Looking for an easier commute and a great neighbourhood to come home to? With the many extensions and additions planned for our city’s transit system over the next few years, buyers will soon have even more commuter-friendly neighbourhood options to choose from across the city.
If you’re thinking of buying, consider these 4 neighbourhoods that will allow you to ditch the car and make commuting in Toronto a bit easier:
Neighbourhoods To Buy In Now
Transit Score: 100
A lot of the attraction to the Junction Triangle comes from the recent years of neighbourhood revitalization, trendy new businesses, and, of course, the more attainable real estate prices. But the ample access to multi-service transit is just as good of a reason to get excited about the area.
Commuters have a wide variety of transportation options, including the Union-Pearson Express and Go Transit at Bloor Go Station, as well as the TTC’s buses, streetcars, and the Bloor-Danforth line. Bonus: The West Toronto Railpath runs through this neighbourhood, making it the perfect commuting option for cyclists.
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Transit Score: 100
Harbourfront is just steps away to our city’s transit hub, Union Station, making this a seriously great contender for the out-of-city commuter–and you really can’t get any better views!
Here, you’ll have access to VIA Rail, TTC’s Yonge-University subway line, as well as Go Transit buses and trains. If you’re a motorist, you’ll really appreciate the close proximity to the Gardiner Expressway and Lakeshore Boulevard.
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Neighbourhoods Primed for Transportation Growth
Transit Score: 90
Leslieville is already an established neighbourhood for families and young professionals, with access to the TTC Bloor-Danforth line to the North, the DVP to the West, and Lakeshore Boulevard to the South.
And with plans for the Gerrard-Carlaw SmartTrack, Leslieville is going to look even more attractive. Currently in the planning and design stage (and approved by city council in December of 2017), this SmartTrack station will be located on the Lakeshore East/Stouffville GO Rail Corridor and is set to open in the early 2020s.
See listings in the Leslieville East area here.
Transit Score: 75
Not familiar with the Rockcliffe-Smythe area? You will be soon! This West End neighbourhood, located North of St Clair Avenue West and Jane Street, will be home to the Mount Dennis stop on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, set for completion in 2021. This cross-city service will connect commuters to 54 bus routes, 3 TTC subway stations, the UP Express, and multiple GO Transit lines.
Currently, Rockcliffe-Smythe is well-serviced by the St. Clair streetcar line, as well as buses throughout the area, including routes on Jane Street and Eglinton Avenue West.
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