Allenby, Toronto is a neighbourhood that is bordered by Castlewood Road/Latimer Avenue and Avenue Road to the east and west, and Briar Hill Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West to the north and south.
This neighbourhood is primarily residential, with a lovely mix of detached two storey homes and bungalows. The lot sizes in Allenby, Toronto are above average; expect to find 25 to 35 foot frontages. The homes in the neighbourhood were built mostly in the 1930s and 1940s and are generally in the Tudor style. All the homes in this neighbourhood feature either a mutual or private driveway.
When visiting the homes in this neighbourhood you will notice that most of them have undergone extensive renovation while carefully preserving the original wood details and decorative accents that give these Tudor style homes plenty of character.
Allenby, Toronto is very popular with young families, largely due to the fact that Allenby Public School is in the heart of this neighbourhood. The school has an outstanding reputation, built around its French Immersion program for students in grades one through six.
Just because the neighbourhood is primarily residential does not mean that it is exclusively so! Locals can take care of most of their daily needs in the beautiful array of gourmet food shops, restaurants, art galleries and amenities such as medical facilities, health and beauty salons and clothing shops/tailors/dry cleaners along Eglinton Avenue.
One of the perks to the area is the many traffic calming zones that are placed throughout the neighbourhood to ensure a peaceful and safe environment which is perfect for family living.
In terms of transportation, Allenby, Toronto is fairly accessible. If you are a car owner, you are only 10 minutes away from the Allen Expressway. You are also very close to the 401 via Avenue Road. If you want to reach downtown by car it will be in the 20-minute range. If you prefer to use public transit there is a regular bus service that runs along Eglinton Avenue and Avenue Road. These busses will quickly and easily bring you to the Yonge-University subway line or to Eglinton station, both providing quick access to the city centre. The nearest subway stations are Eglinton Station and Davisville Station.
If green spaces matter to you, Allenby is home to the expansive Eglinton Park. Spread across 9 hectares, it features five multipurpose sports fields, four tennis courts, two baseball diamonds, a children’s playground and a wading pool. In the winter months you can bring your family and friends out to enjoy skating on their two artificial ice rinks.
If you are thinking about moving to Allenby, Toronto or would simply like to learn more about the neighbourhood, you might want to start off with my video on the neighbourhood. If you are interested to see which properties I am representing in the Allenby neighbourhood, please check out my microsite. For any further inquiries please send me a message! I would love to share with you all that I know about the neighbourhood’s rich history as well as plentiful amenities.