About St. Andrew-Windfields
St. Andrew-Windfields neighbourhood in Toronto. Popular communities include Banbury-Don Mills, Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills, Bayview Village, Henry Farm, Don Valley Village.
St. Andrew-Windfields has 175 homes on the market. Of the 12955 total properties listed in Toronto, St. Andrew-Windfields makes up just 1.4%. The average asking price of a property in St. Andrew-Windfields is $3,864,308, with an estimated mortgage of $13,091 per month. That is 2.9 times of the average asking price of $1,313,615 in Toronto. Properties listed in St. Andrew-Windfields are an average of 1180 square feet, with 3.8 beds and 5 baths. St. Andrew-Windfields has 5.1% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
The St. Andrew-Windfields neighbourhood is classified under the broader name of York Mills. It is an affluent community around Yonge Street and York Mills Road situated in the district of North York. A portion of the area is also known as Hoggs Hollow, which was named after James Hogg.
He was a Scottish pioneer who settled in the region in 1824 and managed the mill on Yonge Street at the Don River north of the Town of York. Another portion of the area which will be described here is named St. Andrew-Windfields.
Finding real estate in St. Andrew-Windfields may be tricky because of the different names each area goes by. South of York Mills Road and Yonge Street is the sub-neighbourhood of Hoggs Hollow. Homes in this residential community are entrenched into the natural landscape, which soars southward. The directional slant and other innate features act as identifiable landmarks, edges, and paths.
The neighbourhood has more community-focused features that make it different from the rest of York Mills. Most outstandingly, residents administer a community board situated in the centre of this sub-neighbourhood.
Along York Mills Road, flanked by major intersections, there are simply single detached homes. The pedestrian walkways are extremely close to roads. The residential areas here leave no room for any commercial opportunities; therefore commercial areas are only vacant at the intersection of main arterial roads.
Within the St. Andrew-Windfields neighbourhood, there is very little public space. Well-maintained parks are oftentimes used as playgrounds for children. Authentic parks do not appropriately serve the public either due to their lack of seating and walkways, which discourage overall usage.
Homes for sale in St. Andrew-Windfields are highly distinguishable and add greatly to the asserted affluence of the neighbourhood. Half of the inhabited dwellings in the community are single family detached houses. Quite a few of them have been rebuilt and customized to the standards of the owners and include heavily renovated front yards. The second kind of most inhabited dwellings are apartments reaching five or more storeys.
St. Andrew-Windfields homes were built in the 1970s and 1980s. They vary in size from unpretentious split-level and ranch-style bungalows to houses with over five thousand square feet. Many of these homes showcase architectural accents, including exaggerated Tudor roof lines and half timbering, Doric columns, stone arch entranceways, and even the sporadic turret.
St. Andrew-Windfields also houses some of the most fascinating and experimental modernist style architecture in the City of Toronto. These homes are categorized by asymmetrical designs, flat roofs, and large picture windows.
Condos for sale in St. Andrew-Windfields as well as townhouses and high-rise apartment buildings can be found on Leslie Street and York Mills Road.
The St. Andrew-Windfields neighbourhood is positioned on the previous site of Windfields Farm, after which this community is named. This former estate, founded in 1937, belonged to E.P. Taylor the legendary Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist.
In 1963, the very private E.P. Taylor moved to Lyford Cay in the Bahamas. In 1968, he sold most of his Windfields property to developers. Additionally, he donated thirty acres of land for what is now Windfields Park.
E.P. Taylor's Windfields mansion (2489 Bayview Avenue) was also given to the city by the Taylor family in 1968. This Colonial Revival style mansion is currently the home of the Canadian Centre for Advanced Film Studies, which was established in 1988. E.P. Taylor died at his home in Lyford Cay in 1989.
St. Andrew-Windfields real estate agents MLS listings should make note that only some errands can be accomplished on foot in this neighbourhood. However, public transportation is also an option and the TTC services this community.
The York Mills Road bus route links passengers to the York Mills station on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line. This station also serves as a Go-Transit bus station and offers express bus service to the Pearson International Airport. Lawrence Avenue and Leslie Street also have limited bus service.
Motorists are situated in a fairly close area and are approximately twenty-five minutes from downtown Toronto and five minutes from Highway 401, one of the main commuter highways in Toronto.
Asking prices on homes for sale in St. Andrew-Windfields rely on the proximity to amenities and access to shopping opportunities. There are about 207 restaurants, bars and coffee shops for residents to enjoy in the area.
Leslie Street offers St. Andrew-Windfields residents with a partial amount of street shopping and presents an interesting mix of restaurants, convenience stores, commercial businesses as well as professional offices.
Within a five minute drive of this neighbourhood, residents are able to reach a multitude of shopping centres including the chic Bayview Village Shopping Centre at Bayview and Sheppard Avenues, the convenient York Mills Plaza located at Bayview Avenue and York Mills Road and the trendy Don Mills Shopping Centre at Don Mills Road and Lawrence Avenue.
The St. Andrew-Windfields neighbourhood is home to some of Toronto’s most beautiful entertainment and recreational attractions. Windfields Park runs through the core of this neighbourhood and offers a scenic walking trail that trails the course of Wilket Creek. This naturally stunning park showcases two hundred year old trees, a pond and marsh area, in addition to flora and fauna throughout.
Edwards Gardens; one of the prettiest and most famous parks in Toronto, shapes the southern border of Windfields Park. Wilket Creek streams through the middle of this park which is adored for its perennial borders, rose gardens, and of course, its waterfalls. Furthermore, Edwards Gardens is the home of the Civic Garden Centre one of Canada's best public gardening resource centres.
The Banbury Community Centre (120 Banbury Road) offers kids and fitness programs. The Banbury Tennis Club is positioned at the rear of the community centre.