What to know and love about this Toronto neighbourhood
East Danforth neighbourhood is also referred to as Danforth Village, and is located just north of the Upper Beaches. It is a community that is built right along Danforth Avenue, roughly from Greenwood Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue. The area has endless shopping and dining options that are walkable from anywhere in the area. There are a range of businesses nearby, from affordable stores to boutique shops. Restaurants in East Danforth include pubs, casual chains, and coffee shops. There are a variety of parkettes off the Danforth, as well as community centres and schools. Commuting by TTC is also easy with subway stations, buses, and streetcars all nearby. Anything you need or want is never far away in East Danforth. Whether you want to get dinner or go for a walk in the park this neighbourhood has what you're looking for.
The hidden gems in the neighbourhood. Stephenson Park offers grassy space for lounging in the sun, playing on the playground, or hitting a grand slam at the baseball diamond. East Lynn Park is another beautiful retreat, with a wading pool and playground for the kids. The park also hosts a spectacular weekly Farmer’s Market where you can shop locally for cheeses, fruits, honey, and crafts. In the winter months, take the sled for an afternoon toboggan ride!
Real estate in East Danforth is popular with families and working professionals. Condos and homes in the area are more affordable compared to other Toronto real estate markets. There are mostly working age people from age 25-64, as well as over ten percent more children between age 0-14 living in East Danforth than the city's average. It is a popular area for first time home buyers. There are also attractive new condos for sale near Main Station.
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What to Expect: East Danforth is one of the most accessible areas in Toronto for commuting by TTC. Since the neighbourhood runs along Danforth Avenue, subway stations are located walking distance from anywhere in the area. Greenwood, Coxwell, Main, and Victoria Park subway stations are all within East Danforth. Main station is a commuter hub, where buses and streetcars link up and GO Transit passengers can walk to and from the Danforth GO Train station. The nearest highway is Lakeshore Boulevard, which is about a fifteen minute drive away. In terms of residential housing, East Danforth is a mixture of single family homes, apartments, and condominiums.
What NOT to Expect: If you want quieter streets, you'll want to seek a home for sale a further off the Danforth. However, the close proximity of Danforth Avenue also means convenience and accessible transit.
A Day in the Life: Rise and shine in your East Danforth condo, with expansive city views. Grab a breakfast bagel at the coffee shop before walking to the gym. After working out, meet your friend at the park for refreshing drinks on a picnic blanket. Then, stroll through the East Lynn Park Farmer’s Market, where you pick up a jar of homemade raspberry jam. Walk to your new favourite clothing store to browse the sale racks for a spring dress. Get dinner at a local British pub, where you run into your neighbours and their kids coming back from karate class. Get to know each other over a plate of sweet potato fries and dip. Then walk home for an evening entertaining your new friends on your condo patio.