CLANTON PARK TORONTO REAL ESTATE NEIGHBOURHOOD
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Clanton Park, sometimes referred to as Dublin Heights or Wilson Heights, is a neighbourhood in the North York area of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and in 2006, it had a population of 13,035.
The neighbourhood is situated just north of Highway 401 and is bounded by Sheppard Avenue on the north, Bathurst Street, on the east and Dufferin on the west. Clanton Park area homes are typically 1950’s single family, detached bungalows with some new medium rise condominiums mixed in. The neighbourhood is a centrally located area of North York with proximity to highway 401 for east/west travel as well as the Allen Road for north/south travel. Public transportation is very accessible here with both the Downsview and Wilson subway stations being close by, as well as very frequent bus availability. Additionally, the area is in close proximity to many shopping venues including Yorkdale Shopping Centre on Dufferin Street just south of the 401, Costco Wholesale on Wilson Avenue between Bathurst and Dufferin Streets, as well as Home Depot on Billy Bishop Way and No Frills at Bathurst Street and Wilson Avenue. Clanton Park offers the ultimate in accessibility to travel around the city and to neighbouring communities as well as convenient proximity to shopping. Clanton Park houses, townhomes and condos are surrounded by plenty of recreation parks and venues such as Earl Bales Park, Downsview Park and several smaller parks. The area is home to The Barry Zuckerman Amphitheatre, as well as The Prosser Jewish Community Centre. Clanton Park is a wonderfully convenient neighbourhood that combines suburban living with city amenities.
REAL ESTATE IN CLANTON PARK AND DUBLIN HEIGHTS
• City Councillors Maria Augimeri (Ward 9 York Centre)
James Pasternak (Ward 10 York Centre)
• Federal M.P. Mark Adler
• Provincial M.P.P. Monte Kwinter
The neighbourhood is home to one of the largest Jewish populations of the city, but also contains a large number of residents of Italian, Filipino, and Russian origin.
Schools: There are two Toronto District School Board public schools; Dublin Heights Elementary and Middle School (the former Wilson Heights Junior High school was merged with Dublin Elementary School to form Dublin Heights in 1980) and Faywood Arts-Based Curriculum School. The school ranking ranks in the top 20% of Ontario.
St. Robert Catholic School, (rank) a Toronto Catholic school is located on Bainbridge Avenue. In 1969 the original school consisted of 10 classrooms, a library and had a total of 194 students. As the area grew, the enrolment increased and the need for a larger school developed. In 1973 enrolment grew to 346 students. The school was divided into two schools to accommodate the increase. St. Robert School South remained at 70 Bainbridge while St. Robert School North shared facilities with another school. In 1980 the north and south campuses of St. Robert Schools joined together on Sheppard Avenue. In 2004 St. Robert returned to a brand new facility on its original location on Bainbridge Avenue.
A private school, The Toronto Heschel School, is also located in the neighbourhood, occupying a building that formerly housed Dublin Elementary (until 1980) and then St. Robert Catholic School and Hudson College.
Notable buildings: The Beth David Synagogue, designed by Irving Grossman in 1959, is an example of cast concrete construction. The reliefs on the large concrete panels were designed by Canadian Artist Graham Coughtry. The Neil Family Cottage, built circa 1900 and moved to its current location circa 1910 appears on Toronto's inventory of heritage properties. The neighbourhood used to be home to the Anglican Church of the Apostles on Sheppard Avenue until it was closed in 2012.
Transportation[edit source | editbeta]The neighbourhood is served by two subway stations, Downsview and Wilson, as well as several TTC bus routes. The Allen Expressway and Highway 401 are adjacent to the neighbourhood.
Demographics[edit source | editbeta]Clanton Park’s Top ten ethnic and cultural groups (by ancestry) in 2006:
24% - Jewish
16% - Italian
15% - Filipino
9% - Polish
9% - Canadian
7% - English
7% - Russian
5% - Irish
4% - Scottish
4% - Chinese
1% Russian Jewish
The percentage of population below the poverty line dropped from 24% (in 1996) to 21% (in 2001).
References[edit source | editbeta]1.^ a b c City of Toronto Demographics for Clanton Park
2.^ David Duncan House web site, retrieved May 20, 2008
3.^ City of Toronto's Inventory of Heritage Properties
Shopping and Recreation
Shopping in the immediate Bathurst Manor area includes Sheppard Plaza (located where Sheppard Avenue and Bathurst Street meet), which has a Shoppers Drug Mart, TD Canada Trust, Bank of Montreal, Scotiabank, Metro supermarket, and the smaller Bathurst Manor Plaza shopping centre at the corner of Wilmington and Overbrook.
Bathurst Manor also features many shops and services that cater to the Jewish community. Two of the preferred grocery stores are Metro and No Frills, where customers will find a wide variety of kosher foods including produce, meat, and dairy products. There are, of course, an even greater number of shopping destinations outside North York borders, including Yorkdale, the country’s first and fifth biggest indoor mall with storefronts for nearly every big name retailer.
Bathurst Manor is mostly residential, so major entertainment venues can be found in Toronto or other larger communities throughout Ontario. There is, however, a late night theatre at Yorkdale Shopping Centre. There are many neighborhood parks for children, including Earle Bales Park which offers skiing and snowboarding lessons during the winter. Most of the parks include baseball diamonds, basketball courts, tennis courts, and a few water play areas for children that are open during the summer weather permitting.
There are seven schools in Bathurst Manor which serve children pre-kindergarten through high school. These are:
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