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    Renting a home in East York

    With over 100,000 residents living within its boundaries, East York can basically be thought of as a small city of its own. Unlike other areas of Toronto, however, East York was never a city. Rather, it was the country’s only borough before being amalgamated into the City of Toronto in 1998.

    The area reaches as far south as the Danforth and north past Eglinton Avenue East. From east to west, it spans the area between Victoria Park and Bayview Avenue, respectively. East York may be home to a sizeable population, but the land it covers is quite small compared to other areas in the city: whereas Scarborough and North York are spread out over nearly 200,000 square kilometres, East York covers just 22.

    Nevertheless, residents living in East York condos for rent can find plenty of things to do within this small plot of land. The natural landscape is a diversion in and of itself, with ravines, rivers, and hiking trails running through the area. The Lower Don Parklands is ideal for pedestrians and cyclists alike, with one trail letting urban explorers off in Corktown, near the mouth of the Don River. There’s even some public art along the way, as well as plenty of great lookouts and picnic spots.

    Evergreen Brickworks also has a park of its own, with hiking trails and peaks that are perfect for sunset viewing. The focal point of this former quarry, however, is the disused factory that’s since been transformed into an eco-friendly community and events space. Visitors make their way to the Evergreen Brickworks to pick up produce at the Saturday farmer’s market, explore (and photograph) the 52,000 square foot kiln building, skate on the indoor rink, stock up on plants at the Garden Market, or grab brunch at Café Belong.

    Condo Life in East York

    As expected of such a small geographical area, East York condos for rent are far from abundant. Prospective renters interested in this area will have to act fast once they find something they like, as there are only just over 30 condos currently in the area.

    That said, renters have much choice when it comes to atmosphere and amenities. Those who want to live within close reach of a unique cultural enclave, for example, can opt for an East York condo for rent near the Danforth. This street is home to Toronto’s own Greektown, where residents from all walks of life can celebrate Greek culture — although most do this solely through its food.

    Built back in 1975, the 1135 Logan Avenue Condos is ideal for those who want access to both Greektown and the parks along the Don River. All units in the building span more than 10,000 square feet, making this an idyllic place to raise a family as well. The Sunday School Lofts, on the other hand, will satisfy anyone who’s interested in history. The former church, which forms the front façade of the building, dates back to 1913 — and it’s a designated heritage structure. The condos within, however, were constructed in 2019, and therefore provide residents with all the comforts of a modern condo.

    The major intersection of Bayview and Eglinton is yet another key area of interest within East York. 2801 Bayview and Bayview Walk at 1818 Bayview are both conveniently situated nearby a Metro, a Beer Store, a Canada Post, and bus stops for the Eglinton and Bayview buses. From there, a stroll down Bayview will land residents in a charming commercial zone lined with independent businesses and upscale boutiques.

    Transportation

    Both drivers and non-drivers alike can get around East York with ease. The TTC’s network of buses and streetcars service the area quite well, and those living toward the south end of the area also have access to subway stations on the Bloor-Danforth line.

    Drivers, on the other hand, benefit from living so close to the Don Valley Parkway. From here, those heading out by car can zip up to the 401 in no time, or down to the downtown core or the Gardiner Expressway.

    East York Overview

    The Locals: A group that’s interested in a good mix of commercial offerings and outdoor spaces.

    Code of Conduct: Residents should try walking all the way down the Don Valley Trails to Cherry Beach at least once in their lives.

    What You’ll Find: Enormous green spaces within a miniature-sized area of the city.

    What You Won’t Find: Tons and tons of skyscrapers.

    The Homes: Single-family homes definitely outnumber condos here, but more and more multi-residential buildings are going up all the time.

    Sealing the Deal: The ability to feel like you’ve escaped the city for the day, without even leaving the neighbourhood.