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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359 MAIN ST, toronto, Ontario
For sale

359 Main St

Toronto, Ontario M4C 4X6

$699,000

House 2 2
132 WOODINGTON AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

132 Woodington Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 3K7

$999,000

House 3 2
46B BARRINGTON AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

46b Barrington Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 4Y7

$929,000

House 4 4
204 GLEBEMOUNT AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

204 Glebemount Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 3T1

$999,990

House 4 3
#1819 -1 MASSEY SQ, toronto, Ontario
For sale

#1819 -1 Massey Sq

Toronto, Ontario M4C 5L4

$384,900

Apartment 2 1
152 HOLBORNE AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

152 Holborne Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 2R6

$1,599,900

House 5 4
3 COLERIDGE AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

3 Coleridge Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 4H4

$799,000

House 4 2
#BSMT -152 BARKER AVE, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#bsmt -152 Barker Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 2P1

$1,500 Monthly

House 1 1
261 CHISHOLM AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

261 Chisholm Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 4W5

$1,249,000

House 4 4
59 COLEMAN AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

59 Coleman Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 1P8

$749,000

House 2 2
#610 -2055 DANFORTH AVE, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#610 -2055 Danforth Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 1J8

$2,700 Monthly

Apartment 2 2
3 KING EDWARD AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

3 King Edward Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 5J5

$989,000

House 4 3
##1616 -5 MASSEY SQ, toronto, Ontario
For sale

##1616 -5 Massey Sq

Toronto, Ontario M4C 5L6

$370,000

Apartment 2 1
#2119 -1 MASSEY SQ, toronto, Ontario
For sale

#2119 -1 Massey Sq

Toronto, Ontario M4C 5L4

$299,900

Apartment 1 1
755 SAMMON AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

755 Sammon Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 2E6

$949,000

House 4 2
#311 -2055 DANFORTH AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

#311 -2055 Danforth Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 1J8

$629,000

Apartment 3 2
##715 -1 MASSEY SQ, toronto, Ontario
For sale

##715 -1 Massey Sq

Toronto, Ontario M4C 5L4

$365,000

Apartment 2 1
#3104 -3 MASSEY SQ, toronto, Ontario
For sale

#3104 -3 Massey Sq

Toronto, Ontario M4C 5L5

$384,900

Apartment 2 1
19 PALMER AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

19 Palmer Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 4Z7

$689,000

House 2 1
#716 -5 MASSEY SQ, toronto, Ontario
For sale

#716 -5 Massey Sq

Toronto, Ontario M4C 5L6

$379,900

Apartment 2 1
#2008 -1 MASSEY SQ, toronto, Ontario
For sale

#2008 -1 Massey Sq

Toronto, Ontario M4C 5L4

$374,999

Apartment 2 1
74 DUNKIRK RD, toronto, Ontario
For sale

74 Dunkirk Rd

Toronto, Ontario M4C 2M6

$1,599,999

House 5 4
#1601 -5 MASSEY SQ, toronto, Ontario
For sale

#1601 -5 Massey Sq

Toronto, Ontario M4C 5L6

$305,000

Apartment 1 1
128 BARKER AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

128 Barker Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4C 2N9

$1,280,000

House 3 4