Yonge & Eglinton

Thinking of buying a home at Yonge & Eglinton?

The Graff Girls are your local experts and can guide you to the right streets and the best home for your family.

Did you know this about Yonge and Eglinton?

Yonge and Eglinton have been a hub of Toronto for over a hundred years. In 1890 this area was originally part of Eglinton Village, which joined with Davisville Village to the south and Bedford Park Village to the north to form the town of North Toronto. This area was originally part of Eglinton Village which in 1912 was added to the City of Toronto. The northwest quadrant of the Yonge-Eglinton intersection is occupied by the Yonge Eglinton Centre that has recently undergone a massive renovation. The northeast quadrant of Yonge-Eglinton is the site of a new luxury condominium tower. The southeast quadrant has already been transformed by the recently built Minto Midtown project, which consists of two residential towers with retail at grade level. The open space between the two buildings is designed to improve pedestrian space in the area. The southwest quadrant is largely occupied by the TTC Eglinton bus terminal lands, which the city has targeted for public realm improvements, better public transit infrastructure and new park space. Also notable is the redevelopment of North Toronto Collegiate (east of Yonge Street between Roehampton and Broadway). This historic school was rebuilt in 2011 with a new playing field. “The Republic” condominium development abutting the new school has been very popular with homebuyers seeking this prime uptown location. Homes in the area are under constant renovation or being re-developed with larger, custom-built executive homes. There are also many luxury condominium apartments and townhouses in the area.

Dining in the Yonge Eglinton Area?

There are numerous upscale dining restaurants in the Yonge and Eglinton Area. Byblos, La Vecchia, Cibo are only a few. The area now boasts many other family styles and finer restaurants.  Young professionals frequent this area, as it is less pretentious than the Bloor-Yorkville area. Yonge Eglinton offers unique finds mixed with mainstream appeal.

How are the schools in Yonge/Eglinton

Feel free to ask Cheryl and Samantha about the local schools.  There are several schools, public, secondary, Catholic and private, in the area, including North Toronto Collegiate Institute, Northern Secondary, Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, several private schools, and the TCDSB (Catholic board) Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School and St. Monica’s Catholic Elementary School. Public parks in the area include Eglinton Park, Oriole Park and the Belt Line Railway.

What about medical care in Yonge Eglinton?

The Graff Girls explain that medical care is excellent at Sunnybrook Hospital located on Bayview Avenue north of Eglinton, North York General Hospital located at Sheppard Avenue and Leslie Street. The area is home to dozens of healthcare providers from western medicine to naturopaths to energy practitioners and many more.

 Are there nice parks in Yonge Eglinton Area?

The ultra-modern North Toronto Community Centre is located on Eglinton Avenue, just east of Avenue Road. This centre includes a gymnasium, squash courts, a walking track, and a water slide. Adjacent to the community centre is Eglinton Park which has sports fields, a baseball diamond, a wading pool, a children’s playground, and tennis courts that become an artificial ice rink in the wintertime. Sherwood Park, located east of Mount Pleasant Road, has a wonderful walking path highlighted by some of the oldest and largest trees in the city. This park contains a picturesque children’s playground and a wading pool.

Do you like to shop? 

The Graff Girls say that if you like boutique style stores Yonge and Eglinton is the place to shop. Numerous men and women’s stores, jewelry, home decor stores are within walking distance. You will not have to go far to get some of the best shopping that Toronto has to offer. The stores along Yonge Street are diverse ranging from individually owned stores to international chain stores. Indoor shopping is available at the Yonge and Eglinton Centre, which recently underwent a major renovation and expansion.

If you are looking for expert advice on the purchase or sale of a home in the Yonge/Eglinton area, the only realtor team to call is The Graff Girls.