The Church-Yonge Corridor is a beautiful mosaic of people from many different socio-economic backgrounds and ethnicities.
The Church-Yonge Corridor is located in the narrow north to south stretch, between Yonge and Jarvis, reaching to Front Street up to Bloor. This highly sought after area was originally populated by Toronto’s elite. Prominent families such as William Jarvis, who was the former Provincial Secretary to Upper Canada, built his family estate.
Jarvis Street was named after this very well known family. George Allen is the former mayor of Toronto and his estate earned him Homewood Avenue. McGill Street and Sherbourne also street names named after its predecessor Captain John McGill and the Ridout Family originally from England.
Up until the 1900s, the Church Yonge Corridor real estate was widely known as Toronto’s most fashionable suburb as huge mansions belonging to prominent families in the area set the tone. There still remains a few historical buildings in the area that have now been turned into multi-family homes.
That's not all:
New condominiums are popping up everywhere which is turning this rough around the edges downtown grit to city chic. Victorian homes from the 1800s have been converted into commercial or multi-family homes and townhomes that were built in the 1970s & 1980s, are historical figures that still remain in tact. The downtown core is where you will find a multitude of differently designed apartment buildings and a collection of artistically crafted townhomes. The existence of walk out apartments from the 1920s, high rises from the 1950s and new luxury condominium apartments adds character and is quite attractive for those wanting to be unique.
The Church-Yonge corridor has over 600 retails stores, 150 bars and restaurants and 4 theaters to choose from. The Eaton Centre is the located in the hub of it all which is the largest indoor shopping centre in Toronto which is home to well over 300 stores. Yonge-Dundas square is just outside of the Eaton Centre where you can be sure to find concerts, festivals and year-round events for everyone.
If shopping isn’t your thing, no problem at all, the Church-Yonge Corridor is home to Allan Gardens Conservatory which is the largest outdoor park in the downtown area that houses 6 greenhouses with the most unusual exotic plants. This area is well served by transportation as the bus and subway line is easily accessible to take you around the city.
Come from a myriad of different ethnic backgrounds and a wide range of socio-economic levels. Due to such a vast majority of the residents being new Canadians, students from Ryerson University, young professionals and everything in between, there is no lack of amenities in the area. The Church-Yonge Corridor real estate market is a mix of older homes, modern condominiums and apartment buildings.
The Best Part
This neighbourhood is one to be in if you love the nightlife, condo living & shopping!
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