Playter Estates-Danforth

Real Estate Guide: Playter Estates Danforth

The historic Music Hall on the Danforth is one of Toronto's best venues for live music

  • toronto real estate board overview
  • located in sector: E03
  • average 2012 sale prices
  • all homes: $474,569
  • detached houses: $544,967
  • semi-detached houses: $544,318
  • townhomes: $147,800
  • apartments: $198,822
  • neighbourhood map: see map

This exclusive district east of the Don and north of the Danforth takes its name from the Playter family, Pennsylvanian loyalists who settled the area in the 1790s. It’s the kind of close-knit, front-porch community where cats slink safely across the road thanks to one-way streets and speed bumps. Edwardian and Victorian homes dominate the landscape. Young families are commonly caught in bidding wars for houses within the catchment area of Jackman Avenue Jr. Public School, well known for high test scores.

  • Public Schools
  • Jackman Avenue Junior Public School,
    79 Jackman Avenue, 393-9710
  • neighbourhood hot spots

Allen’s Beyond a mile-long beer list, the big draw is the back patio with an overhanging willow tree. 143 Danforth Ave., 416-463-3086.

Embrujo Flamenco This tapas restaurant on the edge of the Danforth offers authentic Spanish dishes and dancing—there are Flamenco shows five times a week. 97 Danforth Ave., 416-778-0007.