Chaplin Estates Properties and Neighbourhood Guide

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6 HIGHBOURNE RD, toronto, Ontario
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6 Highbourne Rd

Toronto, Ontario M5P 2J2


10600 sqft Multi-Family 0 0

Chaplin Estates Neighbourhood Guide

Welcome to Chaplin Estates:

Tucked in midtown Toronto just southwest of Yonge and Eglinton (a neighbourhood known by the cheeky nickname “Young and Eligible”), Chaplin Estates is a highly desired residential area noted for its detached homes and buildings dating back to the 1920s. A detached house in this sought-after zone commands, on average, $2.4 million. Given its proximity to the subway, Chaplin Estates allows easy access to uptown, downtown and anywhere else you’d want to go, while also providing an escape from the frantic energy of the city’s core.

What you'll fall in love with:

Exercise enthusiasts can choose from several GoodLife gyms or hit the Kay Gardner Beltline, a tree-shaded 9k trail popular for strolling, running and dog walking. The Beltline was established in 1989 on the site of a former railway – the trail’s bridge over the Yonge subway line features excellent views. The closest city parks are Eglinton Park (baseball diamonds, a children’s playground, soccer fields and a wading pool) and Oriole Park (two tennis courts, a sand pit and a clubhouse).


Chaplin Estates is bound by Eglinton to the north and Chaplin Crescent to the south, with Yonge Street on the east and Avenue Road on the west. This area is home to some of the city’s best and brightest: 79 percent of residents hold a post-secondary degree or diploma.
Approximately one in four homes have a household income over $125,000. 
Although married and common-law couples make up about half the households, this area isn’t known for having a huge population of kids. Children under 14 make up about 10 percent of residents, while seniors represent about 12 percent.
Expect the popularity of Chaplin Estates to continue rising for years to come, given the area’s excellent schools and the forthcoming Eglinton Crosstown Line (a light rail line now under construction). Property values are likely to increase over the next five to 10 years as more people move in.


For those who prefer to seek out the nightlife, Chaplin Estates has some great options. In a short ten to twenty-minute walk, you have over a dozen restaurants to choose from including Chef of India (Indian), Fresh (vegetarian) and the Keg (a steak house). Exercise enthusiasts have the choice of several GoodLife gyms and the Beltline Trail, a 9-km outdoor trail that is popular with walkers, runners and dog walkers. The Beltline Trail was established in 1989 on the site of a former railway – the trail’s bridge over the Yonge subway line features excellent views. The closest city parks are Eglinton Park (baseball diamonds, a children’s playground, soccer fields and a wading pool) and Oriole Park (two tennis courts, sand pit, street parking and a clubhouse).


The average price for detached homes is $2.4 million, and for semi-detached homes $1.3 million. If you want to move in, act fast as the average “days on market” for a Chaplin Estates home is just 15 days. Meanwhile, the average condo sale is $572,000.

House Style:

Chaplin Estate’s housing prices reflect the area’s history and exclusive representation: 40 percent of homes in the area were built before 1960. As a result, there are a limited number of condos and similar properties for purchase.

Local Schools:

Families are well served by a variety of schools, including John Ross Robertson Junior Public School, John Fisher Junior Public School, Forest Hill Junior and Senior Public School and Deer Park Junior and Senior Public School. In addition, the area has alternative education options, such as the Kohai Educational Centre and the Toronto Independent High School. Residents have access to two public library branches: Northern District and Mount Pleasant.
Several high schools serve students here. Northern Secondary School is noted for winning multiple awards in international competitions in science, debate and sports. Northern students tend to excel academically, with high scores on EQAO tests. Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute is also excellent and noted for its music and French immersion programs.
The University of Toronto St. George campus is a 20-minute TTC commute from Davisville station, while York University is a 25-minute drive from Yonge and Eglinton.

The lifestyle:

Bordering Yonge and Eglinton, Chaplin Estates offers a variety of entertainment and dining options, including two movie theatres: Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas for second-run and offbeat films, and SilverCity Yonge-Eglinton Cinemas for mainstream first releases. The area is also served by the Yonge Eglinton Centre, where you’ll find a Metro, LCBO, Chapters Indigo, Sephora and other popular retailers.
Dining options abound for every palate, especially along the Yonge Street stretch. Within a 10- to 20-minute walk, you’ll find The Keg Steakhouse + Bar, Jaipur Grill and Lounge (classic Indian), The Wallace Gastropub, Little Sister Indonesian Food Bar and much more.

A little bit of history:

Prior to the opening of the Yonge subway line in 1950s, Chaplin Estates was somewhat isolated from the rest of Toronto. The neighbourhood is named for William Chaplin and James Chaplin, significant landowners and early residents who settled here in 1913. The Chaplins originally promoted the neighbourhood as a high-end area and imposed restrictions on the types of housing allowed. Some houses and buildings date back to the 1920s, when much of the early property was sold.

The commute:

It’s a breeze to hop onto Yonge subway line. From Eglinton Station, expect 20 minutes of travel to reach Union Station (15 minutes if starting from Davisville). From Yonge and Davisville, you can drive to Union Station in 20-30 minutes. Currently, Eglinton Avenue is partially closed due to construction of the Eglinton Crosstown Line – expected to be completed in 2021.

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