Corso Italia, Toronto ON

A rich cultural atmosphere situated along St. Clair Avenue West.

Corso Italia, a Toronto neighbourhood, is a vibrant and diverse place to live, work, or visit. Situated along St. Clair Avenue West, Corso Italia is a melting pot of Italian and Portuguese heritage, creating a rich cultural atmosphere that embraces everyone. 

Corso Italia is a sought-after neighbourhood for its location, character, and affordability. According to bode.ca1, a website that allows homeowners to sell their properties without a REALTOR®, the sold prices of detached houses and townhouses have shown slight increases with averages around $1.4 million2 and $1.3 million2 respectively.  

When it comes to schools, Corso Italia has got you covered. There are several options catering to different needs and preferences. St. Mary of the Angels Catholic School3 offers French immersion, extended French, and gifted programs, along with a variety of extracurricular activities. Oakwood Collegiate Institute4 provides a range of academic, arts, technology, and athletic programs, including the prestigious International Baccalaureate. Regal Road Junior Public School5 focuses on environmental education, social justice, and equity, with English and French immersion programs. Stella Maris Catholic School6 offers regular and extended French programs, plus an array of clubs and teams.

Now let’s talk food! Corso Italia is a paradise for food lovers like us. There’s a fantastic variety of restaurants offering cuisines to satisfy every craving. Cano Restaurant7 is an elegant Italian spot serving up authentic dishes like pizza, pasta, seafood, and meat, accompanied by a delightful selection of wines and cocktails. If you’re in the mood for Brazilian cuisine, Rio 40 Degrees8 is the place to be, with a vibrant atmosphere, live music, and a delicious buffet of salads, meats, sides, and desserts. And if you’re a sushi fan, Spring Sushi Japanese Restaurant9 has got you covered with their all-you-can-eat menu and a la carte options. Don’t forget to check out Tre Mari Bakery10, a family-owned gem that has been delighting locals since 1960 with mouthwatering Italian pastries, cakes, breads, and sandwiches.

Corso Italia is not just about schools and restaurants; it’s also a bustling business hub. The Corso Italia Business Improvement Area (BIA)11 represents over 300 businesses along St. Clair Avenue West. The BIA organizes events, promotions, and beautification projects to enhance the economic and social vitality of the neighbourhood. One notable business is ChocoSol12, a social enterprise that produces organic, fair-trade, and artisanal chocolate sourced from Indigenous communities in Mexico and Ecuador. They also offer workshops, tours, and catering services.

Corso Italia is a neighbourhood that has it all. The culture, community, and incredible offerings make it a fantastic place to live, work, or simply enjoy. Whether you’re exploring the schools, indulging in delicious food, supporting local businesses, or considering the real estate market, Corso Italia is definitely worth checking out. 

(1) Bōde Canada | Buy or Sell your home with a realtor.

(2) Market Data | Understand the real estate market | Bode Canada.

(3) St. Mary of the Angels Catholic School | Toronto Catholic District School Board.

(4) Oakwood Collegiate Institute | Toronto District School Board.

(5) Regal Road Junior Public School | Toronto District School Board.

(6) Stella Maris Catholic School | Toronto Catholic District School Board.
(7) Cano Restaurant.
(8) Rio 40 Degrees Restaurant.
(9) Spring Sushi Japanese Restaurant | Toronto.
(10) Tre Mari Bakery.
(11) The Corso Italia Business Improvement Area | BIA.
(12) Chocosol Traders.