Danforth Village Guide

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Welcome to Danforth Village:

This little eastern stretch of the mighty Danforth is home to a quiet community with good shopping options, active residents’/business associations, and a rich history – not to mention a super-speedy commute into the core thanks to the local Go Transit station. It’s a good neighbourhood for those looking for well-priced homes still within striking distance of urban Toronto.

What you'll fall in love with:

Located near booming Greektown and its famous Taste of the Danforth festival, this grittier part of Toronto’s main eastern artery has only recently been touched by the gentrification that has enveloped areas closer to the core. Though it’s still in transition, locals are working together to bring new life to this neighbourhood, while enjoying lower house and condo prices.

The commute:

The easiest way to commute from Danforth Village into Union Station is to take the GO train, which will have you there in under 20 minutes – about the same amount of time it takes to drive. The Bloor-Danforth Subway Line also runs through the neighbourhood, but the TTC will take 30 minutes or so. You can cycle from the Danforth to Union Station in about 45 minutes. The trip to Yonge and Bloor is a bit faster, just 20 minutes on the TTC and 30 minutes by bike.

Local Schools:

There is just one elementary school in Danforth Village: Gledhill Junior Public School, which scored 5.7/10 on the Fraser Institute’s 2015/16 review of Canadian schools. Nearby alternatives include George Webster Elementary School (6.2), Secord Elementary School and St. Brigid Catholic School (not ranked). The closest high schools are Malvern Collegiate Institute and Notre Dame High School.

House style:

There are options for everyone, from single family homes to semi-detached and newly built condominiums.

Prices:

The average house price is $918,000, with condominiums ranging from $499,900 to $547,500.

A little bit of history:

Danforth Avenue was built in 1851. By the 1870s the area near Danforth Avenue and Dawes Road was known as Coleman’s Corner, named after Charles Coleman, who ran a hotel and general store there and was appointed the first postman for the area. The Grand Trunk railway was built through the neighbourhood in 1883, and the establishment of a rail sorting yard triggered local development and a population boom. It later became known as Little York.
The area was fully annexed by the city of Toronto in 1908, and the Prince Edward Viaduct was completed in 1918, further opening the neighbourhood to development. Then, in the early 1920s, the city extended the streetcar route to Luttrell Avenue, opening up the area to daily commuters and ushering in an era of rapid development. Ford Motor Company opened an assembly plant at the corner of Danforth and Victoria Park, where the company produced the Model T and Model A cars for Canadians.
The neighbourhood grew, with houses going up both north and south of the Danforth. The area was first populated by English, Irish and Scottish immigrants, followed by Greeks and Italians in the 1950s and 1960s. The Ford Company shuttered its factory in 1953, and 10 years later the building was transformed into the Shoppers World, which is now home to 40 stores. In 1966, the Bloor-Danforth subway line was constructed, replacing the streetcar route that had served the area for half a century.

Life Style:

Danforth Village is home to three small but lovely parks: Stephenson Park, Oakcrest Park and Coleman Park. All have nice playgrounds for kids and offer a bit of green space off the main drag, which is populated by a variety of stores and car dealerships. Locals enjoy shopping at the Shoppers World complex at the intersection of Danforth Avenue and Victoria Park Avenue, which has 40 stores ranging from a Metro grocery store to a Wishy Washy Laundromat.
The western part of the community, from Main Street to Woodbine Avenue, is represented by the very active Danforth East Community Association. The organization hosts a weekly Farmer’s Market through the summer and fall, along with a community yard sale that draws more than 160 households and businesses. In the fall, the association hosts the Danforth East Arts Fair in East Lynn Park, just a few blocks east of Danforth Village, and in the winter they organize a festival of lights. The association has also fostered an adopt-a-tree program in the surrounding community.
The Danforth Mosaic Business Improvement Area is also active in part of the neighbourhood, hosting a free weekly music festival throughout July. The Danny Loves Music Festival has welcomed great Canadian acts like the Julian Taylor Band – “pilgrims of funk, soul and roll” and singer Stephen Stanley.

Neighbours:

Danforth Village runs along Danforth Avenue, from Woodbine Avenue on the west to Victoria Park on the east. The northern and southern edges of the neighbourhood are a bit more complex: The northern boundary traces along Newmarket Avenue across onto Balfour Avenue; the southern boundary traces the CN rail line (just south of Oakcrest Avenue, and just north of Whistle Post Street and Drummondville Lane).
People of all ages live in Danforth Village, with lots of families, children and seniors living in the community. The average after-tax household income is just over $71,000 per year. Buyers can still find good value for money in Danforth Village.

Highlight:

Easy access to Shoppers World, an expansive indoor-outdoor mall where locals can find everything they need and more.

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Date (Newest to Oldest) Date (Oldest to Newest) Price (Highest to Lowest) Price (Lowest to Highest) Beds (Highest to Lowest) Beds (Lowest to Highest) Baths (Highest to Lowest) Baths (Lowest to Highest)
10 BECK AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

10 Beck Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 4L5

$1,589,000

House 4 4
188 OAK PARK AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

188 Oak Park Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 4M8

$799,000

House 3 2
61 VIRGINIA AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

61 Virginia Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 2S8

$1,788,000

House 3 4
853 COSBURN AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

853 Cosburn Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 2V9

$999,000

House 3 4
#2 -2040 DANFORTH AVE, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#2 -2040 Danforth Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 1J6

$1,975 Monthly

Row / Townho 0 1
#1 -2040 DANFORTH AVE, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#1 -2040 Danforth Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 1J6

$2,800 Monthly

Row / Townho 2 1
212 WOODMOUNT AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

212 Woodmount Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 3Z6

$1,499,000

House 4 4
2 NEWMAN AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

2 Newman Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 5A4

$689,000

House 2 2
4 CAMBRAI AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

4 Cambrai Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 2P6

$588,000

House 4 3
155 GLEBEMOUNT AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

155 Glebemount Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 3S6

$899,000

House 3 2
#BSMT -854 COSBURN AVE, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#bsmt -854 Cosburn Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 2W2

$1,800 Monthly

House 2 1
2 BARKER AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

2 Barker Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 2N3

$839,000

House 2 2
103 WESTLAKE AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

103 Westlake Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 4R3

$799,900

House 3 2
14 STEPHENSON AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

14 Stephenson Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 1G1

$899,900

House 4 2
101 OAKCREST AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

101 Oakcrest Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 1B4

$1,149,000

House 4 3
#UPPER -2 BRYANT AVE, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#upper -2 Bryant Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 5G8

$2,500 Monthly

House 4 2
79 HARRIS AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

79 Harris Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 1P5

$849,000

House 3 2
#BSMT -815 COSBURN AVE, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#bsmt -815 Cosburn Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 2V9

$1,650 Monthly

House 1 1
#UPPER -212 GLEBEMOUNT AVE, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#upper -212 Glebemount Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 3T1

$2,500 Monthly

House 2 1
#2211 -1 MASSEY SQ, toronto, Ontario
For sale

#2211 -1 Massey Sq

Toronto, Ontario M4C 5L4

$367,000

Apartment 2 1
21 REDNOR RD, toronto, Ontario
For sale

21 Rednor Rd

Toronto, Ontario M4C 4B3

$999,999

House 3 1
#820 -8 TRENT AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

#820 -8 Trent Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 0A6

$699,900

Apartment 3 2
#604 -757 VICTORIA PARK AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

#604 -757 Victoria Park Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 5N8

$529,000

Apartment 2 2
69 WALLINGTON AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

69 Wallington Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 2N2

$1,050,000

House 4 2