Currently Streeter covers news, views and things to do in over 97 Toronto neighbourhoods. More are being added as we expand our local coverage.
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Allenby: On the northwest corner of Eglinton Ave. and Avenue Rd. is the small community of Allenby. The neighbourhood is mostly residential, save for the busy Eglinton Way commercial strip on Eglinton Street West, home to Yitz’s Deli and other widely known shops and restaurants.
Bennington Heights: Immortalized by Margaret Atwood in her novel Cat’s Eye, the author’s childhood neighbourhood of Bennington Heights is a highly sought-after address. Among the many desirable features of this small neighbourhood are the “private-like” elementary school and the numerous nature trails that offer residents a leisurely stroll to nearby communities.
Bedford Park: Bedford Park is an upper-middle-class residential neighbourhood in the middle of North Toronto. Comprised primarily of stone and brick bungalows, Bedford Park differentiates itself from some of the surrounding neighbourhoods in that it was designed with the middle class, rather than the upper class, in mind.
Bridle Path: The Bridle Path is one of Toronto’s most famous neighbourhoods. It’s surrounded by the Don River Valley and roughly enclosed by Leslie Street and Bayview Avenue to the east and west, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre to the south, and The Bridle Path to the north.
Caribou Park: The small neighbourhood of Caribou Park — located east of Bathurst Street, west of Avenue Road and south of Lawrence Avenue West — is one of Toronto’s most affluent neighbourhoods with some of the city’s most expensive homes.
Casa Loma: Surrounding and defined by the famous castle of the same name is the residential Casa Loma neighbourhood, located south of St. Clair Avenue West, north of Davenport Road, between Bathurst Street and Spadina Road. Streeter puts it into the Forest Hill area, although its small population includes both the very affluent and those with moderate incomes.
Chaplin Estates: Chaplin Estates is the name of the neighbourhood bound by Eglinton Avenue to the north, Yonge Street to the east and Chaplin Crescent across the southwest.
Crescent Town: Crescent Town, near the intersection of Danforth Avenue East and Victoria Park Avenue, is a residential neighbourhood consisting mainly of high and low-rise apartment buildings, condominiums and townhouses. The area is a distinctive residential development in that it is virtually self-contained — many of the buildings are connected via above-ground walkways.
Cricket Club: Cricket Club is a charming, affluent neighbourhood in northern Toronto, south of Wilson Avenue, north of Brooke Avenue, and between Young Street and Avenue Road. One of the main features of this residential pocket is the historic Loretto Abbey, an historic Catholic girls’ school. Homes here are mostly two-storey Tudors and larger Georgians interspersed with some bungalows, most circa 1920.
Danforth Village: Danforth Village is the name of the neighbourhood just east of what most Torontonians refer to as “The Danforth” or “Greektown.” It is a busy commercial area, running roughly from Main Street to Victoria Park Avenue along Danforth Avenue and encompassing the residential streets to the north.
Davisville: Davisville is a major commercial and residential community in midtown Toronto. The boundaries are Mt. Pleasant Cemetery to the south, Eglinton Avenue to the north, Yonge Street to the west and Bayview Avenue to the east.
Deer Park: The intersection of Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue marks the southern end of Deer Park, which stretches to the east and west to Avenue and Mt. Pleasant roads, respectively. The intersection is a commercial centre featuring several office buildings as well as a series of shops, services and restaurants. The area is served by the St. Clair subway station, which is also the terminus of the St. Clair streetcar right-of-way.
Forest Hill North: An extension of Forest Hill north of Eglinton Avenue East, this area is not quite as old or affluent as Forest Hill closer to the Village on Spadina Road to the south, but is known as a stable, upper-middle class neighbourhood.
Graydon Hall: Perched atop a plateau on the edge of the Don Valley just southwest of the intersection of the DVP and the 401, Graydon Hall is a green neighbourhood of pretty hills and dales. The small community overlooks the Donalda Golf Course and is home to Graydon Hall Manor, the luxurious “Sportsman’s Paradise” envisioned by original owner H.R. Bain, now a banquet and conference centre.
Hoggs Hollow: Hoggs Hollow is a small historic community descending down the southeastern hill on the corner of York Mills Road/Wilson Avenue and Yonge Street in the greater York Mills area of northern Toronto.
Humewood-Cedarvale: Humewood and Cedarvale, usually joined in city references, are separated by the curving Vaughan Road. They are both the upper-middle class neighbourhoods of single-family dwellings and highrises in the larger Forest Hill area west of Bathurst Street. The southern part, Humewood, is bordered on the south by St. Clair Avenue West and the retail area called Hillcrest Village. Cedarvale is bordered on the north side by Eglinton Avenue West.
Lawrence Park: Lawrence Park is a neighbourhood in North Toronto located between Yonge Street and Bayview Avenue and below Lawrence Avenue East to Blythwood Ravine in the south. It is often confused with nearby Lytton Park, which extends west of Yonge Street.
Leaside: Historically significant and currently sought-after, the community of Leaside is a Toronto original. Straddling Eglinton Avenue East between Bayview Avenue and Laird Drive, and stretching south down to the C.P. Railway tracks, Leaside is one of Canada’s most desirable neighbourhoods.
Ledbury Park: Ledbury Park, a classic northern Toronto neighbourhood, is bounded by Wilson and Lawrence Avenues in the north and south respectively, on the east by Avenue Road and on the west by Bathurst Street.
