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40+ Shops, Restaurants, and Amenities Near Eglinton and Victoria Park at Bartley Towns

BAZIS’ latest upcoming Toronto townhome community, Bartley Towns, is ideally located at Eglinton and Victoria Park, within an established residential neighbourhood in the midst of a commercial and residential revitalization thanks to the planned Eglinton Crosstown LRT transit extension currently under construction.

The community is perfectly situated to meet the growing needs of families. Close to numerous public and private schools, 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.

Upcoming plans for Eglinton and Victoria Park

What’s more, this is just the beginning. The plan for this area includes a brand new supermarket and an additional 260,000 sq. ft. of retail space. The long-term vision for the neighbourhood is a walkable neighbourhood with street-front retail, bike lanes and excellent access to transit.

Current Neighbourhood Amenities:

In the meantime, take a look at all the existing amenities in the family-friendly neighbourhood of Eglinton and Victoria Park:

Restaurants

  1. Silly Goose Pub
    This laid-back local tavern offers wings and other casual meals, and it boasts karaoke nights and a pool table. A great spot for a casual family evening out.
  2. Ruby’s Mediterranean Cuisine
    Craving Mediterranean flavours like olive oil, tomatoes, parsley and onions with hummus, shawarma and falafel? Ruby’s is the place to go. Located in Eglinton Square, Ruby’s is the local favourite in the food court.
  3. Sansimian
    This family-operated restaurant is known for having the best Jamaican food in the east of the city. Check it out for mouth-watering jerk chicken, ox tail, rice and peas, and much more.
  4. Jatujak
    The Thai street-style food at Jatujak is authentic and delicious. This hidden gem is highly-rated and it just may become your go-to spot!
  5. Mexitaco
    This mellow bar offers tacos, burritos and other Mexican street fare, plus a seasonal patio. The friendly vibe, great atmosphere and delicious cuisine will have you coming back again and again.
  6. Frog and the Crown Restaurant and Bar
    This friendly restaurant and bar often features live music, making it a lively and fun place to head out for a casual meal. It’s also well-known for its tasty meals and especially its delicious Greek food.
  7. The Veggie Thali
    This popular vegan restaurant is bright and modern, and specializes in vegan Indian combo meals. The food is delicious and the ambiance is cute and cozy.
  8. Tim Hortons
    You can’t go wrong with a local Tim’s walking distance from home! Take a leisurely Saturday morning stroll to pick up a double double and some Timbits for the kids.

Shopping Centres

  1. Eglinton Square Shopping Centre
    With nearly 100 different shops and restaurants, Eglinton Square is a convenient and accessible hub. From department stores and clothing stores to beauty, books and stationery, electronics and media, financial services, health and wellness, home décor, and professional offices, Eglinton Square probably has what you’re looking for.
  2. The Golden Mile Plaza
    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 – this 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 midrise residential, and inviting public spaces.
  3. SmartCentres Scarborough
    This mall, located at Eglinton Avenue East and Warden Avenue, has a Winners, a SoftMoc, a Mark’s, an LCBO and many more conveniences. It also includes banks, nail salons, restaurants, a Starbucks, and a Walmart Supercentre.
  4. Eglinton Corners
    For those who love to shop, Eglinton Corners is the place to go. This shopping centre has a Sport Chek, a designer shoe warehouse, clothing shops and more.
  5. CF Shops at Don Mills
    The Shops at Don Mills is a refined outdoor shopping centre that features luxury retailers such as Anthropologie, Aritzia, Frank and Oak, and Michael Kors. It’s an enjoyable spot to do some shopping or to pick up lunch at one of its premium restaurants, like JOEY or the Bier Markt.

