Broadview North is Toronto hood in the Old East York area. Bordered by Pape Avenue to the East, Don Valley Parkway to the west and north, and Fulton/Chesterhill to the south. This east Toronto hood is a haven for nature lovers. Rolling hills, ponds, and green as far as the eye can see, always a few blocks away. Green spaces include Westwood Parkette, Livingstone Park, Agnes Macphail Square, and the famous Todmorden Mills Park–a heritage site featuring a museum and gallery housed in a former 19th-century brewery, Papermill Theatre (restored from the original paper mill), and two historic millers’ homes. There is also a 9.2-hectare wildflower preserve with endless trails and natural habitats to explore.
Despite the somewhat busy feel, there are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in Broadview North. To be more specific, it is very easy to get to parks from many locations in the neighborhood since there are around 10 of them nearby for residents to enjoy. Finally, a good portion of Broadview North is quite quiet, although that is not the case close to Don Valley Parkway or one of the railway lines.
Around 60% of buildings are large apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in Broadview North, and the rest of the houses are mainly small apartment buildings and single detached homes. This neighborhood is primarily composed of two-bedroom and one-bedroom homes. Roughly 70% of the population of this neighborhood rent their home and 30% are owners. Around 45% of properties in this area were constructed between 1960 and 1980, while most of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960.
With a walk score of 74, residents enjoy the convenience of being able to accomplish most errands by foot. The area has an abundance of grocery stores; the main ones being the Sobey’s at Mortimer and Broadview and Loblaw‘s just on the south side of the Danforth Not to be missed is local legend The Big Carrot, a worker-owned one-stop-shop for everything from produce, body care, and groceries to a “wholistic dispensary.”
House buyers in Broadview North will value that a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a short walk away. Moreover, there are approximately 30 restaurants and a few coffee shops to enjoy in Broadview North. Property owners benefit from a fair number of clothing stores within walking distance. With regards to education, parents and their kids will welcome that wherever their house is located in this area, primary schools and daycares are close by. In contrast, there are no high schools in Broadview North.
Shops, Recreation & Culture
Broadview North is home to plenty of restaurants ranging from Indian to classic American to European and of course. Greek–Broadview North is essentially an extension of the famous Greektown. Some local Greek hotspots include Florida Really Greek Tavern Bar, Pape Village, and Serano Bakery. In the mood for something different? Kamasutra Indian Restaurant, Factory Girl, Golden Pizza, and The Butcher Chef are some local gems that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Broadview Espresso is a hotspot, you can always find someone lounging on the patio enjoying the specialty coffee.
At the end of Chester Hill Road, there’s a beautiful Lookout point. With gorgeous views of the downtown skyline, Brick Works, and the Bayview extension. Several of the residences also enjoy these incredible views from their backyards
There are lots of community-centered buildings including the Estonia House, Massey Centre, Salvation Army Broadview Village
Broadview North will please home buyers that appreciate a diversity of methods of transportation. The public transit network in Broadview North is very good as a consequence of a few nearby bus lines. Many of the homes for sale in this neighborhood are located in places that are also very well-suited for those who travel by foot; many daily needs can be met on foot, and numerous businesses are reasonably nearby. This neighborhood is amenable to biking since Broadview North features a fairly good bicycling infrastructure.
Broadview North has 10 Public schools, and 5 Catholic schools, in this neighborhood, your kids can get a great education.
