What to know and love about this Toronto neighbourhood
Mount Pleasant East is a midtown Toronto neighbourhood that feels like a tranquil community. Many buyers with children choose real estate in this area due to its family-friendly residential streets and parks. Mount Pleasant East and West are both named after beautiful Mount Pleasant Cemetery, which attracts visitors from all over the city. The area is bordered by Bayview Avenue to the east, Mount Pleasant Road to the west, Blythewood Road to the north, and Mount Pleasant Cemetery to the south. Sherwood Park adjoins Mount Hope Cemetery and fills a large part of the neighbourhood with plenty of green space to explore. Shops, restaurants, and grocery stores are walkable for convenient shopping and dining. It is a great neighbourhood for discovering the outdoors, while remaining a quick commute from downtown.
The walkability for shopping- and exploring! Mount Pleasant West neighbourhood has many gorgeous walking and biking trails. The two cemeteries in the area are popular with residents and visitors alike, where tall trees and impressive stone monuments add their own unique beauty to Mount Pleasant. Charlotte Maher Park and Sherwood Park have picnic benches, trails and plenty of green space to stroll outside, walk the dog or take the kids to play. Moore Park and its Mud Creek are also a scenic walk or bike ride away.
Mount Pleasant East real estate is sought after by people age 25-64, and families with children. There is a comparatively high population of children under the age of four, and children ages 5-14.
Local Insight: “The Beltline Trail starts in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. I take it to Moore Park Ravine to see the gardens. I never knew it existed until I moved here, and now I visit nearly every weekend!”
What to Expect: Outdoor space and shopping. For a nice walk in nature, the cemetery grounds and nearby parks offer peaceful retreats within an urban neighbourhood. Schools and daycares are also nearby for young children. There are many stores on Bayview, and a variety of popular local restaurants. For commuting to other areas of Toronto, bus routes run along Eglinton, Davisville, Bayview and Mount Pleasant Road. They quickly connect to nearby TTC subway stations Eglinton and Davisville. Yonge Street is a ten minute walk away for even more places to eat and shop.
What NOT to Expect: If you’re driving, it takes a little longer from condos in Mount Pleasant West. The Don Valley Parkway is about twenty minutes away with good traffic, so plan more time during rush hour.
A Day in the Life: Your new Mount Pleasant East condo looks out at a canopy of trees. Take your wife out for breakfast at a restaurant steps from your front door. Afterwards, pick up your bikes and head to the park for a ride along the trail. Stop to take pictures of the colourful garden. Pick up some groceries and walk home for a nice home cooked lunch. Then, shop on Bayview for master bedroom decor. For dinner, check out the tavern your neighbours told you about, and try the nacho platter. Finish the evening with a drink on your condo balcony and toast your new home.