Meet East York: The Child-Friendly Neighbourhood You’ve Been Ignoring


East York, the area above Leslieville and below Thorncliffe, is a hidden gem in the land of child friendly Toronto living. Here are a few reasons why.

East York Trails

There are a surprising number of green trails like Serena Gundy Park known for its many bird sightings, Taylor Creek Trail with its asphalt and soil mix, and Crothers Woods with around 10 km of natural surface trails for the tree lovers. Living in proximity to your choice of trail is something the whole family can enjoy together.

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East York Child Friendly Cafes and Eateries

Goat Coffee Co. has a great mix of food for the health conscious as well as for those looking to indulge. There’s always something for the kids on the kids menu if you want to bring them along too.  Head a little further east to Nostalgia Coffee Company where you can always count on a gluten free, vegetarian, or vegan option to accommodate you or your child’s dietary lifestyle.

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East York Elementary Schools

With a stretch of elementary schools within the DVP and Victoria Park just north of the Danforth, there is no issue when finding a school that’s right for your child. This includes Holy Cross Catholic School right on Donalds Avenue!

East York Transit Access

Walk ever so slightly south to the Danforth line where you have access to Pape to Coxwell Subway Station along the Danforth line. You can always catch the 81 to start your journey to the downtown core if you’re further north!

It’s no wonder why Toronto’s East Region sells fast!

Don’t forget to check out this beautiful, family friendly neighbourhood in Toronto’s West End!


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