Brockton Village


Brockton Village is a pleasant, quiet neighbourhood bordered by Bloor Street, Dufferin Street, High Park and Parkdale.

The Village of Brockton was named after Captain James Brock, a cousin of Sir Isaac Brock, who was a Canadian war hero in the War of 1812. Brockton was initially settled in the 1840’s by Irish immigrants. After the merger with City of Toronto in 1884, the area was largely populated by Portuguese immigrants. Today, the transformation of the iconic Dufferin Mall embodies the changes taking place in the Brockton neighbourhood. With a walk score of 92, Brockton Village can be considered a walker’s haven. Downtown Toronto is 10 minute drive or 45 minute walk away and The Gardiner Expressway is about 15 minutes away.



Why do we love Brockton village?

The neighbourhood is experiencing a renaissance, evolving into a vibrant, dynamic and modern community with many brand new galleries, cafes, boutiques and loads of interesting people.

Describe a Perfect Day in Brockton Village

What is the best way to start the morning in Brockton village? Just two words: grilled cheese. We like how they do their sandwiches at the “Hogtown Cure”, and how they treat their cheese with toasty panini-press love. Following the scrumptious breakfast, we’ll stroll to the Toronto Indie Arts Market to purchase some cool handcrafted masterpieces from a thriving Toronto’s DIY community. Toronto isn’t Toronto without its diversity, so that’s why our destination for lunch is Scandinavian style Karelia Kitchen. Their own in-house smoked fish in a delicious duet with orange-grapefruit tea with ginger and wild honey. To die for! After lunch, we might fall in love with some art in one of many galleries that have moved from Queen Street West to Dundas West Street. Some of our favourites include Loop Gallery, Alison Smith Gallery and Jessica Bradley Art + Projects. Closer to the evening, we might go to legendary Dufferin Mall for shopping in 100+ outlets; it looks a lot like the Eaton Centre these days, but it’s nearly 5 times less crowded. Finally, tired but happy, we will most likely end up going to Branca, an authentic Argentinian barbecue restaurant. The ambience is laid-back, with plenty of good vibes and ribs that are completely out of this world.

One Thing to Know About Living in Brockton Village?

Among the many reasons why Brockton Village is so popular among young families are two gorgeous recreational areas: McCormick and Dufferin Grove Parks. Both parks offer a wide range of entertainment activities such as tennis, basketball courts, playing fields, games room, an indoor pool and even a skating rink!




Shirley Street Junior Public School,

38 Shirley St.,

(416) 393-9270


St. Helen Junior Catholic School,

School Rank by Fraser Institute,

1196 College St.,

(416) 393-5208


St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School

School Rank by Fraser Institute,

66 Dufferin Park Ave.,

(416) 393-5528


Kent Senior Public School,

980 Dufferin St.,

(416) 393-0400


City View Alternative Senior School,

38 Shirley St.,

(416) 393-8708


Bloor Collegiate Institute,

School Rank by Fraser Institute,

1141 Bloor St. West,

(416) 393-1420



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