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Where to Buy Now: the inside scoop on the city’s next 10 neighbourhoods

Where to Buy Now

In a relentlessly hot market, buyers are starved for great housing stock, prices that mortals can afford, walkable blocks with great restaurants and green spaces, plus neighbours who might actually talk to you. Sure, it’s an impossible dream. Unless you’re looking here: the inside scoop on 10 amazing pockets with value and character to burn.

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1 | Mimico2 | East End Danforth3 | Christie Pitts4 | St. Lawrence5 | L'Amoreaux6 | Blake-Jones7 | Davisville Village8 | Corktown9 | Wallace-Emerson10 | Brockton VillageWhere to Buy Now | MapToronto Life Real Estate Guide 2012
Real Estate Guide 2012: The must-have guide to Toronto real estate, including the inside scoop on the city’s next neighbourhoods plus expert tips for buyers at every stage of life
  • Said Warde

    Would anyone know if there is an equivalent article for Saskatoon ? Thank You !

  • wikito

    Our collection of house prices in Riverdale –

  • Rob

    Here is just one example of what you can get in South Ajax most desirable lakefront community for 799…

  • Simon La

    Great neighbourhood details. I’d like to have run some investment analytics on that to see how individual house compare in these neighbourhoods. If you are interested in sizing up your investment feel free to check out to get some investment tips when buying a home.

  • Di

    Mimco does not go to Islington. This area is New Toronto now called Lakeshore Village. There are 13 little streets south of Lakeshore west of Royal York that all go down to the lake. This area is amazing with the lake, skating rink, lawn bowling, swimming pool and parks…right next to the expanding Humber College campus.On the Lakeshore we having many local shops.I have lived here for 10 years and do all my shopping locally. You really don’t have to go to a cottage if you live here!
    Mimco, New Toronto and Long Branch are all part of the Lakeshore BIA and all enjoy the lake…as a former east Beacher to me this area is just as nice with better housing values!

  • Stephen

    I’d advise people to take a good look at St Clair West ( between Keele and Caledonia), prices are reasonable, the community feel is terrific and transit is top notch (although Rob Ford may not agree)

    Many of the houses are semi detached and there is currently a massive transformation taking place as young families are moving in. Minto is building a series of town homes at Caledonia and St Clair and Tridal is building a major development at Keele and St Clair.

    The transformation is not complete, relative to other areas in this article it’s not yet comparable but it is in a great location relative to downtown and highways along with a short drive to the lake or high park and walking distance to libraries, community centers and more.

    Last reason, there will be much more development in the coming years given the suitable land and proximity to downtown.

  • shawn newsome

    grate neigbourhood i love to live in one of thise home with my name (the newsome home….2) (
    god will)

  • peachy

    where to buy now? vancouver!

  • Danielle Dumay

    I love this article! Don’t be one of those people that says “I wish I had bought there 5 years ago!” Danielle Dumay, Century 21

  • Joseph Carlisle

    Now is the time to act and buy homes in these areas before it’s too late. See homes you could afford at

  • Chris James

    SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH we love you vancouver but this is about life in toronto… its just not the right place to bring that up.

  • Danielle Dumay

    Hot new listing coming to Caledonia Park Road very soon! March 2014. A resale of the Minto townhouses! One of the first. 2bd+ den.

    Danielle Dumay
    Century 21 Percy Fulton
    (O) 416-298-8200