Mount Dennis takes its name from the Dennis family who owned property in the area; including a boatyard on the Humber River. A small village eventually formed around the boatyard, and much like every village which dared to exist near Toronto — it’s now a neighbourhood.
Over the years, there were a few noteworthy businesses in the area — Kodak Canada had a large film manufacturing plant which provided work for locals until it closed 2005, when that technology became all but redundant; which is why most millennials reading this are probably wondering — what is film?
In modern day, this York Crosstown neighbourhood is home to a diverse group of people — with a large population of Caribbean and West African residents. On winding residential streets you’ll find a blend of world war II homes, townhouse complexes, and apartment buildings; Mount Dennis condos are evenly dispersed throughout the neighbourhood, but most are located near major roads.
There’s an abundance of green spaces in the area, the largest of which is Eglinton Flats — featuring soccer fields, tennis courts, walking trails, and lots of natural scenery. Families have daycares, schools, and everything you’d expect from a family neighbourhood. Weston Road functions as main street for the area, and it’s there you’ll find most businesses; restaurants, retail stores, auto repair shops, and salons.
Condo Buyers have some choice in Mount Dennis, for either townhomes or high-rise condos. Most townhome complexes were built post 2000, while the condo buildings like The Winston House and Emmett House were constructed in the 70s. If you’re interested Mount Dennis condos, you can expect large suite sizes and low prices, but finishes will likely be dated, and many units could require an upgrade or two.
Townhomes are all modern, and offer very large suites as well — of course, you won’t get all the extras that you would from a high-rise building, and amenities are limited to barbeque areas and parking.
No matter which building you choose, you’ll get great value — Mount Dennis condos sell for prices that are far below those in more urban areas, and you can easily find a 1200 square foot unit selling for the price of a 1 bedroom in downtown Toronto.
Mount Dennis has a 59 Walk Score — residents who are located far away from Weston Road will likely need a vehicle or public transit to run errands. For those who regularly rely on public transit, there are bus routes on all major roads, many of which veer down residential streets, providing great access for the whole community. For longer journeys, Weston GO Station is just north of the neighbourhood.
Car owners who commute have a great starting point with Mount Dennis condos; a short drive north on Weston Road will take you to the 401 and a short drive west on Eglinton will have you on the 427.