Extending northward from the ultra-trendy intersection of Yonge and Bloor, the chic neighbourhood of Yorkville – known by many GTA residents as Toronto’s go-to destination for upscale retail therapy – has also become associated with some of the finest condo inventory in the city. When one takes in the area’s glistening high-rises and sophisticated bistros, […]
A look at some of the best neighbourhoods in Toronto and the GTA
In our neighbourhood profiles, we take a look at some of the best neighbourhoods in Toronto and the GTA to see what they have to offer if you're thinking of buying or renting a property in that area.
To give you the best possible insight into the neighbourhood, we assess important services, shopping and entertainment, look at the transport links in the neighbourhood, take at look at the schools in the area, and also review new construction projects.
Equally highly regarded for its central location and impressive list of architectural landmarks, Toronto’s St. Lawrence neighbourhood is without a doubt one of the city’s most sought-after destinations for real estate. It is also one of Toronto’s most historic areas, with origins that date all the way back to 1799 – when Upper Canada’s first […]
Known to most GTA residents as the northeastern terminus of the TTC’s busy Yonge University Spadina line, the busy intersection of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue has grown into more than just a transit hub since Finch Station first opened for business in 1974. The busy intersection – which is also home to affordable high-rise […]
YORK REGION – Built upon a prime stretch of the glacially-sculpted Oak Ridges Moraine – one of Ontario’s most well-known watersheds – the Oak Ridges neighbourhood is the northernmost in the City of Richmond Hill, and shares its Bloomington Road boundary with the municipality of Aurora. From its humble origins as an offshoot of the […]
TORONTO – Originally plotted in 1793 by famed military leader John Graves Simcoe, the history of Fort York is strongly connected to that of Toronto. It was, after all, the very first settlement to be developed in what now constitutes the city’s downtown core. Back then, two key strategic features attracted Simcoe to the site: […]
While many York Region residents likely associate the proper pronoun “Mount Joy” with the eponymous GO station or community centre – both located along Highway 48 (A.K.A. Markham Rd.) between 16th Avenue and Bur Oak Boulevard – what some may not know is that the Mount Joy name and neighbourhood both date back to the […]
MISSISSAUGA – When it comes to the history of Peel Region, few of the area’s communities are more steeped in it than Streetsville – one of Mississauga’s best-preserved communities, and a rapidly-growing real estate hotspot for young families. Named after Timothy Street, one of the community’s most prominent early landowners, Streetsville boasts a history that […]
Bolstered by Pan Am prestige, an east-end enclave reinvents its image TORONTO – On a grassy lawn at the intersection of King and Trinity Streets, an inconspicuous plaque shares an impressive tale about Little Trinity Church, the Gothic Revival-style building next door. “Founded in 1842, this is the oldest surviving church in the City of Toronto,” […]
MARKHAM – Along with its own vibrant history and distinct sense of community, the former milling village of Thornhill has an unusual quirk: it is split, right down its middle, between the two neighbouring municipalities of Markham and Vaughan. That has a lot to do with the fact that Thornhill’s history has relied heavily on the […]
TORONTO – Now celebrating its 50th year as one of Toronto’s premiere destinations for high-end retail, the renowned Yorkdale Shopping Centre has always embraced a constant state of evolution and growth. Now, more than ever, the surrounding neighbourhoods is following suit with some positive transformations of their own. Bounded by Highway 401 to the north […]