It’s easy to envision yourself in Yorkdale-Glen Park: Visiting the local bakeries for a morning pastry, quickly jumping onto the 401 or the closest subway station, and coming home to a beautiful home with loads of neighbourhood charm.
The first families of Yorkdale-Glen Park’s transformation into a residential neighbourhood came from Italy and Portugal. From then on, this area has played host to many immigrant families looking to make Toronto home – resulting in an eclectic mix of styles and cuisines contributing to this area’s compelling energy.
Yorkdale-Glen Park is an excellent place for families looking to put down roots, with highly-regarded schools (like the Glen Park Public School) and a host of parks to complement the generously-sized lots and homes of the area.
This area is home to mostly detached houses, featuring a mix of styles that can accommodate just about any family’s needs. There are trendy bungalows and newer custom homes that take advantage of generous lot sizes and beautiful backyards.
The Transit Options
Commuters love Yorkdale-Glen Park for the number of options they have to get in and out of this neighbourhood. Only minutes from the 401 and Allen Road, you can easily find yourself on Lawrence or Eglinton Avenue West, Dufferin or Bathurst heading south. There are also multiple subway stations servicing this area: Yorkdale, Lawrence West, and Glencairn.
This area is home to some of Toronto’s best shopping, with both Yorkdale Mall and the Lawrence Square Shopping Centre playing host to a diverse selection of amenities. Here you’ll find the best shops, grocery stores, and other services that make living here much more convenient.
At the same time, head down Dufferin or Keele street to find fantastic bakeries, cafes, and other restaurants that serve some of the best food in the city. Yorkdale-Glen Park is a thriving area with new businesses cropping up every day, making it the place to be for those who like to keep things within walking distance.