Steeles neighbourhood in Toronto. Popular communities include Milliken, L'Amoreaux, Tam O'Shanter-Sullivan, Agincourt South-Malvern West, Pleasant View.
Steeles has 46 homes on the market. Of the 11491 total properties listed in Toronto, Steeles makes up just 0.4%. The average asking price of a property in Steeles is $739,532, with an estimated mortgage of $2,505 per month. That is 1.8 times less of the average asking price of $1,296,724 in Toronto. Properties listed in Steeles are an average of 919 square feet, with 2.6 beds and 2.6 baths. Steeles has 17.4% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
Steeles is a suburban neighbourhood in Toronto, geographically located in the former district of Scarborough which was amalgamated into the City of Toronto in 1998. This community is positioned at the northern point of Toronto, the very north-western corner of Scarborough and is bounded by Steeles Avenue East to the north, Kennedy Road to the east, a hydro-electric transmission line to the south (only south of McNicoll Avenue) and Victoria Park Avenue to the west.
Before real estate in Steeles was developed; a majority of the land was covered by many trees that shed their leaves annually. The L’Amoreaux tract is the only region that has kept a significant amount of its original flora.
Steeles is situated atop the watershed of Highland Creek, explicitly West Highland Creek. The river's source can be found in the L'Amoreaux neighbourhood in a pond behind Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School. The domain around this pond is of the most scenic in the community.
For MLS purposes, Steeles is part of the Chinatown of Scarborough-Agincourt; one of three Chinatowns in Toronto.
This neighbourhood has several public parks and recreation centres that offer playgrounds, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, fitness centres, gyms, and playing fields for soccer, football, and cricket.
The parks and recreational centres in Steeles include Bamburgh Park, Fundy Bay Park, Gold Medal Park, Huntsmill Park, L'Amoreaux Park, L'Amoreaux Community Centre, Sanwood Park, Shepton Park, Terry Fox Park, Warden Avenue Park.
Homes for sale in Steeles include units in apartment buildings. Some amenities of the apartments within Bamburgh Circle include private tennis courts.
Within the neighbourhood, over half of the residents are of Chinese descent; however there is also large populations of Greeks, English, East Indians, Scottish, Jamaicans, Irish, Italians, Trinidadians Guyanese as well as Fillipinos.
Benefits to living in Steeles include the close proximity to educational institutions. This community has six elementary schools, two high schools in addition to one public library.
Dr Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute is part of the Toronto District School Board while Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School is part of the separate Toronto Catholic District School Board. Mary Ward CSS offers a unique self-directed learning curriculum and is known for its outstanding fine arts and athletics departments as well as social justice activism.
Many high school graduates have continued to pursue post-secondary studies at Toronto's universities and colleges. In 2001, Steeles ranked ninth of the 140 communities in Toronto in the number of young adults who attended university.
The Steeles Library is the neighbourhood branch of the Toronto Public Library.
Before there were any homes for sale in Steeles, archaeological excavations led by Dr. Ron Williamson found remnants of a pre-modern aboriginal settlement adjacent to the pond in L'Amoreaux Park that is the source of West Highland Creek. The dug up area, known as the Alexandra site, generated some 20,000 archaeological artifacts from a Huron-Wendat community of roughly 1,000 inhabitants that thrived circa 1400 CE.
After many centuries of existence in what is now Southern Ontario, the Huron-Wendat was forced out by the Six Nations. After that, the Six Nations were forced out by European settlers who transformed the area into farmland which, in turn, was transformed into residential, commercial, and public buildings complemented by small lots of parkland.
The majority of residential development was done by the early 1980s. Shepton Way was completed over the last farm in the neighbourhood. Construction is mostly complete in the area, except for some new homes and businesses that continue to be put up.
Steeles real estate agents MLS listings might make note that this area is serviced by public transit. Some errands can be accomplished on foot in Steeles, yet the roads are used by automobiles and serviced by public transit, mostly TTC buses.
The closest highways are the Don Valley Parkway (404) to the west, the Express Toll Route (407) to the north, and the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway (401) to the south.
Although there are no specified bike lanes in the area, cyclists commonly share the roads in addition to using the sidewalks along them and bicycle paths in parks. Such paths are also often used for walking and inline skating.
Physically, the closest subway stations are well beyond the district; Don Mills (Sheppard Line), Midland (Scarborough RT), Finch (Yonge–University–Spadina line), Kennedy (Bloor–Danforth line).
The Canadian National Railway is just one block to the east.
Steeles real estate agents can inform potential buyers of all amenities and shopping opportunities available to residents.
For example, the Bamburgh Gardens Shopping Plaza (375 Bamburgh Circle) is the biggest shopping centres that can be found in the centre of the neighbourhood, one block south of Steeles off Warden.
Small and medium-sized businesses flank the east and west sides of the area; most commercial stores are centred in the west between Victoria Park and Pharmacy. Within this commercial area, the Bank of Montreal has a major Institute for Learning facility.
Other small and medium-sized business centres include Victoria Park Business Centre, Metro Square and Passmore Shoppers. North America's largest indoor Asian mall, Pacific Mall, is positioned on the north-eastern corner of Steeles and Kennedy.
Steeles is an area with many entertainment attractions including annual events such as the Mary Ward Multimedia Exhibition. This is a large-scale, installation-based art and technology exhibit that takes place every spring at Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School.
Juxtapose was the opening show in 1998, followed by Katharsis ('99), Vertigo ('00), Incognito ('01), Manifesto ('02), Axis ('03), Ism ('04), Merge ('05), Enigma ('06), Recollect ('07), Echo ('08), Eccentrick ('09), and Tempest ('10).
The Guyana Festival is also something that attracts potential buyers of homes for sale in Steeles. It is held every summer at the L'Amoreaux Community Centre and it marks the anniversary of Guyana's Independence. This annual festival and has earned the merit of being the largest annual gathering of Guyanese out of Guyana.