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.
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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