Thinking of buying a home in Bayview Village
The Graff Girls are your local experts and can guide you to the right streets and the best home for your family. Did you know this about Bayview Village? Bayview Village encompasses the area between Bayview and Leslie Street, running south from Finch Avenue East to Highway 401.
The Graff Girls explain…
Among the many, many fascinating historical facts on this great area, you will be interested to know how the street names were derived. Since Bayview Village was laid out on the lands used by the Eglinton Hunt Club member and developer, A.W. Farlinger, many of the streets were names for riding activities and famous racehorses, such as Hi Mount Drive, Tally Lane, and Palomino Court. Some streets bear the names of racehorses, many of which had taken place in King’s or Queen’s Plate races – Citation Drive, Bunty Lane, Flaremore Crescent, Hawksbury Drive, and King Maple Place.
So The Graff Girls understand why you are thinking of buying a house here.
A quarter of all the property in Bayview Village is green. Throughout Bayview Village, there are numerous parkettes, including the child-focused fun spots, Blue Ridge Park and Bayview Village Park. One of the strongest features of Bayview Village is that it is located on the western edge of the beautiful and magnificent East Don Parkland with trails and walkways to take you into a tranquil “Muskoka” beauty without leaving the city.
Shopping and Dining:
The well known Bayview Village Shopping Centre was built on forty acres of land in 1963 and was completely renovated /enlarged in 2005 to include the best retail stores available.
Home to over 110 one-of-a-kind and luxury merchants, Bayview Village is one of Canada’s most prestigious shopping centres.
The Centre caters to discerning foodies/fashionistas/decoristas seeking unique merchandise in an inviting, upscale environment. Not your ordinary shopping venue, Bayview Village is carefully curated to offer a true 360º glam lifestyle experience. Where else can you valet park your car, drop off your dry cleaning, get fitted for a dress for next month’s fundraising gala, have lunch (over a glass or two of chardonnay), get a blow-out, luxuriate in a mani-pedi, pick up duck breast for tonight’s dinner and . . . grab a bottle of Veuve for Friday night’s dinner party . . . all in one stop?
How are the schools in Bayview Village?
Feel free to ask Cheryl and Samantha about the local schools.
- Elkhorn Public School is located in the Bayview Village community. It offers Kindergarten to Grade 5 school where the partnership of home, community and school is thriving and helping their students to flourish.
- Bayview Middle School offers a supportive faculty that works together with parents and students to provide a balanced program, which provides opportunities for students to excel in academics, athletics and the arts. A large number of our students have a primary language other than English, including Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Farsi and Japanese.
- Forest Grove Montessori Pre-School In 1999, a dedicated educator founded The Forest Grove Montessori Pre-school in a quiet and peaceful surrounding of a beautiful ravine campus on Forest Grove Drive, away from the busy traffic of the main streets, in North York. Their mission is to create a happy and nurturing environment for children between the ages of 18 months to 6 years old, which is conducive to the development of their social, intellectual, academic, physical and artistic skills.
What about medical care in Bayview Village?
The Graff Girls explain that medical care is excellent at North York Hospital, located at Sheppard Avenue and Leslie Street. World-renowned Sunnybrook Hospital is located just south of York Mills on Bayview Avenue. The area now is home to dozens of healthcare providers from western medicine to naturopaths to energy practitioners and many more.
Do you like to shop?
The Graff Girls say that Bayview Village is the most upscale mall in the GTA. Then there are The Shops of Don Mills and Fairview Mall within minutes of driving. You will not have to drive far to get the best shopping that Toronto has to offer.
If you are looking for expert advice on the purchase or sale of a home in Bayview Village, the only realtor team to call is The Graff Girls.