What to know and love about this Toronto neighbourhood
Bayview Village is a neighbourhood in North York with distinctive style. The most famous part of the neighbourhood is fashionista paradise, Bayview Village Shopping Centre. It has a variety of quality brand name stores and a wide selection of restaurants. The area is bordered by Bayview Avenue to the west, Leslie Street to the east, Finch Avenue to the north, and Sheppard Avenue to the south. There are even more shops, grocery stores, and restaurants along these streets. However, one of the best things about the Bayview Village is the incredible green space that meanders throughout the area. The Don River and surrounding parkland add outdoor space for exploring. No matter where you are in the neighbourhood its a short walk to a park, parkette, or riverside trail.
The parks, especially surrounding the Don River. This Bayview Village green space is an unexpected natural gem. The forest twists along the Don River, where you can spend the day hiking, taking pictures, and generally embracing the great outdoors. The park also offers tennis courts and some of the most scenic bike trails in North York. Everyone knows Bayview Village is famous for the shopping, but as a local you'll find out why the parkland is the secret star of the show!
Real estate in Bayview Village has a combination of bungalows, townhomes, and attractive condo buildings. Condos in Bayview Village are mostly tall glass buildings, with great amenities. Most residents of Bayview Village are between age 25-64. There is also a 17% senior population. Buyers of many age groups choose to enjoy everything this relaxed, family-friendly neighbourhood has to offer.
Local Insight: “Bayview Village Park is perfect for the kids. There’s a wading pool and a playground. And there are tennis courts for me!”
What to Expect: Shopping and nature. Check out the stores in Bayview Village Shopping Centre, or spend a day outdoors at one of the beautiful parks in the neighbourhood. Streets in the area were built into the winding parkland, and therefore bear charming names like Forest Grove and Leaf Willoway. Stroll along the Don River or take the kids to play in the closest park. Commuters can catch a bus on Sheppard, Leslie, Bayview, or Finch. Bessarion subway station and Leslie subway station are also nearby. Drivers can get to Highway 404 in under fifteen minutes, and Highway 401 in ten minutes.
What NOT to Expect: Bayview Village has many great restaurants, but for a downtown night life, you'll likely want to commute to the core for nights on the town.
A Day in the Life: Enjoy a tea and a spectacular view from the balcony of your new Bayview Village condo. Then, its time to meet your friends at the Bayview Village Shopping Centre for some retail therapy, followed by a delicious lunch at your favourite Chinese restaurant. After lunch, meet your family at the ballpark to cheer on your brother in his first game of the season. Take a stroll through the park along winding trails before getting dinner with the whole family. It's time to celebrate your brother's game-winning hit- and your new condo of course!