Address: 80 Queensdale Ave, East York, ON M4J 1Y3, Canada | Telephone: 416 465-5757
“Nous sommes heureux d’accueillir environ 400 élèves de la maternelle à la 6e année dans un milieu sécuritaire où il fait bon apprendre. À l’école élémentaire La Mosaïque, nous préconisons le développement global de l’enfant en mettant l’accent sur la pensée critique, la curiosité intellectuelle et l’imagination. Nous désirons outiller les enfants pour qu’ils prennent leur place dans un monde en évolution afin de devenir des citoyens engagés.” As originally published by É Élém La Mosaïque
Address: 100 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5B 1M3, Canada | Telephone: 416 393-0175
”Le Collège français sera un milieu de vie stimulant pour tes amis et toi. Toute une équipe est là, chaque jour, pour t’aider à découvrir de nouveaux horizons et à mieux comprendre le monde qui t’entoure.” As originally published by Collège français secondaire
Address: 14 Pembroke St, Toronto, ON M5A 1Z8, Canada | Telephone: 416 393-1360
“L’école est composée d’une équipe dévouée, compétente et engagée dans la réussite et le bien-être des élèves. Le personnel de l’école travaille tout en comptant sur votre appui, votre soutien et votre engagement comme parents partenaires dans l’éducation de vos enfants. Ce sont des éléments essentiels pour la réussite de tous et de chacun. Pour y arriver, la communication ouverte, continue et positive, entre l’école et la maison, est encouragée et soutenue car c’est le moyen le plus efficace pour assurer le développement et les progrès de vos enfants.” As originally published by É Élém Gabrielle-Roy
Address: 211 Bessborough Dr, East York, ON M4G 3K2, Canada | Telephone: (416) 396-2315 | Fax: (416) 396-2908 | Email: Bessborough@tdsb.on.ca
“Bessborough is a JK to grade 8 schools located in the Leaside area of Toronto, a well-established community of mostly single-unit homes. It was the first public school in Leaside and at one point the Town Hall. Bessborough is a dynamic neighborhood school with a tradition of academic excellence. Active and involved parents participate in the daily lives of their children. As well, many former students are now parents and grandparents of children attending the school.” As originally published by Bessborough Drive Elementary and Middle School
Address: 76 Bennington Heights Dr, East York, ON M4G 1B1, Canada | Telephone: (416) 396-2310 | Fax: (416) 396-2909 | Email: Bennington@tdsb.on.ca
“Bennington Heights Elementary School is located immediately south of Bayview and Moore Avenues. The school has been serving the Bennington Heights Community since September 1950, providing educational excellence in a small school environment. The Bennington Heights Child Care Centre located within the building provides nursery, pre-school and school-age programs, full and part-time.” As originally published by Bennington Heights Elementary School
Address: 115 Gowan Ave, East York, ON M4K 2E4, Canada | Telephone: (416) 396-2325 | Fax: (416) 396-2332 | Email: Chester@tdsb.on.ca
“Chester is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5 school located near Pape and Cosburn Avenues, not far from the bustling Danforth. In addition to our regular Kindergarten to Grade 5 program, Chester offers a Grade 4 and 5 Gifted Education program and a Grade 4 and 5 Extended French program. The original Chester School opened in 1891 and still stands on what is now Broadview Ave. Chester moved into its current building in 1959. A ‘new’ wing was added in 1972.” As originally published by Chester Elementary School
Address: 650 Cosburn Ave, East York, ON M4C 2V2, Canada | Telephone: (416) 396-2355 | Fax: (416) 396-2368 | Email: EastYork@tdsb.on.ca
“East York Collegiate Institute (EYCI) is a dynamic learning community founded on respect and dedicated to ensuring every student is successful every day. EYCI is a welcoming and inclusive school, where students regardless of difference see themselves in the curriculum and feel comfortable taking academic risks in an environment where respect and trust underpin each experience. At the core of all learning is a focus on skills including creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, responsible citizenry, and good character. The EY approach ensures our students are well-rounded, lifelong learners who are prepared to address the challenges of the 21st century and make meaningful contributions as members of the community at large.” As originally published by East York Collegiate Institute
Address: 200 Hanna Rd, East York, ON M4G 2K3, Canada | Telephone: (416) 396-2380 | Fax: (416) 396-2371 | Email: Leaside@tdsb.on.ca
“Founded in 1945, Leaside continues to maintain a tradition of academic excellence. The size of our student population allows for a caring environment in which staff gets to know their students as individuals. We are dedicated to academic achievement and the preparation of our students for post-secondary education and life in a changing society. Leaside offers a semester program from Grades 9 to 12. Each discipline offers a continuum of skill development to prepare students for a future of lifelong learning. Leaside offers a range of programs for students with diverse interests, including numerous languages, digital photography, forensics, and communications technology.” As originally published by Leaside High School
