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Yonge-Eglinton

Neighborhood Overview

Yonge-Eglinton, Toronto

Yonge-Eglinton Neighbourhood Overview

Yonge Eglinton, as the name suggests, lies on the intersection of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue. It is located in the heart of the city Toronto. It is the best locality in Toronto in terms of quality of living. Also, Yonge-Eglinton is surrounded by posh and affluent neighbours like Forest Hill, Lawrence Park, and Lytton Park. Yonge-Eglinton is one of the hotspots for significant business houses as well. Popular corporate headquarters like Canadian Tire, TV Ontario, Heart and Stroke Foundation, and Canada Square are located in the area. In the past this area was the largest cattle grazing region in Upper Canada.

Liveability and Lifestyle of Yonge-Eglinton

The rentals in the area are 100% lower than the Toronto average. Yonge and Eglinton show an exceptional liveability score of 82. The liveability score of the Yonge location is based on certain factors that are tabulated below.
Liveability  82
Amenities  A+
Cost of living F
Employment  C-
Housing  B-
Schools  A+
One more advantage of the area is that the crime rates are really low. The crime rate of Yonge and Eglinton is 51% less than the average of Toronto. More details on the Yonge neighbourhood crime rates are given below:
Index  Yonge-Eglinton (/100k people) Ontario (/100k people) National (/100k people)
Total crime 1,416 (estimate) 3,086 4,223
Violent crime 364 (estimate) 792 1,042
Property crime 1,053 (estimate) 2,294 3,181

People & Culture of Yonge-Eglinton

Yonge-Eglinton hosts people from varied ethnic origins. The majority of the population in the area is of British Isles origins and Canadian. It is very well known for its modern and posh shopping and dining options. The tastiest ramen and taco restaurants, décor stores and fashion shops are a few main attractions in the locality. The median household income of the residents of Yonge-Eglinton is 32% more than the national average. Around 8.8% of the population earns between $80,000 and $100,000.
Median income $108,543
Unemployment rate 5.1%
Labour participation rate 79.3%
English is the major language of the area. The Chinese, South Asian and Korean in the region are 9.29%, 4.99% and 2.45% respectively. The language details for the neighbourhood Yonge are the following:
Speak English only 81.7%
Speak French only 0.1%
 

Yonge-Eglinton Neighbourhood Nearby

From the largest grazing area to a posh and modern locality, Yonge-Eglinton has come a long way. The development in the area provides close connectivity to schools, restaurants, health care centres, etc. To cater the educational needs of the children, locality offers some of the best schools, like,
  • Urvan international school
  • Toronto district school board
  • Northern SS
  • City academy
  • St Monica
  • Marshall McLuhan
Some of the restaurants that provide much needed quality time with loved ones are mentioned herewith,
  • Burger shack
  • Fresh on Eglinton
  • Little sister
  • Uncle Betty’s diner
  • Khau Gully
  • Byblos uptown
There are various shopping centres as well. Some of them are;
  • Van Rijk
  • Hollywood diamond
  • Hatley
  • Higher ground kids
  • Jerome’s menswear
In order to access health care facilities, various clinics and hospitals are available at the disposal of residents.
  • Eglinton Station Medical centre
  • Cannabinoid medical clinic
  • Watson medical clinic
  • Fairlawn medical center
  • GSH Medical

Top Attractions & Places to Visit in Yonge-Eglinton

There are many things to do in the neighbourhood and numerous places to visit as well. These include popular recreational destinations and other landmarks for visitors and local residents alike.

Ripley’s aquarium of Canada

It is located in the heart of downtown Toronto and 4.5 miles from Yonge-Eglinton. It contains the waters of the World. There are 20,000 aquatic animals, 5.7 million litres of water, and 100 interactive opportunities.

The unicorn

It is an Irish Pub. The unicorn provides perfect ambience, food, drinks, and dance space as well. It is perfect for a night out with friends.

Eglinton park

There is ample space and opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities at Eglinton park.

Things to Do in Yonge-Eglinton

You will never run out of things to do on your Yonge visit. There are several restaurants and dine-dens along with shopping centres and other performance centres nearby.

Attend a Stand Up Comedy at Absolute Comedy

With great food and a variety of drinks, enjoy the stand-up comedy show with your near and dear ones.

Practice Yoga at Fireflow Yoga

Fireflow yoga is a spa and wellness yoga retreat. One can try various teachers and classes at affordable prices. It is a cozy and intimate space with trained teachers.

Distance & Commute from Popular Locations

There are many locations which are situated near Yonge-Eglinton. Some of them are listed below.
  • Toronto airport is 17 km from Yonge-Eglinton.
  • St Clair subway station is a 4 min walk from the area.
  • Toronto is 5.9 km from Yonge and Eglinton.

Popular Markets in Yonge-Eglinton

The neighbourhood shops are well-liked in the area. The locality also has several markets including bustling farmers markets selling fresh produce, meats, fruits, vegetables, and a lot more.

Davisville Farmers Market

The vendors sell fruits, vegetables, cupcakes, meats, jams, cheese, snacks, crafts, and many more. This market is located south of the splash park.

Evergreen Brick Works

It is the largest farmers market in Toronto. It offers local food courts and wineries. The Evergreen brick woods runs on Saturdays and sometimes on Sundays.  

Yonge-Eglinton Demographics

The key points to get a good knowledge about the demographic of the location are given below. The area has 12,147 people in all, with a population density that is on the higher side comparatively. The median age is 37.7 here while 69% of the community comprises married couples.
Statistic Location
Population 12,147
Population density (sq km) 7643
Median age 37.7
Male/Female ratio 1.1:1
Married couples 69%
Families w/ kids at home 44%

Things to do in Yonge-Eglinton with Kids & Pets

Yonge-Eglinton offers numerous things to do with pets and children, owing to its open splaces, parks, and other community areas. Children will also enjoy the aquarium nearby.

Average Cost of Living in Yonge-Eglinton

The cost of living index in Yonge and Eglinton is 27% higher than Toronto average and 42% higher than the national average. Here are the figures for the cost of living in Yonge.
Index Location (out of 100)
Cost of living 142
Goods & Services 108
Groceries 100
Health care 103
Housing 218
Transportation 107
Utilities 130

Real Estate Housing Market of Yonge-Eglinton

There are several homes for sale and rent in Yonge-Eglinton. The average selling price ranges between $1.86-10.80 million, while the average rental prices hover around $3,000-14,000. There are several detached and semi detached homes for sale in the area, along with condo apartments, land, and commercial spaces. 2 bedroom configurations are the most preferred options for buyers.

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FAQ

What is the average home price in Yonge-Eglinton?

The average home price in Yonge-Elington is approximately $1.86-10.80 million, although prices change periodically, depending on diverse market movements.

How much does a rental home cost in Yonge-Eglinton?

The average rental prices are usually between $3,000-14,000 based on market trends and the property type. These are subject to changes periodically.

What are nearby neighbourhoods in Yonge-Eglinton?

Yonge-Eglinton is surrounded by Lytton Boulevard from North, Avenue road from the West, Redpath Avenue from the East and Chaplin Crescent & Merton street from the South.

How many homes are for sale in Yonge-Eglinton?

There are approximately 21+ homes for sale in Yonge-Eglinton. However, these figures may change anytime as per market movements.

How quickly are homes selling in Yonge-Eglinton?

Yonge-Eglinton has witnessed quick sales in its listings due to high demand.

Where does Yonge-Eglinton rank among other Ontario neighbourhoods?

Yonge-Eglinton is one of the highest ranked areas in Ontario. It is a modern and posh locality.

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