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Weston

Neighborhood Overview

Weston, Toronto

Weston Neighbourhood Overview

Weston is a former village situated in Ontario, Canada. The first settlement in this region took place in the 1790s when a sawmill was built. The first post office in this place was established in the year 1815. The name “Weston” was given by a prominent local mill owner named James Farr. In the year 1865, the first college of this place was established. The first college in this place was Trinity College School. This place is highly diverse and people from different backgrounds and ethnicities live in this place. There are African Canadians, Jamaicans, Latin Americans, Filipinos, and South Asian people who live here. There are different kinds of properties available here, such as condos, commercial properties as well as freehold properties.

Liveability and Lifestyle of Weston

This place has all the required amenities. In this context, this locality has received a ranking of A+. In terms of cost of living, this place has got a ranking of D+. The area offers decent livability for residents and some of the key parameters are mentioned including crime, housing, employment, and more. Here are some aspects for the livability and lifestyle of the neighbourhood:
Parameter Score/Rank
Livability  69 (out of 100)
Amenities  A+
Cost of Living  A+
Crime  F
Employment C-
Housing B
Schools D-
The crime rate in this neighbourhood is comparatively moderate. Studies show that the score for crime rate is B. In terms of cost of living, this locality has got a score of 103, which is 3% more than the CDN average. The crime rate here is 8,370 per 100k people.  There is a high chance that out of 12 people, 1 will definitely be a victim of a serious crime.
Total Crime (Per 100k residents) 8,370 (98% higher than the CDN average)
Chance of being a victim 1 in 12 (98% higher than the CDN average)

People & Culture of Weston

The population of this place is approximately 17,560. Out of these, there are people who earn below the median wage and others earn more than the median range. The median income of the people here is $ 53296. The unemployment rate of this place is 6.2% and at least 60.9% of people are in the labour force.
Index Weston
Median household income $53,296
Unemployment rate 6.2%
Labour force 60.9%
Moreover, in Weston, there are over 90.6% of people speak in English whereas 0.1% of people speak in French. This makes it a majorly English-speaking neighbourhood while French is spoken by a miniscule proportion as well. The area is not as diverse and cosmopolitan as many other localities.
English Speakers 90.6%
French Speakers 0.1%

Top Attractions & Places to Visit in Weston

The neighbourhood is home to numerous places to visit, including museums, historical landmarks, and more. Here’s taking a closer look at the same.

Royal Ontario Museum

This museum was established in the year 1914 and it houses different arts from around the world. This is the largest museum in Canada and it has more than six million objects and specimens. These art objects are showcased in 40 different galleries.

Casa Loma

This majestic castle is one of Toronto’s premier historic locations. This castle was built by E.J. Lennox. It took over 300 men and it took 3 years to complete this construction. This was the largest private residence in Canada and this is a must go for all the people.

High Park

This place provides a large variety of outdoor activities like ice skating, nature hikes, and baseball games and you can also visit the park’s greenhouse.

Toronto Island Park

Toronto Island Park has four main islands along with beaches, trails, and amusement parks made for children. This is a good place if you want to go out with your family.

Things to Do in Weston

There are a large number of activities that you can indulge yourself in Weston. You can play basketball, hockey, badminton or even skate your way in Weston Lions Park. There also is a sports field as well as a biking trail for people in this park.

Enjoy a Leisurely Stroll in the St. James Park in Weston

You can also spend a day enjoying nature and talking to people at the St. James Park in Weston. This place is pet friendly and you can also bring your kids to play and have fun in this place.

Amuse Yourself with Water Adventure Play Park

The Water Adventure Play Park is located on the Weston Super-Mare seafront, and children love it for its varied attractions. These include wooden playing equipment, and a splash pad among others.

Have a Dinner at P&M Restaurant

This restaurant is situated near the main locality of Weston. This place has great Greek food and it is also vegetarian friendly. Not only dinner, you can also get breakfast, lunch and brunch here.

Watch a Movie at Cineplex Cinemas Yorkdale

If you love watching movies then this is the best place for you to go. This movie hall is always filled with people and there are continuous movies going on in here.

