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DAVISVILLE

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This busy and densely populated neighbourhood is perfect for new families and young couples looking for a place to set down roots. Located directly north of Mount Pleasant Cemetery, it offers a mix of residential and commercial properties. Many of the homeowners have been here since the neighbourhood began to form in the 1920s and 1940s. This prime location neighbourhood is ideal for the young couple looking for their first home in midtown Toronto. With the wide selection of homes available in Davisville, there’s also a wide range of pricing.

The moderate-sized homes are reflective of the time they were built and are mostly English Cottage and Edwardian style. They’ve been built on narrow lots that allow homeowners to grow gardens and add their own personal touch. Mixed in with these homes are a handful of commercial buildings and low/high rise apartment and condo buildings. This mix makes for a vibrant community with an upbeat vibe.

Davisville offers something for children and adults. June Rowlands Park is full of kid-centric features like a splash pad and playground. The park also serves up farm fresh produce at the summer farmer’s market. Maurice Cody Junior Public School, located between Bayview and Mount Pleasant, provides children with a grassy schoolyard and a woodland garden. For the adults, there’s no shortage of bistros, bars and coffee shops, and a wide variety of trendy and boutique shops. When the months begin to get cold, The Hodgson public rink is open for skating.

If you’re looking for neighbourhood historical features, you can catch a film at one of two historic independent movie theatres, The Mount Pleasant Theatre and The Regent Theatre. If you head over to the Starbucks on the northeast corner of Yonge Street and Davisville Avenue, you’ll be entering what was once the original post office, dating back to 1840.

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