Also known simply as Little Italy, this neighbourhood is actually not an exclusively Italian neighbourhood. There is a strong Italian community, a large Portuguese population as well as neighbours from around the world, making this one of the most multicultural neighbourhoods in Toronto.

The majority of the residential real estate in this neighbourhood are row-houses and attached Victorian homes, set on narrow tree-lined streets with back parking facilities.

Notable Amenities at Palmerston-Little Italy

1. Schools and Education:   Public School in the area include - Central Commerce Collegiate Institute, Clinton Street Junior Public School, Delta Alternative Senior School, Dewson Street Junior Public School, Central Technical School, West End Alternative School, Harbord Collegiate Institute and Catholics Schools include - Msgr. Fraser College - Alternate Secondary and St. Francis of Assisi Elementary, 

2. Food and Restaurants: Popular eateries in this neighbourhood include - Black Hoof (Gastropubs, Cocktail Bars), The Fish Store & SandwichesBar Isabel (Spanish, Tapas Bars), Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu (Korean), Bakerbots BakingThe Caledonian (Scottish Pub), Frank’s Kitchen (French), Sidecar (Modern European, Canadian).

3. Shopping, Leisure and Recreation:   The Little Italy shopping district on College Street, between Shaw Street and Euclid Avenue, features authentic Italian restaurants and European fashions. The Portugal Village shopping district on Dundas Street includes fresh fruit and vegetable markets, mouth-watering bakeries, as well as seafood restaurants, and cafes that feature an authentic Portuguese cuisine.

Physically active residents can visit the The West End YMCA at 931 College Street, which includes a gymnasium, a swimming pool, and community meeting rooms. For a relaxing afternoon, residents can also use the The College/Shaw Public Library, which serves as a community meeting place and offers reading material in a number of languages.

Getting to Palmerston-Little Italy by Public Transportation:

Bathurst Station, Christie Station, Ossington Station on the Bloor-Danforth subway line - 300 on Bloor Street West - 511 and 310 on Bathurst Street - 306 and 506 on College Street - 63 and 316 on Ossington Avenue - 96 on Harbord Street