National Post Article
Quiet yet central, close to everything, yet removed from the bustle of nearby Yonge and Eglinton, Davisville Village offers the best of city living.
LOVE TO SHOP?
You’ll find fashion-forward retailers, with everything from upscale clothing brands to cute indie boutiques with one-of-a-kind finds. There’s stellar shopping along Yonge, across Eglinton, and in the newly renovated RioCan Yonge-Eglinton Centre.
Nearby Mount Pleasant Road has plenty more shops to explore. You’ll find antiques and collectables, home décor, kids’ clothing, toys and more.
Stroll to the city’s best-rated pho, a five-star dining spot, and everything in between. The area has a fantastic walk score of 98 – which means everything you need is an easy walk away, no car needed.
There are not one but two movie multiplexes in easy walking distance. Comedy clubs. Hip tattoo spots. Coffee shops galore. A sprawling community centre, and plenty of green spaces. It’s kid-friendly, too – great schools, lots of parks and a range of family-oriented businesses make it a favourite for young families. And if you perfer ethe charm of an old movie house to a modern multiplex, you’ll love the old Mount Pleasant. Built in 1926, it’s one of Toronto’s oldest surviving theatres.
Always dreamed of working close to home? Yonge and Eg is Toronto’s fastest growing business hub, home to big names like Facebook, LinkedIn, RioCan, Amnesty International and Canadian Tire HQ. Plus, it’s not far from other business neighbourhoods; Yonge and Bloor is a 10-minute subway ride away, and if you work in the Financial District, the train will get you there in 20.
PLENTY OF GREEN
Nearby Oriole Park has a playground, a children’s wading pool, six tennis courts and a baseball diamond. The courts are used by the popular Davisville Tennis Club, which has an active house league and tournament schedule.
Toronto’s popular Kay Gardner Beltline Trail – a 9 km cycling and walking trail along an abandoned rail line – is a popular choice for cycling, running and walking. Built on the former Toronto Belt Line Railway, it passes through some of Toronto’s most beautiful neighbourhoods.
And if you need a quiet walk in a contemplative space, the beautiful Mount Pleasant Cemetery is also close by.
GETTING AROUND IS EASY
There’s a reason this neighbourhood has a transit score of 95. Heading uptown or downtown on the TTC? You can get there in mere minutes. uovo is a four-minute walk to Eglinton subway station and a seven-minute walk to Davisville. Plus, it’s just a five-minute walk to the future Eglinton Crosstown LRT, which will make east-west travel a breeze.
And if you do have a car, the Allen Expressway is quick drive west, with the DVP a similar distance to the east. And of course, downtown is just a short drive down Yonge.
Davisville truly has it all. Experience it every day at uovo.