Mount Pleasant lives up to its name. This liveable, walkable neighbourhood in midtown Toronto, it was built around Mount Pleasant Cemetery and took its name for its own. Mount Pleasant lands between Yonge Street and Bayview, from Eglinton down to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. A band of greenspace passes through containing Blythwood Ravine, Sherwood Park and Sunnydene Park.
This sought-after community has a high livability "factor." Great transit and main street connections, and everything for everyday living within walking distance of home. Mount Pleasant Road is a vibrant stretch of shops and boutiques where franchised operations are an unknown entity.
Locals love the variety and embrace shopkeepers as old friends in this posh neighbourhood where Mount Pleasant Village is the main shopping destination. Catch an arthouse film at the independent cinema, The Regent, or shop for antiques or collectables, then enjoy a pastry at one of the many cafes and restaurants along the street. Private schools number among the public ones while kid-friendly shops and activities reinforce the neighbourhood appeal of this well-heeled community.
Diversity of age is evident in this community where you’ll find professionals, empty-nesters, families of all ages and singles. The traditional facades of homes of the 1920s-60s offer an interesting contrast to those that have been updated with contemporary design and spare-no-expense finishes. Condos create downtown living outside the city centre drawing singles and young professionals, which has increased the population by thousands.
Not just a draw for shoppers, residents of Mount Pleasant can find lifestyle amenities that address family needs as well as social. You’ll find private and public schools, along with June Rowlands Park, a green space with sports field, splash pad and farmers’ market while a trail system that winds through the cemetery. There’s even a children-focused library on Mount Pleasant.
Mount Pleasant is easily accessible to all parts of the city. While it scores high in walkability, the Don Valley Parkway is minutes away so depending on the time of day, traversing the city is a breeze. Hwy 401 is just to the north. Bus routes connect residents to the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line. The Davisville and the Eglinton subway stations at Yonge Street are within a reasonable walking distance of this area.
While originally a community of single-family homes, the introduction of highrises and condos along the main drag belies the existence of the hundreds of homes in their shadows. Adding to that, strip malls, while not always pretty, offer additional services for thousands of residents. With growth came traffic so side streets are often shortcuts for the masses who travel through here. The area’s popularity also leads to bidding wars and properties priced beyond the average.
Property bargains in Mount Pleasant are obsolete. Its growth, location, amenities and walkability have made it one of the city’s most popular areas and a seller’s marketplace when it comes to real estate. Trendy boutiques market to higher income clientele but the locals know where to go for a reasonable bite