About Yonge-St. Clair
Yonge-St. Clair neighbourhood in Toronto. Popular communities include Casa Loma, Forest Hill South, Annex, Humewood-Cedarvale, Wychwood.
Yonge-St. Clair has 53 homes on the market. Of the 12672 total properties listed in Toronto, Yonge-St. Clair makes up just 0.4%. The average asking price of a property in Yonge-St. Clair is $1,555,634, with an estimated mortgage of $5,270 per month. That is 1.2 times of the average asking price of $1,312,260 in Toronto. Properties listed in Yonge-St. Clair are an average of 973 square feet, with 1.6 beds and 1.8 baths. Yonge-St. Clair has 30.2% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
Yonge-St. Clair, also known as Deer Park is different from a lot of upscale communities in Toronto because its’ homes are not isolated on the edge of the neighbourhood. The residential streets pour out onto either Yonge Street or St. Clair Avenue, right into the core of one of Toronto's busiest shopping, entertainment, and business districts.
This neighbourhood’s commercial area offers a good balance for this community which is encircled by lush green parkland, magnificent trees, and the Vale of Avoca Ravine.
Real estate in Yonge-St. Clair is bordered by the Vale of Avoca section of Rosedale ravine in the east, Farnham Avenue and Jackes Avenue in the south, Avenue Road and Oriole Parkway in the west, the Belt Line trail in the north on the west side of Yonge Street, and Glen Elm Avenue in the north on the east side of Yonge Street.
A staple of the community is the Deer Park Public School (23 Ferndale Avenue) which has been serving the neighbourhood for about 125 years. Deer Park schools students from kindergarten to grade 8.
The Rosehill Reservoir situated just steps from Yonge and St. Clair is one of Toronto's most beautiful green spaces. It forms the upper tier of the David Balfour Park and includes a very scenic four acre reflecting pool surrounded with cobblestones. Additionally, there is an adjacent waterfall with a small viaduct and a maze of stairs on either side, and a distinct water fountain feature with a dramatic overhead spray that blasts water into the oval pool below. Moreover, there is a beautiful flower garden and wading pool nestled away at the far end of the park.
Homes for sale in Yonge-St. Clair cater to upper-middle class residents. This district has a magnificent blend of detached and semi-detached homes that consist of myriad architectural styles. A majority of the original houses in this neighbourhood were built between 1875 and 1920. Yonge-St. Clair also consists of a fair number of newer townhouses that merge well with the older homes in the neighbourhood.
This community has one of the largest medleys of luxury condo apartment buildings in Toronto. The majority of these units have balconies with scenic views of the park, the ravine or the city.
In addition to an assorted housing stock, Yonge-St. Clair is also home to some notable addresses including:
40 Heath Street West
Previously owned by the church, Archbishop Desmond Tutu lodged in this house which was appointed for visiting Clerical dignitaries.
50 Heath Street West
Built in 1923, the McNamara House is an uncommon model of the Prairie School of architecture in Toronto.
Yonge-St. Clair used to be called by the First Nations public as "Mushquoteh," which signifies a meadow or opening in the woods where deer come to feed. In 1837, the Heath family bought forty acres of land in "Mushquoteh." Appropriately, they dubbed their estate Deer Park.
By the 1850s, the Deer Park area had expanded to include a handful of country estates, a general store, a school, a cemetery, a race track, and a hotel that was positioned at the crossroads of Yonge and St. Clair. Guests at the Deer Park Hotel used to take pleasure in feeding the deer that roamed on the hotel grounds.
The deer had departed by the time Deer Park was annexed to the City of Toronto in 1908. Deer Park filled in very rapidly after annexation. By the 1930s, the Deer Park neighbourhood was recognized as one of Toronto's finest residential regions.
Yonge-St. Clair real estate agents and MLS listings alike might note that most errands can be accomplished on foot in this area. However, there is access to public transit for residents of the community. The St. Clair subway station is within walking distance of each house in Deer Park.
For those who prefer to drive, Yonge-St.Clair is roughly ten minutes away from downtown, and twenty minutes from Toronto's Expressways and Highways. Since this neighbourhood is so convenient, many residents do not own cars. This saves them money and allows them to get around town by walking, however if they do feel like driving, they can always rent a car. Yonge-St. Clair has about 2 car shares from Zipcar.
Yonge-St. Clair condos bank on the wonderful amenities that are included within the purchase price or rental rate. Many of the complexes offer luxury amenities such as hot tubs, pools, sauna and steam rooms as well as fitness facilities of all kinds.
Although these features are great enough to keep residents inside for long periods of time, it doesn’t mean that there is a lack in shopping opportunities. On the contrary, there are about 237 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Yonge-St.Clair and people in the neighbourhood can walk to an average of 8 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.
The Yonge and St. Clair shopping area is known for its many amazing restaurants. The luxury retailers in this area attract shoppers from all over Toronto. Most of the grocery stores in the area are situated inside the St. Clair Centre, the Towne Mall or, Delisle Court.
Yonge-St. Clair is nearby the heavily treed David Balfour Park which features a path that's ideal for walking, jogging and cycling and also has a huge children's playground.
Sign markers on the east side of the park direct to access points to the Vale of Avoca Ravine which features a hiking trail that follows the path of an adjacent tortuous creek. The urban forest and all the habitats it nurtures is really vivacious, and an enjoyable surprise given the closeness to such a well established urban vicinity.
Also in the neighbourhood, Oriole Park which has a playground, a wading pool, two tennis courts and access to the Belt Line, a seven kilometre trail that follows the path of Toronto's old Belt Line Railway. Oriole Park is also home to the Neshama Playground.