Corktown is an older residential neighbourhood in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The neighbourhood is south of Regent Park, north of the Gardiner Expressway, east of Parliament Street, and west of Don River to the east.
In the 19th century, most Corktown residents found employment at one of the local breweries or brickyards. Some of the original workers’ cottages can still be seen in the area. Examples of late 19th-century British-style row-housing can still be seen lining Corktown side streets such as Bright Street, Trinity Street, Wilkins Avenue, Ashby Place and Gilead Place.
Corktown is popular with young professionals, who value this downtown location for its convenience to Toronto’s business and entertainment districts. Many of Corktown’s commercial buildings have been converted into live-work studios, condominium lofts and professional offices, which has given this neighbourhood an added charm and vitality.