Mid-town Toronto encompasses a large stretch of Yonge Street north of the city from Rosedale up to Lawrence. There’s an abundance of choice when it comes to choosing a neighborhood and a place to live in this area.
Neighborhoods like Summerhill, St. Clair, Davisville and Eglinton have formed and matured around the TTC subway, making midtown Toronto a really accessible place to live by transit. The TTC subway serves midtown neighborhoods up until 2AM and then the 300 Bloor-Danforth bus takes over the night route, making it easy to get to and from the area at any time.
Midtown is known to have quieter intersections and streets but is not short of new condominiums, restaurants, bars and patios. For those who seek more of the party atmosphere, downtown is not far from home!
Rosedale and Summerhill
This area is considered “Yonge Street’s poshest stretch.” The main concept of this area is food and décor. It attracts a lot of shoppers as its peppered with clothing boutiques, furniture stores, beauty parlours and the like. There are also many restaurants and bars in the area along with natural green spaces such as parks and sporting clubs for those who need a breath of fresh air outside!
A busier area home to many restaurants and bars, it is busy till late throughout the week. The west strip between Bathurst and Oakwood is known for its diverse population – a mix of young professionals who run startups and local businesses and older crowds who run classic and authentic mom-and-pop shops.
Davisville is a quieter intersection between St.Clair and Eglinton. It’s known for a having a highly multi-cultural air and features restaurants from a range of cuisines along both sides of Yonge Street. Mount Pleasant cemetery is a landmark in the area that creates a nice stretch of natural space for active joggers and cyclists in the area. It is also the dividing line between the Davisville neighborhood and the south-side of St. Clair.
While it’s mostly a residential area that features a few local parks and walking and running paths, it is known for its good pubs, commercial buildings, and the Kay Gardener Beltline – an old and non-functional railway line.
Eglinton is considered one of the busiest corners along Yonge Street and is the central neighborhood of midtown Toronto. It features most of the commercial centers in the area such as shopping centers, gyms, and cinemas along with busy restaurants and bars.
This area is the most similar to downtown. If you like a high-energy lifestyle, this is a great place to live. It is dubbed as “Young and Eligible” since it houses many newcomers to the city – particularly those who come to Toronto to attend College / University and decide to make Toronto their permanent home!
Looking for housing options in Midtown Toronto? Take a look at our midtown condominiums list that allows you to see detailed profiles of all the condos we feature in the area. You can also search by condo, loft, or low rise categories to find specific units in the particular region of midtown Toronto that you desire.