When you live right at Don Mills and Sheppard, everything is easy to get to. Work, shopping, dining, transit, parks, medical care, school, you name it. You’re central without the hassles of downtown. Transit is handy, and you can walk everywhere (the neighbourhood walk score is 80) – but unlike downtown, driving and parking are easy.
Whether you have a young family, are a single adult or a senior, the stellar location means you’ll have access to some of North York’s newest (and best) community services.
Whatever you need, it’s here.
A really, really nice community centre. Not only does the building boast stellar amenities, you also have the brand-new, they’ve-thought-of-everything, 50,000 square foot Parkway Forest Community Centre just steps away.
Fancy a swim? Head over to the outdoor pool. In the mood for some basketball with your crew? The full-sized gymnasium is at your disposal. There’s also a fully-equipped weight room and workout facility, a yoga space, classes, clubs, meeting rooms, lounges, a commercial teaching kitchen, rooftop garden and a YMCA-run day care.
Great schools and amenities. Forest Manor Elementary Public School (JK-6) is located just south of the new community centre. The newly renovated Fairview Library is also close by, with a new public space on the first floor, a redesigned second floor with lots of natural light, new program areas and more.
Local colour. The name Emerald City may evoke green, but in reality, it’s a veritable rainbow. Innovative art installations by Douglas Coupland add splashes of colour and whimsy everywhere. One series, based on iconic Laurentian pencil crayons, add a sense of energy and optimism to the community.
There’s no better place to buy. Just ask the real estate writers at the Globe and Mail – they’ve pinpointed the area around Fairview Mall as a smart place to buy. In fact, the neighbourhood has evolved dramatically in the last few years, growing notably faster than the city average.
Close to great care. North York General Hospital, just a few blocks away at Sheppard and Leslie, is one of Canada’s leading community academic hospitals, with excellent facilities and caring staff.
A+ for students and faculty. University of Toronto (downtown and Scarborough campuses), Ryerson and York are all a subway ride away. Whether you’re buying for your kids so they have a great place to live while they study, investing in a unit, or buying a home of your own, the Park Club gets top marks for location, comfort and style.
And in 2020, York University is expected to bring a brand new campus to Markham, offering professionally-relevant academic programs and workplace-based learning opportunities to over 4,400 students. Located right at Warden and Highway 7, it will be an easy drive north on the Don Valley.
Surrounded by green. The community isn’t called Emerald City for nothing. Parkland is everywhere. You’ll live nestled in amongst grassy paths, mature trees, landscaped gardens. Simply step out your door to reap the benefits of nature in a place that’s never far from the urban pulse of the city. Walk your dog, go for a run, ride or grab a blanket and flake out in the sun – it’s a big backyard, and it’s all yours.
Rosedale Golf Club
This ultra-exclusive private club has been around since 1896, with a Donald Ross course design that is considered one of the best “classic” golf courses in Canada.
Bayview Golf and Country Club
This venerable club, which has been around for over 50 years, is a destination of choice for top-quality recreation, sports, dining and social experiences. It offers exceptional sports, fitness, dining and event facilities, and a full calendar of events for all ages, all in a well-appointed, private club setting.
Don Valley Golf Course
Toronto’s oldest and most prestigious municipal course, the Don Valley has a classic Howard Watson design, challenging holes, all in a beautiful, leafy setting.
Tucked into 200-acre enclave in the Don Valley, this family-oriented golf and country club it a great perfect sporting and social destination with dining, tennis, curling and squash facilities, as well as a full fitness centre.
The Don Mills and Sheppard location has a walk score of 80.
It's easy to get around on foot, and pretty much everything you need for day-to-day living – groceries, professional services, dining, shopping, green spaces, schools and entertainment – is within walking distance. (And at 84, the transit score is pretty stellar, too.)