The Lowdown on Allenby

Your Typical Neighbour

A typical Allenby neighbour is usually a young family. It’s very family oriented so it’s not uncommon for neighbours to watch their kids play street hockey together in this neighbourhood. The area is rather expensive so anyone living in Allenby typically has money from some source - whether family or professionally.

What We

This is a great space to settle down in. Homes are beautiful, lots are larger in size, streets are scenic, and it is conveniently located with just about everything you could ask for right around the corner - including the TTC!

What We Don't

Naturally as the area is quieter and more family oriented it does have a sleepy quality that we wouldn’t see many young single professionals instantly gravitating towards. And while the nearby Eglinton shopping district offers options they aren’t the hippest places that you might find in Toronto’s downtown core - along College, King, or Queen Street.

Homes here are well kept, with extreme pride of ownership and situated on well-maintained lots. Many homes are two storeys and built in the Tudor style but there are bungalow options mixed in with many new larger build homes. It’s expensive to live in Allenby but if you want to be ‘an Uptown Girl’ (or boy) then this is a great place to invest.

HOUSE STATS

2015 2016 2017
AVERAGE PRICE $1,510,256 $1,539,037 $1,849,827
PRICE: Low-High $1,149,000-$2,000,000 $1,070,000-$2,025,000 $1,325,000-$2,800,000
AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET 16 10 10
# OF SALES 16 27 30

CONDO STATS

2015 2016 2017
AVERAGE PRICE $423,750 N/A N/A
PRICE: Low-High $302,000-$625,000 N/A N/A
AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET 23 N/A N/A
# OF SALES 4 0 0

Area: 4,651

Population: 15,070

Demographics

Kids: 19%

Youth: 15%

Seniors: 12%

Visible Minority: 13%

Average Family Income: $174,277

Education

Lower Education: 10%

Higher Education: 90%

Home Ownership

Owned Homes: 96%

Tenanted Homes: 4%

Allenby is located close to major roadways (Eglinton Avenue and Yonge Street, for example) and close to the TTC (including major bus routes) to-and-from Eglinton station.

About Allenby

Allenby is a residential Toronto neighborhood situated between Latimer Avenue to the west, Briar Hill Avenue to the north, Avenue Road to the east and Eglinton Avenue West to the south. The present neighborhood was developed in the 1920s and was centered around Allenby Junior Public School. The school was named after a British Field Marshal – Edmund Allenby.

Rich in history, Allenby was in fact also once the location of an Iroquois village blessed with a natural spring of water. It was home to the Wyandot (Huron) people, in the 1400’s, who later moved outside of Toronto in the 1600’s – relocating to what we now know as Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. Today, a plaque known as “Jaques Site” pays tribute to this time in the area’s history. You can find this plaque just outside of Allenby Public School.

Homes in the area were built between the 1930s and 1940s in the Tudor style. However, there’s a nice mixture of 2 storey homes and bungalows to choose from today. Many newer modern builds have replaced older homes partly in due to the larger lots that are prime for a developer’s eye.

With the average lot width for an Allenby home ranging from 25-35 feet, the area has seen an abundance of larger new builds where smaller homes once stood. Generally homes in the area are well kept, have beautiful lawns and private driveways (a bonus in a city where it’s very hard to find street parking!). This is a neighbourhood of tree-lined streets with less congestion than what is typical of downtown residential areas.

There are excellent schools (a popular one being Allenby Public School), parks, shopping (especially along Eglinton Avenue West) and the TTC isn’t far away. The area is family-friendly, and families who live in Allenby tend to set roots down and stay for many years, developing strong ties within the community.


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