Overview: This centrally located neighbourhood has always been popular with singles, young couples and families. The Davisville neighbourhood is known for excellent recreational facilities, outstanding shopping districts and active nightlife, which includes bars, restaurants and movie theatres.
Homes: The majority of Davisville houses were built in the 1920's and 1930's. The houses west of Mount Pleasant Road are mostly large two and three-storey English Cottage and Edwardian-style homes. There are also a number of duplexes and walk-up apartment buildings in this area.
The houses east of Mount Pleasant Road are made up primarily of smaller detached houses, semi-detached houses and bungalows. This part of the neighbourhood also contains a handful of historical homes from the late 1800's, and a growing number of new custom built homes.
Davisville Village also contains a number of newer condominium apartment buildings located mostly on Merton and Balliol Streets and along Eglinton Avenue. The many high-rise apartment buildings on Davisville Avenue are popular with renters.
Shopping: Davisville's main shopping district is on Mount Pleasant Road. This stretch of stores is highlighted by a large group of antique and collectable shops that attract people from all over the city. Home decorating stores, children's clothing and toy stores, and an excellent selection of restaurants all add to the ambience of this street.
Davisville residents also shop on Yonge Street and Bayview Avenue. These two streets contain a plethora of gift shops, clothing and accessory stores, bakeries, cafes and coffee shops.
Recreation: Davisville Park is the social and recreational centre of this neighbourhood. During the day, it is a beehive of activity with preschoolers enjoying the Davisville Park playground and wading pool.
Davisville Park's six tennis courts are used by the Davisville Tennis Club on evenings and weekends. This club has an active house league and tournament schedule. Adjacent to the tennis courts is the Davisville Park baseball diamond, which is extensively used by children and adult baseball leagues.
Davisville also has an active nightlife with many pubs, restaurants, and movie theatres.
(P) Davisville Jr. School, 43 Millwood Rd., 416-393-0570
(P) Metro Torotno School for the Deaf, 43 Millwood Rd., 416-393-0630
(P) Eglinton Jr. School, 223 Eglinton Ave. East, 416-393-9315
(P) Hodgson Sr. School, 282 Davisville Ave., 416-393-0390
(P) Maurice Cody Jr. & Sr., 364 Belsize Dr., 416-393-9240
(P) Spectrum Sr. Alternative School, 223 Eglinton Ave. East, 416-393-9311
(PH) North Toronto Collegiate Institute, 70 Roehampton Ave., 416-393-9180
(PH) Northern Secondary School, 851 Mt. Pleasant Rd., 416-393-0270
Transportation: There is local bus service on Mount Pleasant Road, Yonge Street, Davisville Avenue and Eglinton Avenue. These bus routes connect passengers to the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line. The Davisville and the Eglinton subway stations at Yonge Street are within a reasonable walking distance of this neighbourhood.
This area offers motorists quick access to downtown Toronto via either Mount Pleasant Road or Yonge Street. Toronto's highways and expressways are located within a twenty minute drive of Davisville Village.
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