The Greenwood and Coxwell area is the Kevin Mcallister of neighbourhoods — small, overshadowed by its peers, and easy to forget… if you didn’t pick out that Home Alone reference, allow us a minute to mourn the loss of your childhood.
Greenwood and Coxwell is located in Toronto’s East End, tucked between Leslieville, and The Beaches and Upper Beaches. The neighbourhood is bounded to the north by Danforth Avenue, and to the south by Lake Shore Blvd, and also crossed by 3 major roads — Queen St E, Gerrard St E, and Dundas St E.
Residents have some great dining options in their neighbourhood on Danforth Rd and Gerrard — there’s Middle Eastern cuisine at Al Mandi Restaurant, Ethiopian dishes at Rendez-Vous, and pub food at Morgans On The Danforth; beyond what’s listed, there are dozens of restaurants and cafes serving international cuisine.
Greenwood and Coxwell condos for rent are perfect for young families — there are nearby schools, and recreational facilities like those found at Monarch Park. And in this neighbourhood, the parents have something do to as well, with plenty of cozy pubs like The Wren and Two Headed Dog, and unique entertainment options on Danforth such as the Danforth Music Hall.
The condo scene is growing in Greenwood and Cowell — there are at least 5 buildings in the neighbourhood right now, with just as many in development. The vast majority of buildings are centered around Queen St E, just south of Greenwood Park, in the Greenwood subsection of the neighbourhood.
If you’re interested in renting a condo in Greenwood, there’s a mix of townhouse complexes, a loft residence, and mid-rise condo buildings to check out. The most stylish and exclusive units are found at Bakery Lofts of Leslieville, but with only 7 units in the building, the cost of rent will be high and landing a unit here will be challenging.
In general, properties in this neighbourhood tend to be exclusive, and while there are some larger developments in construction, Coxwell Place is the largest building that’s competed, and it has just 44 units spread across 5 storeys. Because most properties are boutique in nature, Toronto condos for rent here come with modest amenities.
Condos for rent in Greenwood come with a pedestrian friendly location, and because there are many businesses in the area, it’s possible for renters to find employment close to home. Public transit users have a number of bus routes and streetcar lines to carry them around the city, and the Bloor-Danforth subway line sits on the neighbourhood’s northern boundary.
Car owners can quickly reach the Don Valley Parkway by travelling west on Dundas or Danforth Rd.
The Locals: Young families, with a large percentage of working age professionals.
Code of Conduct: Loving the small town vibe while taking advantage of every urban convenience.
What You’ll Find: A quiet residential pocket.
What You Won’t Find: High-rises.
The Homes: Semi-detached and detached 2-storey houses, low-rise and mid-rise condos.
Sealing the Deal: It’s not the suburbs.