THE DAVISVILLE / LEASIDE INSIDER

THE DAVISVILLE / LEASIDE INSIDER

Friday, April 3, 2009

About Davisville Village

Davisville Village (often referred to only as Davisville) is a diversified neighbourhood in Toronto. The neighbourhood extends from Merton Street at the south end, to Eglinton Avenue to the north, and from Bayview Avenue going east, to Yonge Street going west.

Davisville is sometimes overlooked for better-known neighbourhoods like Leaside to the east, Chaplin Estates to the west, Lawrence Park and North Toronto to the north, and Moore Park to the south. But do not dismiss Davisville; it is a bustling and amazingly diversified neighbourhood with a real sense of community. With shops and services on the three major north-south intersections; Yonge Street, Mount-Pleasant Rd and Bayview Ave, and with the dynamic effervescence of Eglinton Ave East, residents of Davisville are always just steps away from a grocery store, drug store restaurant, coffee shop, bakery and a variety of specialty shops and services.

In Davisville, residents are never more than about a block or two from a bus shelter taking them to the Davisville or Eglinton subway, and on a warm sunny day, walking is definitely possible.

Most of the houses here were built in the 1920's and 1930s and are mostly 2 and 3 storey homes although there are still a few bungalows. However, there has been a series of condominium projects built on streets like Merton, Balliol, Millwood, Mount Pleasant, Bayview, Broadway, Yonge and Eglinton, just to name a few. These new condo complexes have allowed for an influx of single residents and young upwardly mobile couples, who want to live on the subway line with the possibility of walking to all services, coffee shops and specialty shopping, without living downtown.

People choose Davisville for its lifestyle and its community as well as its urban look-and-feel!

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