Real Estate Guide: Brookhaven-Amesbury

Renovations to classic local homes have breathed new life into this corner of the west end (Image: Jenna Marie Wakani)

  • 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

Streets wind into cul-de-sacs amid the strip malls, churches and ethnic groceries in the post-war planned developments of Amesbury, Brookhaven and Bridgehome. Apartment buildings tower over large swaths of Lawrence Avenue West and thoroughfares like Trethewey Drive. Off of Keele, there are a few industrial pockets and all the fixtures of a low-income area, with many tear-downs and duplexes. The Wishbone, a street on the west side, is lined with neat bungalows, spacious lots and green space, all laid out in the eponymous shape. In Amesbury, uniform houses on good-size lots line the tidy streets.

  • Amesbury Park
    1565 Lawrence Avenue West, 395-5420
  • George Anderson Public School
    30 George Anderson Drive, 395-5000
  • Brookhaven Public School
    70 Brookhaven Drive, 395-2110
  • Eastern Canada High School
    36 Colville Road, 567-4404
  • Immaculate Conception
    23 Comay Road, 393-5281
  • St. Bernard
    12 Duckworth Street, 393-5261
  • neighbourhood hot spots

Homeland West Indian Supermarket
Whatever hankerings you have for the Caribbean, Homeland’s rows of imported foods, spices, and even videos and CDs will satisfy them. 1642 Jane St., 416-244-4049.

Oyingbo African Market
Head to this colourful grocery store for such quality African ingredients as yam flour, cassava, salted fish and palm oil. 1550 Jane St., 416-534-5923.