North of Leaside-Bennington is Kilgour Road and to the south is the Don Valley Parkway. Laird Drive is to the east, while Bayview Avenue is to the west.
The Leaside-Bennington neighbourhood is a high growth neighbourhood with no population diversity. It has a high number of families with children (20%) and seniors (16%). The top non-official languages here are German and Chinese. Top ethnic origins are English, Scottish, Irish, and German. Residents in this neighbourhood have a median after-tax household income of $85,039, considered very high compared to Toronto’s $52,149. The Leaside-Bennington neighbourhood has a very high number of educated people with at least post-secondary education and enjoys very little crime at 105 crimes per 10,000 people per year.
Leaside-Bennington has a very high number of single-family homes (56%), low-rise apartments (16%), and semi-detached houses (12%). The neighbourhood has some of the highest home prices in the Greater Toronto Area averaging around $1,071,823, compared to the City of Toronto average of $600,000. It has very busy streets with a high road volume, but has a lot of trees for picnicking and enjoying the outdoors.
Go shopping at YongeEglinton Centre and Hazelton Lanes, located 3 to 5 km away. Loblaws is the nearest grocery stores and Real Canadian Superstore is 5 km from the centre of the neighbourhood. A number of parks will afford shade and trees to relax in, including Howard Talbot Park, Serena Gundy Park, Trace Manes Park, Mallory Green, Nesbitt Park, Sandy Bruce Park, Evergreen Gardens Park, Father Caulfield Park, Don Valley Brick Works, and Bennington Heights Park. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is the closest hospital. Within the neighbourhood areLeaside Library and Leaside Memorial Gardens Pool.
The Don Valley Parkway runs on the border of the neighbourhood, while HWY 404 is 11 km away. Residents have the choice of several subway stations near the neighbourhood – some of them are Eglinton, Davisville, St. Clair, Summerville, Rosedale, Sherbourne, and Castle Frank stations. They can also catch the GO at GO Danforth, 7 km away.
Landmarks in Leaside Bennington North York
Major landmarks in the neighbourhoodinclude North Toronto Wastewater Treatment Plant, Leaside Library, Leaside United Church, LeasideMororial Arena, and Leaside Presbyterian Church.
Schools and Childcare in Leaside Bennington North York
Elementary schools in the Leaside-Bennington neighbourhood are St. Anselm Catholic School, Bessborough Drive Elementary and Middle School, Bennington Heights Elementary School, Rolph Road Elementary School, and Northlea Elementary School. Leaside High School is the only secondary school in the neighbourhood. Childcare centres here include Children's Garden Junior School, Bennington Heights Child Care Centre, Bessborough Child Care Centre, Mrs. Park's Nursery School, Leaside Children's House, Leaside Day Care Centre, Rolph Road Day Care Centre, Rolph Road Leaside Day Care - St. Anselm CS, and Northlea Community Child Care.