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Neighborhood Overview

Banbury-Don-Mills, Toronto

Banbury-Don Mills Neighbourhood Overview

Banbury-Don Mills is a beautiful and sprawling neighbourhood with amazing post-war suburb vibes. The neighbourhood is a mixed-use development area consisting of detached homes, condos and apartments with expansive floor plans. Banbury-Don Mills lies between York Mill and Eglinton, with Wilket Creek and Don River defining its east-west boundaries.

Established during the 1950s, this neighbourhood has matured into a vibrant and modern community while still retaining its old-world charm. While this affluent neighbourhood may not be fast-moving like downtown, it’s not a laidback community either. It is an active and dynamic community packed with ample options for entertainment and leisure.

Additionally, the community is home to a number of reputed schools, markets and hospitals, giving the residents access to day-to-day conveniences. A diverse population with different ethnic backgrounds gives this neighbourhood a cosmopolitan vibe and ideal living conditions for families, professionals and retirees.

Livability Index & Lifestyle of Banbury Don Mills

When it comes to the livability index, Banbury-Don Mills has an exemplary score of 79 out of 100. Such great scores make this neighbourhood one of the most desired areas for families with small kids, elderlies and young professionals. Here’s a quick breakdown of the neighbourhood’s livability scorecard:

Livability 79
Amenities A+
Commute A+
Cost of Living F
Crime B+
Employment A
Housing D-
Health A+
Schools A+

Though the cost of living and housing costs are on the higher spectrum, low crime rates have made this suburb the most liveable place. Banbury-Don Mills crime rates are 40% lower than the Canadian average, where the chances of becoming a crime victim are 1 in 40. Let’s check out more details with this table:

Index Banbury Don Mills /100k People Toronto  /100k People Ontario /100k People National /100k People
Total crime 2,529 (estimate) 2,915 3,086 4,223
Violent crime 649 (estimate) 748 792 1,042
Property crime 1,880 (estimate) 2,167 2,294 3,181

People and Culture of Banbury Don Mills

Banbury-Don Mills is a diverse community with people from different cultures and ethnicities. With around 148 different ethnic groups living together, 17% of the residents are of Chinese origin, 13% are from England, and 8.17% have South Asian roots.

For an average Banbury household, the median income is $93,072, which is 13% higher than the national average. Around 7.2% earn $300,000 or more, which is a testament to the excellent standard of living and enhanced community well-being.

Index Banbury Don Mills Toronto  Ontario
Median household income $93,072 $81,376 $87,353
Unemployment rate 4.8% 4.8% 4.2%
In labour force 63.8% 65.5% 61.7%

Since the neighbourhood is a melting pot of diverse cultures, the linguistic landscape is also quite dynamic. However, over 86% of people prefer English as their first language for communication.

Speak English 86.9%
Speak French 0.1%

Banbury Don Mills Neighbourhood Nearby

One of the lively yet peaceful and safe, Banbury-Don Mills boasts an array of fantastic options for entertainment, healthcare facilities, restaurants, schools and more. There’s never a dull moment at Banbury-Don Mills.


Banbury Don Mills offers top-quality education with some of the reputed schools. Residents get ample choices with public and catholic schools. Here’s a list of schools:

  • St. Andrew's Middle School
  • Rippleton Public School
  • Greenland Public School
  • Denlow Public School
  • St. Bonaventure Catholic School
  • St. John XXIII Catholic School
  • Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic School
  • Hawthorn School for Girls
  • ÉÉC Sainte-Madeleine
  • WillowWood School
  • Laurel School
  • Westfield Secondary School
  • Brighton School


Residents of Banbury Don Mills can get spoiled for choice! The culinary scene is impressively diverse. Residents can enjoy an invigorating range of cuisines, ranging from Asian to local. Check out the below list of top restaurants in the neighbourhood:

  • Smoke Dogs
  • Mantra by Host
  • Yummy BBQ
  • Paisano
  • Windfeild’s Restaurant
  • Old-Time Chinese Cuisine

Shopping Centers

Banbury-Don Mills is one of the earliest suburbs and has attractive shopping options with a variety of high-end shopping malls.

  • The Diamonds at Don Mills
  • Bayview Village Shopping Center
  • York Mills  Garden
  • Yorkdale Shopping Center


Banbury Don Mills has some of the best medical and healthcare facilities in the town. Here’s a list of hospitals:

  • Scarborough Health Network - Centenary Hospital
  • Providence Healthcare
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre - Bayview Campus
  • Queensway Health Centre
  • Toronto Western Hospital
  • Mount Sinai Hospital

Top Attractions and Places to Visit in Banbury Don Mills

Banbury-Don Mills is home to state-of-the-art facilities and amenities - There are beautiful parks, electrifying food scenes, fitness centres, shopping centre, making the area one of the most sought-after options.

Edward Gardens

Residents can enjoy the beauty of Canadian summers at Edward Gardens. This stunning park situated in Banbury-Don Mills is the ultimate destination that offers a much-needed break from the commotion of busy city life.

