Buying a Home in Islington Village
Artistry, charm and upscale amenities make the neighbourhood of Islington Village a unique, highly sought after community with a downtown feel in a small town setting.
Living in Islington Village
A great downtown-lifestyle alternative, known for its dazzling public art and historic shopping district, Islington Village is a rich tapestry of quaint dining spots, old-world charm and abundant greenspaces. Sometimes called “Toronto's Village of Murals,” this charming neighbourhood is located in the heart of Etobicoke and dates back to the 1800s when it was a major stagecoach stop.
The neighbourhood’s extensive history is the subject matter of many of its public murals, and include tributes to Islington’s past volunteer fire brigade and acknowledgement of local farmers, prominent residents as well as the area’s role in historical events such as Hurricane Hazel and the War of 1812. It’s a delightful attraction that enhances the boutique delis, gourmet food shops, and coffee houses that line the streets.
If you buy a home in Islington Village, you’ll also have plenty of opportunities to play. From the Islington Golf Club, featuring a 6,400-yard course to the tennis courts at Rosethorn Park, Islington Park maintains an upscale tone with a small-town feel.
Islington Village real estate
Islington Village real estate offers many options. Houses in Islington Village range from the 1930s to the 1950s, with many of the older houses in the neighbourhood exquisite, well-maintained examples of the Georgian, Colonial, English Cottage and Tudor-style houses in Toronto. You’ll also find pockets of Cape Cod-style houses, ranches, bungalows and split-level homes, many of which offer oversize lots that butt up against the Islington Golf Course. In addition, due to many streets with larger lots at 50 feet or wider, there is an uptick in buyers purchasing property with an older home and then building a new, custom 3,000 square-foot+ home instead.
Islington Village: Upscale amenities with a small-town feel
If you own a home in Islington Village, you’ll have easy access to Highway 401, which connects to all major highways. Motorists are approximately 20 minutes from downtown Toronto via Bloor Street. Bus service on Islington and Kipling Avenues connect passengers to stations on the Bloor-Danforth subway line. The Kipling station also provides service to the Go Transit Line. For some, it is even close enough to walk to the subway.
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