North of Old East York is the Don River, and to the south is Cosburn Avenue. Woodbine Avenue is to the east, while Pape Avenue is to the west.
The Old East York neighbourhood has one of the lowest populations in the GTA. This neighbourhood has a very high number of pre-retirement people (14%) and seniors (15%), and a low number of families with youth. The top non-official languages are Greek and Tagalog (Pilipino), while the top ethnic origins are English, Greek, Irish, and Scottish. Residents have a median after-tax household income of $61,174, compared to Toronto’s $52,149. The total major crime incidents rate is 147 crimes per 10,000 people per year.
Old East York has a very high number of single-family homes (59%) and duplexes (11%), while it has a very low number of high-rise apartment buildings, semi-detached houses, and low-rise apartments. Home values in this neighbourhood are $581,398, compared to the City of Toronto average of $600,000.
Eglinton Square Shopping Centre and Shops at Don Mills are located 4 and 8 km away, respectively. Grab your groceries at Food basics, Loblaws, or Sobeys, or head to Walmart, 4 km away. Neighbourhood parks will provide some shade on those hot summer days – go to Four Oaks Gate Park, Gamble Park, Coxwell Ravine Park, and Cullen Bryant Park. Also nearby are Toronto East General Hospital, Todmorden Room Library, and East York Community Centre.
The Don Valley Parkway passes through the north side of the neighbourhood; its main exit is Don Mills Road. Take the subway to Pape, Donlands, Greenwood, Coxwell, and Woodbine stations, all located near the neighbourhood, while the nearest GO station is GO Danforth.
Landmarks in Old East Toronto
Major landmarks of this neighbourhood include Canada Post on Woodbine Ave and Todmorden Room Library.
Schools and Childcare in Old East Toronto
Elementary schools in the neighbourhood are Canadian Martyrs Catholic School, William Burgess Elementary School, Diefenbaker Elementary School, and Cosburn Middle School. The area’s secondary school is East York Alternative Secondary School. Children can be cared for at William Burgess Jr. YMCA, Centennial College Day Care Centre, Lily’s House Day Care Centre, and Plains Road Child Care.