Danforth Avenue is north of Blake-Jones neighbourhood, and to the south is CNR Railway. Greenwood Avenue passes on the east, while Pape Avenue is to the west.
Blake-Jones neighbourhood is one of the smallest neighbourhoods with one of the lowest populations in the GTA. It has a higher population of families with children (18%) and working age people (49%). Among other GTA neighbourhoods, the number of seniors in this neighbourhood is considered low. If you lived here, you’d be one of many as the Blake-Jones neighbourhood is quite crowded. The top non-official languages are Cantonese and Chinese while the top ethnic origins are English, Scottish, Irish, and Chinese. The median after-tax household income in the area is $51,381 compared to Toronto’s $52,149. The Blake-Jones neighbourhood has a higher crime rate of 285 major crimes per 10,000 people per year.
The neighbourhood has a very high number of semi-detached houses (26%), low-rise apartments (25%), and row houses (12%). It also has a very low number of single-family homes and high-rise apartments. Home prices in the Blake-Jones neighbourhood are an average of $571,246, compared to the City of Toronto average of $600,000. Potential residents should know there is very little transit presence in the neighbourhood. However, it has very little traffic on its streets – you’ll appreciate the quiet and its pedestrian-friendly lifestyle. Nonetheless, Blake-Jones has one of the lowest amounts of green space in the GTA.
The Toronto Eaton Centre and Hazelton Lanes are located 5 km and 6 km away, providing easy shopping access. Residents of the Blake-Jones neighbourhood can enjoy the numerous grocery stores in the area, including Foodland, Food Basics, and No Frills, and Walmart. Nearby parks include Kempton Howard Park and Phin Avenue Parkette. The nearest hospital is Toronto East General Hospital, located 3 km away. Community programs are held at the Pape/Danforth Library within the neighbourhood as well as at the Matty Eckler Recreation Centre, the closest swimming pool at 1 km away.
The Don Valley Pkwy and Dundas Street East exit is located 3 km away. HWY 404 and Sheppard Avenue east is located 13 km from the centre of the Blake-Jones neighbourhood. To grab the TTC, head to nearby DonlandsStation, Greenwood Station or Pape Station located Danforth Avenue. The nearest GO station is GO Danforth, 4 km away.
Landmarks in Blake Jones Toronto
Major landmarks of this neighbourhood include TTC Greenwood Yard, Pape/Danforth Library and Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute.
Schools and Childcare in Blake Jones Toronto
Elementary schools in the area include Blake Street Junior Public School, Earl Grey Senior Public School, and East Alternative School of Toronto. Secondary schools are Subway Academy I and Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute. Childcare centres in the area are the Danforth Early Learning and Child Care Centre, Creative Preschool of East Toronto, Blake Street Early Learning and Child Care Centre, Blake Street Satellite Early Learning and Child Care Centre, and Le Petit Chaperon Rouge-Jones.