The main body of Davisville lies in the area bounded by Yonge and Bayview from Eglinton East to Moore. To the north, Davisville extends as far as Blythwood between Mount Pleasant and Bayview, and to the south a small square juts out to St. Clair East between Ferndale and Inglewood. This quiet Toronto neighbourhood has a very different atmosphere from that of the loud, busy Yonge-Eglinton area it borders.
Davisville is a quiet, relaxed neighbourhood in mid-town Toronto. The shops are an eclectic mix, selling everything from spy equipment to furniture to cycling gear, and the restaurants cover a variety of cuisines. The area is relatively quiet at night. It is very convenient to get downtown, being close to the subway and multiple bus routes.
Davisville has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with a strong sense of community that contributes to its feeling of being a city within a city. The main shopping strips are busy in the daytime hours but the area tends to quiet down in the evenings, with some pubs and restaurants open until later hours.
Davisville is a neighbourhood of working professionals, with a roughly equal number of couples with and without children. The part of the neighbourhood that is west of Mount Pleasant is more culturally and ethnically diverse and is also a more densely populated area.
One of the major selling points of Davisville is the green space; there are some beautiful community parks, and the Mount Pleasant Cemetery connects to a network of biking/walking trails that stretch out to many different parts of the city. The area also has schools, an interesting mix of independently owned shops and restaurants, and the Regent Theatre.
Davisville is a great area for getting around by transit. The subway can be accessed at Yonge and Davisville and Yonge and Eglinton, and buses run on Bayview, Mount Pleasant, Yonge, Moore, and Eglinton. For drivers, the Bayview Extension provides a fast route to drive south in the city. You can park on main and side streets, but parking rules are strictly enforced and unwary drivers may be ticketed.
Davisville is a great place to live, with easy access to transit and lots of green space. However, many residents are concerned that as the neighbourhood develops and new condo buildings are built, it will lose much of its character and charm.
Housing prices in Davisville vary from west to east, with the part of the neighbourhood west of Mount Pleasant generally having lower prices, as well as more apartment buildings and semi-detached houses, than the east part of the neighbourhood. The cost of living in Davisville is roughly average, with both high- and low-priced found throughout the neighbourhood.