Schools, Daycare and Education

  1. O’Connor Public Elementary School
    This public elementary school – the home school for future residents of Bartley Towns – has just over 200 students and an excellent scope of school-wide leadership activities, a student council, full-day childcare, before and after school programs, and recreational programs.
  2. Gordon A Brown Public Middle School
    This public middle school – which is also the home school for Bartley Towns – covers grades 6 through 8 and is affectionately known as GAB. It’s a dynamic and excellent school where students, teachers, parents and administration work together to help students reach high levels of achievement. Your kids will love this school because it has its very own swimming pool!
  3. Victoria Park Collegiate Institute
    This public high school – for Bartley Towns students in grades 9 through 12 – is located in a quiet residential neighbourhood and is truly a community school. Its supportive and dynamic staff provides students with a wide range of academic and co-curricular opportunities. The school also offers a diverse range of programs in mathematics, science and technology, the arts, languages, the humanities, social sciences and business education.
  4. Victoria Village Children’s Services (Muppets Preschool Centre)
    This renowned child care centre is well-known and beloved in the neighbourhood, and provides childcare for children from 18 months to 12 years of age. The centre’s Early Childhood Educators guide, nurture, facilitate and encourage children as they grow and learn, ensuring that children have opportunities to explore their interests and develop at their own pace by providing a learning environment where children feel valued and respected.
  5. EYES (Early Years Education System)
    This is another daycare centre that offers care for children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age. The centre’s goal is to educate and empower children, developing emotional intelligence and values along with social, physical, cognitive and intellectual skills.
  6. Abacus Montessori Learning Centre
    For parents who prefer the child-centered educational approach of Montessori schools, Abacus is a great local option. Its mandate is to offer students an academic program that arouses their natural curiosity, compels them to question, and challenges their intellectual abilities, thereby instilling a lifelong love of learning.
  7. Ontario Conservatory of Music
    Located just minutes away from Bartley Towns, the Ontario Conservatory of Music has two floors of teaching rooms for music lessons, including piano, guitar, drums, violin, voice, and much more.
  8. Stride Conditioning Muay Thai and Fitness
    If you want your kids to get the discipline and physical fitness that martial arts provide, Stride Conditioning is a great option close to Bartley Towns. The centre offers classes for all ages and levels as well as one-on-one training.

Libraries

  1. Eglinton Square Branch
    Located just south of Eglinton off of Victoria Park Avenue, the Eglinton Square Branch of the Toronto Public Library is convenient and accessible. This branch features a book discussion group, free parking, quiet study rooms, equipment for people with disabilities, internet workstations, and books in several different languages.
  2. Victoria Village Branch
    As another option located close to Bartley Towns, the Victoria Village Branch of the Toronto Public Library is also available. This branch has a large auditorium for lectures and also periodically features various programs.

Community Centres

  1. Broadlands Community Centre
    This friendly local community centre offers programs for preschoolers, children, adults, and older adults alike, including summer camps, swimming, skating, and more.
  2. Working Women Community Centre
    The Working Women Community Centre is a women-focused settlement agency that provides support to newcomers in Toronto. Whether you need support or would like to volunteer, it’s a great way to get involved in the community.
  3. O’Connor Community Centre
    With a large swimming pool, a gym, fitness classes, summer camps and more, the O’Connor Community Centre is a great place to visit to be active and to socialize with local community members.
  4. Victoria Village Recreation Centre and Arena
    Victoria Village Recreation Centre and Arena is located in the Victoria Village community south of the Eglinton and Bermondsey intersection. On-site and satellite programs are provided for all ages from preschool to older adults in the areas of arts, sports, social clubs, creative playtime and leadership. The centre’s indoor rink makes it a popular venue for hockey and skating.

Movie Theatres

  1. Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas
    Everyone’s favourite movie theatre, Cineplex Odeon, is close to home at the Eglinton Town Centre. This modern multiplex cinema chain screens the latest Hollywood films, plus new independent releases. 
  1. IMAX at the Ontario Science Centre
    If you want to see a 3D film on the big screen, the IMAX at the Ontario Science Centre is an amazing option close to Bartley Towns. The selection of films playing always includes options that are both educational and awe-inspiring.

