Sometimes neighbourhood names inspire a sense of community, or grant insight into what life would be like as a resident, and at other times, they’re downright baffling; welcome to Rustic, a North York neighbourhood that’s bounded by 2 highways.
In all fairness, parts of Rustic do have a country feel — you’ll find detached homes on narrow streets without sidewalks, and a skyline that’s devoid of towering high-rises. What you’ll also find here, are houses that sell for affordable prices, and Rustic condos which offer spacious floor plans at an even greater discount, making Toronto condos for sale here perfect for first-time home buyers and growing families.
While the on the topic of families, there’s a lot to like here; Falstaff Community Centre is on the northern edge of the neighbourhood, housing a playground, basketball courts and providing youth programs. Plus, there are nearby schools ranging from primary to senior high.
There’s a small number of businesses in the neighbourhood, located on Jane Street and Lawrence Avenue; you’ll encounter well known restaurants like KFC and McDonalds, and grocery stores, employment agencies, and daycares.
Looking for Rustic condos? Get ready to be blown away — on second thought, do the exact opposite of that, because as it stands, there’s only 1 condo building in Rustic; 1881 Jane Street Condos.
Built in 1979, 1881 Jane Street Condos is one of the most affordable buildings in the GTA. Offering 2 bedroom suites which are close to 1000 square feet, and well below the price per square foot found in other neighbourhoods. Rustic condos don’t come with a whole bunch of flashy bells and whistles — amenities are limited to a pool, sauna, and on-site security, but less extras means lower maintenance fees.
1881 Jane Street Condos is at the corner of Maple Leaf Drive and Jane; residents of this building have nearby restaurants, salons, convenience stores, and bus stops within walking distance.
Featuring a Walk Score of 60, Rustic condos aren’t ideal for residents who love to accomplish their errands without a vehicle, and while some errands can be completed on foot, most will require a vehicle or public transit.
Those who rely on public transit have a great neighbourhood to call home — there are north and southbound buses on Culford and Jane, and east and westbound buses on Maple Leaf Drive and St. Lawrence Avenue, many of which connect to Lawrence West Station for subway lines.
If you’re a car owner who’s been searching for a commuter friendly neighbourhood — you’ve found it. With the 401 to the north and 400 to the west, drivers can quickly connect to major highways and avoid most city traffic.