The Lowdown on Playter Estates-Danforth

Your Typical Neighbour

Playter Estates-Danforth is an active and lively neighbourhood, with peacefully quiet residential streets. There are many children in the community, and most people over the age of 65 live with their families. Just over half of residents own their homes, with a split of 51% owners to 49% renters. Your typical neighbour could be a young working professional drawn to the proximity of Danforth’s nightlife, or a family with kids and a dog drawn to the community! The neighbourhood is historically greek, so there is a good chance that your neighbour might be as Greek well.

What We

Tree-lined streets and plenty of activities on the main streets. Awesome shopping and dining, with easy transit connections. You’ll get a great spot in line for concerts with the Danforth Music Hall near! One of Toronto’s largest parks, Riverdale Park East, is a short distance away too! Plus there is the Big Carrot, a one-stop shop natural food market for health and wellness that attracts shoppers from all over the city!

What We Don't

There's really not much to not like about Playter Estates-Danforth

Property Statistics in Playter Estates-Danforth

Source: TREB Statistics

The area contains a mix of apartment buildings and detached/semi detached homes. The detached and semi detached homes were built mostly between 1912 and 1930 in Edwardian and Victorian style all complete porch space.







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The area is very convenient for transit, with Broadview subway station and buses running on the main streets. For drivers, the Don Valley Parkway is near and can quickly connect you to other parts of the city. If public transit or driving isn't for you then you are in luck! Playter Estates-Danforth has a walkscore of 88 and is the 13th most walkable hood in the city! Meaning all your errands could be accomplished on foot.

About Playter Estates-Danforth

Playter Estates-Danforth is a Ward 9 neighbourhood in east Toronto. It’s bounded by Jackman Avenue to the east, the Don River Valley to the west, Danforth Avenue in the south, and Fulton Avenue in the north. Playter Estates-Danforth is built on the land once owned by Captain George Playter and his family, a United Empire Loyalist who emigrated to the area from Pennsylvania in the 1790’s. In present times there are two streets in the area named after the Playter family.

While there aren’t many amenities in the neighbourhood boundaries, EVERYTHING is within a walking distance. There are many schools and parks, as well as cafes and restaurants. Riverdale Park East offers fantastic recreation facilities including tennis courts, an ice rink, swimming pool, and running track. The Don Valley Ravine boasts a bike trail that runs through the city and connects to the Martin Goodman waterfront trail. For shopping, be sure to walk the streets of Danforth and Broadview for some fashion boutiques, gourmet coffee shops, delicious Mediterranean food, wine-making shops, and more. 


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