The Lowdown on Chaplin Estates

Your Typical Neighbour

Your typical Chaplin Estates neighbour is generally wealthier and well established in the Toronto community. Neighbours range from professionals to families, and a more elderly demographic - as people tend to hold on to their homes (there’s very little reason to want to move).

What We

We love the location, quiet, scenery, and homes of Chaplin Estates. Need we say more?

What We Don't

It ain’t cheap to live here. You’ve got to have money in the bank to keep this lifestyle rolling.

Expensive, but for reason. The area’s large 2-and-3 storey Georgian and Tudor style homes sit on premium (wide and deep) lots with tons of greenery and space for outdoor entertaining or family to play. While the exterior of most Chaplin Estates homes retain their more traditional aesthetic, the interiors often have extensive renovations and upgrades that modernize each property with a designer’s eye.

HOUSE STATS

2015 2016 2017
AVERAGE PRICE $1,501,527 $2,008,860 $2,424,395
PRICE: Low-High $1,025,000-$2,399,000 $885,000-$3,500,000 $1,338,000-$4,833,900
AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET 8 10 10
# OF SALES 13 37 35

CONDO STATS

2015 2016 2017
AVERAGE PRICE $455,114 $556,286 $544,163
PRICE: Low-High $352,900-$595,000 $365,000-$1,688,900 $48,000-$1,500,000
AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET 33 38 17
# OF SALES 22 14 43

Area: 6,411

Population: 10,578

Demographics

Kids: 15%

Youth: 11%

Seniors: 12%

Visible Minority: 18%

Average Family Income: $96,588

Education

Lower Education: 12%

Higher Education: 88%

Home Ownership

Owned Homes: 52%

Tenanted Homes: 48%

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Oriole Park Jr Public School

Main arteries for car commuting are Avenue Road, Yonge Street, Mount Pleasant, Davisville, St.Clair and Eglinton (including all major TTC subways stops and streetcar routes). No transportation issues here and of course, excellent walkability to boot!

About Chaplin Estates

Ever watched the T.V show Downton Abbey? Us too. Great show.

Not dissimilarly, Chaplin Estates (like Downton Abbey) was originally predominantly owned, and inhabited by one family – the Chaplin family. They had owned a vast piece of land in this area – then known simply as ‘Eglinton’ – since 1860.

Around 1910, as times were changing, the Chaplin family registered to subdivide the area. The Chaplins then managed the subdivision project as the ‘Chaplin Realty Company’.

The area was carefully marketed as a high class residential district. The developers of Chaplin Estates had to adhere to a very long list of zoning bylaws, and building restrictions, for each property sold. A couple of these restrictions were that stucco exteriors were not to cover more than half the house, and no semi detached homes were allowed. Most of the Chaplin Estate lots were sold throughout a 5 year period – between 1920-1925 – at prices ranging from $500 – $9,000.

In today’s Chaplin Estates (east of Warren Road, west of Yonge Street, north of Chaplin Crescent and South of Eglinton Avenue), real estate prices are not quite that low anymore. The average price-point for a home in Chaplin Estates can now range anywhere from over 1 million to well over 3.5 million dollars. A slight change from the 1920’s – kind of makes you wish great grandma held onto her house – doesn’t it?

Lucky residents of Chaplin Estates enjoy the benefits of larger, stately homes that sit on wide (and often deep) lots with well-manicured lawns. A smaller and quieter neighborhood, with about 900 homes total, Chaplin Estates has a family-oriented, community feeling to it. Residents enjoy proximity to shops, restaurants, boutiques, and easy transportation – located along the Eglinton Way Shopping District – while avoiding the noisier and grittier sides of city life.

In terms of lifestyle, residents are close to local parks and ravines (Oriole Park, Eglinton Park, Summerhill/Moore ravine system), arm’s reach from more urban offerings, a short walk or quick drive to local schools (Oriole Park Junior Public School, St.Clement’s School, North Toronto Collegiate, Upper Canada College) and smack-dab in the middle of a handful of transportation and commuting options. This is one well-planned neighbourhood; the Chaplin family clearly had a long-term real estate vision!


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