Danforth Village

Average sales price freehold (2009): $429,059; (2010): $581,522

Lowest price sold (2009): $175,000; (2010): $525,000

Highest price sold (2009): $658,000; (2010): $965,000

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

Postal code: M4J and M4C

Boundaries: Falstead Ave – C.P.R. Tracks; Woodbine Ave – Donlands Ave

Subway Stations: Donlands, Greenwood, Coxwell and Woodbine

Danforth Village makes for an interesting study. At the western end just off Greektown, the avenue is thriving. The eastern end of the Danforth is an entirely different story.

There is a Middle Eastern pocket from Jones to about Greenwood, with some well reviewed Halal pizza shops and butchers, as well as two mosques.

Past Coxwell, seedy looking business (dollar stores, used appliance and pawn shops) line Danforth. Bland, old signage above store fronts doesn’t help curb appeal one bit. The area is developing, but it may be a while before Starbucks opens shop.

A lesser known fact about the land north of the Danforth is that it was once owned by the Church of England. Local street names like Glebemount, and Glebeholme, are reminders that this was once Church land.

Real Estate: Two storey semis are the most common type of home in the village, but detached homes start popping up north of the Danforth into East York.

There is no particularly consistent style of architecture, but a good percentage of the homes are reno’d with modern interior design, and have meticulously well groomed lawns.

A few of the streets closer to Woodbine, like Roseheath, are filled with cute cottage-like semis with Gambrel roofs.

Parks: There is a bit of green space between East and West Lynn, but residents head to Monarch Park (north of the C.P.R. Track between Greenwood and Coxwell) for a variety of outdoors activities, such as skating.

Hot Spots:

Carter’s Ice Cream – 3 Woodmount Ave
Carter’s Ice Cream is just steps off the Danforth. The parlour serves locally made Kawartha Dairy ice cream.

Sarah’s Café and Bar – 1426 Danforth Ave
Sarah’s Café and Bar is the neighbourhood hot spot where Toronto locals meet to eat. The menu features Bistro-inspired Canadian classic cuisine.

Rendez -Vous – 1408 Danforth Ave
Travel to Africa with Rendez-Vous restaurant. Savour the dishes of the exotic continent and immerse yourself in the alluring environment of traditional African cuisine and coffee roasting rituals.

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