Ossington Avenue

Ossington Avenue    


In destination services, it is key to provide information on the areas and communities that our transferees are joining.  Below you will find highlights on Ossington Avenue, a west-end gem.  Ossington Avenue has made quite a name for itself, as it is one of the trendiest areas in the city.  From the tasty food options to the bars and clubs nearby, it has become a prime area for living, and investing.  This area is prime for many relocators coming to the city of Toronto to get well-adjusted and embedded in the culture.  Real estate in the area has gone up since post-covid, and will continue to rise as popularity increases.    


When relocating to a new city, knowing what the reputable restaurants are can be a big step for a seamless experience. The main factor that attracts such a crowd of people to this area are the restaurants along this strip. Here are just a few that are notable:

  • La Banane $$$
    • A French influenced cuisine that includes a raw bar and a stylish interior.
  • Union $$
    • A French-Canadian cuisine, specializing in local ingredients and weekly changes to their menu.
  • La Cubana $$
    • A Cuban restaurant specializing in sandwiches; recommendation: Short Rib Medianoche.
  • Mamakas Taverna $$$
    • A Greek tavern specializing in shared plates; great for group dinners.


  • Lucky’s Bodega
    • A convenient store along the strip that offers international snacks from all around the world; one of the only stores in Toronto to offer certain snacks.
  • BANG BANG Ice Cream and Bakery
    • A great option as summer weather approaches; recommendation: the rice pudding.


Ossington Avenue is near a good variety of the popular parks in the West end.  This includes parks like Trinity Bellwoods, located at Queen St. and Strachan Ave., and Stanley Park, located at King St. and Niagara St., both being less than a 15-minute walk from the strip. 

If  you are relocating to Toronto you will want to find out about the night life in the Ossington Avenue area.

Nightlife highlights around the strip include Reposado; a trendy tequila bar, and The Gift Shop; a stylish speakeasy-like bar, hidden behind a barbershop. 


If you are relocating to Toronto, it is key to know average rents across the city in order to find the area that fits within your budget.  Ossington Avenue prices continue to rise as the area becomes more and more popular.  The average monthly rental rates:

  • 1-bedroom apartment is $2100
  • 2-bedroom apartment is $3500
  • 3-bedroom apartment is $3900                                                                    

*see map below

Relocating To Toronto - Ossington Relocation
*Map provided by Retail Insider.
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