The Danforth (Greektown) Guide

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Welcome to The Beaches (The Beach):

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

Highlight:

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

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 Oak Crest 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.

What you'll fall in love with:

A stone’s throw from booming Greektown and the 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. Still in transition, you’ll have to hunt for the local gems and eccentric hole-in-the-wall bars. Locals are working together to bring new life to this neighbourhood, while enjoying lower home and condo prices.

Prices:

The average house price is hovering around $918,000. Condominiums range from $499,900 to $547,500, averaging out at just over $527,000.

House Style:

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

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 Shopper’s World Plaza, 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 months, 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 the month of 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. The BIA also issues a newsletter for small businesses in the community.

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 30-35 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, which scored 5.7/10 on the Fraser Institute’s 2015/16 review of Canadian schools. Nearby alternatives include George Webster Elementary (6.2), Secord Elementary and St. Brigid Catholic (not ranked). The closest high schools are Malvern Collegiate Institute and Notre Dame Catholic school.

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161 QUEENSDALE AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

161 Queensdale Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4J 1Y5

$799,999

House 3 2
397 PAPE AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

397 Pape Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4K 3P3

$1,330,000

House 4 4
106 MARLOW AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

106 Marlow Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4J 3V1

$1,099,000

House 4 2
17 WOODYCREST AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

17 Woodycrest Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4J 3A5

$1,499,000

House 5 3
145 HOGARTH AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

145 Hogarth Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4K 1K5

$1,688,000

House 4 3
114 SPRINGDALE BLVD, toronto, Ontario
For sale

114 Springdale Blvd

Toronto, Ontario M4J 1W9

$799,000

House 2 2
913 BROADVIEW AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

913 Broadview Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4K 2R2

$799,000

House 3 2
51 HARCOURT AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

51 Harcourt Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4J 1J3

$1,149,000

Duplex 4 3
668 GREENWOOD AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

668 Greenwood Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4J 4B5

$1,499,900

House 5 5
148 HOPEDALE AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

148 Hopedale Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4K 3M7

$1,198,000

House 4 3
99 STRATHCONA AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

99 Strathcona Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4J 1G9

$999,000

House 4 3
77 O'CONNOR DR, toronto, Ontario
For sale

77 O'connor Dr

Toronto, Ontario M4K 2K4

$699,900

House 2 2
85 HILLSIDE DR, toronto, Ontario
For sale

85 Hillside Dr

Toronto, Ontario M4K 2M5

$1,599,000

House 4 3
665 CARLAW AVE, toronto, Ontario
For rent

665 Carlaw Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4K 3K7

$5,000 Monthly

House 3 3
325 LINSMORE CRES, toronto, Ontario
For rent

325 Linsmore Cres

Toronto, Ontario M4J 4M1

$2,990 Monthly

House 3 2
#BSMT -60 ST HUBERT AVE, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#bsmt -60 St Hubert Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4J 3Z3

$1,300 Monthly

House 1 1
104 O'CONNOR DR, toronto, Ontario
For rent

104 O'connor Dr

Toronto, Ontario M4K 2K5

$2,850 Monthly

House 3 2
330 SAMMON AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

330 Sammon Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4J 2A3

$899,888

House 3 2
29 LANKIN BLVD, toronto, Ontario
For sale

29 Lankin Blvd

Toronto, Ontario M4J 4W7

$1,087,000

House 4 2
96 INWOOD AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

96 Inwood Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4J 3Y7

$1,639,000

House 5 4
458 CARLAW AVE, toronto, Ontario
For rent

458 Carlaw Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4K 3J1

$3,300 Monthly

House 3 3
1008A LOGAN AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

1008a Logan Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4K 3E5

$1,699,000

House 4 2
#UPPER -8 AZZARELLO LANE, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#upper -8 Azzarello Lane

Toronto, Ontario M4J 5C4

$3,200 Monthly

Row / Townho 3 2
183 DONLANDS AVE, toronto, Ontario
For rent

183 Donlands Ave

Toronto, Ontario M4J 3P9

$3,400 Monthly

House 3 3