Corktown

Bright Street, 1942Corktown is a mostly residential area in east downtown Toronto: neighbourhood boundaries are Parliament, Shuter, the Don River and Front Street. Houses here are not as upscale as the nearby Garden District, Don Vale Cabbagetown or Cabbagetown South areas. Corktown is comprised of old row houses (dating from 1890) in varying states of repair, interspersed with small public housing projects, new infill townhouses, a few condo loft buildings, a number of social agencies (hostels for men and pregnant teens), a neighbourhood bar, a photo store, a French bookstore, some office space (in converted factory, warehouse and brewery buildings), a few restaurants, and several small businesses. Corktown is well served by public transit (streetcars along King + Queen) and has easy auto access to the DVP. It’s a 20 minute walk from Corktown to the Eaton Centre or St. Lawrence Market. Adjacent to Corktown are Toronto‚Äôs two largest public housing projects: Moss Park to the west, and Regent Park on the north. The Distillery District is to the south of Corktown.

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