Beaconsfield Village used to be mainly comprised of 1st generation Portuguese and Italian families. However, in the past 10 years, the neighbourhood has changed with many young professionals and art community moving in to the area.Beaconsfield Village has many gorgeous Victorian homes along the Old Toronto streets. Closer to Dundas West (northern part), you can find semi-detached homes and rowhouses of Gothic Victorian design. Heading south, closer to Queen West are larger semis and detached homes in 2 and 3 storey designs. Beaconsfield Street is the signature street in the neighbourhood and has been designated by the Toronto Historical Board for its collection of Victorian houses. Shopping district on Dundas Street West has lots of Portuguese restaurants, fruits and vegetable markets, bakeries and gift shops. There are also art galleries and cafes abound in this neighbourhood. Beaconsfield is only a few minutes from the Harbourfront district (Ontario Place, Exhibition Place, Rogers Centre to name a few). Motorists can reach downtown in a matter of minutes and access to Gardiner is 5 minutes away. Residents have access to streetcars that will connect them to subways on the Bloor-Danforth as well as the Yonge-University-Spadina line.