Davisville Village is one of Toronto’s most sought after neighbourhoods for young families and professionals. The area still offers excellent real estate value with houses priced considerably lower than the surrounding Leaside, Summerhill, Lawrence Park, and Rosedale neighbourhoods while offering access to many of the same amenities and conveniences.
Davisville Village, with it’s beautiful parks and tree lined streets, offers an excellent mix of peace and quite with entertainment and convenience. The neighbourhoods northern border meets the vibrant Yonge and Eglinton intersection, and it’s eastern border runs along the beautiful Bayview shopping and entertainment district. High end shopping, top restaurants and bars, wonderful grocery stores, peaceful parks, the cities best schools and easy access to all forms of transportation are all par for the course in Davisville Village.
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Davisville Village, like much of Toronto, has seen significant price growth in 2016 with freehold houses having increased by 16% in the first 6 months of the year. Part of the price growth can be attributed to the fact that builders love Davisville. Lots and renovation projects can still be found for good value and the houses built or renovated on them can be sold at a premium. This dynamic is partly responsible for the significant year over year price growth in the Davisville real estate market. The long term value in Davisville is extremely high because of it’s access to the cities best public schools as well it’s proximity to public transportation and important transit hubs like the Bayview extension and the Don Valley Parkway.
Davisville is one of Toronto’s oldest neighbourhoods. Founded in 1840 by English immigrant John Davis (hence the name Davisville). Davis played an active role in some of the neighbourhoods most important initial undertakings including establishing the first post office (he served as post master) as well as helping to open Davisville Public School. Davis also owned and operated Davisville Pottery which became the largest employer in the area for a number of years. The post office was located at what is now a Starbucks on the NE corner of Yonge Street and Davisville.
Davisville really started to take shape in the 1860’s when the south part of the area began to be subdivided from land that was in large part owned by the Davis family. The northern section of Davisville was owned by the Church (known as Davisville Glebe) and was mostly undeveloped until 1911 when the land was sold to the Dovercourt Land and Building Company who oversaw a large expansion of the area.
Davisville Village is made up mostly of working class couples and families, with nearly 63% of the local population between the ages of 25 and 64. Younger children under the age of 14 continue to make up a larger part of the population as families move to Davisville to start their families. Additionally Davisville is a predominantly Caucasian, English speaking neighbourhood with nearly 78% calling English their “mother tongue”, followed by French (2%), Spanish (2%) and Korean (1.4%).
Take a short stroll down your beautiful, quiet tree lined street and you will find some of the cities best restaurants. Start with a mouth watering veal-pork-beef meatball sandwich at Boar for lunch, grab a quick nap and leave some room for the romantic and classic Italian food at Positano’s. (the ricotta and spinach stuffed pasta with tomato basil sauce will make you smile) If you are the sweet tooth type Douce France brings there Macaroon’s in directly from Paris! The list of great restaurants is too long to name but Tabule, Lil’ Baci, Five Doors North, Banh Mi Boys, Balsamico and Copacabana Brazilian Steak House should keep you busy for a week or two. Stay tuned for our top dinner/date spots blog coming later this month!
“The food and service are solid and pretense-free, and the hand-written menu brings huge, shareable portions, many of which come off grill—a good thing, since the grill cook has a way with fire. “
June Rowlands Park, which was previously known as Davisville Park, is located on Davisville and just west of Mount Pleasant Road. The park was named after a former mayor who was famous for her tireless work to bring the city affordable housing and of course to preserve the city of Toronto’s green spaces. Today this wonderful park features a baseball diamond, six tennis courts, a volleyball court, a splash pad/pool and a children’s playground.
Of course there is also the one and only Mount Pleasant Cemetery which is actually one of the most beautiful parks in the city of Toronto. One of Canada’s most historic cemeteries, Mount Pleasant has served the Toronto community since 1876. It is the final resting place of many prominent Canadians, as varied as former prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King, Jennie Smillie-Robinson, Canada’s first female surgeon and more.
Another key convenience for the Davisville neighbourhood is it’s access to multiple transportation gateways as well as to public subway transit.
For those who rely on public transportation for their daily commute, both Davisville Subway Station as well as the subway station at Yonge and Eglinton offer unbeatable access to the downtown Toronto core. A trip from Davisville station to Union station takes an average of 15 minutes. The extension of the Yonge subway line north from Finch to Highway 7 offers additional access from Davisville to North York and Richmond Hill.
For those who rely on their car for transportation, Davisville offers immediate access to the Bayview extension, Toronto most beautiful and typically traffic free road. Access to the Don Valley Parkway (DVP) for north or south commutes is less than 10 minutes by car.
A quick walk through Davisville and you will feel like there are more dogs here than people. To say Davisville is dog friendly would be an understatement. Thankfully we have put our pooches through many tests and have brought together some of the best puppy resources in the area. From the dog walkers/pet sitters at TorontoDogWalks.com to the wonderful people at Davisville Park Animal Hospital and all the other wonderful animal hospital’s in the area, we give you the insight to give your dog the best life possible. Make sure to check out the leash free dog park at Sandy Bruce Park and if you see the stunning golden doodle named Penny, make sure to say hi! Check out our blog on “A dog’s take on living in Davisville.“
” GREAT Service provided to my little princess, they are so good to us and our loved one. Thank you so much for always giving us your loyal service.”