Public Spaces at Yonge and Eglinton

May 30th, 2013

We’ve made no secret of the fact that we believe public spaces are highly important for the growth of a city, and our architect Rosario Varracalli has also spoken on the importance of promoting public spaces.

E Condos – our development on Yonge and Eglinton –  focuses heavily on offering spaces for everyone; the two towers connect to an above-ground plaza that’s open to the public. The wide sidewalks are important in maintaining walkability and keeping our Walk Score high!

With so many Yonge and Eglinton Condos being built in the area, we think it’s really important to have as many public spaces as possible to support the growth of the neighbourhood.

This week, we decided to venture out and see what other public spaces are in our hood.

Northern District – Toronto Public Library

Library Yonge and Eglinton
Just located north of Eglinton subway station, Northern District is a popular public space. A great place to study or enjoy a quiet afternoon away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens

Alexander Muir at Yonge & Eglinton

Named after famous composer Alexander Muir, the gardens are home to a beautiful ravine and a great place for a stroll or a picnic! It’s also home to the Lawrence Park Lawn Bowling and Croquet Club.

Eglinton Park

Eglinton Park at Yonge and Eglinton

Eglinton Park, immediately behind the modern North Toronto Community Centre and Arena on Eglinton Ave. West, is Yonge and Eglinton’s largest sports’ field – boasting 4 tennis courts, 2 baseball diamonds, a wading pool and children’s park!

And last, but not least – the new Yonge Eglinton Centre 

Yonge Eglinton Centre
The $100 million project spearheaded by RioCan – will be booming with public spaces. Currently, it’s not much – a couple of office towers and a small underground shopping center. But RioCan is going to add some personality, more shopping and a rooftop patio.  Can’t wait!

What’s your favourite public space? Comment below or join the conversation on Twitter!