A Mini Guide To Yonge & Eglinton

Yonge and Eglinton is Midtown’s thriving district that is constantly growing each and every day. Bustling with young professionals and growing families, this neighbourhood is filled with bustling streets and plenty to do.

Before it became an ideal location for commuters, the Yonge and Eglinton area was primarily an agricultural community. This neighbourhood began as a small farming village called Eglinton, where it was part of Upper Canada’s largest cattle grazing region. As the main railway transportation was being developed on Yonge Street, the surrounding neighbourhoods began to develop their residential and commercial real estate. This neighbourhood has developed immensely since the late 1800s, and is now a  bustling, affluent neighbourhood filled with boutiques, trendy shopping, and a wide selection of restaurants.

The real estate at Yonge and Eglinton is established in a variety of historic homes built in the area during the early 1900s. The original homes consist of Tudor and Craftsman bungalows, and semi-detached Victorian, Georgian and Colonial styles. The varied architecture and tree-lined side streets give this vibrant business-focused neighbourhood, a family-friendly appeal.

New condos in the area satisfy the demand for entry-level price points, one of the reasons young professionals and families are attracted to the area. One of the main draws for future buyers to this neighbourhood is the development of the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit. This rapid transit development will have 25 stops, with connections to 3 GO Transit stations, 54 TTC bus routes, and 3 TTC subway stops, making commuting that much easier. The new Line 5 of the Toronto Transit Commission spans across 19 kilometres, connecting the city in a brand new way that will spark new life into the businesses in the area

Yonge and Eglinton offers a lively atmosphere. There are pubs, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and theatres in the area. The mix of stores on Yonge and Eglinton is diverse. The Yonge and Eglinton Centre offers access to fabulous stores for your everyday needs or a splendid shopping spree. Many local businesses and restaurants are noticing the value of the storefronts in this neighbourhood, which is evident through the opening of popular Toronto spots like Bar Buca and La Carnita that have established themselves in the downtown core and are now conquering Midtown.

North Toronto Community Centre provides recreational services available for the entire family. The community centre has a gymnasium, squash court, walking track and waterslide. There is also Eglinton Park, which has a sports field, baseball diamond, wading pool, playground and tennis courts.

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