Address: 100 Torrens Ave, East York, ON M4J 2P5, Canada | Telephone: (416) 396-2490 | Fax: (416) 396-2490 | Email: WilliamBurgess@tdsb.on.ca
“William Burgess Public School, originally known as Todmorden New School, was built in 1914, and we recently celebrated our centennial. What started as a 12 room building with 13 educators, has now grown into a wheelchair accessible neighborhood school with 20 classrooms, 44 staff, serving over 370 students. Legend states that the 1928 addition was built with bricks from the old Don Jail. We have a vibrant and collegial staff who sincerely believe in, and are committed to our purpose: to serve our students. And, our students in turn are welcoming, kind and curious, open to new people, new ideas and new learning. Also, the school has a partnership with William Burgess YMCA daycare, housed in the building.” As originally published by William Burgess Elementary School
Address: 994 Carlaw Ave, East York, ON M4K 3M6, Canada | Telephone: (416) 396-2480 | Fax:(416) 396-2254 | Email: Westwood@tdsb.on.ca
“Welcome to Westwood Middle School! We are located in East York, just one block west of Pape and Gowan. Westwood has a very active and diverse community of learners with programs that range from the regular classroom setting to programs that support various learning exceptionalities as well as programs for newcomers to Canada. At Westwood, we truly believe in learning for all! We are proud of the ongoing commitments that students, staff, parents, and community members have made to ensure that our school is a safe, inclusive, and dynamic learning environment in which every student finds success.” As originally published by Westwood Middle School
CATHOLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOL
Address: 25 Linden St, Toronto, ON M4Y 1V5, Canada
“L’école élémentaire catholique du Sacré-Cœur a 125 ans d’histoire! C’est avec enthousiasme que travaille une équipe dynamique. L’école accueille plus de 150 élèves de la maternelle à la 6e année. La langue française et la catholicité sont des priorités chez nous. Aux niveaux académique et personnel, nous rassemblons nos efforts en vue de permettre aux élèves d’atteindre leur plein potentiel.” As originally published by ÉÉC du Sacré-Coeur-Toronto
Address: 690 Carlaw Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 3K9, Canada | Telephone: 416-393-5215 | Fax: 416-393-5934
“Holy Name Catholic School is located on 690 Carlaw Avenue at the intersection of Pape Avenue and Danforth Avenue. The school has close to 350 students from numerous ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The school serves the Catholic Community of Holy Name Catholic Parish from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. The school has a strong commitment to the academic lives of our students but also fosters artistic, spiritual, and emotional qualities in its students.” As originally published by Holy Name Catholic School
Address: 330 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, ON M6H 3Y1, Canada
“L’école secondaire Saint-Frère-André est une école accueillant les élèves de la 7e à la 12e année. Notre but premier en tant qu’établissement d’éducation est avant tout l’apprentissage et le développement de votre enfant dans un milieu francophone catholique stimulant. En vue d’offrir un enseignement de qualité et un choix intéressant d’options à nos élèves, nous offrons toute une panoplie d’activités parascolaires, ainsi que des programmes d’enseignement. «Offrir à l’élève une éducation de qualité dans un milieu de vie catholique et francophone où le respect de la personne, le sens d’appartenance à la collectivité franco-ontarienne, la promotion de l’excellence et enfin l’équité sont des valeurs visibles et essentielles à son épanouissement ». C’est non seulement la mission du conseil scolaire mais aussi celle des enseignants.” As originally published by ÉSC Saint-Frère-André
Address: 299a Donlands Ave, East York, ON M4J 3R7, Canada | Telephone: 416-393-5242 | Fax: 416-393-5030
“Holy Cross is a member of the Toronto Catholic District School Board community which is formed by Catholic beliefs and traditions. As such, our students are part of a learning community environment where models of Gospel values, Catholic tradition, teachings, and beliefs are an integral part of their daily life at the school. The Holy Cross lesson that staff instill in our students is to work hard, be self-disciplined, have a sense of fairness, and learn to have a sense of fun into our lives. Our school community models courage, commitment, and Catholicity at home, school and in our parish lives. We have a close working relationship with our Parish Priest.” As originally published by Holy Cross Catholic School
Address: 182 Bessborough Dr, East York, ON M4G, Canada | Telephone: 416-393-5243 | Fax: 416-397-6320
“St Anselm is a small school of approximately 350 students located in the Leaside area of Toronto. Our philosophy is based on the fundamental principle of fostering positive feelings of self-worth in the people. We take pride in our school. We expect that all students will participate in the school community, assume Responsibility for their actions, show Initiative, test themselves with Dignity, and demonstrate concern for our Environment.” As originally published by St. Anselm Catholic School