The Danforth See All Neighbourhoods
When you seeking a property, and are actively engaged in the hunt, there is no guarantee that your efforts will yield the results that you want. That is the beauty of the Danforth. This vibrant neighbourhood represents the treasure that house hunters hope to find when the pursuit draws to a close.
Just east of downtown, spanning from Pape east to Woodbine, north and south of The Danforth, this jewel of a neighbourhood is particularly enticing for those who are keenly aware of the relationship between property and price paid, and who value the ability to get the most mileage for their dollars.
Amenities necessary to preserving and progressing property value, like recreational green space, shopping, access to public transportation, and a host of good schools go far to solidify the family-friendly vibe that permeates the air and dominates the sense of community.
The housing stock is a mix of two storey brick detached and semi-detached dwellings constructed mostly between 1910 and the 1940s. It served as a major residential centre for the working class, coinciding with its rise in popularity with immigrants arriving between the two World Wars, and is considered one Toronto’s earliest suburban developments.
In some ways, the housing stock is like the residents of this neighbourhood, modest yet solid; enduring and nostalgic, but focused on the future with a decidedly progressive urban edge. Also prominent is the sense of how a house becomes a “home”. There is pride and pleasure in the details as reflected in these well-maintained, lovingly cared for homes
In the early throes of gentrification, there are recognizable, convenient retailers, mixed in with family-run businesses, contributing to the character of the fabric that supports the area. Sidewalks are dotted with fresh flowers and fresh produce. Summertime offers prime patios and people watching. The area offers the cultural remnants of Greektown, offering authentic, flavour-filled dining and cultural experiences, plus a mix of budding entrepreneurs.
Schools are spread throughout the neighbourhood and offer residents numerous educational choices. There is representation from all of the boards, elementary, vocational, alternative and high schools.
The Danforth is great for young families, because of the abundance of activities right at their doorstep (welcome news to any parent that has had to field the dreaded “I’m bored” on a Saturday afternoon). Monarch Park (a 5-hectare park near Danforth and Coxwell Avenues) has an outdoor pool with a two-storey waterslide, wading pool and a children’s playground. East Lynn Park also has outdoor skating, ample green space as well as an organic outdoor market. The playground is perfect for playdates or quiet morning outings with coffee clutched in parental hands.
Where you live has much to do with how you live. The Danforth offers value, possibility as well as the opportunity to live a life shaped and enhanced by amenities that contribute to the overall quality of your days.