Lytton Park: Lytton Park is a neighbourhood in Midtown Toronto located at the southwestern corner of Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue and extending past Avenue Road west to Bathurst Street. Briar Hill Road marks the southern boundary of the community. Centred on an actual park of the same name, Lytton Park is one of Toronto’s most affluent neighbourhoods. The architecture here hails from the 1890s to the 1930s and is mostly of the Georgian and Tudor styles, though the buildings here have seen a good deal of renovation in recent years, with some homes being re-built entirely.
Moore Park: Moore Park is the name of the neighbourhood surrounding the terminus of St. Clair Avenue at Mt. Pleasant Road just south of the grand Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. The neighbourhood is characterized by the Vale of Avoca section of Rosedale ravine to the west and Moore Park ravine to the east. Developer John Thomas Moore built the original wooden bridge extending over the latter ravine, and a steel bridge as part of St. Clair Avenue extending over the Vale of Avoca.
North Leaside: Part of historic Leaside, North Leaside is the defined as the part of the community north of Eglinton Avenue (between Bayview Avenue and Serena Gundy Park). The many side streets here are lined with Tudor-style detached and semi-detached homes and bungalows with some new homes appearing recently. The neighbourhood is rather pretty owing to the nearby parks, including Serena Gundy Park and the large Sunnybrook Park, as well as the old oak trees that sit on nearly every generously sized property.
Old East York: Old East York is the community that lies just north of Danforth Avenue between Pape and Woodbine avenues, and south of O’Connor Drive. Originally a working-to-middle-class area populated mostly by people of British descent, today Central East York is diversifying culturally and gentrifying economically.
Playter Estates: Between the Don Valley and Jackman Avenue and resting on the northern side of Danforth Avenue is the community of Playter Estates. Named for George Henry Playter, who owned the land in the 19th century and built the famous Playter Mansion, immortalized in countless television shows, commercials and films.
Riverdale: Riverdale is a large, dynamic neighbourhood in eastern Toronto. It straddles Danforth Avenue, east of the Don River, west of Leslieville and stretches south to Lakeshore Boulevard. The area actually encompasses several smaller neighbourhoods including: Greektown; Chinatown East, at Gerrard and Broadview; the Studio District, home to several important film and television studios and Riverside, formerly known as Queen Broadview Village.
Riverside: South Riverdale, often referred to as Riverside, is the area of Riverdale lying south of Gerrard Street East, and bordered in the Lakeshore Boulevard in the south, the Don Valley to the west and Leslieville to the east. Most of Riverdale’s many distinct sub-neighbourhoods lie within South Riverdale, including Chinatown East and the Studio District.
Rosedale: Characterized by a series of natural ravines and a healthy old money pedigree, Rosedale is one of Toronto’s most famous and influential neighbourhoods. The traffic routes that navigate the ravines are all narrow and winding, resulting in there being little thoroughfare in the area. This, in combination with the abundance of trees and foliage found here make this neighbourhood quiet and rather idyllic despite being bordered by two of Toronto’s busiest downtown streets, Yonge to the west and Bloor to the south.
South Hill: Wealthy and historically irreverent politically, South Hill is home to some of Toronto’s wealthiest and is sometimes considered part of the Casa Loma neighbourhood. The neighbourhood runs along the Western edge of Avenue Road in the southeast corner of the Forest Hill area.
Summerhill: Bisected east-west by Yonge Street, Canada’s longest street and one of Toronto’s most important transit thoroughfares, and just below St. Clair Avenue, Summerhill lies almost in the heart of midtown Toronto. Having Yonge street at the heart of the neighbourhood gives its residents access to a subway station as well as a host of shops, services and restaurants in addition to several offices in the area.
Thorncliffe Park: Thorncliffe Park is the name of the large, mostly residential neighbourhood bordered on the north by Eglinton Avenue, on the west by Laird Drive and cradled in a bend in the Don River to the south. One of Toronto’s first planned high-rise communities, Thorncliffe Park is densely populated and highly multicultural. The twin Leaside towers here are the tallest buildings in the region and are home to many local residents.
Wanless Park: North of Lawrence Avenue East between Yonge Street and Bayview Avenue, the Wanless Park neighbourhood is similar to many of the other “Park” neighbourhoods in this area of North Toronto in its affluence, classic architecture and natural beauty. Central to this neighbourhood is a Wanless Park, a five-acre public space. The park features many amenities including a basketball court, tennis courts, baseball diamond, a wading pool and a skating rink. Summer camps as well as ultimate Frisbee tournaments are popular uses for the space in the summertime.
Wychwood Park: Wychwood Park is one of Toronto’s most exclusive and storied neighbourhoods. A tiny, formerly gated, community found on the northwest corner of Bathurst Street and Davenport Road, Wychwood Park was the first neighbourhood to be granted Heritage Status by the Province of Ontario.
Yorkville: Perhaps Toronto’s highest-profile neighbourhood, Yorkville is certainly its most luxurious. Yorkville is centred on Bloor Street between Avenue Road and Yonge Street and is flanked by pretty, narrow lanes reminiscent of a European urban district. The streets here are dotted with retail shops offering major international luxury brands such as Prada, Gucci and Chanel, boutique and luxury hotels as well as some of Toronto’s most famous restaurants. Fortune Magazine named Yorkville the seventh most expensive shopping area in the world.