Tucked away in North York, this green filled neighbourhood is a popular spot for growing families — provided that their bank accounts have grown sufficiently as well.
Divided by Earl Bales Park and Gwendolen Park, the Lansing and Armour Heights area is an affluent neighbourhood, with tree-lined streets and large single family homes — mansions might be a more fitting word in some cases. The neighbourhood is actually 2 separate areas — Lansing is in the north, and Armour Heights is in the south; the houses are slightly larger in south, but the living experience is otherwise the same.
While this is absolutely a family neighbourhood, it does offer plenty of convenience; Yonge Street is the eastern boundary for Lansing and Armour Heights, and has restaurants, retails stores and services based businesses such as salons and financial institutions. Additional dining options exist on Bathurst street, and west of Armour Heights on Wilson Ave.
Yonge Sheppard Centre is just outside of the neighbourhood for shopping, and there’s Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk for movie nights. Families have schools in the neighbourhood for young children, and there are community centres, athletic clubs, and even a Ski Hill at Earl Bales Park.
Let’s get this out of the way — there are no steals, deals, or bargains in this neighbourhood, and at best, prices are average. All Toronto condos for rent are found in the Lansing portion; there isn’t a single condo building in the Armour Heights section of the neighbourhood.
Renters don’t have much of a selection in Lansing — there are close to a dozen buildings but they’re all high-rise towers. Older buildings such as Residences of the Madison Centre offer the best bang for your, as units starts at over 900 square feet; the cost of rent is around average, and amenities include a pool and a squash courts, in addition to the usual extras.
Lansing condos for rent in modern towers like Emerald Park Condos tend for go for higher prices — suite sizes are smaller than those found in traditional high-rises, but finishes are luxurious, and amenities are extensive; you’ll get a pool here as well, along with a hot tub and a breathtaking rooftop patio.
If you’re renting a condo in Lansing and you’re located near Yonge, you’ll find this neighbourhood to be pedestrian friendly; mansion owners will need their Lexus or — insert fancy car name here — to get things done. Residents have bus routes on all major roads, and Sheppard-Yonge subway station makes it easy to get downtown.
If you own a car, it’s only a few minutes to the 401 from anywhere in the neighbourhood.
The Locals: Young families and empty nesters.
Code of Conduct: Complaining about your tax bracket.
What You’ll Find: A neighbourhood fit for a postcard.
What You Won’t Find: Someone who can change a $10 bill.
The Homes: Mansions, bungalows, and high-rise condos.
Sealing the Deal: Natural scenery around every corner.