Nestled just south of the 401, this Scarborough neighbourhood has more parklands than it does residential areas — which is why condos for rent in Morningside are a great choice for nature lovers.
Residential areas in this neighbourhood are divided by sprawling green spaces — Morningside Park is the largest in the area, and is home to scenic walking trails, playgrounds, and a splash pad; Botany Hill Park offers more of the same. Even in residential pockets, there are parks evenly dispersed throughout the area, so no matter where you are, you’re within walking distance of a green space.
Residents of Morningside have a few restaurants close to home — there are the usual suspects like Wendy’s, A&W, and Tim Hortons, and also unique eateries such as Osmow's and Reginos Pizza. Shopping options are limited here as well; you’ll find grocery stores and the Beer Store, but little else. For a larger selection, residents can head north or south on Morningside Rd, or west on Ellesmere Rd.
Morningside condos for rent are geared towards families; there are schools at varying academic levels, available in the public or catholic school boards. residents have athletic clubs such as Seven Oaks Tennis Club and Tam Heather Curling and Tennis Club, and there are top notch athletic facilities just east of the neighbourhood at Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.
Morningside condos for rent are located in a traditional high-rise tower, low-rise condo, and 2 townhouse developments. For those who desire relaxing amenities, Mapledale Condos is the only property to check out — which includes a pool, sauna, and tennis courts, among the usual extras.
If you don’t care for amenities and want the most spacious suites possible — 10 Livonia Condos is a townhouse development where all units are over 1000 square feet; units found in this complex feel very similar to a single-family home, but don’t come with any extras aside from parking.
Because there are so few buildings, finding a condo for rent here can be difficult — however, prices are often less than those in downtown Toronto, so it’s worth having a look.
Don’t even think about running errands on foot in Morningside, unless you have marathon levels of endurance. The neighbourhood has a number of bus routes, but there are areas that are without a nearby stop. Car owners have it easy, and can easily reach the 401 in minutes, from anywhere in the neighbourhood.
The Locals: Families, single professionals, and empty nesters.
Code of Conduct: Saying hi to your neighbourhoods.
What You’ll Find: Parks and Tim Hortons.
What You Won’t Find: Nightlife of any kind.
The Homes: Large single-family homes, condos and apartments.
Sealing the Deal: Unparalleled access to nature in the GTA.