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Yonge-Eglinton Neighbourhood

A key and central part of North Toronto (which encompasses Davisville Village, Yonge-Eglinton, Lytton Park, Bedford Park and Lawrence Park), the Yonge-Eglinton corridor is a densely populated uptown neighbourhood in the heart of the action, close to shops, entertainment and transit.

The early vicinity of North Toronto saw small residential villages popping up along the Metropolitan Street Railway track that ran along Yonge Street in the early 1900’s, developing into popular commuter suburbs. Completely redeveloped by the 1940’s, the North Toronto region, and Yonge-Eglinton in particular, became a much-desired neighbourhood for families with school age children.

Yonge-Eglinton Homes

The Yonge-Eglinton neighbourhood provides an array of good-sized homes for growing families. The area’s bungalows, detached and semi-detached homes were mostly built between 1910 and 1940 and are reflective of the popular Tudor-style of that era. A pride of ownership is reflected in the well maintained exterior and interior of the homes in this area. Both low and high-rise apartment and condo buildings tend to line the area in and around the intersection of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue.

Yonge Eglinton Real Estate Market

Yonge-Eglinton provides a wide range of options for both rental and ownership. The affordable mix of housing results in a neighbourhood comprised of young professionals, young families, older families, and empty nesters.

Yonge-Eglinton Schools

Living in Yonge-Eglinton

The area of Yonge-Eglinton is among the most walkable in the city. An abundance of shops and restaurants along Yonge Street provide endless opportunities just steps from many area homes and condos. The interesting mix of independent retailers and national brands along Yonge Street defines the area, while the popular Yonge Eglinton Centre (on the northwest corner of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue West) provides additional shops, restaurants, offices, and movie theatres. Currently undergoing a major renovation, the centre will only improve with its completion.

The area’s excellent selection of bars, pubs, restaurants, and general midtown nightlife has garnered it the nickname ‘Yonge and Eligible’. As a result, this bustling intersection centred upon Eglinton subway station is a popular choice among young professionals who wish to live outside the downtown core.

Nearby, North Toronto Community Centre (on Eglinton Avenue West) boasts a gym, squash courts, walking track, as well as indoor and outdoor pools. The community centre backs on to Eglinton Park, which provides the surrounding community with two sports fields, a baseball diamond, a wading pool, playground, tennis courts, and an ice rink. Sherwood Park, just slightly northeast of Yonge-Eglinton offers a picturesque park and walking path with some of the largest and oldest trees in the city. Northern District Public Library has programming for all ages.

Yonge-Eglinton Area Transportation

Regular TTC bus service runs along Yonge Street, Eglinton Avenue West, Mount Pleasant Road, and Avenue Road connecting to Eglinton subway station.

10 minute drive to Highway 401 on-ramp
10 minute drive to the Allen Expressway
15 minute drive to downtown Toronto

*Courtesy of Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage