About East York
East York neighbourhood in Toronto. Popular communities include Playter Estates-Danforth, Danforth Village-East York, Broadview North, Blake-Jones, Greenwood-Coxwell.
East York has 33 homes on the market. Of the 12708 total properties listed in Toronto, East York makes up just 0.3%. The average asking price of a property in East York is $1,239,927, with an estimated mortgage of $4,200 per month. That is 1.1 times less of the average asking price of $1,313,781 in Toronto. Properties listed in East York are an average of 691 square feet, with 1.9 beds and 1.7 baths. East York has 3% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
East York was a semi-autonomous borough until 1998, when it was amalgamated into the new "megacity" of Toronto in 1998. Prior to the amalgamation, it was the only borough in all of Canada.
It is divided by the Don River from the former City of Toronto. The conventional East York is southeast of the river, and the communities of Leaside, Bennington Heights and heavily-populated Thorncliffe Park are northwest of the river.
Real estate in East York has included demographics of highest percentage of senior citizens in Metropolitan Toronto. This was the case for many years, however, this neighbourhood is rapidly changing as many new, young families are moving into the community. East York homes for sale attract many buyers because the prices are reasonable and the location offers expedient access to the downtown core.
Another great thing about this neighbourhood is that it is brimming with indoor and outdoor recreational facilities. Adjacent to Stan Wadlow Park is the East York Memorial Arena which offers recreational and league hockey programs for residents as well as public skating. The East York Curling Club is across the street from Stan Wadlow Park. The Dieppe Park Sports Complex at Greenwood and Cosburn features an outdoor ice rink, sports fields and a baseball diamond.
Browsing the MLS for East York real estate listings might populate a list of homes for sale which might have been built in the late ninetieth century. The majority of the housing stock in the neighbourhood was built in phases starting from the 1890s and spanning right up until the early 1960s. Since the homes have been built over such a broad period of time, many different housing styles are palpable from one street to the next.
East York is composed of two storeys or one-and-a half-storey detached and semi-detached homes, as well as a profusion of bungalows, and some newer custom built homes. There are also a big number of high rise rental apartment buildings focused along Cosburn Avenue between Broadview and Donlands Avenues. East York also has a well established Greek populace and a growing Chinese community.
The Township of East York was integrated on January 1, 1924. At that moment, East York was composed mainly of market gardens, a few brick making yards as well as a race horse track that was situated in the area bound by Oak Park, Lumsden, Chisholm and Danforth Avenues.
In its earlier years, East York's inhabitants consisted mostly of workers of the local market gardens and brick yards as well as veterans returning from WWI and their families. East York's biggest era of growth happened between 1946 and 1961 when the housing supply practically doubled in size.
East York held the feature of being Canada's only Borough up until 1998 when it was combined into the City of Toronto.
MLS listings might note that most errands can be accomplished on foot in East York.
Residents in this neighbourhood are suitably situated within a ten to fifteen minute ride of Toronto's financial and entertainment districts.
Public transit is also available to people interested in purchasing real estate in East York, residents or visitors of the community. Bus service on O'Connor Drive and Donlands, Pape, Cosburn, Coxwell, Mortimer, and Lumsden Avenues, offer passengers a quick link to subway stations on the Bloor-Danforth line.
The majority of shopping in East York is situated on the major north-south arterial roads including Coxwell, Pape, Donlands, Greenwood, and Woodbine Avenues.
At the south end of East York, Danforth Avenue offers shoppers a vast array of fruit markets, bakeries, coffee shops, clothing and accessory stores and Toronto's finest selection of Greek establishments.
Amenities in this neighbourhood include access to local libraries. The S. Walter Stewart Library (170 Memorial Park Avenue) features a big auditorium for puppet shows and storytelling. The Dawes Road Library (416 Dawes Road) also has children's programming.
The newly remodeled East York Community Centre (1081 Pape Avenue) has an indoor pool, a multi-purpose gymnasium, a weight room, and another small public library. The Secord Community Centre (91 Barrington Avenue) and the Terry Fox Community Centre (2 Gledhill Avenue) have gymnasiums as well as public meeting rooms.
Entertainment attractions in this neighbourhood are what make East York real estate popular. The East York Tennis Club on Roosevelt Road includes five tennis courts, while Dentonia Park Tennis Club off Dawes road offers four courts and East York Collegiate has four courts.
The Dentonia Park Golf Course is a stimulating eighteen hole public course with a fairly difficult rating.
Stan Wadlow Park off Cosburn Avenue offers five baseball diamonds and a batting cage, two outdoor swimming pools, a handball wall, and picnic areas. It also acts as an access point to Taylor Creek Park, part of a nine kilometre paved path that is ideal for nature walks, jogging, and cycling.