Buying a Home in Sunnylea
This desirable neighbourhood is close to the subway and The Kingsway Bloor shops – and you can pick up your favorite wine at one of the best LCBOs in the area.
Living in Sunnylea
Sunnylea was settled in 1803 on farmland with plenty of apple orchards and cherry, pear, and plum trees. Some of the original farmhouses still stand today, including a cottage at 7 Meadowcrest Road, which belonged to the son of Alexander Thompson, who settled the land in 1803. In the 1930s and 1940s, Sunnylea became subdivided into streets, creating the tree-lined, family-friendly neighborhood that it is today.
You may consider a home in Sunnylea for the schools, including Sunnylea Junior School from Grades JK-05, which has a highly active parent volunteer program that supports the school and keeps parents involved. You can walk to school from anywhere in Sunnylea, and mommy groups abound as well as book clubs, garden clubs, and adult recreational sports clubs.
A social neighbourhood where residents walk in the evening and many know each other, there are also plenty of shops, restaurants, and services in walking distance, including The Kingsway Village and The Kingsway Bloor.
If you buy a home in Sunnylea, you’ll also see runners and walkers in the streets, in the greenspaces and in the Park Lawn Cemetery. This iconic cemetery features pathways, rolling hills, mature trees and a peaceful presence felt by young and old alike. There are also several parks, including Sunnylea Park on Prince Edward Drive, which features a playground for the little tykes.
The neighbourhood streets are without sidewalks which helps retain that country feel, so driving through slowly is a must.
Sunnylea real estate
Sunnylea homes ranges from bungalows to two-storey homes, and most are on lots 30 to 50 feet with some larger ones throughout. Whether renovating for a current resident or building something new for sale, you’ll see lots of new and updated homes. Most new builds have retained the neighbourhood charm, whether it is a Craftsman or stone exterior, and recently sprinkled in are some minimalist-inspired homes with solid modern glass and stone.
The Sunnylea real estate market was very good to residents in 2016 and most of 2017, with homes selling in a few days, many with multiple offers. Even in early 2018, with a slower-paced Toronto real estate market, homes in Sunnylea are still mostly selling in a week or two, if priced at market level. If you’re interested in a home in Sunnylea, the expectation is that home prices will continue to rise in this area and provide a good return on investment.
SUNNYLeA: A friendly, connected neighbourhood
Bordered by Bloor Street to the North, Sunnylea runs just west of Islington Village, and goes as far east as Kings Mill Park, which is just east of Prince Edward Drive. To the south, Sunnylea borders Norseman and Berry Road. Many walk to the subway station at Bloor St and Royal York Rd, and additional TTC transportation consists of buses running on the east side of Sunnylea to the Old Mill subway station or on the west side to the Royal York subway. Buses also do run east and west, as well as connect with Mississauga. Sunnylea is a few minutes away from the 427, the 401 the QEW and major arteries such as Bloor, Dundas and The Queensway. Downtown is a short 15-minute drive away without traffic, and there are many routes in and out of the downtown core.
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