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Niagara

The neighbourhood of Niagara is part of the city of Toronto, Ontario.

Housing

In Niagara, around three quarters of dwellings are large apartment buildings, while the remainder are mainly small apartment buildings. This part of Toronto is primarily composed of two bedroom and one bedroom homes. The proportions of renters and homeowners are about even. This neighbourhood experienced its main construction boom after the year 2000, so most of the available properties are from this era.

Transportation

Niagara does not require use of a car as various other means of transportation are at the disposal of homeowners. Commuting by public transit is very convenient in this area. For example, property owners benefit from approximately 10 bus lines, and most houses are very close to a bus stop. Niagara is also an extraordinarily convenient part of Toronto for pedestrians; meeting daily needs is very convenient by walking, and a very large number of businesses of different types can be found as well. This area is an extremely convenient part of Toronto for cyclists. More specifically, bike-share stations are never more than a short distance away, and the bicycling infrastructure is good.

Services

In Niagara, parents and their children will generally be able to get to schools and daycares by walking. Parents have the choice between public and private primary schools. With respect to eating, it is very often feasible for property owners in Niagara to buy general and specialty groceries on foot. In addition, thanks to 150-odd restaurants and cafes in this area, there is almost always a spot to get a meal or beverage just around the corner. It is also especially easy to reach a variety of clothing stores on foot, for example on Queen Street.

Character

Home buyers who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time in green spaces will feel at home in Niagara. Finding lively places in this neighbourhood is very easy. There are a very large number of people around most of the time, there is a wide selection of entertainment venues, and with its about 20 bars, there are options for nighttime activities. There is a small amount of greenery in this area; to be more specific, residents will find that the tree canopy coverage for most streets is below average. Nonetheless, access to parks is very easy in the neighbourhood since there are a few of them close by for residents to visit.

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