Overview: For many years East York has held the distinction of having the highest percentage of senior citizens in metropolitan Toronto. These demographics however are now changing, as many young families are now moving into this neighbourhood. Home buyers are finding East York attractive because the houses are relatively affordable and the location offers quick and easy access to Downtown Toronto.

Homes: The majority of East Yorks houses were built in the 1890s and continuing up to the 1960s. Many different houses are evident from one street to the next.

East York includes two-storey or one and a half storey detached and semi-detached houses as well as an abundance of bungalows and some newer custom designed homes. There are also a large number of high rise rental apartment buildings concentrated along Cosburn ave between Broadview and Donlands.

Shopping: The majority of shopping in East York is located on the main south arterial roadways including Pape, Donlands, Greenwood, Coxwell, and Woodbine Avenue.

Recreation: East York has both indoor and outdoor recreational facilities. Parks, Golf Course, Baseball Facilities, Swimming pools. The newly refurbished East York Community center at 1081 Pape Avenue has an indoor pool, multi-purpose gymnasium, weight room, and a small public library.


Primary Schools:

Chester School – 115 Gowan Ave.

Cosburn Middle School – 520 Cosburn Ave.

D.A Morrison J.H., – 271 Gledhill Ave.

Diefenbaker – 175 Plains Rd.

Parkside – 401 Cedarvale Ave.

R.H. McGregor – 555 Mortimor Ave.

Secord – 101 Barrington Ave.

William Burgess School. – 100 Torrens Ave.

Post High School:

East York Collegiate – 650 Cosburn Ave.

Alternative School Programme – 670 Cosburn Ave.

Catholic Schools:

Canadian Martyrs, – 520 Plains Rd.,

Holy Cross – 299A Donlands Ave.

St. Aloysius – 80 Queensdale Ave.


East York resides within a 10-15 minute drive of Toronto’s Financial and entertainment districts.

Bus services on O’Connor Drive and Pape, Donlands, Coxwell, Mortimer, Cosburn and Lumsden Avenues provide passengers to a quick connection to the subway stations on the Bloor – Danforth Line.

Homes range in price from:

$600,000 – $1,000,000 +