Toronto is home to many neighbourhoods, from quiet and residential areas to downtown areas bustling with urban excitement. Whether you enjoy the peace of sprawling green spaces or living in a fast-paced environment, there’s something for everyone in Toronto. Here are 5 of the hottest and trending neighbourhoods you want to live in now (and we’re currently building in each of them!):
1. Eglinton and Victoria Park, Bermondsey and the Golden Mile in North York
Eglinton and Victoria Park is ideally located steps away from the new Eglinton Crosstown LRT, the revitalized Eglinton Town Centre, and the planned redevelopment of the Golden Mile. Thanks to the Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction, the Golden Mile, which is currently a car-dependent area with big box stores, a strip mall, and parking lots, will be redeveloped into a vibrant mixed-use community with new residential buildings, commerce centres, and ample green space. Phase one of the Golden Mile redevelopment will include condominium towers, rental apartments, street-level retail storefronts, and office space. New pedestrian walkways, landscaped paths, and parks are planned to increase accessibility and connect residents to their community.
The proposed Golden Mile Community Innovation District will also connect residents with a wide range of opportunities in industry, education, training, art, and culture. Further phases of the redevelopment include more residential and retail space, a new grocery store, as well as amenities and services to meet demands. This will reinforce Eglinton Avenue East as a more urban and dynamic corridor, and make it an even better place to live – close to all the amenities you and your family need.
We’re currently building the sold-out Bartley Towns community of contemporary townhomes in this vibrant North York area.
2. Yonge and Dundas, the Garden District in Downtown Toronto
Downtown Toronto’s Garden District was so named in recognition of Allan Gardens, an indoor botanical garden located nearby at the intersection of Carlton and Jarvis Streets.
This neighbourhood is incredibly vibrant, and is filled with both historic buildings and modern amenities and entertainment. It’s a very walkable neighbourhood and when it comes to downtown Toronto, it doesn’t get more central than this!
This area offers everything from incredible schools and boutique shops to world-class restaurants and top-notch entertainment. Ryerson University is just across the corner, offering impressive educational opportunities to residents and bringing a wide range of educated students from all around the world to the neighbourhood.
Stroll two blocks west and you’ll find yourself at Yonge-Dundas Square, a one-acre outdoor hub for live entertainment and the unofficial epicenter of Toronto’s downtown core. Our version of Times Square in New York City, Yonge-Dundas Square attracts visitors from across the Greater Toronto Area and around the world.
Downtown Toronto and the Garden District are the place to be if you enjoy live music, theatre, art and culture, and other forms of entertainment.
BAZIS is building an upcoming condominium residence in the Garden District, located at 100 Bond St. You can register here to receive priority access, information and updates.
When it comes to accessibility and being in the centre of it all, 100 Bond St. has a nearly perfect score. With a walk score of 99 (scored out of 100), everything you need is within reach and just a short walk away.
3. Mount Pleasant and Eglinton, Davisville in Midtown Toronto
Located in midtown Toronto, amidst boutique shops and trendy restaurants, Davisville is an ideal place to live — a central hot spot with an incredible walk score of 97. It’s less than 200 metres from the Mount Pleasant Station of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, and just a short walk from the Yonge and Eglinton TTC subway line and Yonge and Eglinton Centre, which includes theatres, shopping, dining and direct access to the TTC.
We’re currently planning a new condominium residence in beautiful Davisville, located at 750 Mt. Pleasant. You can register here for priority information and updates.
750 Mt. Pleasant has an impressive 91 transit score, and is classified by the City of Toronto as a Rider’s Paradise with easy access to world-class public transportation. Davisville is centrally located for both Toronto city workers as well as those who commute to nearby GTA locations. And while it’s close to all the convenient urban amenities and entertainment options you’ll love, it’s also located close to many natural oases where you can relax and retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.
4. Bayview and Finch, Bayview Village in North York
Bayview Village is an uptown neighbourhood with an upscale condo lifestyle outside of the downtown core. Bayview Village is a modern and chic environment where residents rarely feel the need to travel downtown in order to enjoy the excitement of big city life. The neighbourhood is quiet on weekends, and nearly a quarter of its area is dominated by lush green parks, including the gorgeous East Don Parklands. Bayview Village has a live-work-play-shop attitude. The resident parks, tennis clubs and library see a healthy flow of families, young professionals and retired folks. Restaurants and shops are full to the brim.
Life for Bayview Village residents revolves around the Bayview Village mall. The neighbourhood is home to North York General Hospital. Kids go to excellent institutions like the Earl Haig Secondary School and the Elkhorn Public School.
Bayview Village has three subway stops east of the Yonge-University-Spadina line, along Sheppard Avenue East. From any given point in this area, access to the highway 401 ramp is a two minute drive away. Oriole GO station is another option for area commuters who work in distant GTA locations.
We’re currently planning a new community in this area, at Bayview and Finch. Register on our website for priority information and updates.
5. Queen and Church, Old Town Toronto and Historic Queen Street East
Old Town is a neighbourhood and retail district in downtown Toronto that’s very beloved. It was the first of Toronto’s named neighbourhoods, having acquired the moniker no later than 1815. The site used to be home to Ontario’s first parliament buildings, and still has many buildings dating back to the nineteenth century.
Rich in history, much of the City of Toronto can be traced back to Old Town. This area has recently seen a revitalization as trendy shops and restaurants take over centuries-old buildings. In Old Town you’ll find one of the city’s best foodie destinations, the St. Lawrence Market. The market has existed in some form since 1803, and four years ago National Geographic named it the best in the world. Close by are also the bustling Financial District, the vibrant Gay Village, St. Michael’s Hospital, and the reputable post-secondary institution George Brown College. Rich in history, the arts, theatre and within walking distance of the Distillery District, this is a great neighbourhood for you if you enjoy history, architecture, and a balance of fast and slow life.
We’re currently planning a new condominium residence in this area as well, at Queen and Church. Register on our website for priority access and updates.
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