Lively neighbourhood with vibrant greenspace
Yonge & St Clair boasts all of the benefits of upscale living, convenient transportation and variety of shopping and dining. There is a planned revival of the Yonge & St Clair intersection which will add to the vibrancy and appeal to the area. These include new retail opportunities and mixed used projects for commercial and residential use.
The area offers a desirable balance of historical properties and new options. A variety of condominiums align the core transportation routes and set back are houses, townhomes and detached large-lot homes. There is a good mix of new and old builds, creating a unique charming community. Many of the single-family homes in the neighbourhood are original construction built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Most residents are single, working professionals and growing families living in rental units, some older single-family detached and semi-detached homes and newer townhomes.
A huge advantage to living in the Yonge & St Clair area is the accessibility to public transportation. Bus routes lead to nearby subway stops, allowing commuters to get to all of GTA and the downtown core.
Closest Subway Stations include:
The area is close to several safety services, so emergency help is never too far away.
The nearest safety facilities include:
- Michael Garron Hospital
- Toronto Police Division 53
- Toronto Fire Station 311
- Yonge & St Clair Veterinarian Hospital
The neighbourhood has David A. Balfour Park, a 20.5-hectare park that features a large open green space overtop of the Rosehill Reservoir. The park also includes ornamental fountains, a gated garden retreat, and a children’s playground. It is also connect to nature trails such as David Balfour Park Trail, which connects to the Beltline Trail.
The neighbourhood is home to the Yonge & St. Clair Business Improvement Area. With more than 450 unique businesses in the neighbourhood, this pocket of the city is a hub of activity.
Boxcar Social, is a local favourite. A café and bar that offers residents a curated, rotating menu showcasing coffee roasters, winemakers, craft breweries, and whiskey distillers. Wylie’s, the neighbourhood gathering spot, a pub with a modern vibe offering pub fare, Thai & South Indian dishes, plus 10+ beers on tap. Union Social Eatery offers a comfortable, relaxed ambiance, food that is made fresh daily and a focus on treating every guest as a neighbourhood regular.
There is an abundance of small local shops for residents to explore from antique stores, small greengrocers, and flower stores, all within walking distance. There are also three big-name grocers close by: the new and expanded Loblaws in the St Clair Centre, Sobey’s on St Clair Avenue, and Longo’s (and the LCBO) in the converted Imperial building.