dining spaces, invite patrons to indulge in a culinary journey that encapsulates the soul of Italy. Amidst the feasts, the famed Italian Walk of Fame sparkles beneath your feet, celebrating the contributions Italian-Canadians have made to the cultural fabric of the city.
The community has an active nightlife, with venues ranging from cozy lounges to pulsating clubs where the music and laughter spill out into the starlit streets. And when the city’s film festival season arrives, the neighborhood’s classic cinemas, such as The Royal, become beacons for movie aficionados.

Dining and Entertainment

Palmerston-Little Italy, Toronto's dining mosaic, is a food lover's paradise, where each establishment contributes a distinct flavor to the neighborhood's culinary landscape. Bar Raval stands as a culinary sculpture, its artful interior matched only by the mastery of its tapas and cocktails, a homage to Spanish cuisine that beckons gourmands with its modernist twist on traditional tastes.
Not far behind, Bar Isabel glows with a warm ambiance, inviting patrons to indulge in its rich array of dishes that are as visually arresting as they are gastronomically satisfying. This locale is a love letter to the Mediterranean, with every bite and sip designed to transport diners to the coastal tavernas of Spain.
For those seeking a more casual atmosphere, Cafe Diplomatico Restaurant & Pizzeria has been a cornerstone of the neighborhood for decades, serving classic Italian fare and pizzas that have become local legends. Its patio buzzes with lively conversations, embodying the essence of European café culture right in the heart of Palmerston-Little Italy.
Coco's, a quaint and beloved neighborhood coffee shop, offers a warm retreat with its artisanal coffees and sweet treats. It's a spot that encapsulates the spirit of Palmerston-Little Italy, with its cozy nooks providing the perfect backdrop for both the creative minds and the everyday folk that weave the social fabric of this vibrant community.

Things to Do

Palmerston-Little Italy offers a wealth of experiences that cater to every inclination. At the heart of this bustling enclave lies the Fred Hamilton Playground, a sanctuary of joy for children and a nostalgic escape for adults. With playground equipment that invites laughter and open spaces that host community events, it's a locale that anchors the neighborhood's youthful spirit.
Bickford Park is a verdant retreat amidst the urban tapestry, offering residents a tranquil haven. Here, the rustle of leaves and the gentle whisper of the wind provide a natural symphony for those seeking a peaceful respite from the city's relentless pace. The park’s open fields and shady spots are ideal for leisurely picnics, spirited frisbee games, or solitary contemplation.
The West End YMCA is a cornerstone of community wellness, where health and happiness are pursued with equal enthusiasm. Featuring a full suite of fitness facilities, from swimming pools to gymnasiums, and a schedule brimming with classes, the YMCA isn't just a place to exercise — it's a place to connect, forging bonds of friendship and community in pursuit of a healthier lifestyle.

Overview for Palmerston-Little Italy, Ontario

6,457 people live in Palmerston-Little Italy, where the median age is 38 and the average individual income is $128,857. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Palmerston-Little Italy, Ontario

There's plenty to do around Palmerston-Little Italy, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Explore popular things to do in the area, including La Morena, Trinity Market, and OMG Cafe & Tapas.

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Dining 2.23 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.51 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.95 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.4 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.14 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.62 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Palmerston-Little Italy, Ontario

Palmerston-Little Italy has 2,860 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Palmerston-Little Italy do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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The following schools are within or nearby Palmerston-Little Italy. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Pope Francis Catholic School*
PreK - 8th
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École élémentaire Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau
PreK - 6th
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