Midtown Toronto is an affluent part of Toronto, located between Downtown Toronto and Uptown Toronto. Its borders are roughly defined as Bloor Street to the south and Lawrence Avenue to the north, Bayview Avenue to the east and Marlee Avenue/Bathurst Street/Dufferin Street on the west. The central core neighbourhood of the area is Yonge and Eglinton. Midtown also covers North Toronto and Forest Hill.
Rosedale, Forest Hill, Deer Park and Summerhill are generally defined as the most upscale cluster of neighbourhoods in the city, rivaled only by the central portion of Lawrence Ave., and boast some of the most exclusive residences in the city. The intersection of Yonge and St. Clair (in the Deer Park neighbourhood) is the commercial centre for these midtown neighbourhoods. It is home to the historic and pastoral Mount Pleasant Cemetery and the hidden St. Michael’s Cemetery.
Davisville Village encompasses the area east of Yonge Street to the west side of Bayview Avenue, and south from Eglinton to Merton Street, overlooking the vast park-like setting of Mount Pleasant Cemetery. It is one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in Toronto, and is home to many residential high-rise apartments and boutique shops.
Its many large Victorian and Tudor homes are among the most expensive residences in the city. In 2008, the Mount Pleasant Village BIA was established and has been a significant asset in the evolution of the area whilst maintaining the heritage integrity of the buildings.
With the exception of Merton Street, Davisville’s lack of new high-rise condominium developments preserves a look and feel similar to that found in Toronto’s other upscale low-rise neighborhoods such as Lawrence Park, The Beaches and The Kingsway.
The centre of midtown and one of Toronto’s four major city centres, “Yonge and Eg” is the junction of North Toronto (east and west of Yonge, north of Eglinton), the northern edges of Davisville (southeast) and Chaplin Estates (southwest).
The immediate area includes several high-rise office buildings, the busy Eglinton Station, and a large mall-office complex. It is home to numerous restaurants, two multiplex cinemas, and a diverse retail strip. Since about 2000, this region has been undergoing a surge in commercial and residential development and a massive influx of young urban professional singles and families.
Find out which Midtown Toronto neighbourhood is right for you:
- Casa Loma
- Christie Pits
- Davenport Village
- Deer Park
- Dovercourt Village
- Forest Hill
- Moore Park
- Regal Heights
- Seaton Village
- South Hill
- The Annex
- Wychwood Park
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Laurin Jeffrey is a Toronto Realtor with Century 21 Regal Realty. He did not
write these articles, he just reproduces them here for people who are
interested in Toronto real estate. He does not work for any builders.