Allenby is long favoured by families who have young children because of the proximity to the Yonge subway, good schools, and the North Toronto Memorial Community Centre with its amenities and surrounding park, the Yonge-Eglinton community has recently sprouted a number of new condominium projects. Coming soon is better and faster smart track transportation that will run through the Allenby area.
Along with the dramatic increase in population has come the improvement in upscale restaurants, coffee shops, cinemas and specialty shops that cater to this vibrant community.
The Allenby Public School which has an excellent reputation, built around its French Immersion program for students in grades one through six attracts parents to the neighbourhood.
There are a large number of shops and professional services geared towards families with young children along Eglinton avenue west. There are also many fine clothing stores, food shops and restaurants in this shopping district.
You can sit at an outdoor cafe on Yonge Street and read a book, or wander over to the community centre with your family to take part in swimming, skating, tennis or soccer programs. The tree-lined side streets speak of the history of old North Toronto, but there is nothing old about this corner of central Toronto.
Boundaries are Yonge Street to the east, Eglinton Avenue to the south, Avenue Road to the west, and Briar Hill Avenue to the north, as defined by the City of Toronto. Note that these are not necessarily school boundaries!
SCHOOLS To see their rating by the Fraser Institute, click on the link beside the school name.
For a list of DAYCARE providers in Allenby (Yonge and Eglinton), click here