The first section of Ossington from Queen Street to Dundas Street was constructed not long after the establishment of York in 1793, whose population at the time was just shy of 2000 residents.

Today, the Ossington Strip is largely lined with low-rise retail storefronts, typically with apartments on upper floors dating to the 19th century.  The area  has emerged as one of Toronto’s top destinations for funky, low-key entrepreneurial energy, sustained by a vast array of unique restaurants, cafes, shops, parks to explore, and places to simply kick back and relax.