North of this neighbourhood is Queen St W to Eastern Ave; south of this neighbourhood is Lake Ontario. Don Valley Parkway passes on East side, while Bathurst St passes along the western border of this neighbourhood.
The Waterfront Communities-The Island neighbourhood has a large area with a very high population compared to similar neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area. It also has one of the highest population growths in the Greater Toronto Area. Among other GTA neighbourhoods the number of working age people (68%) is very high here, while the number of families with children, youth, pre-retirement people and seniors is very low.
Top non-official mother tongue languages are Cantonese and Chinese. Top ethnic origins are English, Irish, Scottish, and Chinese. Median After-Tax Household Income in this neighbourhood is $57,670, slightly higher compared to Toronto $52,149. The Waterfront Communities-The Island neighbourhood has a very high number of educated people with at least post-secondary education. It has one of the highest crime rates in the Greater Toronto Area at 321 major crimes per 10,000 people per year. This neighbourhood is home to a very large number of local businesses.
Almost all of the people in Waterfront Communities-The Island neighbourhood reside in high-rise apartment buildings (93%). The number of single-family homes, row houses and low-rise apartments is very low. There are no semi-detached houses and duplexes in this area. Home Values in this neighbourhood is 416,759 compared to the City of Toronto average of $600,000, considered low among other GTA neighbourhoods. It has very few TTC stops. This is a neighbourhood with the most abundant green space in the Greater Toronto Area.
The Shopping Mall near to this area is Toronto Eaton Centre. Hazelton Lanes is about 4 km away. The nearest stores are Sobeys, Longos and Canadian Tire, all located nearby. The parks around this area are Toronto Islands - Centre Island Park, HTO Park, Roundhouse Park, St Andrew's Playground, Victoria Memorial Park, Clarence Park, David Pecaut Square, Simcoe Park and Olympic Park. The nearest facilities to this area are St. Michael’s Hospital, St. Lawrence Library and St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre for swimming.
The Gardinar Expy passes through the centre of this neighbourhood. The subway stationa in this area are St Andrew Station, King Station,
Osgoode Station and Queen Station. The nearest GO Stations are GO Union and GO Exhibition Station.
Landmarks in Waterfront Communities C8 Toronto
Toronto Harbour, CN Tower, Billy Bishop Airport, Rogers Centre, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Schools and Childcare in Waterfront Communities C8 Toronto
The schools in this area are Downtown Alternative School, Market Lane Junior & Senior Public School, St. Michael Choir School (Elementary and Secondary), and Church Street Junior Public School. Childcares in this area are Pinnacle Jr YMCA, Waterclub Jr YMCA and Kidz Kare Daycare.