About Banbury-Don Mills
Banbury-Don Mills neighbourhood in Toronto. Popular communities include St. Andrew-Windfields, Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills, Henry Farm, Bayview Village, Lawrence Park North.
Banbury-Don Mills has 242 homes on the market. Of the 12792 total properties listed in Toronto, Banbury-Don Mills makes up just 1.9%. The average asking price of a property in Banbury-Don Mills is $1,814,050, with an estimated mortgage of $6,145 per month. That is 1.3 times of the average asking price of $1,350,358 in Toronto. Properties listed in Banbury-Don Mills are an average of 946 square feet, with 2.5 beds and 2.9 baths. Banbury-Don Mills has 16.1% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
Banbury-Don Mills is a neighbourhood in the North York district of Toronto that blends residential, commercial, industrial and cultural uses together. Upon conception, it was developed and planned as a private venture. This neighbourhood is bordered by Finch Avenue to the north, the Don Valley Parkway to the east, Eglinton Avenue to the south and Leslie Street to the west.
Banbury-Don Mills real estate is in high demand because of its suburban-like feel in the middle of the city. Aspects of the houses built in this neighbourhood were later emulated in other suburban developments across the nation. Detached homes are widespread throughout, though apartment buildings are not uncommon. Access to public education is easy, many schools can be found in this neighbourhood, some within walking distance.
Neighbourhood landmarks consist of the pictorial Donalda Golf and Country Club, and picturesque Edwards Gardens. In the Don Mills industrial/commercial sector, head offices for the Toronto Real Estate Board, IBM Canada Ltd., Global Television Station, and many other well-known companies are based in the community.
Shops at Don Mills is the product of a revitalization project of the former Don Mills Centre shopping mall where visitors can take pleasure in an exceptional outdoor retail experience. When this carefully designed and planned retail attraction was built, it followed the City of Toronto’s Green Development Guidelines, so not only is it functional, but environmentally conscious.
Banbury-Don Mills has all the benefits of a suburban lifestyle: detached homes, large backyards, with the convenience of city living. The neighbourhood consists of a vast mixture of home styles, though Modernist architectural trappings of the 1950s and 60’s still dictate. Homes for sale in Banbury-Don Mills usually have steeply pointed roofs, smooth carports and multi-dimensional façades. Here, there is an appreciation and consideration for natural landscapes, large trees flourish and sights of the adjoining ravines are familiar.
The bulk of this area is pedestrian and bike-friendly, and there is easy access to public transit on the TTC the Sheppard subway line. Shops at Don Mills is located in the neighbourhood and is home to many boutiques and specialty stores as well as common brands like Starbucks and Tim Horton’s coffee shops. Also inside the shops are grocery stores like Metro and McEwans; a gourmet grocer, in addition to restaurants ranging from fine dining to fast food.
Europeans first settled in the Banbury-Don Mills area was in 1817. The vicinity was a substantial distance from the town of York; however, the Don River offered an easy means of transportation, and in addition to, a supply of power for several mills along its span.
Although with time, the city of Toronto progressively expanded, the Don Mills region stayed rural until after World War II. Later on, it was separated from the city by means of the ravines to the east, south, and west. Previously, only two roads linked to the area: York Mills Road and Don Mills Road. In the year 1950, the Banbury-Don Mills area consisted of about 20 farms.
Banbury-Don Mills is great for those who enjoy walking as many amenities are located nearby. Schools, shopping and entertainment are all within a 2 km distance. Getting around in Banbury-Don Mills is fairly easy with public transit. Don Mills is the final eastern station of the Toronto Transit Commission’s Sheppard subway line in Toronto.
In addition, it is also a “Vivastation” on the Green line of York Region's Viva bus rapid transportation system. It is located at 1700 Sheppard Avenue East at Don Mills Road. This station features over 300 commuter parking spaces and is adjacent to a Highway 404 exit. Besides being a subway station, the Don Mills station also acts as a bus terminal for both the TTC and York Region Transit.
Shops at Don Mills is located in this area and it is where dining, fashion and entertainment exist outside for the enjoyment of visitors. It is Ontario’s first open air centre with excellent shops, services and restaurants surrounding a charming Town Square. Furthermore, there is a strip mall southwest of Don Mills and Barber Greene Road, as well as a Loblaw Real Canadian Superstore northeast of Don Mills and Eglinton.
For those who enjoy the outdoors, Bond Park is located in this neighbourhood and has sports fields in addition to an arena and Moccasin Trail Park home to a remote, undeveloped part of ravine can be accessed by a pedestrian tunnel under the Don Valley Parkway.
A new $300 million cultural project is being built on 6.8 hectares (17 acres) at Wynford Drive and the Don Valley Parkway. A centre for the Ismaili community in Canada, the Aga Khan Museum and a public park is coming to the neighbourhood and it will make available an exhibition space for Islamic history and art.
The Toronto Botanical Garden is located in the Banbury-Don Mills area and offers a collection of 17 award-winning themed gardens extending just about four acres, intended to teach and inspire. There is also an entire range of ground-breaking indoor and outdoor educational experiences for all ages together with garden tours, programs, nature day camps, field trips and a widespread horticultural library.
Also in the community is one of the most esteemed family-oriented multi-activity golf and country clubs in Toronto. Donalda Club is suitably tucked away on a 200 acre ravine land - a calm enclave of green gardens notable by its amiable clubhouse, its superbly landscaped, roomy grounds and its challenging golf course positioned on the Don Valley. It provides year round leisure and social activities for its members.