Yorkdale-Glen Park

Toronto Life: Real Estate Guide

Yorkdale-Glen Park

  • toronto real estate board overview
  • located in sector: W04
  • average 2012 sale prices
  • all homes: $298,056
  • detached houses: $459,159
  • semi-detached houses: $380,000
  • townhomes: $240,000
  • apartments: $183,800
  • neighbourhood map: see map

Lined with bookshops, cheap restaurants and the last of the downtown rep theatres, Bloor bustles from morning ’til night, even when U of T students are on summer break. The Annex got its start as one of Toronto’s most fashionable addresses, an alternative to Rosedale for wealthy tycoons. In 1892, booze baron George Gooderham built a Romanesque palace at 135 St. George, which now houses the York Club. Closer to Bloor, many of these former mansions function as frat houses and offices, but when student rentals come onto the market, they’re snapped up and converted back to single-family homes. Combined, the dynamic street scene, heritage properties, proximity to downtown and leafy streets create a premier neighbourhood that doesn’t feel exclusive. Combined, the dynamic street scene, heritage properties, proximity to downtown and leafy streets create a premier neighbourhood that doesn’t feel exclusive.

  • NEIGHBOURHOOD MAP

  • LIBRARY AND SCHOOLS
  • SCHOOLS (PUBLIC)
  • Briar Hill Junior Public School
    1110 Briarhill Avenue, 394-2226
  • Joyce Public School
    26 Joyce Parkway, 395-2600
  • Yorkdale Adult Learning Centre
    38 Orfus Road, 395-3350
  • Yorkdale Secondary School
    38 Orfus Road
  • Lawrence Heights Middle School
    50 Highland Hill, 395-2620
  • SCHOOLS (PRIVATE)
  • Fieldstone Day School
    2999 Dufferin Street, 487-7381
  • The Sterling Hall School
    99 Cartwright Avenue, 785-3410
  • SCHOOLS (CATHOLIC)
  • Sts. Cosmas and Damian
    111 Danesbury Avenue, 393-5398
  • Regina Mundi
    70 Playfair Avenue, 393-5362
  • St. Charles
    50 Claver Avenue, 393-5250
  • Dante Alighieri Academy
    60 Playfair Avenue, 393-5522
  • neighbourhood hot spots

Camarra’s
Reputedly Toronto’s second pizzeria, Camarra’s has been around for 51 years, and is now on its fourth generation of Camarras. 2899 Dufferin St., 416-789-3221.

Katz’s Deli and Corned Beef Emporium
Ideal for after-temple or after-church outings, with its large patio, cavernous interior and stacks of corned beef that will demolish whatever fast you might be breaking. And don’t forget the black cherry soda. 3300 Dufferin St., 416-782-1111.

Sgt. Splatter’s Project Paintball
For those who think mayhem is a good thing, this 35,000 square foot facility is 24/7 paintball madness. 54 Wingold Ave., 416-781-0991

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