Yonge & Eglinton
Call it Uptown, call it Midtown, there is no doubt that Yonge & Eglinton has long been a hub of commercial and social activity. The cluster of highrise buildings centred around the Eglinton subway station on the Yonge Street line create a very urban environment, but just a block or two away you’ll find leafy residential streets, schools and parks. Definitely the best of all worlds for those who choose to call this ‘city within a city’ their home.
Office towers, big box retailers, small retail stores and restaurants all vie for attention and sidewalks of both Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue are always busy with pedestrians. The major mall, connecting with the subway, together with an eclectic mix of small retailers makes this area a shopper’s paradise. And the area still hums into the evening as residents enjoy the many clubs, bars and restaurants which range from casual outdoor eateries to some of Toronto’s finest cuisine. This is a neighbourhood where people gather and socialize.
If sports, excercise or just chilling out in the park are more your style, then look no further. Take your pick of private gyms and studios or check out the beautiful pool and fitness facilities just west of Yonge Street at the North Toronto Community Centre and Arena. Eglinton Park, June Rowlands Park, the Alex Muir Memorial Gardens, Blythwood Ravine Park and Sherwood Park are all within a short distance and are popular with local walkers, joggers and dog owners, as is the Belt Line Trail which runs just to the South and West.
Yonge & Eglinton offers a quality of life that is one of the best in the city all within the space of a few short blocks. No wonder it’s one of Toronto’s most popular neighbourhoods.