Straddling the crest of the Don Valley Ravine and Taylor Creek Park, sits the long sliver of land known as Todmorden Village. It is a tranquil community, with many Todmorden homes occupying respectably-sized lots with very private yards that back onto either ravine or parkland. The streets are quite pretty, with large mature trees and a complementary mix of housing styles ranging in age from the very new, to over a century old.
Homes in Todmorden Village are mainly detached, with the exception of a few two-storey brick semis situated in the western end of the community that bare similarities to those found in Leaside. The detached homes vary greatly in style, ranging from Edwardian and Tudor two-storey homes, to cozy brick and stone bungalows and Victorian Cottages. Intermixed with all of these are a number of impressive newer homes that tend to be built with high-end materials, and intricacy of design.
Todmorden is quite convenient for commuters, having quick access to downtown Toronto via the Don Valley Parkway, Bloor Viaduct, and Bayview Extension. The Bloor-Danforth subway line is also close by, generally within a 10 minute bus ride from Todmorden when travelling along the major routes. This means that if you work in midtown or downtown Toronto, you can live along a ravine oasis, and commute to work in under 15 minutes.
The Todmorden community shares its name with the lumber mill, grist mill, and brewery that were built along the floodplain of the Don Valley River in the 1800's, and the town in England from which one of the Todmorden Mills founders hailed. Though the mills have not been active since the 1920s, the site still serves as a museum, educational facility, and as a home for the East Side Players community theatre productions.
Beautiful home in the Golden Triangle section of Todmorden, which is located between Pape and Donlands Avenue, north of O'Connor Drive. There are many charming, 70-80 year old homes in the Golden Triangle with traditional design details sought by buyers who appreciate this generation of home.
|House in the Golden Triangle with a lovely canopy of mature trees.|
Home in the Four Oaks Gate area of Todmorden, located between Coxwell and Don Mills, north of O'Connor. Several homes in Four Oaks have backyards on the edge of Don Valley Ravine, providing absolutely stunning views, especially as the seasons change.
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From the map, Todmorden Village is most easily identified by tracing the gap between the Don Valley Parkway and Broadview/O'Connor, starting at the Danforth going north, and then continuing east until Taylor Creek Park (near Woodbine Avenue). Todmorden Village also encompasses the micro neighbourhoods known as Four Oaks and The Golden Triangle.
Because Todmorden Village is a fairly low-key neighbourhood, is geographically slender, and borders larger and better-known communities, Todmorden is quite often confused with neighbouring Riverdale, East York, and Parkview Hills.
Homes in Todmorden Village can be found in Toronto Real Estate District E03.