The Lowdown on University

Your Typical Neighbour

The central neighbourhood of University is home to many students. University of Toronto’s main campus is here, as is Queen’s Park, the Ontario Legislative building, the Royal Ontario Museum, and many other attractions! Most University neighbourhood residents live in high rise rentals, with a split of 10% owners to 90% renters. From Bathurst Street to Queen’s Park Crescent, from Bloor Street West to College Street, University is the heart of academia in Toronto.

What We

Always something to do! You’ll never be bored here. A quick walk to restaurants, shops, markets, museums, libraries, and more. Endless transit options to connect you with anywhere in the city.

What We Don't

If you’re looking for a quiet retreat when you come home, the downtown energy and University nightlife might make you stick to the western half of the area.

Property Statistics in University

All Properties - Statistics

Q4 2021

$1,003,265

Average Price

48

New Listings

29

Properties Sold

15

Average Days on Market

105.6 %

% of Asking Price

$29,094,677

$ Volume of Sales

Detached Houses - Statistics

Q4 2021

$0

Average Price

6

New Listings

2

Properties Sold

0

Average Days on Market

NaN

% of Asking Price

$0

$ Volume of Sales

Condos - Statistics

Q4 2021

$906,621

Average Price

31

New Listings

18

Properties Sold

20

Average Days on Market

101.7 %

% of Asking Price

$16,319,177

$ Volume of Sales

Source: TREB Statistics

While the sheer number of bodies living in the condos and apartments around UofT mean that statistically this is a renter's area, the western half of University also encompasses Harbord Village--one of the more charming and expensive residential areas downtown. The Annex's little sister, family-friendly Harbord Village has homes of a similar age...but without the mansions. Smaller lots (15-25 feet is typical) mean houses are smaller and prices are less stratospheric than the Annex proper (which isn't saying much). But the tree-lined streets and row on row of charming well-maintained brick Victorian semis and row houses give it a classic Toronto streetscape, with much of the original character maintained. Plus you can't get much more convenient, with both the Bloor and University subway lines running along its borders, and both tony Yorkville and bohemian Kensington a short walk from home. All this makes it a neighbourhood in demand!

Oh, yeah, and then of course there's the University of Toronto, much of which falls within the University area boundaries--complete with all the bustle, academia, bars and late-night pizza that entails.

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About University

University is a neighbourhood in Ward 11, located north of Kensington-Chinatown, between Palmerston Little Italy and Bay Street Corridor. The downtown neighbourhood is marked by Bloor Street West to the north, Queen’s Park Crescent to the east, College Street to the south and Bathurst Street to the West. University is the heart of academia in Toronto. College Street tends to be less expensive than Bloor, and is home to more restaurants than boutique hotels, though fancy cafés are to be had at either end of the neighbourhood. High-end healthy fare and vegan options are as prevalent as beer halls and bars. There are many reasonably priced family-owned restaurants, and it’s easy to shop local here! Despite the focus on student-friendly accommodations, there is a mixture of families, young professionals and older couples in the area. There are very few high schools nearby, however there are numerous elementary options.

Commuting via TTC is easy and accessible with Queen’s Park Station, Museum Station, St. George Station and Spadina Station in the area, as well as buses and streetcars.


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