About Maple Leaf
Maple Leaf neighbourhood in Toronto. Popular communities include Rustic, Brookhaven-Amesbury, Glenfield-Jane Heights, Beechborough-Greenbrook, Mount Dennis.
Maple Leaf has 28 homes on the market. Of the 13774 total properties listed in Toronto, Maple Leaf makes up just 0.2%. The average asking price of a property in Maple Leaf is $1,459,925, with an estimated mortgage of $4,946 per month. That is 1.1 times of the average asking price of $1,323,107 in Toronto. Properties listed in Maple Leaf are an average of 990 square feet, with 2.5 beds and 2.4 baths. Maple Leaf has 3.6% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
Maple Leaf, also known as Rustic, is a neighbourhood in the City of Toronto that can be found in the southwest region of North York. Its rough borders are Highway 401 to the north, The CNR rail lines east of Keele Street to the east, Lawrence Avenue to the south and Jane Street to the west.
When it comes to real estate in Maple Leaf, its main focal point is the Black Creek ravine which flows through the community. This spectacular natural feature gives off a much higher than average amount of green space. Alongside the natural beauty in this neighbourhood, there’s also a large concentration of social housing in the high rise buildings nearby Jane and Falstaff.
Furthermore, there is a community centre which organizes homework study groups in addition to yoga and taekwondo classes. Maple Leaf was once a mainly Italian community, though the commercial strip down Jane now leans toward Ghanaian, Caribbean as well as East Asian businesses. The short streets are usually winding and bisect on all sides by the ravine, Black Creek Drive or the Highway 401 which makes this neighbourhood a string of pockets merged by Jane.
Homes for sale in Maple Leaf could include some from the original housing stock which goes back to the 1950s and 1960s. These detached, semi-detached and split level residential dwellings sit on suburban sized lots and feature private driveways. Newer, custom designed brick and stone properties can be found in the Balmoral subdivision which is located in the north-east pocket of Maple Leaf just off Wilson Heights Boulevard.
This community houses a number of residential streets that back on to parkland and greenbelts. A lot of these properties are custom-built to take advantage of their verdant surroundings. Real estate in Maple Leaf also includes affordable condos as well as bungalows and detached homes in an accessible part of Toronto which is near the major streets of Jane Street and Lawrence Avenue.
With quick access to Highway 401 and Highway 400 and close proximity to public transit routes, Maple Leaf real estate features easy access throughout the City of Toronto. Houses and condos for sale in Maple Leaf are close to great amenities such as schools, shops and restaurants and feature the amenities of city living with a suburban atmosphere thanks to the neighbouring parks and lush green space like Maple Leaf Park.
For over a hundred years, Maple Leaf was a flourishing agricultural town with its own general store, schoolhouse, and post office. The basis of this community was the red brick Maple Leaf United Church (2822 Keele Street). Founded in 1870, this church is still standing at its original location.
Maple Leaf began a new chapter in its history in 1928 when the De Havilland Aircraft Company picked Maple Leaf as its home. The Canadian Armed Forces followed De Havilland and launched an important military base in Maple Leaf during WWII. This area faced a building boom after the end of the war and the entire neighbourhood developed by the early 1970s.
When it comes to homes for sale in Maple Leaf, MLS listings might note that there are TTC bus lines along Wilson, Lawrence and Sheppard Avenues which shuttle passengers to stations on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line. Bus routes on Jane, Keele and Dufferin Streets also link to stations on the Bloor-Danforth subway line.
Commuters can get downtown in twenty-five to thirty minutes via Bathurst Street. Highway 401 is a short drive from anywhere in this neighbourhood with on-ramps at Keele and Dufferin Streets and the Allen Expressway.
Maple Leaf real estate agents’ MLS listings also might note that this neighbourhood features some of the best shopping in Toronto. The massive Yorkdale Shopping Centre is properly situated at Dufferin/The Allen Expressway and the 401 highway and lures in shoppers from all over Toronto. There are high-end retail shops there and Yorkdale is also a great place for movie goers. It also features a public library, professional offices, as well as a fitness facility.
Also within the community is the North York Sheridan Mall that includes a nice mix of large department stores as well as independent retailers. Further east, the Rustic Plaza has a huge Italian supermarket, in addition to professional and medical offices. The Lawrence Square shopping centre also houses large department stores, small retailers and professional and medical offices.
At Maple Leaf’s eastern edge, local residents can spot the Sheppard Plaza which accommodates the community’s daily needs, such as banking, groceries, health food, dollar store and also features pet shop.
Maple Leaf real estate agents may also mention that the local park consumes 572 acres which makes it Toronto’s largest recreational destination. The focal point is the Rustic Hangar, a former WWII display which was used to house aircraft. It has been altered into a 45,000 square metre multi-purpose recreational space that showcases an indoor multi-purpose sports fields, beach volleyball courts in addition to basketball courts and a ball hockey arena.
Also within the neighbourhood is Rustic Dells Park, part of a scenic 4.7 kilometre paved trail that follows the Black Creek Valley north to Black Creek Pioneer Village, a restored pre-Confederation community at Steeles Avenue West. Maple Leaf also features a good amount of smaller recreational parks with facilities range from tennis courts and baseball diamonds to kid’s playgrounds.
The Rustic Arena (1630 Wilson Avenue) offers public skating as well as hockey league programs to the local area. To the south of the arena is the Rustic Lawn Bowling Green.