This tight-knit community is home to affluent young Toronto families who have settled into detached, two-storey and bungalow homes. Situated between North Toronto and Forest Hill, this family-friendly area may not get as much buzz as other affluent neighbourhoods in Toronto, but it’s still a much sought-after neighbourhood by families looking for a safe, family-friendly area.
The highly recommended Allenby Public School scores highest on the Province of Ontario’s Fraser School Report and is one of the reasons many families have moved to the Allenby area. Other good schools in the area include the renowned Upper Canada College and St. Clement’s School. Because of the high population of families living in the area, there are numerous traffic calming zones, stop signs and speed bumps to increase safety.
The homes in Allenby are mostly Tudor style but have undergone renovations to meet the standards of contemporary amenities and designs. Renovators have been careful to preserve the original wood details and decorative accents that add character and charm to these homes.
In Allenby, take advantage of transport links, top-notch recreational facilities and shopping. There are gourmet food shops to satisfy any discerning foodie. Enjoy a family walk, jog or bike ride on the Beltline Trail, or get involved in some of the many activities available to families at the recreational facilities.
Allenby features a mix home styles. You’ll find all-brick American foursquare, Tudor Revival, Stick Style Victorian and Colonial. The majority of homes are two-stories, though bungalows are also available.
The Eglinton Avenue West shopping district is known for its quaint cafes and restaurants as well as boutiques and specialty shops. Downtown Toronto’s financial, entertainment, and medical and research districts as well as the University of Toronto are just 15 minutes south of here.
For those with cars, the Allen Expressway is 10 minutes away, while the Avenue Road on-ramp to Highway 401 is 15.