What to know and love about this Toronto neighbourhood
Yonge-St Clair neighbourhood is a midtown area with a rich history, and a lively present. It is close to the desirable Moore Park and Deer Park areas so parks are never far from home. The four corners of the Yonge and St. Clair intersection have long been one of Toronto residents’ favourite spots for finding great apartments and condominiums. Toronto’s elite have called the beautiful buildings home throughout the city’s history. Spacious heritage buildings and churches meet attractive new condos for sale, and more businesses are being added along Yonge and St. Clair. Now, as street art, shops, and restaurants move in, new generations of condo buyers are embracing the appeal Yonge-St. Clair has quietly maintained all along.
Easy access to everything you need. Retail, dining, banks, and schools are located within a small area. Since people have been living in apartment buildings here for a long time, the TTC has made sure to serve the neighbourhood well. For pleasant walks outside, St. Michael’s Cemetery grounds are beautiful to explore, and David Balfour Park and other parkettes are close by. The combination of building amenities, transportation, business, and parks add to the ease of living in Yonge-St Clair.
Yonge-St Clair real estate is most popular with people between age 25-44. There are also many seniors who enjoy the laid-back feel of the neighbourhood.
Local Insight: “The Badminton and Racquet Club of Toronto is gorgeous, and it has fitness classes that help me stay active all year.”
What to Expect: Walkability and commutability. You can walk to a variety of restaurants serving food from many different cultures. There are also grocery stores, and many retail shops. Parks are only a five to ten minute walk away, including the expansive David Balfour Park. Enjoy the nature trails and ravine, then walk home to your urban condo. Commuting is very easy, since St. Clair subway station is located here. There are also buses running along Yonge Street, and streetcars on St. Clair Avenue West. If you want to drive it will take about twenty minutes to get to the Don Valley Parkway or Lakeshore Boulevard. There are also schools, churches, and a public library.
What NOT to Expect: If you are looking for Toronto’s entertainment venues, you'll need to commute to theatre, nightclubs, or concert venues. Don't worry though, the commute is always a quick one!
A Day in the Life: Start the day with the city views from your Yonge-St Clair condo, then walk to a coffee shop a few doors down. Stroll through the parkette and meet a friend for a game of chess. Go shopping at your favourite store for a new jacket and scarf, then buy a new book for the weekend. Stop for a cool drink at a restaurant on Yonge Street, where you can enjoy watching people walk by the patio. Meet your husband for dinner at your favourite Thai restaurant, then walk home for desert on your condo deck.