Beechborough-Greenbrook neighbourhood in Toronto. Popular communities include Brookhaven-Amesbury, Junction Area, Keelesdale-Eglinton West, Mount Dennis, Maple Leaf.
Beechborough-Greenbrook has 8 homes on the market. Of the 12792 total properties listed in Toronto, Beechborough-Greenbrook makes up just 0.1%. The average asking price of a property in Beechborough-Greenbrook is $1,051,281, with an estimated mortgage of $3,561 per month. That is 1.3 times less of the average asking price of $1,350,358 in Toronto. Properties listed in Beechborough-Greenbrook are an average of 583 square feet, with 2.5 beds and 2.5 baths. Beechborough-Greenbrook has 12.5% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
Together, for demographic purposes, the two neighbourhoods known as Beechborough-Greenbrook north of Eglinton and Keelesdale-Eglinton West, south of Eglinton make up the Silverthorn community. Silverthorn is a working class neighbourhood in the former York district of the City of Toronto. The rough borders are the GO Transit Barrie line railway tracks to the east, Black Creek Drive and the CP railway line to the west and the former boundaries of the City of York to the north and south. The neighbourhood west of Black Creek Drive is also known as Keelesdale.
Real estate in Beechborough-Greenbrook lies on winding and one way streets filled with reasonably priced homes within a fair commuting distance of downtown Toronto. Silverthorn is a working class community with established Italian population and is home to many new Canadians from various cultural backgrounds. Silverthorn's hilly land is the unique highlight of this neighbourhood along with the gently rolling hills.
The houses in this neighbourhood possess an old world charm as they stand perched upon gently rolling hills in a village-like background. Silverthorn was the place where the central commercial district for the former City of York along Eglinton Avenue. The York Civic Centre housed York's government offices.
Homes for sale in Beechborough-Greenbrook might include modest brick and frame structures. The majority of the housing stock in this former York community was constructed between 1914 and 1930. These residential structures include two-storey detached and semi-detached houses in addition to storey-and-a-half and bungalow detached houses.
The district has a big number of Roman Catholics a lot of whom are Italian and Portuguese by descent. Nevertheless, Silverthorn is very religiously diverse and also includes many Baptists, Buddhists and other Christians. Different ethnicities in this community include Latin Americans, Blacks and Southeast Asians whom are also well represented in this area.
North of Eglinton, almost two-thirds of the population in Silverthorn lives in rental units, a lot of them in low-rise apartment buildings. South of Eglinton, the neighbourhood retains its working class character, although the majority of residents are owners.
The Silverthorn community is named after Aaron Silverthorn who settled here in 1825 with his wife and three sons. The old Silverthorn farmhouse was situated high on a hill near the current-day Silverthorn and Eglinton Avenues.
Aaron's son, Francis, inherited his father's estate and turned it into a thriving cattle farm. Francis was also a pioneer in dietetics as well as healthy living. He produced honey and salt- free biscuits and sold these items under the name of the "Silverthorn Honey and Hardtack Company." Francis Silverthorn passed away in 1894 at the age of seventy-nine.
The former Silverthorn homestead was opened up for residential development in 1914 under the name Silverthorn Heights. Sales were quick and the subdivision filled in very briskly. On the other hand, it wasn't until the late 1920s when Silverthorn residents would receive the basic city services like water, sewers, and paved roads that they enjoy today.
Beechborough-Greenbrook real estate listings on the MLS might mention how residents get around in the area. It is very well serviced by public transit as the Keele Street and Rogers Road buses link to the Keele and Ossington stations on the Bloor-Danforth subway line. The Eglinton Avenue bus links to the Eglinton station on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line.
Commuters can reach Toronto's downtown financial and entertainment districts in just about twenty minutes using Keele Street, which is the major north-south Street passing through Silverthorn. For motorists shuttling out of the city the, Allen Expressway, off Eglinton Avenue, is about fifteen minutes from Silverthorn.
Prices of Beechborough-Greenbrook homes for sale depend on the close proximity to and the availability of amenities as well as shopping opportunities. The major shopping corridor in Silverthorn is located along Eglinton Avenue. Here residents and visitors alike can find local convenience stores blended in with professional and medical offices.
The Westside Mall, on Eglinton Avenue at Caledonia Road, is flanked by grocery stores and national department. Rogers Road additionally has a quite busy retail district that features the Black Creek Super Value Shopping Centre just west of Keele Street.
One of the amenities in this neighbourhood is the Silverthorn Public Library (1748 St. Clair Avenue West) which is well known for appearing on the opening series of the syndicated Book Mice TV show. Children from all over Canada and the United States have visited the home of the book mice. The employees at this library even conduct a Book Mice Tour for the children who visit here.
Real estate in Beechborough-Greenbrook is home to a cluster of recreational activities present in the Black Creek Drive and Eglinton Avenue area. The Centennial building (2694 Eglinton Avenue East) has an entertainment attractions including an indoor swimming pool as well as being the home of a local historical museum.
There are four big public parks situated along Black Creek Drive near Eglinton Avenue. Starting at the north end, Trethewey Park is a nature renewal area on the banks of the Black Creek. This is an ideal destination for picnics and nature enthusiasts.
Coronation Park is a combination of sports and leisure. This park has a T-Ball and Softball leagues and two tennis courts, a children's playground and a woodland trail. North and South Keelesdale Park offers large sports fields and baseball diamonds. The Chris Tonks Ice Arena is also located in South Keelesdale Park.