About Thistletown-Beaumonde Heights
Thistletown-Beaumonde Heights neighbourhood in Toronto. Popular communities include Rexdale-Kipling, Humber Summit, Mount Olive-Silverstone-Jamestown, Humbermede, West Humber-Clairville.
Thistletown-Beaumonde Heights has 22 homes on the market. Of the 11494 total properties listed in Toronto, Thistletown-Beaumonde Heights makes up just 0.2%. The average asking price of a property in Thistletown-Beaumonde Heights is $1,063,929, with an estimated mortgage of $3,604 per month. That is 1.2 times less of the average asking price of $1,296,724 in Toronto. Properties listed in Thistletown-Beaumonde Heights are an average of 100 square feet, with 2.3 beds and 1.7 baths. Thistletown-Beaumonde Heights has 0% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
Thistletown-Beaumonde heights is an ethnically diverse neighbourhood in the northern part of Etobicoke in the City of Toronto. Sometimes known simply as Thistletown, this community is also a part of the Rexdale area. It takes up the area encircling the crossroad of Albion Road and Islington Avenue.
The borders of Thistletown are usually defined by the Humber River: the West Branch to the south slightly passed the river to the east, and to the William Osler Health Centre - Etobicoke General Hospital immediately above the river in the north.
Real estate in Thistletown-Beaumonde Heights can be found nestled among the rural beauty of the Humber River Valley lands. This stunning community is home to a wide mix of people from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Thistletown's unique appeal has resulted in many second and third generation Thistletowners raising their families here.
Thistletown-Beaumonde Heights includes exceptional local landmarks like the Anga's Farm (89 Benfield Drive) and the Village Green which is located behind the Thistletown Multi Service Centre on Albion Road.
The local West Humber Parkland features a 5.5 kilometre paved walking and cycling path that connects with the Humber Arboretum-a 100 hundred hectare botanical garden where a variety of flora and fauna can be discovered. Recreational parks in Thistletown-Beaumonde also include Albion Gardens and Beaumonde Heights. Both of these local parks have tennis courts and a baseball diamond.
Homes for sale in Thistletown-Beaumonde Heights include many with a forest-like setting and many of the properties situated on premium ravine lots overlooking the Humber River Valley. These dwellings are highlighted by "Elmbank," the house circa 1832 of Thistletown pioneer John Grubb. Elmbank can be found at number 19-23 Jason Road.
The Century homes at number 32 and 34 Jason Road were also a fraction of the Grubb farm. Old Thistletown also contains a handful of former summer cottages constructed in the 1910s. Furthermore, there are bungalows from the 1940s and 50s as well as a nominal number of recently built, custom designed properties.
The newer enclaves of Thistletown, around Albion Gardens Park and Beaumonde Heights Park, were developed during the 1950s and 1960s. The wonderful residential dwellings include ranch-style bungalows, split -level houses, as well as storey-and-a-half abodes.
Thistletown was initially named "Coonats Corners" after the Coonat family who arrived here in the early 1800s. The next main landowner to settle in this area was named John Grubb. His colonial river stone home was built in 1832 and is still standing in a quaint woodlot at number 19 and 23 Jason Road.
John Grubb was a thriving businessman who built a majority of the streets in this region including Albion Road. When a post office was founded on Albion Road, in 1847, it was called St. Andrews in tribute of Grubb's birthplace in Scotland. Nevertheless, confusion with St. Andrews in New Brunswick resulted in the post office being renamed Thistletown in tribute of Dr. William Thistle, who was a well recognized member of this neighbourhood. His son John Thistle was the first postmaster in this town.
In the early 1900s, some summer cottages and year round homes were built in Thistletown. Although, Thistletown would remain mainly farmland until the Toronto real estate boom of the 1950s and 1960s resulted in the complete urbanization of this area.
Thistletown-Beaumonde Heights real estate agents’ MLS listings might make note that public transit is available in this community.
Bus service along Finch Avenue West and on Albion Road shuttles passengers to stations on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line and the Islington Avenue bus offers a connecting route to the Islington station on the Bloor-Danforth subway line.
Commuters are only a couple of minutes away from the Islington Avenue and Weston Road on-ramps to Highway 401. This highway offers quick access to Toronto's network of motorist highways heading into and out of the city.
Thistletown-Beaumonde Heights real estate agents may also be able to point potential homebuyers in the direction of local amenities and shopping opportunities. The retail corridor focused around Islington Avenue and Albion Road is one of the most ethnically diverse shopping areas in the City of Toronto. Within this neighbourhood, offerings include an overabundance of Middle Eastern, African, East and West Indian, as well as Asian food shops and restaurants. Convenience stores like supermarkets, drug stores and banks can be also found at the Thistletown Plaza on Albion Road.
When it comes to homes for sale in Thistletown-Beaumonde Heights, prices vary on the availability of local entertainment attractions. The Thistletown Multi-Service Centre (925 Albion Road) features a variety of programs for the whole family. Men's and women's basketball, ballroom dancing, jazz, ballet, painting, and gardening are some of the programs featured here.
There is also a multi-service centre called the Thistletown 55+ Seniors Centre which offers an assortment of programs such as "Fit For Life," computer courses, woodworking, shuffleboard, bridge, euchre, ceramics as well as badminton.
Also to be found locally is the Franklin Carmichael Art Centre (34 Riverdale Drive) which is situated in a charming woodlot setting overlooking the Humber River Valley. This arts centre features watercolour, oil and acrylic classes for children as well as adults. Studio time is also available for artists at specified times.