The Niagara region has a military past dating back to 1793 when it was part of the military garrison for the fledgling Town of York. In the 1850s Niagara emerged as a prominent industrial centre which in turn created a demand for workers housing and led to the residential development of the Niagara neighbourhood.
Today Niagara residents will enjoy the neighbourhood's unique mix of art galleries, antique shops, fashion stores, natural food markets, and restaurants. The community centre is located at the Stanley Park grounds where local resident meetings are held as well as community based programming and social functions. The Stanley Park itself has two baseball diamonds, two tennis courts, a soccer field, a small outdoor pool, and a children's playground. Considering this is the location of the bloody Battle of York during the War of 1812 the Garrison Road serve as a landmark where you will find a museum and periodically they will have their staff in costumes, conduct tours and demonstrate historical activities. Moreover, at Fort York you will also get to see many exhibits and displays. You will find that this is a mixed residential and industrial neighbourhood. However, currently the neighbourhood is in transition and it will trend more towards residential properties. Living in the Niagara neighbourhood you are minutes away from Toronto's business district, Skydome, Exhibition Place, the Harbourfront and the Toronto Islands.
According to the TREB report for July, the average selling price for all home types is $499,969. The average selling price for the detached single house is $1,062,791. The average selling price for the semi-detached is $860,938. Condominium townhouses are selling for the average price of $720,958, and condominium apartments are selling for the average price of $459,729.