Danforth Village and East York real estate comprises the beautiful blend of sleepy residential neighbourhood feel with the bustling offerings of city-living. Once home to employees of the brick yards and post World War 1 veterans in the early 20th Century, today young professionals have begun to settle in kid-friendly East York and the Danforth Village. The area boasts everything from great schools to entrenched hockey and baseball leagues to one of the city’s best skate parks.

The Real Estate Scoop

If you are thinking about making East York or the Danforth Village your new home, than you should know that East York real estate is all about traditional brick bungalows with semi-detached and detached houses. Tonnes of them. And because the houses in this neighbourhood were built from the 1890’s to the 1960’s you’re going to see some very distinct housing styles from one block to another. Home buyers find East York real estate attractive because the houses are relatively affordable compared to other freehold prices in Toronto. The location offers quick and easy access to the downtown core too. Hello subway!

The Neighbourhood

If you have a young family or hope to have children one day, East York and Danforth Village have everything you could ever need. Let’s start with the schools! R. H. McGregor Elementary is one of many great schools in the neighbourhood that draw in families thanks to high rankings through the Fraser Institute and great after-school programs. The Toronto East General Hospital (which I personally have a soft spot for since my son was born there) and the South East General Family Health Team is home to some of the most amazing family doctors in the city which is a pretty nice piece of mind thing, given it being so close. Amazing parks, playgrounds and recreation centres are plentiful. Living in East York offers you an easy walk to the Danforth where you’re presented with shops, restaurants and entertainment venues for all. I highly recommend ‘Oaks N Acorns’ as the perfect spot to take young children on a rainy day. Danforth Bowl makes a fantastic night out for getting your ‘competitive win’ on. And don’t get me started on the wonderful farmer’s markets over this way!

Wondering about transportation? East York and the Danforth Village are both well served by public transit. The Bloor-Danforth subway has stations at Greenwood, Coxwell, Woodbine, Main, and Victoria Park to funnel you into the city quickly and if you don’t feel like walking to the station, additional bus service is available. There is also a GO Train station at Danforth and Main. And if you’d rather your car, Danforth Avenue provides motorists with easy access to the downtown from either the Don Valley Parkway or Lake Shore Boulevard.

The Neighbourhood in Video