Just west of the downtown core is the eclectic and popular “Little Italy.” The neighbourhood is bordered by Albert Street to the north, Carling Avenue to the south and extends about a block west of Preston where it intersects with Hintonburg. Its geography makes it an ideal location for commuters.
Though the neighbourhood has a rich history and has always enjoyed a strong community pride, recent years have seen increased popularity, especially with young urban professionals. The new addition of large high tech office towers and government buildings along Preston Street have brought about even more interest in this urban hot-spot.
At the corner of Preston and Somerset sits the re-modeled Plant Recreation Centre, a modern facility enjoyed by a diverse range of community members. Preston Street is known for its fantastic restaurants, which suit a wide range of tastes. Whether you prefer Italian, Thai, or Modern Pub Fare, you will certainly be satisfied here. You can even pop in to the local gelateria on your walk home!