CORKTOWN & LONGO STORY   THE TOWNHOMES OF NEW CORKTOWN
IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN TORONTO

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Part of historic downtown Toronto

Corktown was originally the home of thousands of working class Irish who emigrated from County of Cork, Ireland. They found employment in the numerous industries that dominated the neighbourhood, such as the Gooderman and Worts Distillery, as well as the shipping docks that lined the harbour of downtown Toronto.

While the years have seen many former factories and warehouses torn down, what has remained preserved over time are the many original homes of Corktown's early families. Known as "workers' cottages", these single-family homes were attached to each other to save space. Unadorned with architectural detailing, their simplicity and straightforward design gave them a distinctive look that has become even more charming and unique with the passage of time.

Corktown is currently undergoing a cultural, social and economic renaissance. The area has become a haven for artists and business entrepreneurs. Corktown offers a historic ambience while just steps from the dynamic heart of downtown Toronto.

 

 

 

Longo Communities

 A third generation family owned business engaged in the development of real estate and construction of homes and commercial property in the GTA for over 80 years.

Currently building in existing built up areas of the City of Toronto, along with extensive holdings in multi residential apartment buildings. The corporation has built, own and manage over 1000 multi-residential rental properties and have developed and built over 1,500 homes and numerous commercial projects in Ontario. International projects include: commercial and residential developments in Texas, Ohio and Florida.

The company has been a member of The Greater Toronto Home Builders Association (since 1953), a member of the Urban Development Institute and The Greater Toronto Apartment Association.

With a well-established reputation for hands-on development, attention to detail, quality craftsmanship, standards of excellence and over 80 years experience, Longo Communities offers better living to you.

 


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