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Brookhaven-Amesbury

Neighborhood Overview

Brookhaven-Amesbury, Toronto

Brookhaven Amesbury Neighbourhood Overview

Brookhaven Amesbury is an elegant and family-friendly neighbourhood surrounded by the picturesque Black Creek Drive and Black Creek Valley. A peaceful suburban community, this vibrant neighbourhood has attractive homes, fantastic parks, and amazing shopping avenues.

Sitting on Highway 401, the neighbourhood provides easy connectivity to schools, hospitals, parks, public libraries, sports clubs and community centres. Tranquil ravine woodlots, a hilly landscape, and an abundance of mature trees add to the scenic beauty of Brookhaven Amesbury. Even though this neighbourhood is small and quaint, there’s no dearth of options for recreation, entertainment and leisure. A diverse population from varying cultural backgrounds co-exists in this neighbourhood, contributing to its livability quotient.

Livability Index & Lifestyle of Brookhaven Amesbury

With an admirable score of 75 out of 100, Brookhaven Amesbury is one of the top choices for residence. Here’s a quick look at the livability scorecard:

Livability 75
Amenities A+
Commute A+
Cost of Living D
Crime C
Employment D
Housing F
Health A+
Schools A-

Though the cost of living falls on the higher side of the spectrum, the neighbourhood boasts fabulous amenities and low crime rates. The crime rate here is 8% less than the national average. The likelihood of becoming a crime victim is 1 in 26, making it a safe place to live. Check out the below table for more information:

Index Brookhaven Amesbury /100k People Toronto  /100k People Ontario /100k People National /100k People
Total crime 3,905 (estimate) 2,915 3,086 4,223
Violent crime 1,003 (estimate) 748 792 1,042
Property crime 2,903 (estimate) 2,167 2,294 3,181

People and Culture of Brookhaven Amesbury

A melting pot of cultures, Brookhaven Amesbury consists of a cosmopolitan population with people from 130 different ethnic groups. One of the coveted communities, the neighbourhood comprises a mix of families, young professionals, and retirees.

Brookhaven’s linguistic landscape is as dynamic as its cultural diversity. Over 91.1% of people have English as their first language.

Statistic Brookhaven Amesbury
Speak English 91.1%
Speak French 0.2%

With a median income of $57,016, the unemployment rate in Brookhaven is 9% lower than the Canadian average.

Index Brookhaven Amesbury Toronto  Ontario
Median household income $57,016 $81,376 $87,353
Unemployment rate 5.9% 4.8% 4.2%
In labour force 60.% 65.5% 61.7%

Brookhaven Amesbury Neighbourhood Nearby

Though away from the bustling metropolis of Toronto, this neighbourhood has an exciting array of incredible options for leisure activities, shopping, and dining out.

Schools

Brookhaven Amesbury has some of the top-notch educational institutes in the area. Check out the following list of public and catholic schools:

  • ÉÉ Mathieu-da-Costa
  • ÉÉ Félix-Leclerc
  • ÉS Toronto Ouest
  • C. R. Marchant Middle School
  • Amesbury Middle School
  • ÉÉC Saint-Noël-Chabanel-Toronto
  • ÉSC Monseigneur-de-Charbonnel

Shopping Malls

From sprawling malls to local markets, the options for shopping in Brookhaven are endless. There are some of the finest malls where residents can find outlets of top fashion brands.

  • Yorkdale Center
  • Lawrence Allen Center
  • Jane Finch Mall

Restaurants

Brookhaven’s cultural diversity is reflected in its culinary scene. From restaurants serving exotic Italian food to delicious Jamaican cuisines, residents have ample choices to satiate their taste buds. Here’s a list of Brookhaven’s finest restaurants:

  • Jamaica Way Restaurant
  • Dynasty House Seafood Restaurant
  • Speducci Mercatto
  • Red & White Shawarma
  • Pho Bo To

Hospitals

Brookhaven Amesbury is a relatively small neighbourhood with no hospital. However, the area is connected to Highway 401, giving convenient access to healthcare facilities in the nearby communities. Here’s a list of hospitals that are close to Brookhaven:

  • Scarborough Health Network - Centenary Hospital
  • Centre For Addiction and Mental Health
  • Providence Healthcare
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Mount Sinai Hospital

Top Attractions and Places to Visit in Brookhaven Amesbury

The scenic Westview Greenbelt runs through the neighbourhood and offers the residents an idyllic place to relax and explore the lovely outdoors. Here’s a quick outline of the top attractions in the neighbourhood:

Canada’s Wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland is the perfect place to spend a day filled with fun, entertainment and thrills. This four-season amusement park features 200 attractions, children’s areas and a 20-acre water park. In addition, the visitors can enjoy live shows and participate in special events like Halloween Haunt or WinterFest.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Just 14 km away from Brookhaven, Ripley’s Aquarium is a magical experience. Featuring a mesmerising collection of over 20,000 marine species from across the world, this aquarium leaves visitors in awe.

Casa Loma

Touted as one of the most striking and magnificent architectural landmarks, Casa Loma is a popular tourist spot. Visitors can stroll through the great hall or marvel at the elegant suites on the second floor. Visitors with green thumbs can enjoy the resplendent gardens and seasonal garden flora.

