Bathurst Manor

Real Estate Guide: Bathurst Manor

The classic Bathurst Manor bungalow (Image: Jenna Marie Wakani)

  • toronto real estate board overview
  • located in sector: C06
  • average 2012 sale prices
  • all homes: $580,880
  • detached houses: $819,291
  • semi-detached houses: N/A
  • townhomes: $392,000
  • apartments: $310,477
  • neighbourhood map: see map

This quiet North York neighbourhood used to be a well-kept secret. Homeowners loved the generous lots and quiet, leafy-green streets, and snapped up post-war bungalows at bargain prices. However, in recent years Bathurst Manor has achieved up-and-comer status, and while bungalows used to hover around $350,000, they now go for an average of around $700,000. There’s a heavy Jewish population with a hodgepodge of Italian, Russian, Polish and Filipino families mixed in. Area landmarks include synagogues, strip malls and the sprawling 338-acre G. Ross Lord Park. Canadian author Stuart Ross’s 2011 novel Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew is set in the area and references many of the streets and stores in the Sheppard and Bathurst Manor plazas.

  • LIBRARY AND SCHOOLS
  • SCHOOLS (PUBLIC)
  • William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute
    20 Tillplain Road
  • Charles H Best Middle School
    285 Wilmington Avenue
  • Wilmington Elementary School
    330 Wilmington Avenue, 395-2180
  • SCHOOLS (PRIVATE)
  • TanenbaumCHAT, Wallenberg Campus
    200 Wilmington Avenue, 636-5984
  • The Toronto Heschel School
    819 Sheppard Avenue, 635-1876
  • Adelfihas Christian Academy
    4340 Dufferin Street, 633-5440
  • Ontario International College
    4580 Dufferin Stret, #600, , 739-1888
  • Merle L. Levin Academy Inc.
    4630 Dufferin Street, Suite 318, 661-4141
  • neighbourhood hot spots

Bagel Plus
This bakery offers kosher carbs galore: challah, rugalach, danishes, rye loaves and, of course, freshly baked bagels with cream cheese. 634 Sheppard Ave. W., 416-635-9988.

King David Pizza
Kosher comfort food at its best. Fresh pitas are filled to order, falafel is authentic and bourekas are flaky heaven. 219 Wilmington Ave., 416-636-3456.

The Koffler Centre of the Arts
The cultural hub of Toronto’s Jewish community is home to an art gallery, the Leah Posluns Theatre and visual arts studios. 4588 Bathurst St., 416-636-1881.

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