Corktown, one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Toronto, boasts a unique blend of historical charm and modern city living. It graces the heart of Toronto, bordered by Queen Street East to the north, the Don River to the east, and Lake Shore Boulevard to the south.
A walk down Corktown’s storied streets reveals well-preserved Victorian-style houses and a mosaic of architectural designs. From converted lofts and edgy new condominiums to the well-known worker’s cottages, characterized by their tiny, flat-fronted architectural design—one and a half stories tall and just one room wide.
Its rich history melds seamlessly with the contemporary culture, reflected in a fantastic array of restaurants, independent bistros, parks, and boutiques. Key cultural landmarks such as the famous Distillery District and the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse—the oldest standing school in Toronto—add to the neighbourhood’s charm.