The Lowdown on Allenby

Your Typical Neighbour

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

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

Property Statistics in Allenby

Source: TREB Statistics

Homes in Allenby are well kept, with extreme pride of ownership and are situated on well-maintained large 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 drop roots and settle down.

Area: 4,651

Population: 15,070


Kids: 19%

Youth: 15%

Seniors: 12%

Visible Minority: 13%

Average Family Income: $174,277


Lower Education: 10%

Higher Education: 90%

Home Ownership

Owned Homes: 96%

Tenanted Homes: 4%

Residents of Allenby have access to bus routes all along Eglinton Avenue and Avenue Road that will connect passengers to the Eglinton subway line. Commuters have easy access to the Allen Expressway and are 15-20 minutes (depending on traffic conditions) to the Avenue Road on ramp to the 401.

About Allenby

Welcome to Toronto’s Allenby neighbourhood!

Allenby is a residential Toronto neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood was developed in the 1920s and is centered around Allenby Junior Public School. The school is 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 1400s, 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 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 Allenby 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 too 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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