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Neighbourhood Specialist:

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Juliette Fergus
416-894-3647
juliette@trustrealtygroup.ca

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Highlights:

  • As diverse as they come, this area has a little utopia of Ethiopian, Moroccan, Greek, Italian, Hakka, Mexican, Thai and Tunisian entrepreneurs all within blocks of each other.
  • Danforth East hosts a variety of gastro-pubs, artisan studios, pop-up shops, and social enterprises, which are as esoteric as they are interesting.
  • Stan Wadlow and Taylor Creek Park are nearby with miles of biking and walking trails that can take you across the city, surrounded by dense beautiful trees and the creek itself splitting the trail up the middle.
  • Set in a beautiful park the East Lynn Farmer’s Market boasts local eats, wine, live entertainment, face-painting, crafts and even has a splash pool for the kids.
  • This is one area where you can still buy a cute house for an affordable price, live close to the subway, and keep your car for driving out of town on the weekends.
  • 5-minute drive to the Beach, the heart of Greektown, Little India, the DVP, and 10-minute drive to Lakeshore/Gardiner, Leslieville, the gorgeous Scarborough Bluffs.

About Danforth East:

Recently rebranded as “The Danny”, this friendly neighbourhood has become a hot spot for young professionals’, many of whom are noted artists including members of the Toronto Symphony, Canadian Opera, and film and television performers.

This may be owing to the strong neighbourhood pride, its active parent participation in the school system, and its tight-knit community. As well the relative affordability of the houses in Danforth Village, together with the convenience of the Bloor-Danforth subway line make this neighbourhood an excellent choice for first-time home buyers.

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Top Schools in Danforth East:

Elementary Schools

St. Brigid Catholic School

Fraser Institute Rating: 8/10
JK – Grade 8
50 Woodmount Avenue

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Gledhill Junior Public School

Fraser Institute Rating: 5.9/10
JK- Grade 6
2 Gledhill Ave

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R. H McGregor

Fraser Institute Rating: 6.4
Grade 1-5
555 Mortimer Ave.

Secondary Schools

East York Collegiate

Fraser Institute Rating: 4.4/10
Grade 9-12
650 Cosburn Ave.

Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute

Fraser Institute Rating: 3.9/10
Grade 9-12
800 Greenwood Ave.

Monarch Park Collegiate

Fraser Institute Rating: 6.6/10
Grade 9-12
1 Hanson St.

Neighbourhood Facts

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  • World-class public transportation
  • Daily errands do not require a car

History of Danforth East:

Trust Realty Group Real Estate specialists for Danforth East
  • It first appeared in the 19th century as the ‘Coleman’ postal village.
  • By the turn of the century the area was called “Little York” (an original name of Toronto) and became a part of the short-lived Town of East Toronto.
  • The single most important event came in 1919 with the completion of the Bloor Viaduct bridge over the Don Valley, finally connecting the Danforth to the City via Bloor Street.
  • The area developed from the 1910s thru the 1930s as a streetcar suburb with most of the housing to the north and south of the street dating from this period.
  • In its early years, the Danforth was home to outlawed activities like making moonshine and dog and cock fighting.
  • First inhabitants were mainly immigrants from England, Ireland, and Scotland. In the 1950s an influx of Italians came to the area, followed by Greeks and other immigrants in the 1960s.
  • The Allenby movie theatre, one of the finest Kaplan and Sprachman theatres designed in the Art Deco style, opened in the 1930s but by the 1970s, the rock scene took it over with Rocky Horror Picture show and The Song Remains the Same.

Don’t Miss Out on Houses in Danforth East:

A great investment opportunity, as tear down houses are being replaced with new builds and frequently break the million-dollar barrier.

The Next ‘It’ Neighbourhood

This safe neighbourhood is filled with houses that predate the Second World War, a plethora of nearby schools and the Bloor-Danforth subway line means easy access to the rest of the city.

A Neighbourhood with Character

Danforth Village is well known for its shopping district along Danforth Avenue with the many shops and restaurants reflecting the multicultural flavour of the residents who live in this neighbourhood.

Latest Real Estate Listings in Danforth East

164 Wolverleigh Blvd, Toronto

164 Wolverleigh Blvd

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Neighbourhood: Danforth
Type: Detached
Classic Brick 2 1/2 Storey Four Bdrm Renovated Home. Larger Than Neigh
Classic Brick 2 1/2 Storey Four Bdrm Renovated Home. Larger Than Neigh
$1,249,000
166 Barker Ave, Toronto

166 Barker Ave

34
Neighbourhood: Woodbine-Lumsden
Type: Detached
Own This Newly Renovated Detached, 2-Storey Custom Built Home In A Fam
Own This Newly Renovated Detached, 2-Storey Custom Built Home In A Fam
$1,325,000

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