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For many years East York has held the distinction of having the highest percentage of senior citizens in Metropolitan Toronto.  These demographics are changing however as many young families are now East York real estatemoving into this neighbourhood.  Home buyers are finding East York attractive because the houses are relatively affordable and the location offers quick and easy access to downtown Toronto.

 

East York History

The Township of East York was incorporated on January 1, 1924. At that time East York was comprised mostly of market gardens, a handful of brick making yards and a race horse track that was located in the area bound by Oak Park, Lumsden, Chisholm and Danforth Avenues.

 

In its early years, East York's population consisted mostly of employees of the local market gardens and brick yards as well as returning World War One veterans and their families. East York's largest East York homesperiod of growth took place between 1946 and 1961 when the housing supply nearly doubled in size. 

 

East York held the distinction of being Canada's only Borough until 1998 when it was amalgamated into the City of Toronto. The fact that East York chose to remain a Borough for so long rather than incorporate as a city speaks volumes for the neighbourliness and small town friendliness that has been an East York trademark ever since its formation in 1924.

 

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East York Real Estate Map

The part of East York being discussed on this page spans from Broadview east to Victoria Park Avenue, and from just above Danforth Avenue north to O'Connor Drive.  Homes in East York are found in Toronto Real Estate District E03.


 

 

 

East York Parks and Sports

There are numerous parks and sports facilities throughout East York, including tennis clubs, lawn bowling, and ice rinks.  The largest sports complex is at Stan Wadlow Park, on Cosburn, east of Woodbine.  Some of the facilities you will find include five baseball diamonds, an outdoor swimming pool, handball wall, East York Memorial Arena, and East York Curling Club. There is even an outdoor skateboard park that was constructed in 2007, thanks to the extensive efforts of the local skateboard community.Small ravine in Taylor Creek Park

At the back of Stan Wadlow Park there is an entrance to the lovely Taylor Creek Ravine, which has paved paths that connect all the way up to Edward's Gardens in the north, and to the Martin Goodman Trail along the edge of Lake Ontario.  There are kilometres and kilometres of trails for walking, jogging, and biking.  Just be careful if you are planning to rollerblade from Stan Wadlow, as the hills are rather steep at this entrance.

 

Another nice feature at the edge of East York is the Dentonia Park Golf Course on Victoria Park, just north of Danforth.  Although it is only a Par 3 course, the rolling hills of the Taylor Creek Ravine make it interesting and challenging (especially for beginners like me).  The best part is that you don't need to drive out of the city to play a round of golf; Dentonia Park is in your backyard!

Interesting East York Events

East York features many community awareness, gardening, and performance groups and events.  A few that I would like to highlight include:East York Farmers' Market at East York Civic Centre

  • East York Farmers' Market at the East York Civic Centre on Coxwell, between Sammon and Mortimer.  The market is open every Tuesday from 9am until 2pm from late May until the end of October.
  • East York Canada Day Parade is always a delight as it winds down Coxwell, across Sammon, and up Woodbine to Stan Wadlow Park.  (For many years when I lived on Woodbine and then Sammon, I got to enjoy it from my front garden as it went by my house!)  A a celebration follows at Stan Wadlow, featuring free music and performances throughout the day, concluding with fireworks in the evening.
  • The long-time successful East Side Players put on several theatrical productions throughout the year. This community theatre group holds performances at the Papermill Theatre at Todmorden Mills.

East York Homes Photo Tour

 

 Traditional East York Bungalow Gorgeuos traditional East York bungalow with stone front.
 East York Detached Homes Common designs of East York detached homes.

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 Coxwell Townhomes Newer townhouses on Coxwell Avenue.

 

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New East York House

Large, new home close to O'Connor.

  Bungalow

 

 

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The Toronto neighbourhood text profile displayed on this page was published in "Your Guide to Toronto Neighbourhoods", is copyright Maple Tree Publishing and has been reproduced by the Toronto Real Estate Board under license.

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