About Christie Pits
Welcome to Toronto’s Christie Pits neighbourhood.
The Christie Sand Pits were operated until the 1900s. The pits were a primary source of gravel, sand, and clay, used in the construction of many of Toronto’s earliest roads and municipal buildings. As the reserves were depleted, the quarry was abandoned.
Today, what was once a gravel pit is now a sprawling park. A place filled with natural beauty, social activities, and bursting with life. Formerly known as ‘Willowvale Park’ it is a social sanctuary for locals. In warmer months, Christie Pits residents gather with Contra Cafe takeaway lattes in-hand, strollers pushing, chatting, dogs running freely, and planning for the months ahead. A storybook baseball diamond flanks the park, and it serves as the stomping grounds for the Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball team. There is an outdoor pool and splash pad, basketball courts and a soccer field, and in winter there’s a skating rink, plus the park’s steep sides are popular tobogganing spots. In the summer, residents can be seen flocking to Christie Pitts for the annual Film Festival that takes place every Sunday from July through August. There’s no shortage of things to do in this ‘communal back yard’.
Residential streets in the Christie Pits area are lined with trees and offer a variety of detached, and semi-detached, homes built on smaller lots. The diversity and multiculturalism, of the area, are evident in the varying styles of homes from traditional, to European-inspired, to modern new builds. With easy access to public transportation, shopping, schools, theatres, restaurants, cafes, and green space, this is a pretty solid neighbourhood for real estate investment.