The borders of the neighbourhood are Burnhamthorpe at the top, Bloor Street at the bottom, Kipling Ave on the east and The East Mall to the west. Streets closer to Kipling and particularly with closer access to the Kipling subway are most coveted.
Burnhamthorpe Gardens is known as one of the in-demand neighbourhoods of central Etobicoke! This part of Etobicoke was populated with simple bungalows and story-and-a-half homes in the mid 1950′s. The original, post Second World war homes were modest in size and appearance. Built on what was at the time the edge of Toronto during the height of the baby-boom. Jump forward 60-years Toronto has grown and expanded! The land these homes are sitting on has become more valuable than the structures. Typically, we find detached homes on 40 and 50 foot wide lots with depths ranging from 110 feet to 140 feet. Walking distance to the Kipling subway station and surrounded by upscale shopping and services, this area is in-demand by homeowners and developers.
While it is sad to see the history of the neighbourhood taken away, there is really no significant architectural qualities that would warrant saving the older homes. The new homes are built to match the needs of today’s families, larger master bedrooms with walk-in closets and ensuite bathrooms, family rooms and large kitchens. Built to today’s building standards they are properly insulated and have the modern conveniences buyers are looking for.
Schools, Recreations and ShoppingThere are four schools in the area – Wedgewood Junior Public School (JK to grade-5) and Bloorlea Middle School (Grades 6 to 8), Our Lady of Peace Catholic School and Olivet Day School. There is a major Loblaws store at Burnhamthorpe and The East Mall. Numerous bus routes pass by the area as they converge on the Kipling subway station to the south. There is the Eatonville Public Library, and outdoor tennis, swimming and skating rink at Wedgewood Park. A Shoppers Drug Mart, Starbucks and an excellent fruit and vegetable store can be found at nearby Six Points Plaza, along with a number of other local retail businesses.
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