To the north of Westminster-Branson is Steeles Avenue West; to the south is Don River West Branch; to the east is Bathurst Street; and to the west is also Don River West Branch.
The Westminster-Branson neighbourhood is a highly populated neighbourhood in the GTA with a high number of seniors (19%) and pre-retirement people (13%), a low number of families with children, youth, and working age people. There is a diverse population here, with different languages and cultures. Top non-official languages are Russian and Tagalog (Filipino), while the top ethnic origins are Russian, Jewish, Filipino, Ukrainian, and Polish. The median after-tax household income of people in this neighbourhood is $42,465, slightly lower compared to Toronto’s $52,149. The total major crime incidents rate is 127 per 10,000 people per year.
Westminster-Branson has a very high number of high-rise apartment buildings (77%), and very low number of single-family homes, semi-detached houses, row houses, duplexes, and low-rise apartments. Home values in this neighbourhood are $372,380, low compared to the City of Toronto average of $600,000. Residents here enjoy an abundance of green space, the most in the GTA.
The Promenade Shopping Centre and Centerpoint Mall afford the nearest shopping malls; while the nearest grocery stores are Price Chopper and Real Canadian Superstore, located nearby on Dufferin Street. Nearby parks are Harryetta Gardens, Hearthstone Valley Greenbelt, Hidden Trail Park, Ailsa Craig Parkette, Antibes Park, Robert Hicks Park, Rockford Park, West Don Parkland, Festival Park, and Don Lake Parkette. North York General Hospital, Centennial Library, and Antibes Community Centre are all in the neighbourhood.
The closest highway to this area is HWY 407 on the north side and HWY 401 on the south side. The main exits on HWY 407 to Westminster-Branson are Dufferin Street and Bathurst Street. The nearest exit on HWY 401 is Bathurst Street, located about 6 km away. HWY 400 is located 8 km away. Grab the subway to Finch Station, North York Centre Station or the GO to GO York University, 5 km away.
Landmarks in Westminster Branson North York
Major landmarks of this neighbourhood include North York General Hospital, Sherman Campus at Bathurst Street, UJA Federation-Greater Toronto, and Antibes Community Centre.
Schools and Childcare in Westminster Branson North York
The only elementary school in the neighbourhood is Rockford Public School and the only secondary school is Northview Heights Secondary School. The nearby childcare centres are Rockford Child Care, Northview Heights Early Learning Centre, Enriched Child Care Learning Centre, Carousel Child Care Development Centre, Branson Pre-School, Jewish Russian Community Centre Preschool and Day Care, and Prosserman Jewish Community Centre.