Carleton Village (Pelham Park) Properties and Neighbourhood Guide

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1306 WESTON RD, toronto, Ontario
For sale

1306 Weston Rd

Toronto, Ontario M6M 4R5

$4,000,000

9100 sqft Multi-Family 0 0
506 OAKWOOD AVE E, toronto, Ontario
For sale

506 Oakwood Ave E

Toronto, Ontario M6E 2X1

$1,450,000

2656 sqft Multi-Family 0 4

Carleton Village (Pelham Park) Neighbourhood Guide

Welcome to Carleton Village:

Officially designated as historic Carleton Village, and also known as Pelham Park, this area is a quiet, cozy Toronto nook a little off the beaten track. Defined on three sides by railway lines, the neighbourhood lies south of St. Clair Avenue West and just north of the up-and-coming Junction. Carleton Village is one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the city, and is composed primarily of working-class Asian, Portuguese and Italian families living in modest semi-detached homes. There’s a potential opportunity to find good value.

What you’ll fall in love with:

The Stop Community Food Centre is a very cool initiative that brings together residents of all backgrounds to bond over something everyone can appreciate: good food! At the non-profit organization, the cooking groups and classes are designed to reduce social isolation and stimulate cross-cultural and cross-linguistic connections. It’s the perfect place to go if you’re trying to up your game in the kitchen, get to know your neighbours or pick up a new language.

Neighbours:

Carleton Village is as residential as it gets. While there is a smattering of businesses and restaurants up on St. Clair West, there is almost no through traffic in the neighbourhood, as it is largely closed in by rail lines. Primarily populated by blue-collar families, Carleton Park has a down-to-earth feel that provides a contrast to more gentrified areas. At the same time, there is evidence of the creative class sneaking in, with the odd art gallery popping up.
Most homes in the area are two-story, semi-detached Victorian houses on small lots. Only 17 percent of the properties are detached houses, and a growing number of condos and townhomes are being built.
The average cost of a house in Carleton Village is about $680,000. Due to the hyper-accelerated development of the adjacent Junction area, and the draw of affordable prices compared to other Toronto neighbourhoods, prices are on the rise – so get in early! The average home rental in Carleton Village is $2,170 per month.

 

The lifestyle:

If you’re looking for a slightly out-of-the-way neighbourhood to hang your hat, Carleton Village might just be for you. With little traffic, you’ll be able to get a good night’s sleep, and you can always take advantage of the vibrant culture and nightlife in the nearby Junction neighbourhood when you feel restless. Additionally, making new friends with the locals next door could give you insight into so many other parts of the world, given the area’s cultural diversity. Stockyards Village, at the corner of St. Clair and Weston Road, offers you shopping convenience with a plethora of big box and retail stores, including Home Hardware, Future Shop and Metro

The commute:

Carleton Village is not exactly a short commute any way you slice it, so grab a book or download a podcast if you work downtown. By car it takes about 40 minutes (worse during rush hour) to arrive at Union Station. By bike, it might be a bit quicker (35 minutes if you pedal fast), plus you can use the beautiful Junction railpath. If you’re taking transit, you may want to look into the new UP Express, which leaves near Bloor and Dundas West and takes you straight to Union: you could avoid those bumpy bus rides and pesky transfers. If you happen to work uptown central, the St. Clair 512 rides across to Yonge Street in about 30 minutes. Once it’s completed, Metrolinx’s Eglinton crosstown LRT should make travel to central Toronto much simpler.

Local Schools:

Carleton Village is home to the Carleton Village Junior and Senior Sports and Wellness Academy, a JK to Grade 8 school, complete with a swimming pool, a daycare centre, a parenting centre and other extra-/co-curricular programs. After Grade 8, your child would need to travel to a nearby high school in the Junction or Eglinton West neighbourhood.

What you Won't find:

If you want to live near a trendy stretch of hot new bars and restaurants, forget it. This area is well ensconced and should be considered mainly by folks looking for a chill, out-of-the-way place to call home.
This area of Toronto is not known for its natural or architectural beauty either. Prospective buyers may be turned off by the industrial look of the railway tracks and closetogether houses. That said, Wadsworth Park at the centre of the neighbourhood and sprawling Earlscourt Park to the east offer a breath of fresh air.

 

A little bit of history:

The first settlement of Europeans in the area was established in the late 1840s at St. Clair and what is now Old Weston Road. It was named after Governor Guy Carleton and comprised 30 buildings organized around the wagon-making shop of William Bull. In 1857, Carleton Railway Station opened, followed shortly thereafter by the Carlton post office. The area was annexed into the West Toronto Junction in 1889.

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