Corso Italia offers a variety of detached and semi-detached three- and four-bedroom Toronto houses for sale along with several apartment buildings. Corso Italia homes are often original condition but solid, typically built between 1910 and 1950.
If buying from original owners, don’t expect a landscaped backyard or even a lawn–chances are it will be used as a vegetable garden. You may also have a second kitchen to convert. But the value proposition of buying a home for sale in Corso Italia is incredibly strong. We think this area will appreciate above average in the coming years.
There aren't a lot of lofts or condos nearby (closest would be the Foundry Lofts, Fuse condos and other new developments near Lansdowne and Dupont in Davenport Village which we've included with the Junction Triangle) but there are a number of townhomes offering good entry prices for young buyers and families on a budget.
Little Italy may share a similar moniker but Corso Italia is Toronto’s most authentic Italian neighbourhood. This affordable, family-friendly neighbourhood has a large Italian community but also Portuguese and Latin American residents who contribute to its eclectic atmosphere and cultural flair.
Corso Italia is a warm and friendly neighbourhood with an old-world charm that’s evidenced by the number of small grocers, mom-and-pop cafés and independent retailers as well as the old-fashioned street lamps that line the commercial streets.
There’s a down-to-earth nature about its residents and retailers that makes Corso Italia feel more like a small village than a bustling Toronto neighbourhood–despite its proximity to the core and the density of business activity along St. Clair.
Young families are taking note and starting to flock to Corso Italia homes for sale because of the bang you get for your buck here versus Toronto homes in other, comparable neighbourhoods. Plus, with the 2010 addition of a new LRT along St. Clair connecting residents to the subway, your commute is much faster and easier than in decades past.
Why We Love Corso Italia
You Can Invest Without Sacrificing Your Lifestyle
Most buyers want to grow their wealth through real estate but don’t want to live in a gritty neighbourhood in transition in order to do that. This is especially true for families looking for affordable starter homes.
Young families want a safe and well-appointed Toronto neighbourhood to move into today but when they sell down the road–whether to purchase a larger home in the same area or move to a more established neighbourhood–they want to know that their investment has grown.
Corso Italia is a great choice to live in now as the single-family homes are some of the most affordable close to the core, it has a great, small community feel, plentiful local amenities and access to TTC routes. In terms of potential future growth, we believe that Corso Italia is underrated. In recent years, the media have jumped on areas like Greenwood-Coxwell as the next big thing–the problem is that by the time most buyers start looking, prices have often already skyrocketed in response to predicted upward trends.
For the most part, Corso Italia seems to fly under the radar in terms of its investment potential although Toronto Life did feature it in its Where to Buy Now Guide in 2013. It’s not an area that’s going to boom overnight however–this is a slow build strategy for investors. If you plan on living in your first family home for 5-10 years and are priced out of trendier west-end neighbourhoods, we can take you through some of the pros of Corso Italia and why it’s worth serious consideration.
It Makes Darn Good ‘Za
Okay, so maybe this isn’t a reason to move to a neighbourhood but it’s certainly a great excuse to spend some time there and see if Corso Italia is right for you.
We always encourage buyers to try a neighbourhood on for size when narrowing down the list of options. What better way to get introduced to your potential new ‘hood than through its most famous dish – the glorious wood oven fired pizza?
Little Italy may have a denser concentration of restaurants and patios along College Street but many Torontonians insist that Corso Italia is where to go for truly authentic, Italian pizza. The Big Ragu and Marcello’s are hits with locals and foodies who will happily travel for a taste.
- 30thLeast expensive out of 113 neighbourhoods in Midtown$901KAverage home value in Corso Italia13.83%Year over year change in values
Historical Average Home Price in Corso Italia