Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction Neighbourhood Toronto Guide | SchoolQ

Welcome to Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction Neighbourhood, Toronto

Welcome to Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction, Toronto


The Wallace Emerson neighbourhood owes its development to the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National railway lines which began freight services to this area in the late 1800s. Nowadays, the main thoroughfare of Bloor Street consists almost exclusively of mixed-use residential and commercial buildings. The residential area north of Bloor Street is primarily single-family dwellings. Many of these structures have been converted into apartments, housing up to eight separate units, but some new homebuyers are renovating them back to single-family homes. The Village of Dovercourt was founded in the 1870s. Its residents were originally poor immigrants from England. The village was annexed by the old City of Toronto in 1912, helping stimulate its growth and development by 1923.


This neighbourhood is park heaven, with 20 parks and community recreation facilities within its boundaries, including:


Facilities in this neighbourhood

  • 6 Outdoor Rinks
  • 2 Trails
  • 6 Basketball Courts
  • 2 Outdoor Dry Pads
  • 15 Playgrounds
  • 5 Sports Fields
  • 7 Wading Pools
  • 2 Picnic Facilities
  • 1 Amphitheatre
  • 7 Ball Diamonds
  • 2 Community Gardens
  • 4 Outdoor Pools
  • 1 Sledding Hill
  • 3 Splash Pads
  • 1 Volleyball Court
  • 2 Clubhouses
  • 4 Tennis Courts
  • 1 BMX Track
  • 2 Community Rec. Centres
  • 1 Fitness/Weight Room
  • 1 Gym
  • 1 Indoor Pool
  • 3 Lawn Bowling/Bocce Greens
  • 1 Preschool Activities Room


With 8 rail transit stops and 136 street-level transit stops in the neighbourhood, it's easy to get around.


This neighbourhood has many shops, services, and amenities to make your daily errands easy.

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