Distance & Commute from Popular Locations

Here are some locations that are accessible from Weston in transit. The distances are given here for commuters. Weston offers accessibility to several places. The Weston location is highly strategic and travellers will realize it on their next Weston visit.
  • Distance from Weston to Danbury Airport: the distance between Weston and Danbury Airport is 13.1 miles.
  • Distance from Weston to Weston Super Mare Railway Station: the distance between Weston and Weston Super Mare Railway Station is at least 1 mile.
  • Distance from Weston to Maple leaf: Maple Leaf is 2.5 KM East from Weston.

Popular Markets in Weston

This place has a large number of markets with a variety of items available at affordable rates. Some of the well-known markets of this place include Weston village BIA farmer’s market, Starfish Caribbean Market Ltd, M&M food market, Noi African supermarket, Real Canadian superstore Weston Road and many others.

Weston Village BIA Farmers Market

This place provides fresh foods and agricultural products from Ontario farms. Along with this, one can also find different items made by local crafters. This is the neighbourhood shop that is popular.

Starfish Caribbean Market Ltd

Starfish Caribbean Market Ltd is a retail as well as wholesale grocery store which offers a large variety of products including fresh meat.

M&M Food Market

One can get different kinds of food items in this M&M food market. You can find some great food items at affordable rates here.

Weston Demographics

The information about the neighbourhood and demographics can be found here. The area has a population of 17,560 people and it has a high population density of 7,723 people for every square kilometer. The median age is quite young at 39.6 years for the neighbourhood. There are 52% married couples in the Weston neighbourhood. There are also 36% of families with children at home in the neighbourhood Weston.
Statistic Location
Area Code 416
Population 17,560
Population density (sq km) 7723
Median age 39.6
Male/Female ratio 1.1:1
Married couples 52%
Families w/ kids at home 36%
Based on the above table, it can be said that there are a large number of married couples living here. There are families with kids.

Things to Do in Weston with Kids & Pets

This place is pet friendly which increases the attractiveness of the place. There are a large number of parks. You can bring your kids and pets to play in this park. You can take your children to several places.
  • Emerald Estates Park
  • Gator Run Park
  • Library Park
  • Peace Mound Park
These places are the best places to ensure that the children are safe while they are playing in these parks. You can also take your kid to the Weston Museum. There are many pet-friendly restaurants available in Weston. Some of these restaurants are the following:
  • Starbucks
  • Moon Thai & Japanese
  • Mitch's Westside Bagels
There are other places where you can freely walk your dogs or you can play with them. The area between Royal Sands and Uphill is always free for walking the pets. There are also other places where you can visit with your pets.

Average Cost of Living in Weston

The national average of 100 has been taken for calculating the cost of living index for Weston, Toronto. The cost of living in this place is 10% lower than the average prices in Toronto. At the same time, there are scenarios where the costs surpass the national average. These are also highlighted in the table given below. Here is the average cost of living in Weston.
Index Location (out of 100)
Cost of living 103
Goods & Services 8% increase
Groceries 100
Health care 103
Housing B
Transportation 107
Utilities 130
 

Real Estate Housing Market of Weston

The properties in Weston Toronto have a median pricing of $ $667,840. The average price per square foot can be calculated as $ 687.5. There are different kinds of properties available in this place. There are properties available for sale, for lease as well as for rent. There is high demand for Weston houses and other Weston real estate, with properties selling out swiftly here.

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FAQ

What is the average home price in Weston?

The average home price in Weston, Toronto is between $ 120,000 and $ 700,000.

How much does a rental home cost in Weston?

The average rental cost for homes is between $2500 to $4000.

What are nearby neighbourhoods in Weston?

Some nearby neighbourhoods of this place include Rexdale- Kipling, Longview, Forest Park and others.

How many homes are for sale in Weston?

There are 29 homes available for sale in Weston

How quickly are homes selling in Weston?

All the homes in Weston sell in approximately 30 days.

Where does Weston rank among other Ontario neighbourhoods?

Weston has scored a rank of 92 among other Ontario neighbourhoods.

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