North of Willowdale West is Finch Avenue West, and to the south is Park Home Avenue. Yonge Street passes to the east, while Bathurst Street is to the west.
The Willowdale West neighbourhood has one of the highest population growths in the GTA with a high population of seniors (20%) and pre-retirement people (13%), and has a low population of families with children, youth, and working age people. The neighbourhood has a diverse population and the top non-official languages are Persian (Farsi) and Korean. The top ethnic origins are Chinese, English, Iranian, Korean, and Russian. Residents have a median after-tax household income of $54,226, slightly higher than the Toronto average of $52,149. The Willowdale West neighbourhood has a high population of educated people, some with post-secondary education. This neighbourhood enjoys very little crime at 112 per 10,000 people per year, and residents are thankful for safe streets.
Willowdale West has a high number of high-rise apartments (56%), single-detached houses (32%), and duplexes (5%). Home values in this neighbourhood are $541,247, slightly lower compared to the City of Toronto average of $600,000.
Centerpoint Mall and Bayview Village Shopping Centre are both located nearby for convenient shopping trips. Metro, Loblaws, and Food Basics are the closest grocery stores while Canadian Tired is located nearby on Steeles Avenue West. The parks in this neighbourhood are Horsham Parkette, Kempford Parkette, Lorraine Drive Park, Abbotsford Park, Stafford Park, Edithvale Park, Ellerslie Park, Gibson Park, Dempsey Park, and Basswood Parkette. North York General Hospital is very close to this area; North York Central Library is the closest library, located within the neighbourhood; and Douglas Snow Aquatic Centre is the closest swimming pool, located at the North York Civic Centre subway stop.
To get to Willowdale West, you can take HWY 401 and HWY 404. HWY 401 exits to the area are Yonge Street and Bathurst Street; HWY 404 exits are Finch Avenue East are Sheppard Avenue East, located about 7 km away. North York Centre and Finch stations are the nearest subway station, while GO Old Cummer and GO Oriole are the nearest GO stations.
Landmarks in Willowdale North York
The major neighbourhood landmarks are North York Centre Station, Finchurst Plaza on Bathurst Street, and North York Central Library.
Schools and Childcare in Willowdale North York
Nearby elementary schools include Churchill Public School, St. Cyril Catholic School, Willowdale Middle School, and Yorkview Public School. Children can be watched for the day at Yonge Hearts Child Care Centre, Yonge-Churchill Child Care Centre, Yorkview Kids Care, Churchill Chums Child Care, St. Cyril's Child Care, and Northminster Early Learning and Child Care Centre.