Bathurst Manor neighbourhood in Toronto. Popular communities include Westminster Branson, Clanton Park, York University Heights, Lansing Westgate, Willowdale East.
Bathurst Manor has 65 homes on the market. Of the 16732 total properties listed in Toronto, Bathurst Manor makes up just 0.4%. The average asking price of a property in Bathurst Manor is $1,331,687, with an estimated mortgage of $4,511 per month. That is 1.1 times less of the average asking price of $1,525,307 in Toronto. Properties listed in Bathurst Manor are an average of 766 square feet, with 2.7 beds and 2.6 baths. Bathurst Manor has 13.8% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
Bathurst Manor, in the North York district of Toronto sits on a flat terrain surrounded on the north by Finch Avenue West, east by the Don River (west branch) on the south by Sheppard Avenue West and on the west by Dufferin Street. The area is also considered part of the Downsview postal area code as designated by Canada Post.
Bathurst Manor homes are on average detached, bungalow or ranch styles with approximately 3 bedrooms, built in the late 1950s to early 1960s. Although there is a high concentration of Jewish residents in the area, there are also considerable Italian, Russian and Filipino populations. The district houses the Canadian centre of operations of B'nai Brith, the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre (BJCC) and the Lipa Green Building for Jewish Community Services.
Amenities in the area include the Irving W. Chapley Community Centre in Wilmington Park which features an ice rink, swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts as well as a baseball diamond. Other parks nearby include Earl Bales Park North York Ski Centre, G Ross Lord Park and Garthdale Park.
Additionally, the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre BJCC is a multi-purpose facility in the Bathurst Manor area with cardiovascular conditioning equipment, indoor and outdoor pools, and track, and tennis and basketball courts as well. This centre is also the home of the Koffler Gallery and the Leah Posluns Theatre.
Real estate in Bathurst Manor has seen a rise in home rates lately. This calm North York quarter was somewhat of a hidden gem thanks to the oversized lots and tree-lined streets with its post-war bungalows at affordable prices. Though, this locale has turned into a more up-and-coming neighbourhood with homes averaging around $700,000.
Thanks to the close proximity of restaurants, groceries and schools, Bathurst Manor is one of Toronto’s more desirable locations. In the community, there is ample green space and straightforward access to both the Allen and Highway 401. As far as safety goes, this neighbourhood is located within 32 Division of the Toronto Police Service and is quite often serviced by Station 143 of the Toronto Fire Services.
Bathurst Street has been the centre of the Jewish community in Toronto for many years. In the beginning of the 20th Century, a lot of Jews lived around Bathurst Street south of Bloor Street. After the Second World War, while the community became financially stronger, it migrated north along Bathurst Street with more affluent members of the district transferring to Forest Hill. Today a large amount of the Jewish society, houses of worship and cultural centres exist along the Bathurst corridor.
With time, the community persisted in travelling north to the area project developers called Bathurst Manor. Developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the ranch and semi-detached style homes of the Bathurst Manor district are starting to show their age. New buyers in the area have demolished the older houses and constructed new slate-and-stucco homes or updated the existing designs. Since this has been happening, countless streets in the Bathurst Manor area are a mix of large, newly built houses with a few older homes strewn between.
Getting around the Bathurst Manor area is easy and quick. Forming the southern boundary of this neighbourhood is Highway 401. This major commuter road flows through the city and links to all the major highways in Toronto. Allen Road on the west side of Bathurst Manor goes from Sheppard Avenue to Eglinton Avenue.
Public transit is also easily accessible in this neighbourhood. The Downsview station, which is the end of the University-Spadina subway line, is at the south end of Bathurst Manor. On the subway, a trip from Bathurst Manor to Union station would take roughly 30 minutes. Moreover, several bus routes also go through this neighbourhood, and the Bathurst bus runs 24 hours a day.
In Bathurst Manor, the major strip mall is called Sheppard Plaza and it is located on the crossing of Sheppard Avenue and Bathurst Street. It includes a Shoppers Drug Mart, and TD Canada Trust, Bank of Montreal and Scotiabank branches. Groceries can be purchased from the nearby Metro or No Frills which carry a wide selection of kosher products.
Just beyond Bathurst Manor is Yorkdale mall, one of Canada’s first and largest suburban malls. Luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and Cartier can be found here, as well as more affordable brands like H&M. There is a food court available there as well as some fine dining restaurants in addition to specialty food stores like Godiva Chocolatier.
Bathurst Manor is predominantly residential, although there are a few local hangouts in the community and Yorkdale Shopping Centre also has a movie theatre.
For those who enjoy nature, a former golf course turned park, Earl Bales Park is a great place to picnic or walk dogs in the warmer months nearby. During the colder months, the park offers snowboarding and skiing lessons.
For those who prefer a little more variety in entertainment, many residents go to the Yonge and Eglinton area or downtown. Quick access to the major highways and closeness to several bus and subway stations make it simple to get around the city.