About Yonge & Eglinton
Often referred to as ‘Midtown’, Yonge & Eglinton is often lumped into ‘North Toronto’, however this is a more high density area of than the rest of North Toronto’s residential neighbourhoods, due to the many high rise buildings, condominiums, and local businesses along Yonge Street and clustered around Eglinton subway station.
City and industry planning has resulted in an area packed with modern condominium towers, businesses (such as the Canadian Tire HQ), local date spots and restaurants. Coupled with the convenience of living steps to the Yonge TTC line, this has attracted an influx of young professionals; Yonge & Eg is often dubbed ‘Yonge & Eligible’, due to this large population of predominantly single residents.
Locals who live on the more residential streets flanking each side of Yonge & Eglinton are made up of more young families, plus older parents or professionals who have lived in the area for many years.
These streets seem to be an abrupt transition from the hustle-and-bustle found directly on Yonge street, but offer an easy hideout, with tree-lined, moderately sized single family homes, and a neighbourly atmosphere. Residents who live here have excellent access to local parks and are walking distance to North Toronto arena (where the North Toronto kid’s hockey team plays!).
Residential streets in Yonge & Eglinton are never far from the more happening scene just around the corner on Yonge. There, locals can find restaurants, cafes, bars, shopping, salons, and more – including Silver City Movie Theater, The Pickle Barrel, Mendocino boutique, The Bagel Shoppe, The Rose & Crown, The Duke of Kent, Indigo, and Urban Outfitters.
This is a busy area of Toronto, with high foot traffic and an abundance of young professionals drawn by both convenience and style. Side streets provide shelter from the bustle, where middle-to-upper income families enjoy a family-oriented community. The resulting mixture of old-and-new, modern-and-traditional, high-rise-and-residential, somehow still works…and has created a competitive real estate market for this area of our city.