Living in Yonge-St. Clair
This part of the city is close enough to wealthy neighbourhoods like Forest Hill, Rosedale and Moore Park to support a number of high end restaurants and specialty shops. In fact, the area attracts many shoppers from other parts of the city for its high-profile boutiques and wide selection of retailers in shopping complexes like The Towne Mall and Delisle Court. Residents love how Deer Park’s commercial centre balances so well against a neighbourhood surrounded by lush green parkland, majestic trees, quick access to the Beltline and the vibrant and urban forest of the Avoca Ravine.
The epicentre of this neighbourhood remains The Rosehill Reservoir, located just steps from Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue. Together with David Balfour Park this is an oasis in the bustling midtown core. The reservoir which forms the upper tier of this park includes a very pretty four-acre reflecting pool lined with cobblestones. There is also an adjacent waterfall with a small bridge and a maze of stairs on each side, as well as a separate water fountain. There is also a pretty flower garden and wading pool tucked away at the far end of the park. Wrapped around Rosehill Reservoir is a surfaced path that’s ideal for walking, jogging and cycling. This well-treed park also has a large children’s playground.
People in Yonge-St. Clair
Most residents in Yonge-St. Clar are a mix of working professionals, families, and young couples looking to escape the non-stop hustle and bustle of downtown toronto.
Real estate in Yonge-St. Clair
Deer Park has a wonderful mix of detached and semi-detached houses in a variety of architectural styles. Most of the original Deer Park houses were built between 1875 and 1920. Deer Park also contains a fair number of newer townhomes that blend in well with the older homes in the neighbourhood. The area also has a wide selection of condos.
Must-visit in Yonge-St. Clair
- Kiva’s Bagel Bar: a long-time neighbourhood favourite with an old-school vibe serving European-style bagels, plus challah and pastries.
Real estate stats in Yonge-St. Clair
- Total Listings: 61
- Average Price: $2,511,200
- Walkscore: 65