Blake Jones – Greenwood Coxwell

Average sales price freehold (2009): $453,305; (2010): $480,759

Lowest price sold (2009): $188,000; (2010): $200,000

Highest price sold (2009): $1,310,00; (2010): $975,000

Average sales price condo (2009): N/A; (2010): N/A

Postal code: M4J and M4C

Boundaries: Strathcona Ave/Falstead Ave – Gerrard St E; Coxwell Ave – Carlaw Ave

Subway Stations: Pape, Donlands, Greenwood and Coxwell

Blake-Jones and Greenwood-Coxwell are neighbourhoods which aren’t known for much. The quiet residential area has not really established an identity yet, and the majority of commercial buildings along Danforth are somewhat colourless and unexciting. Nevertheless, the many dead end streets create a low traffic family friendly environment, and residents participate in neighbourhood clean up parties and other community events. The TTC owns 32 acres of land right in the middle of the neighbourhood, which they use for maintaining, storing and repairing subway cars – the sight is unattractive to say the least, luckily there is an equally unattractive fence blocking off the side streets which back onto the yard.

Real Estate: The streets are lined with mostly uninspired semis, however wide verandas and large bay window on the upper level are the trend.

Mismatched brick row-houses are a common sight as well.

There aren’t any high-rise condos in this part of town, but the multi level town houses along Strathcona averaged around $250,000 in 2009.

Parks: Monarch Park, just south of Felstead Ave is a popular point of interest for residents. The outdoor rink at the centre of the park adds value to the neighbourhood in the winter months. Monarch Park Stadium is located right next to the park. It’s used mostly for amateur soccer, baseball and athletics by the TDSB.

Hot Spots:

Dukem – 950 Danforth Ave
Art lovers will enjoy Dukem’s decor. Owner of the Ethiopian restaurant, supports local artists by lending his wall space for art shows.

Katya Trischuk – 755 Danforth Ave
Gallery of Ukrainian Artist, Katya Trischuk, features portraits of women who are often exaggerated, with elongated limbs and softened faces.

Corner Lot Home Décor – 745 Danforth Ave
Corner Lot Home Decor is Toronto’s leading supplier of Canadian made sofas and home decor items.

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