Toronto's 10 most creative neighbourhoods for musical talent

Real Estate Sales Representative with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Toronto Realty

SOCAN [Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada] recently did a survey that tabulates which neighbourhoods in Canada has the most royalty-earning songwriters and composers per capita. By narrowing the statistics down to the postal code based on royalty cheque earnings mailed out to the 135,000 members nation wide, Toronto's Trinity Bellwoods/ Little Portugal, Parkdale/ Roncesvalles, Dufferin/ Dovercourt Village, and Christie Pits made it to the shortlist  as the centre of music creation for songwriters and composers. The M6J postal code of Trinity/ Little Portugal was ranked the most successful.  6 of Greater Montreal neighbourhoods grabbed most of the spots on the top 10 list.

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Interesting that these creative neighbourhoods all fall under the urban old Toronto zones with a high concentration of Victorian freehold homes. Most have undergone or in the process of commercial revitalization. Infill of well designed modern homes and townhomes have also started to displace dilapidated structures transforming the residential streetscapes. Current prices average from $750k and up for a modest semi-detached, to $1.5m for a modern architect designed detached turn key home.

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My real estate business focuses on design-focused homes in Toronto's creative neighbourhoods. If you are thinking about buying or selling a turn key home, or looking for a homes that needs rehab or extensive retrofit, get in touch with me as I would love to help.


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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Toronto Realty Inc. Brokerage

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Toronto ON M5R 1J9

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Comments (2)

Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

What a great niche post and if I was still living in Nashville, I would have done something similar for all the songwriters and composers there! Great idea!

Mar 21, 2016 03:57 AM
Anne Lok
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Toronto Realty - Toronto, ON
Toronto Modern Real Estate

Thank you Susan. It was interesting for me to find out where each segment of the Toronto artistic culture congregates, and looks like they all hover around the west core neighbourhoods which were gentrifying neighbourhoods 10 years ago.

Mar 21, 2016 04:41 AM