Tucked away in Etobicoke, Princess – Rosethorn is a family neighbourhood, home to winding residential streets and expansive green spaces. Often referred to as Princess Gardens, this neighbourhood offers a mix of small bungalows, large ranch style homes and 2-storey detached houses, and a small selection of Toronto condos for sale.
The condo scene in this neighbourhood is nothing to get excited about, but there are Princess – Rosethorn condos for those who are interested. Young professionals might find the area lacking, but families will certainly see the appeal Princess – Rosethorn condos, as there multiple schools to choose from, and many daycares in the neighbourhood as well.
Entertainment options tend to cater towards children — there are several parks in the neighbourhood with well-equipped playgrounds; sports complexes are spread among residential streets — tennis courts, soccer fields, and baseball diamonds — and there are a variety of athletic clubs and youth programs available. Adults may feel a little left out, but Islington Golf Club sits on the southern end of the neighbourhood for a day on the greens.
One potential drawback for this neighbourhood is that commercial spaces are very limited, with only a small collection of businesses on Eglinton and Islington — restaurants, grocery stores, and salons; there are additional options north of the neighbourhood and to the south on Dundas Street.
If you’re keen on Princess – Rosethorn condos, you don’t have much variety; as it stands, there’s only one condo building in the neighbourhood — Widdicombe & Eglinton.
At 3 storeys tall and with 196 units, Widdicombe & Eglinton is a large property, offering modern suites which range from 632 square feet to almost 3000 square feet for the largest units. Suites feature gourmet kitchens — granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and subway tile backsplashes. You can also expect luxurious finishes throughout such as hardwood floors and 9 foot ceilings.
Location is also a plus for these condos — it's not King West or Yorkville, but residents do have some shopping options nearby. On Eglinton Avenue you’ll find a nearby Metro, Shoppers Drug Mart, LCBO and Tim Hortons. There are bus stops right outside your front door, and Richview Park is just minutes to the north for soccer, baseball, and tree shrouded benches.
When it comes to walkability, this neighbourhood gets a failing grade of 48; residents who live in Princess – Rosethorn condos might be able to run some errands on foot, but most will require a vehicle or public transit.
Those who rely on public transit to get around have buses on all major roads, and Islington station is just south of the neighbourhood for subway service, and Kipling GO is just south-west for GO Transit.
Drivers have it easy here — the 427 is minutes away by going west of Eglinton, making it easy to connect to the 401 and Gardiner Expressway.