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Museums and Attractions

  1. Aga Khan Museum
    The Aga Khan Museum is a museum of Islamic art, Iranian art and Muslim culture. It presents and collects art from historically significant Muslim civilizations as well as contemporary Muslim communities and diasporas around the world. The museum has a permanent collection as well as various special exhibitions.
  2. The Ontario Science Centre
    This is a favourite for kids of all ages and adults of all ages, too! With all kinds of interesting exhibits, science demos, shows and more, the Science Centre is a great place to learn about science in a fun, hands-on and interactive way.
  3. Scarborough Museum
    This local history museum is an amazing place to learn more about Scarborough, from its founding and early settlement to its growth and emergence as a major suburb in the 20th century. Scarborough Museum offers visitors an opportunity to connect to the past through youth programming, camps, school trips, exhibits and special events.
  4. Birchmount Fire Hall Museum
    Just a short drive from Bartley Towns, the Birchmount Fire Hall Museum offers a wonderland of fun for kids interested in firefighting. Originally Scarborough’s first fire station, Birchmount Fire Hall is now a museum featuring different varieties of fire trucks from various periods of history including an early fire apparatus. Since the firehouse was shared with Toronto Police, there’s an old jail cell which dates from the early 1920s and was used through the ’80s.

Grocery Stores

  1. Costco
    Having a Costco close to home doesn’t happen often when living in Toronto! For busy families, bulk shopping at Costco can save time and money. And from food to clothing to appliances, health and beauty, electronics and more, Costco truly has everything you need.
  2. Metro
    Located in Eglinton Square, Metro is a convenient go-to grocery store that has a bakery, fresh to-go food and prepared dishes, a fish counter, a full-service floral counter, sushi and more.
  3. Adonis
    This incredible grocery store was named after a Greek god for a reason! Adonis is fully stocked with an amazing variety of culinary delicacies. The store focuses on Middle Eastern, Lebanese and Mediterranean inspiration, so you can enjoy a rich culinary experience that will make your taste buds drool.
  4. No Frills
    For a more “no frills” experience (literally), No Frills is also close to home. No Frills offers affordable basics and is always accessible and convenient.
  1. Saks Fine Foods
    It’s hard to tell by the name, but Saks Fine Foods is actually a huge convenience store – and convenient it is! Saks has everything from snacks and grocery items to greeting cards and personal care products, and it’s open 24/7.
  2. Bulk Barn
    Bakers, rejoice! Bulk Barn is a great place to stop by for your baking needs and other bulk food purchases, such as sweets, drink mixes, teas, herbs and spices, and more.
  3. The Beer Store
    The local beer store is located just south of Eglinton Avenue East off of Victoria Park, so picking up a few Heinekens for a Friday night is just a short stroll.
  4. LCBO
    The local LCBO near Bartley Towns is located in the SmartCentre, and it’s a great store with friendly staff and a large selection of items.

 

This neighbourhood truly has it all!

Learn more about living at Eglinton & Victoria Park

To learn more about Bartley Towns, make sure to register for the community (registrants get first selection of units, so make sure you’ve signed up!) and follow BAZIS on social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) for the latest updates.

Don’t miss our exclusive Webinar Presentation for our registrants tomorrow (July 16th) at 11am sharp! Register for the webinar today. This will be the first opportunity to learn all about this exciting new townhome community at Eglinton and Victoria Park.

The Benefits of Living in a Toronto Townhome

Luxury Bartley Townhomes

Townhomes are like the Goldilocks of living in Toronto. You get your own home – including all the roominess and outdoor space of a detached home – with all the convenience and ease of condo living. With a townhome, you get the best of both worlds.

Townhomes typically include multiple floors, designated parking spaces, and a shared wall with another home or homes. Townhome communities usually include shared communal spaces and are generally regulated by a homeowners’ association, which ensures that community maintenance and upkeep are taken care of and that everyone in the community abides by certain rules or guidelines.

