An eclectic neighbourhood in Toronto.

Welcome to Palmerston-Little Italy

Palmerston-Little Italy is located in central Toronto. This picturesque community is home to a blend of lifestyles and cultures and is close to Toronto’s CBD, a major business hub in the area. Palmerston-Little Italy’s central location puts residents close to in-demand restaurants, shops, entertainment venues, and multiple parks and playgrounds. Numerous top-rated schools reside in the area, providing excellent educational opportunities for families. 
Palmerston-Little Italy is mostly residential, with many homes built in the 20th century. Properties are located on walkable, leafy streets and feature a wide variety of architectural styles. A unique blend of both old and new is found in Palmerston-Little Italy, with newer commercial areas nestled next to traditional homes and buildings.

What to Love

  • The simple yet elegant designs of the houses in Palmerston-Little Italy
  • The neighbourhood's central location in Toronto
  • Close to enticing restaurants, boutiques, and cafes 
  • Calm and private neighbourhoods ideal for raising a family

Local Lifestyle

Palmerston-Little Italy is home to many young families and couples, explaining the high number of family-owned businesses and recreational amenities around the neighbourhood. The neighbourhood features a hip, urban, and lively atmosphere where new restaurants and entertainment options pop up on a regular basis. 
Residents flock to downtown Toronto to experience its nightlife and entertainment spots, as they are only a few minutes away from their homes. As a result, Palmerston-Little Italy is always on the move, with locals taking advantage of nearby amenities. On any given day, families are seen playing at beloved parks, couples are grabbing drinks with friends, and singles are taking the short commute to downtown’s most iconic nightlife hotspots.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Palmerston-Little Italy residents have a wide selection of upscale restaurants to choose from. At Cafe Diplomatico Restaurant & Pizzeria, friends and family gather together on the eatery’s patio for delicious pizza and pasta combinations. 
Pair a glass of wine with authentic Portuguese cuisine at Chiado Restaurant. The menu includes classics like grilled fish and Nova Scotia lobster on a bed of saffron risotto. Those who prefer traditional Mexican cuisine will love Fonda Balam, whose tacos and quesadillas are customer favorites. 
Meander through The Monocle Shop to explore a vast array of products and goods, from books and gifts to accessories and handbags. Book lovers converge at Balfour Books, whose small location is home to a large collection of classic and newer reads.

Things to Do

Bickford Park is a popular outdoor option for Palmerston-Little Italy residents, especially those who are pet owners. The area is equipped with ample open space perfect for canine companions and relaxing picnic lunches. 
The Harbord Street Bridge is a well-known single-span concrete reinforced bridge built in the early 20th century and is a popular sight for tourists. The bridge boasts incredible views of the city skyline. 
Visit Mirvish Village, Toronto’s latest retail and residential development. The village features a cycling club, a music venue, a public park, an on-site gym, and 900-plus pet-friendly condominiums.


Notable schools in Palmerston-Little Italy include:

  • King Edward Junior and Senior Public School (Early Immersion Grades JK-8)
  • Central Toronto Academy (Grades 9-12)
  • Harbord Collegiate Institute (Grades 9-12)



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