East York

Located just a few miles outside of downtown Toronto, East York is a distinct neighborhood with natural charm. A river and several creeks flow through this historic district that's lined with residential properties. The community is accessible by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway and GO Transit commuter trains.

Parks and Recreation

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Taylor Creek Park roughly bisects East York into two equal sections. This urban park runs along the Taylor Creek and Massey Creek, which are both connected to the Don River. Miles of waterfront trails are laid out in this popular park that's designed for hiking, biking and other outdoor activities. As you navigate the trails in the dense woods, you'll find access points to other smaller neighborhood parks. For example, the Stan Wadlow Park includes baseball fields, a skatepark, Kiwanis outdoor swimming pool and the Memorial Arena. This indoor arena has an ice-skating rink that hosts local amateur teams in various age divisions. Branching off the southeastern corner of Taylor Creek Park, Dentonia Park has ball fields, trails and sports courts. The western perimeter of East York is occupied by several green spaces that follow the natural bends of the Don River. Todmoren Mills Park and the Chester Hill Lookout offer great views of the local residential streets and other urban scenes in adjacent communities. Toronto's skyline is clearly visible from the elevated terrain at these riverfront parks. The Lower Don Parklands and Coxwell Ravine Park are some other scenic points along the river. When it comes to indoor recreation, the Sky Zone Trampoline Park is the most popular point in East York. Some signature highlights at this facility include the Battle Beam, Freestyle Jump, SkySlam and Foam Zone. Birthday parties and other private social events could be held inside this fun hub that's designed with families in mind. Click to book your Toronto tours

Shopping and Dining

The East York Town Centre is one of the busiest retail hubs in the neighborhood. More than 50 stores operate at this indoor shopping mall that includes two floors. A grocery store is conveniently integrated into this commercial development that's surrounded by various restaurants and other businesses. From fast food joints to casual Asian restaurants, you'll find a variety of dining options near the Town Centre. The corner of Eglington Avenue and Laird Driver also defines a major shopping sector in the neighborhood. Several box-retailers operate inside plazas along Wicksteed Avenue. You can also enjoy delicious ethnic cuisine on the historic Danforth Avenue that runs just outside of the community's southern edge. This vibrant thoroughfare forms the heart of the Greektown neighborhood, which serves some of the city's best Mediterranean cuisine.

Visiting East York (transportation options)

The Bloor-Danforth line of the Toronto Transit Commission subway makes multiple stops in the southern section of East York. Serving more than 30 stations in the city, this rapid transit route terminates at Union Station. Some of the stations are located along Danforth Avenue, a historic thoroughfare with numerous restaurants and small businesses. The Don Valley Parkway is perhaps the busiest road that cuts through the district. Carrying northbound and southbound traffic, this parkway provides a direct corridor between downtown Toronto and the community. Carrying eastbound and southbound traffic, Kingston Road also the central portion of the city with the eastern sections and outskirts. Located just outside of East York's southern boundaries, the Danforth GO station is served by commuter trains along the Lakeshore East Line and Stouffville Line. This outdoor rail station has a total of three tracks that surround an island platform and side platform.
Published On: 2019-05-22
Updated On: 2019-05-22

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