Bounded to the north by the 401 and to the west by the Don Valley Parkway — the Parkwoods and Graydon Hall area offers a commuter friendly location, with an abundance of green spaces.
Situated in North York, this family neighbourhood is actually 2 neighbourhoods combined — Graydon Hall is the smaller portion of the neighbourhood in northwest corner, and Parkwoods is the larger portion, found in east side of the neighbourhood; both areas have winding residential streets and plenty of parklands.
Most businesses in the area are located in Parkwoods section of the neighbourhood; restaurants can be found on Lawrence Ave E and York Mills Rd — well known chains like Tim Hortons and also locally owned restaurants. Retail options are limited within Parkwoods, but residents can go east on Parkwoods Village Dr for box stores and specialized boutiques.
Condos for rent in Parkwoods will likely appeal to nature lovers, as entertainment in Parkwoods and Graydon Hall is certainly geared towards outdoors types — there are walking trails along Deerlick Creek, Donalda Club is a golf course just south of the neighbourhood, and there are recreation facilities at Fenside Park.
With so many schools and easy access to nature, condos for rent in Parkwoods are well suited to families. There at least 9 buildings in the neighbourhood, in a mix of traditional high-rise towers, modern high-rises, and mid-rise condos. In general, the cost of rent in Parkwoods and Graydon Hall is roughly the same as more urban neighbourhoods in Toronto, but units have larger floor plans here.
Amenities are consistent in most properties; you’ll get the usual gyms and party rooms in modern condos; older buildings have pools and saunas, but you won’t find all the flashy and sometimes unnecessary extras that come with modern condos in downtown Toronto — there are no pet spas here.
For those who are looking for Parkwoods condos for rent and are on a tight budget, the most affordable building is York Mills Heights Condos. Renters who want something more luxurious, have the stylish Bellair Gardens Condos.
Parkwoods and Graydon Hall might be a great neighbourhood for walkers who enjoy outdoor recreation, but it isn’t ideal for getting errands done on foot. Unfortunately, public transit isn’t a great way to get around here either, as residents have bus stops on major roads but there are gaps in service; for longer trips, there are multiple bus routes which connect to Don Mills Station for subway lines.
Condos for rent in Parkwoods are a great choice for those who commute by car — car owners have an excellent location to start their commute, and can reach the Don Valley Parkway or 401 in minutes.
The Locals: Families of all ages and backgrounds.
Code of Conduct: Using Graydon Hall Manor for every event possible.
What You’ll Find: Plenty of fresh air.
What You Won’t Find: Great public transit.
The Homes: Semi detached and detached houses, high-rises apartments and condos.
Sealing the Deal: Nature around every turn.