Queen West–Trinity Bellwoods–Ossington

Eclectic Queen West is where the city comes to play. Because, throughout its distance, you can sample essentially everything that “Toronto the Good” has to offer. Here, people in suits hang with people in sneakers. Exquisite cuisine coexists with dining casual. And brand-name stores are nestled alongside the hottest local boutiques. The area’s relaxed style is rooted in the late 1960s, when the stretch was popular for its greasy spoons and inexpensive housing. A short trip west to Trinity–Bellwoods (named for the famous park it surrounds) ups the “neighbourhood” factor; it’s more “rural” and residential to Queen West’s “urban” and commercial. Even farther west is Ossington. With its own booming restaurants and shopping, it’s what Trinity–Bellwoods and Queen West used to be: edgy and artsy. Overall, these three adjoining neighbourhoods are famous for their shared hip factor—not to mention their sought-after Victorians, and charming bay-and-gable and Gothic Revival homes.

Fun facts about Trinity Bellwoods Park:

Trinity Bellwoods Park provides a lush oasis away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. The park offers a range of resources such as:

  • Pedestrian and bicycle paths
  • Tennis courts
  • Picnic areas
  • Hockey rink
  • Swimming pool
  • Community centre
  • Dog walking area
  • Farmer’s Market (seasonal)

Did you know?

Trinity Bellwoods Park, is the former site of Trinity College, where an Anglican private school stood from the mis 1800s to early 1900s before relocating closer to the University of Toronto. Most of the buildings were demolished in the early 1950s, only the stone and iron gates remain – the entrance to this beautiful park.