With stellar floral varieties, clear ponds and a curving pathway through a laden park, this place is perfect for family picnics, brunch dates or leisurely evening walks.

Japanese Canadian Culture Center

Residents and visitors have a chance to explore the rich Japanese culture in Banbury-Don Mills. Japanese Canadian Culture Center serves as a meeting place for Japanese Canadians or anyone who’s interested in the rich Japanese culture. The JCCC offers a wide spectrum of Japanese cultural programs, martial arts, performances, film screenings and art exhibitions.

Wilket Creek Trail

Wilket Creek Trail offers an oasis amid the urban jungle. The residents and travellers can enjoy a 3.7 km long coniferous tree-lined trail. One of the easiest routes, the trail gives an exciting opportunity for bird watching, biking, running or a relaxing stroll. This pet-friendly trail is open year-round and offers breathtaking scenery any time of the year.

Things to Do in Banbury Don Mills

This 1950s neighbourhood has evolved into one of the most spirited communities, with tons of things to do. Here are a few recommendations:

  • Banbury-Don Mills has impressive malls where one can find North America’s famous luxury brands, including New Balance, Pandora and more.
  • Residents can keep themselves in good shape with numerous best-in-class fitness centres. For those who love sports, there are tennis courts and soccer grounds.
  • Nature lovers get an opportunity to explore the idyllic landscape, magnificent green space, charming gardens and secluded trails.
  • With plenty of gourmet multi-cuisine restaurants, residents can enjoy sumptuous cuisines from different parts of the world. From Indian to authentic Chinese and local food, there is always something for everyone.

Distance and Commute from Popular Locations

Banbury-Don Mills is well connected to the rest of Toronto thanks to its strategic location and robust transportation system. Here’s a quick sneak peek into the nearby locations:

  • Billy Bishop Airport is the nearest airport. It is 17.7 kilometres away from Banbury-Don Mills.
  • York Mill Station is the nearest train station, located 7.0 km away and is a 15-minute drive.
  • Canada’s Wonderland is 36.1 km away from the neighbourhood and is a 35-minute drive.

Popular Markets in Banbury Don Mills

St. Lawrence Market

This iconic landmark is one of the popular markets featuring more than 120 shops and food stalls. It’s the best place to buy fresh farm produce, organic meat products, artisan cheese, freshly baked pastries, and more.

McEwan Fine Foods

McEwan Fine Foods is a gourmet grocery store and supermarket selling a wide range of gourmet items, imported products, flowers, and prepared meals. In addition, residents can buy fresh produce and specialty market items.

Banbury Don Mills Demographics

There are over 148 ethnic groups in Banbury Don Mills, and 52% are first-generation immigrants. This expansive neighbourhood has 47% less population density, with only 17,493 people living here. Here’s a quick look at the demographic statistics:

Statistic Don Mills
Population 17,493
Population density (sq km) 2,487
Median age 47.6
Male/Female ratio 1.2:1
Married couples 73%
Families with kids at home 43%

Things to Do in Banbury Don Mills with Kids & Pets

When it comes to spending some quality time with kids and pets, there are endless options. Ranging from relaxing picnics in parks to nature trails, there’s never a dearth of activities:

  • Kids can enjoy a safe and intriguing space where they can run, cartwheel, roll, or jump at a dedicated kids’ gymnasium. It offers a conducive environment for raising happy, healthy and confident kids.
  • There are breathtaking parks offering an array of leisure programs for families, like nature day camps, trails, and picnic areas.
  • With numerous leash-free parks, pets can enjoy quality playtime in natural surroundings.

Average Cost of Living in Banbury Don Mills

While the overall cost of living is 8% higher than the national average, Ontario's state income tax is 40% lower than the Canadian average. This table gives a quick breakdown of the overall cost of living score in the area:

Index Banbury Don Mills
Cost of living 121
Goods & Services 108
Groceries 100
Health care 103
Housing 147
Transportation 107
Utilities 130

Real Estate Housing Market of Banbury Don Mills

Banbury-Don Mills is a relatively steady real estate market, with median sale prices hovering around $3,590,000. The community largely features detached houses consisting of 4 bedrooms. For rental properties, the median price is $6100 per month.

Location Insights


What is the average housing cost in Banbury Don Mills?

The average housing cost in Banbury Don Mills is $ 3,590,000.

How much does a rental home in Banbury Don Mills cost?

The average house rental in Banbury Don Mills costs $6100 per month.

Which nеighbourhoods arе closе to Banbury Don Mills?

Sunnylea, Norseman Heights, Lambton Baby Point, Moore Park, and Teddington Park are neighbourhoods close to Banbury Don Mills.

How quickly are homes selling in Banbury Don Mills?

Homes generally sell within 34 days of their listing.

Where does Banbury Don Mills rank among other Ontario neighbourhoods?

Banbury Don Mills ranks #120 in Toronto and #1457 in Ontario.

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