North of Yonge-Eglinton neighbourhood is Briar Hill Avenue and to the south is Chaplin Crescent. Yonge Street passes on the east side, while Elmsthorpe Avenue is to the west.
The Yonge-Eglinton neighbourhood has a low population and a smaller area compared to similar neighbourhoods in the GTA. It has a high population of working age people (50%) and pre-retirement people (13%), and a low population of families with youth and seniors compared to Toronto. The neighbourhood has no population diversity, and the top non-official languages are Spanish and Korean. Top ethnic origins here are English, Scottish, Irish, and German. Residents have a median after-tax household income of $63,267, compared to Toronto’s $52,149. Yonge-Eglinton has a very high number of educated people with at least post-secondary education. The total major crime incidents rate is 216 per 10,000 people per year. Finally, it is home to a very large number of local businesses.
Yonge-Eglinton has a high number of low-rise apartments (28%), single-detached houses (27%), semi-detached houses (9%), and duplexes (7%). This neighbourhood has some of the highest home prices in the GTA, averaging around $975,449 compared to the City of Toronto average of $600,000. It is also extremely transit-friendly.
Yonge Eglinton Centre is located on Yonge Street and is the nearest shopping area. Metro affords the nearest grocery store, while Canadian Tire and Home Depot are both located near Eglinton Avenue East. Residents can visit nearby parks, including St. Clements-Yonge Parkette, Oriole Park-Toronto, Eglinton Park, and Fiona Nelson Parkette. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is the closest hospital; Northern District Library is the closest library; and North Toronto Memorial Community Centre is the closest swimming pool.
The best ways to get to the area are the nearby highways. HWY 401’s main exits are Avenue Road and Yonge Street, located 5 km away. The Don Valley Parkway is 6 km away, while HWY 400 is 14 km away. Davisville Station and Eglinton Station are the nearest subways, while GO Union is the nearest GO station, 8 km away.
Landmarks in Yonge Eglinton North York
The major neighbourhood landmarks are Davisville and Eglinton stations, Northern District Library, and Davisville Yard.
Schools and Childcare in Yonge Eglinton North York
The neighbourhood elementary school is Oriole Park Junior Public School and the neighbourhood secondary school is Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School. Childcare centres in the area include Curious Caterpillars, Children's Magic Moments Child Care and Nursery School, Upper Yonge Village Day Care Centre, Treetop Children's Centre, and St. Clement's Early Learning School.