Bounded to the north by Massey Creek and the Gus Harris Trail — Oakridge is a Scarborough neighbourhood with a balance of nature and convenience; for that reason, condos for rent in Oakridge are a great choice for nature lovers who don’t mind commuting.
Danforth Ave and Danforth Rd pass through the neighbourhood, and it’s there that most businesses can be found — residents have a selection of family restaurants like Swiss Chalet, and also retail stores, automotive repair shops, salons, and more. Additional retail options can be found just west of the neighbourhood on Danforth Ave.
Oakridge has a high population of young children, ideal for growing families who want their children to have friends their age in the area; there are a few schools in the neighbourhood, and more nearby; there are kid-friendly attractions like Gladiator Paintball and Spongeball, as well as recreation centres and parks with playgrounds.
Nightlife is certainly lacking here, though residents can relax with a drink at Crossroads Pool Hall & Pub or James Black Bear Pub. Plus, residents have Dentonia Park Golf Course, and also The Toronto Hunt, which is a private golf course that’s located south of the neighbourhood.
Condos for rent in Oakridge can be found in traditional high-rise towers, modern mid-rises, and townhouse complexes. While there are very few ‘deals’ to be had in the condo market these days, renters can count on getting more living space for their money in Oakridge.
Families who are interested in renting a condo in Oakridge will likely be drawn to the spacious suites at Balford Place Townhomes, which range from 1232 square feet to 1416, and offer a living experience that’s similar to a single family home; as with most townhouses, amenities are not included.
Those who do enjoy the convenience of a condo will find Terraces On Danforth Condos and 757 Victoria Park Avenue Condos to be more their style; Terraces On Danforth is a modern mid-rise with plenty of amenities and high-end finishes; 757 Victoria Park Avenue Condos was built in the 80s, and features large suite sizes and ample amenities, but finishes can be dated in some units.
The majority of buildings are located near Danforth Ave and Danforth Rd, which makes it easy for those who rent condos in Oakridge to get around on foot. For those who rely on TTC to get around, there are bus routes on all major roads and Victoria Park Station is on the neighbourhood’s western boundary for subway service.
Car owners can go west on St. Clair to O’Conner for the Don Valley Parkway.
The Locals: Young families, with a large population of South-Asian residents.
Code of Conduct: Spending weekends in Danforth Village.
What You’ll Find: A neighbourhood with an abundance of natural scenery.
What You Won’t Find: Speed bumps on residential streets.
The Homes: Semi detached and detached houses, apartments and condos.
Sealing the Deal: Spacious suite sizes.