The Danforth Village community has grown from its early days as Church of England land to a thriving community, ideally situated just east of Riverdale and North of The Beaches. Danforth Village is considered an affordable neighbourhood - for now.
It has a lot of the same housing stock as The Beaches, Leslieville, and Riverdale, but priced at a considerable discount. So it's no surprise that up and coming first time buyers are flocking to this neighbourhood in droves.
What makes this neighbourhood special? Read on...
Location, Location, Location
Residents of the Danforth Village community is just a stone's throw from Greektown, a thriving and vibrant community which offers plenty to see and do. Grab a coffe at one of the many cafes, indulge in traditional Greek fare at one of its many restaurants, or pop into one a pub or lounge for a drink with friends. Each summer brings "Taste of the Danforth", a street festival which draws hundreds of thousands to the area.
Proximity to the Danforth subway line is another plus for this neighbourhood, with several easily accessible stations within walking distance. See the Danforth Village Transit page for more information.
If you live in Danforth Village, you're living close to a shopper's paradise -to the West, upscale interiors, health food stores, boutiques and bookstores exist alongside discount stores, green grocers and ethnic supermarkets. To the East, ethnic fare and discount furniture stores dot the street, ending with Shoppers World at Victoria Park--home to a variety of stores including a Metro location and a Bulk Barn.
Sport and Recreation
Area residents have access to a number of well-appointed recreation facilities:
Monarch Park, located just south of the Danforth Village area, in between features a wide range of facilities like an an ice rink, wading pool, and a swimming pool.
Earl Beattie Community Centre's amenities include an indoor swimming pool and a gymnasium. It's located just north of the Danforth, on Woodington Avenue.
The East Toronto Athletic Field is at Main and Gerard is home to thriving soccer and baseball leagues. Hockey enthusiasts will enjoy the amenities provided at Ted Reeve Arena on the same corner, with both indoor and outdoor rinks.
The Danforth/Coxwell Public Library offers programs for toddlers and preschoolers.
A large number of restaurants, cafes and lounges provide ample opportunities for enjoying food, music and people-watching. Just west of the Danforth Village is The Music Hall (147 Danforth), offering both live music and theatre.