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Niagara

Neighborhood Overview

Niagara, Toronto

Niagara Neighbourhood Overview

Niagara is a mix of residential and industrial neighbourhoods in Toronto. It falls south of Queen Street West, Bathurst to the east, Strachan avenue to the west and the railway corridor passes through the south of the neighbourhood. The eastern part of the city is called the Fashion District. The prominent inhabitants of the residential area are young urbanites. Niagara, Toronto is a  beautiful neighbourhood brimming with life, art and food. There are art galleries, restaurants, markets, bookstores and fashion stores. There is a significant decrease in the industrial area of Niagara due to the upcoming residential areas. Stanley park is a multipurpose area where the residents reach out for entertainment. Most of the sites are within walking distance. Public transportation around the area is well-established.

Liveability and Lifestyle of Niagara

Area Vibes score the liveability of Niagara at 78 out of 100. As a neighbourhood, Niagara is ranked 141 in Toronto and 913 in Ontario. In terms of liveability, it stands at 72 and 67 in Ontario and Canada, respectively. Niagara ranks 98% better than surrounding neighbourhoods. The neighbourhood of Niagara offers good amenities to its residents. It is at a suitable distance from schools, hospitals, shopping malls and other entertainment areas. The people of this neighbourhood prefer Stanley Park for recreational activities. The following table gives a basic idea of the liveability and lifestyle in Niagara-
Overview Percent/ Grade
Liveability Index 78
Amenities A+
Cost of Living F
Crime A+
Employment C-
Housing C+
School A-
Niagara is a safe neighbourhood. The possibility of being a victim of a crime is one out of 40. Crime in Niagara is almost 40% lower than the national average. Violent crimes in the vicinity are 38% higher than the Canadian average. Niagara is 57% safer than the rest of the neighbourhoods in Ontario. Every year the crime rate decreases by 15%. If you go for a walk in the district, you will come across quaint antique stores, restaurants, grocery stores, bookstores, and beautiful boutiques, to name a few.

People and Culture of Niagara

The area of Niagara used to be a military garrison for York. The land of Niagara witnessed the Battle of York in 1781. The fort still stands tall. All street names in this neighbourhood have historical significance. In the 1850s, Niagara grew as an industrial area. Emerging factories created employment opportunities which led to the migration of people into the locality. In Niagara, 82.7% of people speak English. French is not spoken by a lot of people. Childless couples and singles occupy the highest number of apartments in the area.  People who speak English and French account for 15% of the population. Childless couples and singles occupy the highest number of apartments in the area. When we talk about employment, most residents of the area work nearby. The median household income is $110,235 which is more than the average in Ontario and Toronto.
Index Niagara Toronto Ontario
Median Household Income $110,235 $81,376 $87,353
Unemployment Rate 4.4% 4.8% 4.2%
In Labour Force 86.4% 65.5% 61.7%
Population in the labour force in Niagara is more than that of Toronto and Ontario. The unemployment rate in Niagara is less than in Toronto but more than in Ontario. Niagara is known for its boutiques, eclectic vintage stores, bookstores and thriving restaurant scene.

Top Attractions and Places to Visit in Niagara

Niagara is at the perfect distance from all major hotspots of Toronto. There are museums, art galleries, parks and many more sources of entertainment around the area.

Museums and Art Galleries

Ontario is home to many museums and galleries. The rich history of the place has led to the construction of brilliant museums. The Myseum of Toronto, MZTV Museum of Television, Campbell House Museum, The 48th Highlander Museum, Textile Museum of Canada, Museum of Illusions and Friar's Music Museum are a few which are a must-visit. Museum of Contemporary Art, Wunderbase, Art Gallery of Toronto and the Market Gallery are a few art galleries for art lovers.

Fort York National Historic Site

The Fort York site is a historic landmark for the people of Canada. This is where the British soldiers, Canadian militiamen and First Nation warriors defended Toronto from the Americans. The exhibit engrosses the audience in a digital time machine that takes them during the time of war.  The area poses as a model of comparison to measure the growth of Toronto since the war. The exhibit has a 2,900 sq ft exhibition area, an immersive experience of wartime, including the explosion at Fort York, a 480 sq ft vault that showcases light-sensitive artefacts and an orientation film.

CN Tower

CN Tower is one of the tallest structures in the world. It is just 10 minutes away from Niagara. You can visit the tower to witness the beautiful view of Toronto. There are different levels for the observation decks. If you are a thrill seeker, try the Toronto Skytree’s edge walk which is 1168 ft above the ground. You can also book a 360-degree restaurant to have dinner among clouds.

