About Davisville Village
Davisville Village, centred around Yonge & Davisville, sits sandwiched between St. Clair and Eglinton Avenue. John Davis founded Davisville in 1940 when he opened the first post office in the area and served as the post-master. Today, this building houses a (very popular) Starbucks and is flanked by flower shops, boutique cafes, salons, small stores and office buildings. Davisville Village is considered one of Toronto’s swanky ‘Midtown’ neighbourhoods.
Many of the homes found throughout Davisville Village were built between 1920 and 1930. The majority of these homes are brick-stone and range in size from smaller bungalows to larger houses. Many streets in Davisville Village are also considered mixed-use. For example, one side of a road may feature a row of residential housing while the other displays a row of condominiums and office towers. Generally speaking, these mixed-use streets are found closer to Mount Pleasant (Davisville east) rather than closer to Avenue Road (Davisville north). Somehow the division between residential, condominiums, rental buildings and office towers still works and has not hindered growth or investment in the area.
Davisville Village residents are generally young professionals, young couples and single families attracted to the quiet of the area and proximity to services, some nightlife, TTC, major roads and parks. In warmer months many families in the area attend the Davisville Tennis Club (just off Mount Pleasant & Davisville) for racquet sports and lessons. Until recently, Davisville Village residents were also within arm’s reach of Toronto’s exclusive Badminton & Racquet Club, at St.Clair & Yonge, a landmark since 1812. Unfortunately, the club was destroyed in 2017, in one of the largest fires in the city’s history (luckily no one was harmed).
Families who live in the Davisville Village area are also close to a handful of good schools including Greenwood College school, Sunnybrook school, the Toronto Prep school and Northern secondary school.
Popular hot spots in Davisville include The Red Lantern, Duke of Kent, Bull & Firkin, Lil’Baci restaurant, Tabule restaurant, Positano Restaurant, the LCBO, Starbucks and Fiorio Beauty Academy.