About Christie Pits
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. But never fear!!! It seems that with change Toronto neighbourhoods only get better (and better). Christie Pits is one example of this testament.
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 ‘Willowdale Park’ it is a social sanctuary for locals. In warmer months, Christie Pits residents gather with Green Beanery take-away lattes in-hand, strollers pushing, chatting, dogs running freely, and planning for the months ahead. A storybook baseball diamond flanks the park. It offers an ideal place for little ones to learn to play catch or hit a ball. It also serves as the stomping grounds for the Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball team (represent T dot!). In colder temperatures the park provides local families with world-class tobogganing hills and skating rinks. 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 multicultural makeup, of the area is evident in the varying styles of homes from traditional, to european-inspired, to modern new builds. The average price for a home in the Christie Pits area has skyrocketed, due to demand, and is now just over $997,000. With area attributes like easy access to public transportation, shopping, schools, theatres, restaurants, cafes, and green space, this is a real estate investment that will only continue to get wiser.