Parks and Recreation

Stanley Park is the main green attraction in Niagara. There are splash pads, a dog park, a children’s play area and picnic spots. The members of the community assemble here for meetings and festivals. One of the benefits of this location is that people don't have to go far off looking for open green spaces.

Things To Do in Niagara

There is a lot to do in Niagara, Toronto. You can shop at various boutiques., browse a few bookstores on the way, grab your to-go sandwich or salad from More So Me and head over to Stanley park. Museums and art galleries are close by. Spend your weekends making your way through the different eras of art. Visit the Museum of Illusions with your friends for a fun Saturday afternoon. Dance away the Saturday night at Pizza Wine Disco to wake up just in time for Sunday brunch.

Distance and Commute From Popular Locations

Streetcars are efficient to travel around the area. You can catch streetcars on Bathurst, King and Queen Street. If you own a car, it would be easy for you to travel to the Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard.  

Popular Markets in Niagara

Niagara has all the qualities of a small town. The markets around the area are everyone’s favourite. The markets are a variety of farmers’ markets, weekend markets and flea markets. Following are the famous markets in Niagara-

St. Lawrence Market

The St. Lawrence market is in the Old Town district of Toronto. It is brimming with over 120 sellers selling food, fresh produce, cheese and antique goods. The market is open every day barring Sunday.

Merchant’s Flea Market

Market inside an old warehouse, Merchant’s Flea Market has whimsical vintage items. There are over 250 booths for local business owners. Visit this market to support the local business.

The Leslieville Farmers’ Market

Open air, live music and fresh food culminate the Leslieville Farmers’ market. You can find sellers selling furniture, clothing and collectables.

Wychwood Barns Park

The Wychwood Barns Park is a pet favourite. The Barn contains a studio, gallery and a farmers’ market.  

Niagara Demographics

Demographics of an area helps to understand the people and their consumption patterns. In Niagara, most residents are singles and childless couples. The area is forward and fast in its day-to-day functions. The demographics of Niagara, Toronto look as follows-
Category Statistics 
Population 11,913
Population Density (sq m) 17,081
Median Age 36.9
Gender Ratio 1:0:1
Married Couples 51%
Families with Kids at Home 23%
Speak English Only 82.7%
Speak French Only 0.0%
The median age of Niagara is 6% lower than Toronto. The population density of Niagara is much higher than that of Toronto. Almost 7.17% of the population is Chinese, 4.57% is Black and 6.80% of the population is South Asian.

Things To Do in Niagara With Kids and Pets

Niagara, Toronto is kid and pet-friendly. There are open spaces for the pets and kids to play. Niagara has 15 parks and recreational areas for kids and pets. Following are a few dog parks in the area-
  • Stanley Off-Leash Dog Park
  • Liberty Village Dog Park
  • Coronation Park Dog Park
  • Bill Johnston Dog Park
For kids, Stanley park has picnic tables for epic birthday parties, splash pools and a basketball court. Explore the Museum of Illusions with your children for some over-the-top fun.

Average Cost of Living in Niagara

The average cost of living in Niagara has increased. It is estimated to be 11% more than the national average. The cost of living in Niagara and Toronto is equal. Housing in Niagara is 15% higher than the national average. The sales tax is 33% higher than the national average. The income tax average of people residing in Niagara is 40% less than the national average. The following table shows a comparison of the cost of living in Niagara, Toronto and Ontario-
Index Niagara Toronto Ontario
Cost of Living 111 114 111
Goods and Services 108 108 107
Groceries 100 100 101
Healthcare 103 103 103
Housing 115 126 120
Transportation 107 107 104
Utilities 130 130 119
National Average- 100

Real Estate Housing Market in Niagara

Most houses of Niagara date back to the 1800s. These homes are converted into condos and townhouses. Since most occupants are young couples or independent renters, they prefer spaces like condominiums. There are no detached homes in the area.

Location Insights

FAQ

What is the average home price in Niagara, Toronto?

Average home price in Niagara depends upon the area. Housing prices in Niagara are less as compared to the average in Toronto and Ontario. However, utilities in the area are expensive.

How much does a townhouse cost in Niagara, Toronto?

The cost of townhouses can cost from  $250,000 to $999,999.

What are nearby neighbourhoods in Niagara, Toronto?

King West Village, Liberty Village and Fashion District are neighbouring areas of Niagara.

How many homes are for sale in Niagara?

There are mostly condominiums and townhouses on sale in the Niagara area.

How quickly are homes selling in Niagara?

Niagara is easily accessible to people who work in areas around Niagara. Mostly young people seek homes in the Niagara region.

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