One of the benefits of living in Toronto is being close to public transportation, yet still being within walking distance to all conveniences: major shopping areas, and entertainment which translates to a very high walkscore of 94. Professionals seeking to live in a community that has diverse culture, eclectic homes, trendy restaurants all within walking distance from the Financial and Fashion districts in Toronto love this neighbourhood.
This neighbourhood isn’t just a typical city block. It’s a special community, located within the boundaries of Bathurst St. on the east, College St. on the north, Queen St. W. on the south and Dovercourt Rd. on the west side. The buildings are mostly semi-detached and fully detached Victorian and Edwardian homes. In the 1990s, an influx of families began the trend of modernizing the interiors.
Very diverse, it is home to an assortment of cultures: Portuguese, Chinese, and Brazilians, to name some. Neighborhoods close by are Beaconsfield Village, Kensington, Roncesvalles, and Little Italy. As you might expect, there are also many restaurants and cafes to satisfy different palates or the taste of the day. Plus, you’ll find a host of cultural activities - from the arts, to parks and recreational facilities for all ages, not to mention bicycle trails. With all these amenities, you could say that living in one of the many semi-detached homes in Trinity-Bellwoods is similar to convenient condo living that includes a lot of extras, but without the extra maintenance fees you’d have to pay in a condo.
For a semi- in the area, you can expect to see listings in the $800,000 price range. This includes a backyard, and in some cases can include a separate basement entrance, and a walkout from the kitchen.
The Uber generation has found a way to save over $500 a month by not buying a car and translate that to a more discretionary spending. Younger professional couples who are starting to raise a family have chosen a healthier walkabout lifestyle. Other groups include university students, who find it easy to hop on their bikes, or take a bus to where they need to be ; also mature citizens who still want to be close to activities and – just perhaps - they consider having the freedom to walk to locations as a frugal way to keep fit.
If you like the thought of living in a community that offers a healthier lifestyle yet it has all the conveniences that a cosmopolitan city offers, you’ll do well to take a closer look at Trinity-Bellwoods Toronto and the many ways you can keep more dollars in your pocket.
See our Open House this weekend at 194 Manning Ave. and get a FREE copy of my book! http://openhouse.194manningave.ca/