Family-Friendly Toronto

HeatherILT By HeatherILT, 27th Nov 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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A short overview of the family-friendliest neighbourhoods in Toronto for those who are looking for a home.

The Best Four Places

Whether you are already happy parents or you are planning to have a baby, the choice of neighbourhood you are going to spend at least several years of your lives in is very important. Everybody wants to feel safe, and it applies even more to your children. I think that we all agree on the fact that being worried about your child’s safety is every parent’s nightmare.
A safe place to live will not solve all the traps you will experience as a parent, but at least, it is a good stepping stone. This article is going to guide you through the top 4 neighbourhoods for families in Toronto.

Consisting of the typical larger houses built mainly before WWII, there is a great chance you will fall in love with this place at first sight. Especially if you are a lover of buildings with a historic spirit. A great variety of schools is a must in every family-friendly neighbourhood and Allenby is not an exception either. The Allenby Public School, for example, offers even a French Immersion program for children. The North Toronto Memorial Community Recreation Centre is a great place to do do various sports or just relax. And in case you felt like shopping, Eglinton Avenue West is your spot.

The variety of the terrain in this neighbourhood corresponds to the variety of home styles and prices. This part of Toronto has too its community centre – the Hillcrest Community Centre, where you can take a swim, do athletics, play tennis, etc. The variety of Hillcrest can be seen also in the restaurants on St. Clair Avenue, where you can taste the cuisines of many different countries.

North Toronto
One of the best things on this part of Toronto is its location, it is just a stone’s throw away from the city centre, that is about ten minutes. Again, the community centre is the heart of this neighbourhood. In this case it is the North Toronto Community Centre. Another places where you can spend some time with your family and relax are the beautiful local parks. As regards the houses, the majority was built before 1950.

Bedford Park
This place also fits the pattern of a family-friendly neighbourhood. Many schools, parks and a community centre with a wide variety of activities to do. And we should also mention the George Locke Public Library, because it is not an ordinary library. In this one you can borrow a book and enjoy reading it on a fairy tale-like bench outside in a park.
Bedford Park is in close proximity of North Toronto and if you would like to buy a home here, you can choose chiefly between detached and semi-detached houses.

So these are the top 4 family-friendly neighbourhoods in Toronto. We hope that these information will help you make the right decision and for those couples who are planning a baby, we wrote a Toronto baby guide to give you some useful tips. And last, but not least, go and explore these neighbourhoods yourselves to find out which one has some hidden cons or maybe another features you would consider as pros.


Choosing A Home, Family-Friendly, Neighbourhoods, Toronto

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Heather Hadden is top Toronto realtor. She loves her city and turned her website into thrilling Toronto lifestyle hub.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
28th Nov 2012 (#)

Useful information for those thinking of moving to Toronto. Thanks - siva

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author avatar HeatherILT
28th Nov 2012 (#)

Thank you, Siva.

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