Toronto’s immigrant population grew 24.8% from 2,032,960 in 2001 to 2,537,405 in 2011. Since then it’s continued to grow, and every neighbourhood is benefiting from this influx. Given the relative price of living at Yonge and Eglinton, many immigrants opt for other areas; some close to us (Marlee and Eglinton; Bathurst and Lawrence). But we think if you’re already this close to Yonge and Eglinton, you might as well just live here, because the amount of time you’ll save being in a self-contained neighbourhood like ours will end up paying for itself in the long run.
Here are our top five reasons for living here:
5. The Yonge and Eglinton Strip
From Sporting Life at Blythwood down to Eglinton, anything you could possibly want to buy is available. Food, clothes, apparel, services, entertainment, HiFi, kids stuff, seniors stuff: it’s all here and it’s all accessible — more so since the city widened the sidewalks.
4. The Yonge Eglinton Centre
This recently renovated mall is still home to the movie theatre, the Indigo and the Eglinton subway. And now that it’s been redone, it’s become just as much of a place to chill as it is a place to shop.
3. The greenery
When you fly into Toronto, you’re amazed by how green it is. Our area’s flanked by two parks: Sherwood to the east and Roselawn to the west. If you’re into breathing the sweet fresh air of a better life, this is the place to do it.
2. The people
You won’t find a friendlier part of Toronto. It’s like the folks who live here know where they came from. And they know where the neighbourhood came from. It wasn’t that long ago that Yonge and Eglinton was an afterthought. Not so anymore. People say hello to each other on the street and from the patios lining it. And because of its walkability, you’ll see your neighbours. And that’s what builds neighbourhoods.
What can we say? We’re fun, professional, caring and very good at our jobs. We like to think our area has the brightest smiles in town. Most of that’s the neighbourhood. But some of that’s us.