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The Allenby Neighbourhood

Established in the early 1930’s, the uptown Toronto neighbourhood of Allenby is centred on its namesake, the reputable Allenby Junior Public School. Popular with young families, the tree-lined avenues of Allenby provide a residential environment while offering excellent access to uptown Toronto shops, schools, parks and services.

Allenby Homes

The majority of Allenby homes are built in the Tudor style of the 1930’s and 1940’s, with a typical side hall design and solid brick construction. A mix of detached one and two-storey homes with slightly larger than average lot sizes (25-30 ft frontage) make them a popular choice for growing families. Many Allenby homes have undergone extensive renovation in recent decades, with most maintaining their original style and character. Most homes in Allenby have utilitarian cellar basements, and offer either mutual or private driveways.

Allenby Real Estate Market

The Allenby neighbourhood is no stranger to competitive real estate transactions. Thanks to the excellent reputation of Allenby Junior Public School, sales of homes within the school district are consistently strong, and commonly see bidding wars in heated markets.

Allenby Schools

Allenby is renowned for being an excellent school district, encompassing one of the city’s best public schools and offering close proximity to uptown and midtown private schools such as Havergal College, St. Clements School, Upper Canada College, and Bishop Strachan School.

Living in Allenby

Allenby is a safe, family friendly neighbourhood with an emphasis on community. Close proximity to shops and services along Avenue Road and Eglinton Avenue West offer a variety of conveniences within walking distance. The ‘Eglinton Way’ (running west from Oriole Parkway to Chaplin Crescent) is a nine-block shopping strip with a range of retail outlets from food and fashion, to banks and bookstores.

Nearby Eglinton Park, North Toronto Arena, and North Toronto Community Centre provide green space and public programming throughout the year, including well-established hockey programs in the winter months, and recreational soccer programs in the summer months.

Neighbourhood institutions include; The Eglinton Grand (once a functioning movie theatre, and now a popular wedding and event space), and Yitz’s Delicatessen at the northwest corner of Eglinton Avenue West and Avenue Road.

Allenby Area Transportation

Regular TTC bus service along Eglinton Avenue and Avenue Road connecting to Eglinton Subway Station

10 minute drive to Avenue Road Highway 401 on-ramp
15 minute drive to Allen Expressway
20 minute drive to downtown Toronto

*Courtesy of Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage