Yonge & Eglinton

Yonge & Eglinton has always been one of the most vibrant communities in Toronto, and it`s hardly surprising that it is a node for new condo development in Toronto.

The Yonge & Eglinton neighbourhood is centred on the intersection that it takes its name from. On the northwest corner is the appropriately named Yonge & Eglinton Centre, which is home to an extremely popular Indigo (good luck finding a chair to sit in while you read the latest new release) and a 24-hour Metro grocery store. There are also branches of all of the big 5 banks within a block of the Yonge & Eglinton intersection, as well as 2 Tim Horton’s and 4 Starbucks locations in the same radius. Aroma and Bulldog Coffee serve up more exclusive brews.

Transportation in the Yonge & Eglinton area is one of the major highlights, especially for the condo crowd, who may find that car ownership is not even necessary. Eglinton Station provides subway access both downtown and uptown, and, not to be overlooked is the excellent bus service from the station. All but one branch of the 32 Eglinton West bus serve the station, including ones that will get you near the airport, as well as the vibrant shopping district on Eglinton west of Yonge.

Bus routes going east also fan out of Eglinton Station, providing easy access to Leaside, Don Mills, East York, and Scarborough.  Proposed light rail transit will make crosstown transit even easier to navigate

Shopping is a huge highlight of the Yonge and Eglinton area. Yonge Street, as any resident of Toronto knows, is essentially an uninterrupted shopping district between Front and York Mills, and is particularly great around Yonge and Eglinton. Everything from clothing, upscale sporting goods to electronics and home furnishings are available. Restaurant choices range, literally from McDonalds to North 44.

With all of these local amenities, it is hardly surprising that there are condos springing up all throughout the Yonge and Eglinton area. Redpath Avenue, located a few streets east of the intersection has long been a bastion of condo development, and you will find condos of every description on that street, ranging from apartment style to stacked and full townhouses.

Just south of the intersection itself are the landmark Quantum towers, developed by Minto. The south tower is an impressive 37 stories tall, while the north tower is a massive 54 stories tall. The views from these Yonge & Eglinton buildings are absolutely stunning.

Another highlight for the Yonge & Eglinton area is The Madison, a new development being constructed between Dunfield and Lillian streets right on Eglinton. This development will offer tower and podium suites, and a grocery store within the podium portion.

Yonge & Eglinton has, and will continue to be an exciting, vibrant neighbourhood.


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