Bathurst Manor Toronto Real Estate

 


Bathurst Manor is a neighbourhood in north-central Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It sits on a plateau bounded on the north by Steeles Avenue West, on the west by Dufferin Street, on the east by the Don River (west branch), and on the south by Sheppard Avenue West. The area is also regarded as part of the Downsview postal area as designated by Canada Post. It is part of the former City of North York, which merged with five other municipalities and a regional government to form the new "City of Toronto" in 1998. It is part of federal and provincial electoral district York Centre, and Toronto electoral ward 10: York Centre (East). In 2006, it had a population of 14,615.

Bathurst Manor is one of several heavily Jewish-populated neighbourhoods on Bathurst Street. It is a suburban community of Ranch-style house, bungalows and side-split single-family homes built in the late 1950s to early 1960s. While most of the population was originally Jewish, and several synagogue congregations are located in the neighbourhood, there are also significant Italian, Russian and Filipino populations.

The community is home to the Canadian headquarters of B'nai Brith at 15 Hove St, the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre (BJCC), the Lipa Green Building at 4588 Bathurst St is for Jewish Community Services. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch Wilson 527 at 948 Sheppard Ave. W. Also the constituency offices of M.P. Ken Dryden at 1030 Sheppard Ave. W, Unit 3A and M.P.P. Monte Kwinter at 539 Wilson Heights Blvd. The former being a member of the Liberal Party of Canada and the latter being a member of the Ontario Liberal Party.

In 1996, the Toronto Transit Commission extended subway service to the area with the opening of the Downsview Station, at Allen Road and Sheppard Avenue, allowing a thirty-minute train ride to Union Station at the southern cusp of downtown Toronto.

Real Estate

Boundaries :  North - Steeles Avenue

                          South - Sheppard Avenue

                          East - Don River West Arm

                          West - Dufferin Street

 

HOUSING STOCK: The classic Bathurst Manor residence is a bungalow or a sidesplit (from $520,000) set on a wide lot on a quiet street. The majority of homes date back to the 1950s, but developer interest has resulted in the occasional mansion. Some '70s-era high-rises dot the landscape, though they tend to be rental units rather than condos.
 

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Schools    

There are three Toronto District School Board public schools and one private school:
 

  1. Wilmington Elementary School, originally called Cedar Grove Public School, and later, Charles H. Best - West
  2. Charles H Best Middle School, named after Charles Best
  3. William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute, a high school named after Toronto's first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie
  4. The Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto, Tanenbaum Campus, a private Jewish high school, on the former site of the Wilmington Public School.
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Recreation

The Irving Chapley Community Centre is located in Wilmington Park at 205 Wilmington Ave. This community centre features a tot's play area, meeting rooms and an outdoor pool and water play area. Wilmington Park, located next to the community centre features swimming pool, ice rink, tennis, basketball courts and a baseball diamond.

The Bathurst Jewish Community Centre BJCC is a multi purpose facility with cardiovascular conditioning equipment, indoor and outdoor pools, indoor and outdoor track, and tennis and basketball courts. This centre is also the home of the Leah Posluns Theatre and the Koffler Gallery.

Skiing was popular during the 1950s at a ski hill located adjacent to what is now Blue Forest Drive. In the summer of 1956, the valley below the ski hill was the site of Bathurst Manor Day Camp, later Forest Valley Day Camp, and now a part of the Forest Valley Outdoor Education Centre. At its peak, it was the largest privately owned summer day camp in Canada, with over 900 campers, and operated through 1993. In 1973 the grade ten students from Downsview Secondary School built a suspension bridge across the ravine as part of their workshop experience. The bridge was dismantled some years later when it was considered an insurance liability. Beginning in 1998, Camp NAORCA summer camp operated by Toronto Parks and Recreation moved here from its previous location at Seneca College, King Campus, and the Toronto District School Board uses this space during the school year to educate 21,000 students per year.
 

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