Bounded by Sherwood Park to the north and Mount Pleasant Cemetery to the south — a very popular spot for walkers — Mount Pleasant is an affluent neighbourhood in the midtown Toronto area, home to quiet residential streets, expansive green spaces, and a vast selection of restaurants, pubs, cafes, and boutiques.
Mount Pleasant has always been a popular landing spot for families — and it’s only become more desirable in recent years as more businesses have moved into the area. While most residents of this neighbourhood live in semi-detached or detached houses, there are plenty of Mount Pleasant condos, with over 3 dozen buildings in the area.
Yonge, Bayview, Eglinton and Mount Pleasant Road are lined with restaurants and cafes — there are trendy spots like Pâtisserie La Cigogne or the usual places like Pizza Pizza and Starbucks.
Shopping and entertainment can both be found within the Yonge-Eglinton Centre, located just west of the neighbourhood and home to boutiques, an LCBO, a Metro, a movie theatre, a couple of restaurants, and a sizeable food court. Retail storefronts also line Yonge Street, Eglinton Avenue, and Mount Pleasant, with specialty and independent businesses on the latter looked after by the Mt. Pleasant Village BIA
Residents have several cozy watering holes and large brewpubs within the neighbourhood boundaries — standouts include Granite Brewery and Red Lantern Pub. Residents also have a variety of service based businesses in the area; fitness, healthcare, financial services, music lessons, and athletic clubs.
Parents have great schools to choose from for their children, and a plethora of daycares, youth clubs, and playgrounds to keep kids busy when not in school.
Mount Pleasant has an established condo scene, with many new buildings in development. Prospective buyers have their choice of
Toronto condos for sale in townhomes, mid-rise, and high-rise condos — and a mix of older and newer buildings as well.
Mount Pleasant condos fluctuate wildly in price; budget minded buyers might be drawn to affordable units at La Costa, while those with more financial freedom will likely be interested in swanky lofts found at St George on Sheldrake, or penthouses with breathtaking views like those found at 155 Redpath Condos.
The majority of Mount Pleasant condos are located on Eglinton or Yonge — which is ideal, because it places residents within walking distance of dining, nightlife, and shopping.
Mount Pleasant condos are the perfect home for those who love to get things done on foot. Should you require public transit, there are buses on all major roads — at least 8 routes in the neighbourhood — and Davisville Station is just next door for subway lines.
While the construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT might cause traffic to build up right now, the completion of this new public transit line will allow travelers to reach midtown locales with ease.
Regardless of construction, car owners have a great location for their morning commute — a quick drive south on Bayview will have you on the Don Valley parkway in minutes, and a short drive west on Eglinton will lead you to Allen Road for the 401.
The Locals: Established professionals, families, and empty nesters who finally have the place to themselves.
Code of Conduct: Residents enjoy evening walks at Mount Pleasant Cemetery and drinks at Granite Brewery — so do the ghosts.
What You’ll Find: Residential pockets tucked between busy thoroughfares.
What You Won’t Find: Decreasing prices on properties.
The Homes: Everything from sizeable single-family homes to condos just cozy enough for one.
Sealing the Deal: All the benefits of living in Midtown Toronto.