Divided by the Don Valley River and intersecting parks, Bayview Woods sits on the northern edge of North York — offering a nature-filled residential living experience. The neighbourhood is bordered by Finch Avenue to the south, Bayview to the west, Steeles Avenue to the North, and Leslie Street to the east.
Bayview Woods is a family friendly neighbourhood, and as such, Bayview Woods condos are ideal for families; there are schools in the area at all academic levels, including a private university — Tyndale University College & Seminary. Most businesses in the area are located on Bayview and Finch, and are mainly in the food service industry.
Residents have a small selection of kid-friendly restaurants like Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, and Subway; plus, some charming cafes such as Cafe Maxim's and Chatime. As mentioned before, this area is packed with green spaces — there’s a wealth of recreation options from playgrounds to hiking trails, dog parks, tennis courts, and baseball diamonds.
While the neighbourhood doesn’t have all the convenience of an urban community, Bayview Village is just south of Sheppard Avenue, home to a reasonably sized shopping centre, and an assortment of service based businesses.
Given that Bayview Woods is so far north, it would be reasonable to expect that this neighbourhood is incredibly affordable; however, Bayview Woods condos tend to be very spacious, and even though the price per square foot is lower than most Toronto condos for sale, units are so large here that they end up with high price tags, nonetheless.
There are only a few buildings in the neighbourhood; for buyers who favour value over location, Bayview Woods condos are an excellent choice — 2 bedroom + den units in building like Palace Gate Condos, can easily exceed 1400 square feet, and penthouses can be over 2500 square feet.
Bayview Woods condos feature the standard building amenities — gym, party room, concierge, and parking garage; unfortunately, maintenance fees are often above average, which is a definite drawback for budget-minded buyers.
Condo life in this neighbourhood is more about privacy and space than convenience, so you’ll likely need to use a vehicle or public transit to get around, unless you’re just walking to get a coffee.
Bayview Woods is a nature lovers dream come true — walking in this community is about enjoying nature, not getting from point A to B. Fortunately, there is convenient TTC service in the area; you have east and westbound buses on Sheppard, north and southbound buses on Bayview and Leslie, and Old Cummer GO Station is located in the neighbourhood for GO Transit.
Drivers can quickly get where they’re going by heading east on Finch for the 404, and south on Leslie for the 401.