The Best Toronto Neighbourhoods for Young Families

Finding a neighbourhood that best suits your needs is always an overwhelming task, especially when you’re a new parent.

We want to help by providing you with some of the best neighbourhoods in Toronto for young families based on schools, day cares, parks, community and safety. In no particular order, here are our top 3.


Located East of the Don Valley to Jones Avenue and South of the Danforth to Lakeshore, Riverdale is a community with lots of character from the older Victorian style homes to the large luxurious parks it provides.

In addition to the beautiful parks, Riverdale Farm is another beloved destination that families have been visiting since the 1800’s (when it was originally called the Riverdale Zoo). With many schools, parks, grocery stores, libraries, shopping and public transit available, you’ll have everything you need right at your doorstep, making it one of the best Toronto neighbourhoods!

Public Schools: Withrow Avenue Junior Public School, Jackman Avenue Junior Public School, Frankland Community School
High Schools: Riverdale Collegiate Institute
Catholic School: Holy Name Catholic School
Private Schools: Montcrest School
TTC Stations: Broadview, Chester, Pape
Parks: Riverdale Park, Withrow Park, Kempton Howard Park

Bloor West Village/High Park

Located on Bloor Street West from Jane Street to Parkside Drive and south to The Queensway, Bloor West Village/High Park is one of the most sought after and best Toronto neighbourhoods in the city.

High Park itself is adored by many, especially children. The park consists of: a large pond, large playground and a small zoo! In addition to the park, the community itself gives off a smaller community feel that keeps locals as well as guests always feel welcome.

Public Schools: Swansea Junior and Senior Public School
TTC Stations: Keele, High Park, Runnymede, Jane
Parks: High Park

The Beaches

Located from Woodbine Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue from Kingston Road to Lake Ontario, The Beaches have always been considered one of the best Toronto neighbourhoods to live in for people of all ages.

The main attraction, of course, is the beach itself with its fabulous boardwalk and bike trails located right next to the water. The locals say some of their favourite things about living in the beaches are its schools, the shopping available on Queen Street and the activities that are available for the whole family year round.

Public Schools: Adam Beck Junior Public School, Balmy Beach Community School, Kew Beach Junior Public School, Kimberley Junior Public School, Norway Junior Public Schools: Williams Road Junior Public School, Glen Ames Senior Public School
High Schools: Malvern Collegiate Institute
Catholic School: Neil McNeil Secondary School, Notre Dame High School
TTC Station: Woodbine, Main, Victoria Park

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