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Welcome to Briar Hill | Belgravia

Located in the York Crosstown area, Briar Hill and Belgravia is a diverse neighbourhood, offering quiet tree-lined residential streets with a blend of world war II homes, and split levels; as well as Briar Hill condos in the north end, and a few buildings in the Belgravia section to the south.

Residents of this neighbourhood enjoy easy access to a large commercial space in the west end of Briar Hill and Belgravia — hosting a variety of stores for clothing, furniture, building materials and specialty items.

Most of the action in this neighbourhood is found on Dufferin Street, which runs north to south in the center of the community; the majority of businesses here are in the service industry, and you’ll find an assortment of cafes, restaurants, salons and some boutiques dotted throughout the area.

Briar Hill and Belgravia is great place for growing families; there are private, public, and catholic schools in the neighbourhood. One of the more appealing aspects of this community is the availability of walking trails; the York Beltline runs at the southern border neighbourhood, extending for kilometres to the east and west and connecting to the Kay Gardner Beltline Trail — for those days when you need a lot of fresh air.

Green spaces are limited, but there are a few places where children can run around — Walter Saunders Memorial Park is within the neighbourhood borders, and Viewmount Park is just east of Allen Rd.

Condo Life in Briar Hill | Belgravia

There’s a lot to like about this neighbourhood for condo buyers — with a decent selection of lofts, condos, and Toronto townhouses, this community has a building suited for any style. Fans of minimalist design will be drawn to the industrial vibe found at Forest Hill Lofts and West Village Lofts in Belgravia, the one drawback for these buildings, are that units can be pricey.

Budget-minded buyers may choose to look for Briar Hill condos, as buildings in this part of the neighbourhood like Briar Hill Towers, are very affordable, and have spacious floor plans.

Most buildings in the area are centred around Dufferin and Roselawn Avenue, affording residents with some shops within walking distance, and restaurants and cafes for those near Dufferin. Building amenities vary depending on the property, but most Briar Hill condos feature an exercise room and extras that are competitive with other condos throughout the city; condos in Belgravia tend to be light on amenities.

Transportation

Briar Hill and Belgravia is an ideal neighbourhood for residents who want a peaceful living experience with convenient shopping nearby; as far residential neighbourhoods go, it's certainly pedestrian friendly.

For longer trips, there are north and southbound buses on Dufferin St, Caledonia Rd, and Marlee Avenue; east and westbound buses on Roselawn, Glencairn and Lawrence Avenue W. If you need head downtown for the afternoon, there are three subway stations to choose from on Allen Road.

Drivers can avoid city traffic by going north on Allen Road to the 401. But if you’re heading to downtown Toronto, then it might be best to leave the car at home — your blood pressure will thank you for it.

Briar Hill | Belgravia Overview

The Locals: A mix of residents who are fluent in multiple languages, with a high concentration of working age professionals.

Code of Conduct: Declaring war on friends and family at Sgt Splatters Paintball, and then sorting out your differences over drinks at Chalkers Pub Billiards Bistro.

What You’ll Find: A neighbourhood is transition.

What You Won’t Find: Sports fields and large green spaces.

The Homes: Dated and recently renovated semi detached and detached 2-storey houses, traditional condos and industrial lofts.

Sealing the Deal: An easy commute for driver and public transit users.