Things to Do in Brookhaven Amesbury

With the massive green space, libraries, fitness clubs and community centres, there’s never a dull moment. The residents get plenty of choices for recreation, shopping and leisure. Here are a few recommendations:

Amesbury Public Library

For bibliophile residents, Amesbury Public Library is a haven. This library has a large repository of books encouraging the habit of reading among children from an early age.

Amesbury Sports Complex

Equipped with indoor bocce courts, a hockey rink, and an outdoor pool, The Amesbury Sports Complex is an excellent place to indulge in outdoor sports.

Amesbury Community Center

Amesbury Community Center attracts nearby residents who are interested in music, art, and dance festivals.

Distance and Commute from Popular Locations

Due to its strategic location, Brookhaven-Amesbury is close to Highway 400 and 401, giving convenient access to downtown Toronto. Here’s a quick sneak peek into the nearby locations:

  • Toronto Pearson International Airport is the nearest airport and can be reached within 12 minutes by car.
  • Downtown Toronto is located 11.8 km away from Brookhaven Amesbury.
  • Canada’s biggest park, High Park, is only 7.8  km away.
  • Residents can reach Scotiabank Arena within 25 minutes by car.

Popular Markets in Brookhaven Amesbury

Brookhaven Amesbury is renowned for its diverse range of popular markets, offering something unique for every shopper. Let's take a look at the vibrant and bustling markets, a shopper's paradise with something for everyone.

Superking Supermarket

Superking is a leading Asian marketplace providing an array of products catering to the needs of the multicultural population. Residents can buy the best quality products, such as fresh vegetables, fruits, seafood and house supplies, at highly competitive prices.

Weston Farmer’s Market

Weston Farmer’s Market is one of the longest-running markets that open every year from Spring to Fall. Serving the local community for the last 40 years, the market offers a wide range of farm fresh produce, dairy products, and freshly sourced meats and eggs.

Demographics of Brookhaven Amesbury

The population in Brookhaven Amesbury is 8,458, with a median age of about 35.4 years. With over 130 different ethnic groups, Brookhaven Amesbury is a vividly diverse community. The population comprises 58% first-generation immigrants, with 11% people tracing their roots to Italy and 9% people having Jamaican origin. Here’s a quick look at the demographic statistics:

Statistic Brookhaven 
Population 8,458
Population density (sq km) 9,317
Median age 35.4
Male/Female ratio 1.2:1
Married couples 48%
Families w/ kids at home 37%

Things to Do in Brookhaven Amesbury with Kids & Pets

Families with kids and children have numerous parks to visit and explore across the neighbourhood. The parks have various sports grounds and courts available. Here are some of them:

Swim At The Amesbury Sports Complex Arena And Outdoor Pool

The Amesbury Sports Complex, featuring both an arena and an outdoor pool, is a fantastic destination for family fun. This versatile complex caters to a variety of interests and activities, ensuring there's something for everyone. The arena offers a cool escape with ice-skating opportunities, perfect for introducing kids to the ice or practising those pirouettes and hockey stops. During warmer months, the outdoor pool becomes a focal point, inviting families to splash, swim, and enjoy the sunshine. With ample space around, it's also a great spot for pets to enjoy a walk, making it a well-rounded venue for spending quality time with your loved ones and furry friends. Whether you're looking to engage in sports, cool off in the pool, or simply enjoy a day out, the Amesbury Sports Complex provides a welcoming environment for creating lasting memories.

Go To The York Recreation Center

The York Recreation Center caters to a wide range of interests and ages, all at no cost. This inviting space is equipped with a double-sized gymnasium, perfect for a variety of sports and activities that kids can enjoy, from basketball to badminton. The weight room and indoor running track provide excellent options for older kids and adults to stay active, while the fitness studio offers a space for structured exercise classes. The highlight for many families, especially those with young children, is the six-lane, 25-metre swimming pool, which features a ramp for easy access. Additionally, the shallow leisure tot pool, complete with water features and both ramp and stair access, is a delightful spot for little ones to splash around and cool off. The centre's just about 10-minutes from the neighbourhood and its thoughtful inclusion of a family/universal change room makes it easier for families to manage their visits.

Average Cost of Living in Brookhaven Amesbury

While the overall cost of living in Brookhaven is equal to the national average, the housing cost is 23% lower. This table gives a quick breakdown of the overall cost of living score in the area:

Index Brookhaven Amesbury
Cost of living 100
Goods & Services 108
Groceries 100
Health care 103
Housing 77
Transportation 107
Utilities 130

Real Estate Housing Market of Brookhaven Amesbury

Brookhaven Amesbury has a relatively cold real estate market, with the median sale prices falling in the range of $500K - $750K. For rental properties, the median price hovers somewhere around $3300 per month.

Location Insights

FAQ

What is the average housing cost in Brookhaven Amesbury?

The average housing cost in Brookhaven Amesbury is between $500K – $750K.

How much does a rental home in Brookhaven Amesbury cost?

The average house rental in Brookhaven Amesbury costs $3300 per month.

Which neighbourhoods are some nеighbourhoods arе closе to Brookhaven Amesbury?

Lawrence Parks, Sunnylea, Lambton Baby Point, and Moore Park are neighbourhoods close to Brookhaven Amesbury.

How quickly are homes selling in Brookhaven Amesbury?

Homes generally sell within 67 days of their listing.

Where does Brookhaven Amesbury rank among other Ontario neighbourhoods?

Brookhaven Amesbury ranks #231 in Toronto and #400 in Ontario.

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