About Tam O'Shanter-Sullivan
Tam O'Shanter-Sullivan neighbourhood in Toronto. Popular communities include L'Amoreaux, Agincourt South-Malvern West, Steeles, Milliken, Pleasant View.
Tam O'Shanter-Sullivan has 60 homes on the market. Of the 13739 total properties listed in Toronto, Tam O'Shanter-Sullivan makes up just 0.4%. The average asking price of a property in Tam O'Shanter-Sullivan is $810,280, with an estimated mortgage of $2,745 per month. That is 1.8 times less of the average asking price of $1,449,459 in Toronto. Properties listed in Tam O'Shanter-Sullivan are an average of 927 square feet, with 2.5 beds and 2.2 baths. Tam O'Shanter-Sullivan has 10% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
Tam O'Shanter–Sullivan is a community in the district of Scarborough, in the east end of the city of Toronto. The area is bounded by Huntingwood Drive to the North, Kennedy Road to the East, Highway 401 to the South and Victoria Park as well as Pharmacy Ave to the West. The region, which includes the Tam O'Shanter (east of Warden) and Sullivan (west of Warden) communities, gets its name from Tam O'Shanter golf course and O'Sullivan's Corners.
For MLS real estate listings purposes, the neighbourhood is sometimes referred to as part of the community of Agincourt, which surrounds Tam O'Shanter to the east. Both districts are part of the electoral district of Scarborough—Agincourt. The Agincourt Mall is situated in Tam O'Shanter.
O'Sullivan's Corners, positioned at the corner of Victoria Park and Sheppard Avenues, was named after Patrick O'Sullivan, and formally had only a hotel and a post office, which opened in 1892. The post office was shut down in 1912, but reopened in 1956 at the drug store in Wishing Well Plaza at the south-east corner of Pharmacy and Sheppard, as an effect of the residential developments in the area. A gas station was formally located here along with a hamburger restaurant, Johnny's Hamburgers, which still stands to this day. A new retail development has been built around Johnny's.
Homes for sale in Tam O’Shanter – Sullivan might include properties in the first subdivision of the area called "Town and Country." This neighbourhood has so much history and wonderful schools to offer potential residents. It was bounded by Victoria Park Avenue, Sheppard Avenue, Pharmacy and Ontario Highway 401 (then known as the Toronto By-Pass), or the north part of Lot 35, Concession II, Scarborough Township.
Thomas Mason was the farmer of this land and Town and Country was not hooked up to the sewer system; the houses all had their own septic systems. The headwaters of Taylor-Massey Creek ran beneath the ground through the subdivision, above ground through Wishing Well Park, and under Highway 401. With the widening of the 401, the above-ground section of the creek was buried and the headwaters were rerouted to Highland Creek.
The next subdivision, "Wishing Well Acres" used to be east of Pharmacy on the north part of Lots 33 and 34, Concession II, had been farmed by Christopher Thomson and Ichabod Vradenburg(h) in the 1870s. The community school and the street it is on were named after the Vradenburgs, although the spelling of the street name has been mysteriously changed. Wishing Well Acres was the place of the millionth house built in Canada after WWI.
From 1927 to 1946, Harry C. Hatch trained and raised five Queen's Plate winners on his farm at the northeast corner of Pharmacy and Sheppard. The farm and additional ones in the area were bought by the Robert McClintock Company for residential housing development of Bridlewood in the 1960s.
The company was awarded the Ontario Urban Development Institute Award for the finest development of the year for Bridlewood Phase I in 1964 and Phase II in 1966. Well known residents of Bridlewood include Mike Myers, whose Wayne's World character was motivated by growing up in the community, Eric McCormack (Will & Grace), and David Furnish, who all attended Bridlewood Public School.
MLS listings might make mention that some errands can be accomplished on foot in Tam O'Shanter-Sullivan.
The nearby Agincourt area has its own Go Transit station on the north side of Sheppard Avenue, east of Kennedy Road. This station presents commuters with morning train service to Union Station in downtown Toronto. This train comes back to Agincourt in the late afternoon from Union Station.
TTC bus routes on Finch and Sheppard Avenues shuttle passengers to the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line. Bus services on Brimley, Kennedy, McCowan, Markham and Bellamy Roads, as well as Midland Avenue connect passengers to stations on the Bloor-Danforth subway line.
Tam O’Shanter – Sullivan real estate agents can direct potential homebuyers to shopping opportunities as well as local amenities. The nearby Agincourt area is filled with Asian shopping malls and plazas, especially along Sheppard Avenue and on McCowan Road north of Finch Avenue. The combination of shopping in these areas include vegetarian shops, Asian supermarkets, fruit stores, seafood restaurants, herbal stores, beauty salons, bakeries and banks.
The biggest shopping mall in this area is the Agincourt Mall on Sheppard Avenue. This mall is flanked by both a Wal-Mart department store and a Loblaws supermarket, and features mostly national retailers and chain stores.
Tam O’Shanter – Sullivan is close to many schools including Bridlewood Jr P.S., Inglewood Jr P.S., Lynngate Jr P.S., Pauline Johnson Jr P.S., Tam O'Shanter Jr P.S., Vradenburg Jr P.S., J.B. Tyrrell Sr P.S. and more.
Prices of homes for sale in Tam O’Shanter – Sullivan and anywhere else for that matter depend on the proximity and availability of nearby entertainment attractions and recreational facilities. Luckily, the nearby Agincourt Community Centre (31 Glen Watford Drive) features indoor swimming programs, fitness classes and recreational skating.
The Agincourt Lawn Bowling Club operates out of the park across from the community centre.
The Agincourt Gardening Club convenes often at the Christian Centre of Knox United Church (2575 Midland Avenue).
Brimley Woods Park is well known for its beautiful display of flowers that bloom in early May. This park features a short nature trail underneath a tall canopy of maple trees.
The Woodside Square shopping centre features a public library that offers residents year-round programs for adults and children.