Woodbine Corridor

Real Estate Guide: Woodbine Corridor

The Upper Beach, with its semi-detached fixer-uppers, is finally coming into its own (Image: Jenna Marie Wakani)

  • toronto real estate board overview
  • located in sector: E02
  • average 2012 sale prices
  • all homes: $594,198
  • detached houses: $800,731
  • semi-detached houses: $514,319
  • townhomes: $551,000
  • apartments: $426,350
  • neighbourhood map: see map

This once-working-class district may not have the name recognition of such booming areas as Leslieville and Riverdale, but budget-conscious buyers are populating the area north of the tracks as the south picks up spillover from The Beach. As older lifetime owners give way to 30-something couples, plenty of fixer-uppers are hitting the market, and the neighbourhood’s relative affordability (semi-detached and detached homes range from $400,000 to $700,000) has made it a target for flippers. Plenty of parks, schools and sports fields contribute to the kid-friendly feel. Head west and you’ll find Little India (along Gerrard, near Coxwell). The retail strip on the Danforth has yet to catch up to the prospering real estate.

  • Libraries
  • Danforth/Coxwell, 1675 Danforth Avenue
  • Public Schools
  • Earl Haig Public School,
    15 Earl Haig Avenue, 393-1640
  • Bowmore Road Junior and Senior Public School,
    80 Bowmore Road, 393-9450
  • neighbourhood hot spots

Alliance Atlantis Beach Cinemas Movies here are cheaper than downtown multiplexes. Go early for a pre-show game of checkers in the lobby. 1651 Queen St. E., 416-646-0444.

East Lynn Farmers’ Market This market allows only certified local producers (no resellers here) each Thursday, 3 to 7 p.m., June to October. East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave.