With all the conveniences that come with Toronto condos for rent in Briar Hill and Belgravia, you’ll be feeling like this York Crosstown neighbourhood is in downtown Toronto — just without the high-rises, steady buzz of traffic, streetcars, etc.
Briar Hill and Belgravia packs a lot into its small frame — Dufferin Street is lined with businesses; salons, pubs, and a variety of serviced based shops that specialize in automotive repair; there are great restaurants like California Sandwiches and Esto es Colombia as well as Canadian favourites like Tim Hortons.
Adding to the neighbourhood convenience, is the fact that the entire northwest section of the neighbourhood is used as commercial and industrial space — big box stores, manufacturers, offices, wholesalers, repair shops, and also recreation facilities like Sgt Splatters Paintball.
Briar Hill and Belgravia are 2 separate areas joined to form one neighbourhood — Belgravia is in the south and mostly residential, and Briar Hill is in the north and is a mix of commercial and residential; STS Cosmas and Damian Catholic School is the only school within the neighbourhood borders, and green spaces are limited as well; however, there are plenty of schools, parks, and playgrounds in neighbouring areas.
The majority of condos for rent are found in the Briar Hill portion of the neighbourhood — placing residents within walking distance of restaurants, retail stores, and transit lines.
The condo scene in Briar Hill and Belgravia is growing — as it stands there are at least 6 buildings in the neighbourhood, with more in development; if you’re interested in renting a condo in Briar Hill, you have your pick of traditional high-rise towers, townhouses, and an authentic loft conversion.
West Village Lofts is the ideal spot for young professionals — the building boasts large suite sizes and authentic industrial features. Families who are looking to rent a condo in Briar Hill might find townhouses at Baker Street Residences to be more suitable; those on a tight budget can get the best deal at 135 Marlee Avenue Condos, where all units are over 1000 square feet and amenities include a pool.
Briar Hill and Belgravia is a neighbourhood where you really don’t need to own a car — residents can easily accomplish errands on foot, and for longer trips, there are bus routes in the area and 2 subway stations on the eastern boundary; Glencairn Station and Eglinton West Station.
For those who do own a vehicle, Allen Road is just east of the neighbourhood and allows for easy access to the 401.
The Locals: People from all walks of life.
Code of Conduct: Calling in sick during the World Cup of Soccer.
What You’ll Find: A neighbourhood in the midst of gentrification.
What You Won’t Find: Large parks.
The Homes: A mix of renovated and dated single-family homes, traditional high-rise condos and apartments.
Sealing the Deal: Convenient shopping and dining options.