About Glenfield-Jane Heights
Glenfield-Jane Heights neighbourhood in Toronto. Popular communities include Rustic, Weston, Maple Leaf, Elms-Old Rexdale, Brookhaven-Amesbury.
Glenfield-Jane Heights has 51 homes on the market. Of the 12792 total properties listed in Toronto, Glenfield-Jane Heights makes up just 0.4%. The average asking price of a property in Glenfield-Jane Heights is $582,758, with an estimated mortgage of $1,974 per month. That is 2.3 times less of the average asking price of $1,350,358 in Toronto. Properties listed in Glenfield-Jane Heights are an average of 344 square feet, with 2 beds and 1.6 baths. Glenfield-Jane Heights has 7.8% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
Glenfield-Jane Heights is situated within a broader neighbourhood known as Jane and Finch. Situated in the northwest end of Toronto, this neighbourhood is in the district of North York. Positioned at the intersection of Jane Street and Finch Avenue West, the community is roughly bordered by Highway 400 to the west, Driftwood Avenue to the east, Grandravine Drive to the south, and Shoreham Drive to the north.
Glenfield-Jane Heights real estate is divided by two city neighbourhoods which cover the area often known as "Jane and Finch." From Finch north to Steeles is considered part of the Black Creek community while from Finch south to Sheppard is called Glenfield-Jane Heights.
Jane-Finch was initially planned as a model suburb in the 1960s in response to the quick urban expansion of Toronto. The neighbourhood was planned to cater to a socially diverse population and included a considerable amount of public housing, yet inadequate thought was given to the social infrastructure required to sustain community life.
Homes for sale in Glenfield-Jane Heights started to be developed in the 1960s with plans spearheaded by the Ontario Housing Corporation (OHC) and coinciding with North York Planning Department’s goal of establishing a more urban-looking suburb.
This neighbourhood is recognized for its series of high-rise buildings and, alongside, it’s above average population density. Jane-Finch faced an astronomical growth period from 1961 to 1971 when the population went from 1,300 to 33,000, as a result, accounting for over 40% of the growth in North York.
This North York neighbourhood is extremely multicultural and has large populations of many ethnic groups. Some of the represented cultures include Italian, Vietnamese, East Indian, Chinese, Jamaican, Canadian, Spanish, African, Guyanese and Ecuadorian.
During the years between 1981 and 2001, the total populace of North York grew by 8.7%; higher income families by 9%, though poor income families by 80.5%. Poverty rose in 5 major areas but the most well-known is the Jane-Finch area. Four poor neighbourhoods developed into areas of very high poverty, and an area that previously had low to moderate poverty became known as having high levels of poverty.
By 2001, a significant change had taken place, with the immigrant family residents now making up over half of the sum family population in these areas, and Canadian born families were the minority, though the immigrants were increasingly poor.
When it comes to getting around in Glenfield-Jane Heights, real estate agents will tell any potential homebuyers that only some errands can be accomplished on foot in the neighbourhood. The Toronto Transit Commission also offers public transportation to this and nearly all communities in the city.
Those interested in renting or purchasing real estate in Glenfield-Jane Heights will be pleased to know that there are about 174 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in the area and residents can walk to an average of 2 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.
The Jane Finch Mall is the community shopping centre and is situated at the south-east corner of Jane Street and Finch Avenue. This shopping mall contains more than 70 shops and services, and features a Price Chopper, Shoppers Drug Mart, CIBC Bank and McDonald’s. Most of the residents in Glenfield-Jane Heights do their shopping here where all their daily needs can be taken care of. There is also free parking.
Real estate in Glenfield-Jane Heights is home to one of the most ethnically diverse neighbourhoods in the City of Toronto. Thanks to the multiculturalism of this area, the Jane-Finch community hosts a myriad of activities such as International Women's Day, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Toronto Caribbean Carnival Parade Kids’ Carnival, the Canadian Hispanic Day Parade and Driftwood's Annual Multicultural Festival.
This neighbourhood is also home to Black Creek Pioneer Village, York University, Rexall Centre and Seneca College.
Furthermore, to better serve the needs of the community, the Toronto Public Library (York Woods Library, including its Theatre, and Jane Sheppard Library) is also within the area. In addition, Jane Finch Mall and Yorkgate Mall are also within close proximity.