Don Valley Village neighbourhood in Toronto. Popular communities include Henry Farm, Pleasant View, Hillcrest Village, Bayview Village, Bayview Woods Steeles.
Don Valley Village has 97 homes on the market. Of the 16732 total properties listed in Toronto, Don Valley Village makes up just 0.6%. The average asking price of a property in Don Valley Village is $1,030,263, with an estimated mortgage of $3,490 per month. That is 1.5 times less of the average asking price of $1,525,307 in Toronto. Properties listed in Don Valley Village are an average of 1031 square feet, with 2.7 beds and 2.4 baths. Don Valley Village has 15.5% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
The Don Valley Village is an area in the city of Toronto located north of Highway 401. It is bordered by Finch Avenue to the north, Highway 404 to the east, Sheppard Avenue to the south and Leslie Street to the west. Similarly, the Don River Valley which is east of neighbourhood both have hill and gorge scenery.
Don Valley Village real estate listings differ in price range since a large number of and apartments in the region were built during the 1960s-70’s. Designs of all kinds are present here; there is a mix of choices from condominium townhouses, apartment buildings, split-level houses, semi-detached and detached single family homes available. The selection varies from door to door; the neighbourhood features Tudor, Georgian as well as more modern styles. Bordering the Don Valley Village is also a huge number of high-rise residential buildings.
Easy access to parks and a community centre is unmatched in this North York neighbourhood. The Cummer Park Fitness Centre, Oriole Community Resource Centre and Victoria Park Village are all within the Don Valley Village. Oriole Park, also within the vicinity, is the official site of the North York Tennis Association. Plus, shopping is simple to get to; one of Toronto’s largest malls-Fairview is in the community in addition to the Shops on Steeles/404.
Some homes for sale in Don Valley Village get to boast of the outstanding scenery of hills and ravines. This neighbourhood is a low to middle income area where many new Canadians of Middle Eastern, East Indian and Chinese immigrants reside. This community is located within close proximity to the highly esteemed North York General Hospital (4001 Leslie Street), situated at the south-west corner of Sheppard Avenue and Leslie Street.
Also within the vicinity is the Cummer Park Fitness Centre (6000 Leslie Street), one of Toronto's biggest civically operated recreational facilities. The amenities featured here for residents to enjoy are outdoor tennis courts, fitness classes, an indoor jogging/walking track, squash and racquetball courts, two weight rooms, whirlpools and saunas. Oriole Community Resource Centre (2975 Don Mills Road West) is in the area and features a seniors lounge, gymnasium and meeting rooms.
Don Valley Village real estate prices can be associated with the availability of resources and entertainment nearby. The Fairview Library and Theatre (35 Fairview Mall) is the cultural and enjoyment centre of this community. The theatre has been screening films since 1976 and ordinarily features shows produced by local theatre groups. The Fairview Public Library offers innumerable programs for preschoolers, children, and adults.
The Don Valley Village neighbourhood was urbanized in the 1960s and 1970s. Yet, the pre-subdivision record of this area predates to the early 1800s, when it consisted of a collection of small farming settlements. The pioneer days of Don Valley Village have long passed, but three historical landmarks remain from that time. These relics include the Zion Primitive Methodist Church (1650 Finch Avenue East), dating back to 1873 and a fascinating small red brick Zion Schoolhouse (at 1091 Finch Avenue East) dating back to 1869.
The only remaining pioneer home in this area is the Alexander Muirhead (179 Old Sheppard Street) Victorian style farm house dating back to 1853. The house was initially part of the earlier O'Sullivan's Corners, a prospering junction community once located at the corner of Victoria Park and Sheppard Avenues. Today, with the addition of modern transportation, a lot has changed in the community.
Real estate in Don Valley Village benefits from its location, here, most errands can be accomplished on foot. Furthermore, the Don Valley Village area is tremendously well connected to the remainder of the city. The crossroads of Toronto’s two major freeways: Highway 401 and 404/Don Valley Parkway is nearby.
Public transit is also extremely close with the Don Mills Station - presently the eastern final stop of the Sheppard subway line, which links to nine Toronto Transit Commission routes, a York Region Transit route, and the Viva Green line as well as Leslie Station.
Don Valley Village residents are also well served by bus routes on Steeles, Finch and Sheppard Avenues which offer direct connections to stations on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line. Bus services running along Don Mills Road and Victoria Park Avenue join passengers to stations on the Bloor-Danforth subway line.
In the Don Valley Village area, shopping and amenities; as mentioned earlier, are abundant. Fairview Mall is the large local shopping centre situated at the north-east corner of Sheppard Avenue and Don Mills Road. The Cadillac Fairview Corporation has recently remodeled the site and it includes over 150 shops plus medical and professional offices. The other indoor shopping mall in the area is "The Shops on Steeles and the 404." This mid size shopping centre is flanked by a national department store as well as a medical and health centre.
Excellent shopping plazas in the community include the Finch and Leslie Square and Cliffwood and Peanut Plazas, both on Don Mills Road, the Pickle Barrel Plaza at Finch Avenue and Leslie Street and Skymark Plaza at Don Mills Road and Finch Avenue.
Fairview mall is a nearby place where many entertainment options exist. Within the shopping centre there are various coffee shops such as Starbucks and Timothy’s, and a movie theatre with arcades is also available. A great fast-food court offers a variety of cuisines to try and chains like Spring Rolls and Moxies also have restaurants in the centre.
Electronic and specialty stores are included in the directory as well and department stores like Sears and The Hudson’s Bay Company anchor the mall.Since the neighbourhood is in a central location, entertainment attractions are never too far. Getting to downtown or uptown does not require much hassle with public transportation.