Bartley Towns’ North York Neighbourhood: Upcoming Features and Exciting Plans

March 8th, 2021

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Our latest North York townhome community, Bartley Towns, is ideally situated at Eglinton and Victoria Park within an established residential neighbourhood. Located on Victoria Park just a bit south of Eglinton and just east of the DVP, the community is in the perfect spot to meet the growing needs of families. Close to numerous public and private schools (Bartley Towns has 17 schools within a 20-kilometre radius), libraries, community centres and parks with ample green space and walking trails, Bartley Towns has it all. Amenities are in abundance surrounding Toronto’s newest townhome development, including movie theatres, museums, grocery stores, and several public transit options.

The neighbourhood also has an impressive 55 restaurants, bars and coffee shops, which makes it a great place to explore and to enjoy an evening out. Read our blog post “40+ Shops, Restaurants, and Amenities Near Eglinton and Victoria Park at Bartley Towns” to learn more about the many amenities close to home in this family-friendly neighbourhood.

As we wrote in “Bartley Towns: Why It’s a Great Investment and Everything You Need to Know About the Grand Opening,” Bartley Towns’ neighbourhood is also known as Victoria Village or Victoria Park Village. This multicultural, diverse area features winding streets that are charming and pedestrian-friendly, and feels like a cozy enclave in the middle of the bustling City of Toronto. The area’s quiet streets, well-maintained homes and large lawns make it welcoming and picturesque, and the neighbourhood is highly appealing to young and growing families.

Even more exciting is the fact that this is just the beginning, as the neighbourhood is in the midst of a commercial and residential revitalization.  The long-term vision for the neighbourhood is a walkable neighbourhood with street-front retail, bike lanes and excellent access to transit.

Here are some of the upcoming features and exciting future plans that you can expect to see at Bartley Towns:

Eglinton Crosstown LRT

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The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) extension will run along Eglinton Avenue between Mount Dennis (Weston Road) and Kennedy station. This 19-kilometre corridor will include a 10-kilometre underground portion, between Keele Street and Laird Drive.

The Crosstown will have up to 25 stations and stops. It will link to 54 bus routes, three subway stations and various GO Transit lines. The Crosstown will provide fast, reliable and convenient transit by carrying passengers in dedicated right-of-way transit lanes separate from regular traffic. With an average speed of 28 kilometres per hour, the new LRT will let travellers get around the city up to 60% faster. The vehicles will use the PRESTO proof-of-payment system and will have multiple entrances and low floors to ensure fast and accessible boarding.

The project’s development and construction represent an $8.4 billion investment, and the LRT is set to be a major Toronto transportation artery in the near future. It’s the largest transit expansion in Toronto’s history.

The new LRT is currently under construction, with a planned completion date of May 2022 – just in time for your new Bartley Towns home to be completed.

Bartley Towns is located just 600 metres from the Sloane LRT stop, so commuting and getting around Toronto will be quick, easy and convenient.

The Sloane Crosstown stop will be at surface. The accessible stop will be a centre platform, with the stop located on the east side of the intersection of Bermondsey Road and Eglinton Avenue East. Between Brentcliffe Road and Victoria Park Avenue, there will be a 0.5 meter wide buffer on both sides of Eglinton to provide additional space between the bike lanes and vehicular lanes.

Eglinton Square

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Eglinton Square, which is a 10-minute walk from Bartley Towns, is going through a major redevelopment. The area, which surrounds the Eglinton Square Shopping Centre, is undergoing a revitalization and densification as designed by renowned architects Quadrangle Architects.

The existing mall will remain in its entirety, while the surrounding area will transform into a mixed-use development, complete with a brand new supermarket and an additional 260,000 sq. ft. of retail space.

The Eglinton Square redevelopment joins a rapidly transforming Golden Mile neighbourhood.

The Golden Mile Revitalization

Named after the Golden Mile – the stretch of Eglinton Avenue characterized by its busy strip malls and parking lots full of shoppers, and so named in the 1950s – the Golden Mile Plaza has the popular Joe Fresh, a hair salon, a gym, and more. The Golden Mile Shopping Centre is currently undergoing an extensive and exciting revitalization, as part of the vibrant new mixed-use community that is now evolving there. A total of 11 new buildings are proposed in the master plan, bringing together prime retail and commercial space, high and mid-rise residential, and inviting public spaces.

The project includes ten new residential towers, a huge new central park, a series of publicly accessible open spaces, community-oriented retail, office uses, and a new food store.

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.

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