If you’re considering buying a new home or condo in Toronto, townhomes are an excellent option to consider. Here are the top five benefits of living in a townhome.

Affordability and Cost Savings

Townhome living offers unparalleled affordability. Townhomes take up less land than single-family homes and are more cost-effective to build, so they’re more affordable to buy. This has great benefits for families as it allows them to get more home for less.

Townhomes also boast lower property taxes than detached homes and lower utility bills, since the shared walls between townhomes help to prevent heat loss and conserve energy.

Owners of townhomes also typically enjoy cost savings when it comes to home maintenance costs. While single-family homes can have many maintenance fees – everything from landscaping to roof repairs to driveway maintenance must be taken into consideration in the budget – many of these concerns don’t apply to townhomes or are covered by the homeowners’ association.

Amazing Locations

Townhomes are often less expensive than single-family detached homes in the same area, so they let homeowners live in great neighborhoods for a lower cost. Townhomes tend to be centrally located close to transit, shopping, restaurants, schools, entertainment options, and more.

Our upcoming Bartley Towns luxury townhome community, for example, is ideally situated in an ideal Toronto neighborhood at Victoria Park and Eglinton East. This established residential neighborhood in North York is amid a commercial and residential revitalization thanks to the planned Eglinton Crosstown LRT transit extension currently under construction. Best of all, Bartley Towns is close to numerous public and private schools, libraries, community centers, and parks with ample green space and walking trails, making it a perfect place for families to live and grow.

Single Family Living Without the Maintenance

Owning and maintaining a detached home can be a lot of work, and it can be both time-consuming and expensive. From yard work such as pulling weeds, trimming shrubs, and cutting the grass to landscaping to seasonal outdoor work like cleaning eavestroughs and shoveling snow, the list of tasks and chores can be endless. And then there are the bigger maintenance items and repairs to consider, like roof and driveway repairs or repainting your home’s exterior to keep it looking fresh.

With a townhome, you don’t have to worry about any of that. In townhome communities, the homeowners’ association typically handles all maintenance to your home’s exterior as well as to shared outdoor amenities such as parking lots, driveways, and other common areas.

Maintenance-free living is ideal for today’s busy families. It gives you more time to focus on what matters most: spending time with your family. Whether cooking a special meal together, playing sports, or a board game together or simply enjoying each other’s company, you’ll be grateful for the opportunity to relax with your family instead of attending to a never-ending chores checklist.

A Community Vibe

Townhome communities are vibrant, fun places to live because they foster a sense of community and togetherness. As neighbors live close to each other, they tend to get to know each other and to become quite friendly. Townhome living is a great way to make new friends, to meet playmates for your children, and to add a touch of safety and friendliness to your everyday life. Even living in a big city like Toronto, you’ll find yourself bumping into your neighbors and sharing a smile and a chat. Being part of a community is a wonderful feeling and is good for your mental health.

This sense of community also contributes to security, as neighbors know each other and will be more likely to notice and alert each other of any unusual noise, activities, or suspicious visitors. You’ll also have friendly neighbors nearby should you need someone to pick up your mail or keep an eye on your home while you’re out of town on a work trip or family vacation.

Stunning Shared Spaces

Another benefit of townhome living is that you get to enjoy beautiful common areas and amenities, including yards and parks. These are more expansive and luxurious than they would be if they were owned and used by just one family alone, and you don’t need to worry about any of the maintenance.

Townhome living offers all the luxury and spaciousness of single-family living at a lower cost than living in a detached home, and with a more carefree, maintenance-free lifestyle. It’s the perfect way to get all the benefits of living in a great neighborhood while also getting to enjoy more precious time with your family.

If you’re interested in the BAZIS’contemporary townhome community at Victoria Park and Eglinton East, make sure to register now for Bartley Towns to receive the latest news and updates.

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