If you’re looking for prestige and space, this is the neighbourhood for you — that is, if you can afford it.
York Mills is an affluent neighbourhood in the area of North York; known for the expansive green spaces woven throughout the community and multi-million dollars mansions, this neighbourhood is home to families and established professionals. The condo scene is no less luxurious, as York Mills condos have desirable finishes, relaxing amenities, and command high price tags.
The neighbourhood is situated north of York Mills Rd and south of the ON 401 — and mostly comprised of quiet tree-lined residential streets and parks. York Mills Rd could be considered the main thoroughfare for this area, and along the eastern edges of the neighbourhood there’s a reasonably sized shopping centre in York Mills Gardens, as well as offices, pubs, event centres like YMG - York Mills Gallery, and kid-friendly entertainment such as Kids Fun City.
Many of the businesses found here are focused on the food service industry, but there are several spas and salons on York Mills Rd, and specialized shops within the neighbourhood. York Mills has schools at all academic levels, and plenty of recreation options to keep children entertained.
York Mills condos can be found in mid-rise buildings and townhome complexes — there are at least 9 buildings, with more in development. York Mills condos range from somewhat reasonably priced to jaw-droppingly expensive. Floor plans tend to be larger than those found in downtown condos, with many 1 bedroom units which are in excess of 800 square feet.
Some notable buildings include Hillside - Ravines Condos, Hillside At York Mills II Condos on William Carson Crescent, and York Mills Mansions on York Mills Rd. Building amenities vary here as well; some buildings offer a more private experience with less extras, while others have an extensive offering of amenities that are competitive with most downtown condos.
It's important to point out that as a condo owner in York Mills, you won’t get the same all in one experience that you would find in a more urban environment — and while the area itself is aesthetically pleasing, parts of the neighbourhood aren’t pedestrian friendly.
York Mills condos aren’t ideal for those who prefer to run errands on foot, but residents of this neighbourhood do have convenient TTC service; there are north and southbound buses on Bayview and Leslie, and buses on York Mills Rd for east and west travel. For trips to downtown Toronto, there’s York Mills station to the west for subway service, and Oriole GO in the north.
Most residents of this neighbourhood are car-owners, and they enjoy quick access to 2 major highways; to the north is the 401 which is accessible by Bayview and Leslie, and to the east there’s the Don Valley parkway, accessible by Bayview and York Mills Rd.
The Locals: Wealthy families and empty nesters.
Code of Conduct: Residents enjoy great public transit, even though most commute by car.
What You’ll Find: A maze of winding residential streets with commercial spaces in the east.
What You Won’t Find: Diverse nightlife options.
The Homes: Mansions, large 2-storey houses, and luxury condos.
Sealing the Deal: Let’s be honest — the prestige that comes with living in York Mills.