The transit score is of 92. In this area there is a world-class public transportation system with the TTC subway and buses. There is also the new Eglinton Crosstown LRT that is scheduled to be completed by the year 2020. The building is also close to major highways and arteries. Metrolinx has in fact identified Yonge & Eglinton as a ‘place to grow mobility hub’.
With the LRT there are many advantages to be gained. For instance the 19 km Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit will manage to cut travelling time significantly, as well as conveniently link to 54 local bus routes, GO Transit and 3 TTC subway stations. It is also worth point out that the closest LRT station to The Eglinton, namely the ‘Mount Pleasant’, is going to be just 2 minutes away. To give a general idea of the proximity of key areas, we can mention that there will be just 20 minutes away from the Eaton Centre and the Yonge-Dundas Square, 24 minutes to the Union Station and 45 minutes to the Pearson International Airport.
The area where the Art Shoppe condos are going to be built comprises several amenities, including stores, retail outlets, dining establishments, and malls. There are also numerous schools within close proximity, including the North Toronto Collegiate Institute, Northern
Secondary, Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, the TCDSB (Catholic board) Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School and the St. Monica’s Catholic Elementary School. There are also several parks, such as the Oriole Park, the Belt Line Railway and the Eglinton Park.
When considering all of this, there is no denying that the Art Shoppe condos have been given a high walk score. In fact the score is that of 93. For those who want to have access to common everyday needs without having to drive a car or go by bus, the Art Shoppe condos are simply a great choice. You can literally walk to virtually everything you need.
This is a well-established neighbourhood that includes homes that reflect the Tudor and the Georgian architectural styles, as well as older apartment building and condominiums. So there is literally something for everyone. It is also worth mentioning that the neighbourhood has in fact experienced a massive growth spurt lately, especially since there was the announcement of the new transit service. According to RealNet Canada Inc., the average price for the new condos has risen by 18% per sq ft. Over the last three years. There is also the fact that Yonge & Eglinton is surrounded by Lawrence Prk, Lytton Park and Firest Hill, which comprise affluent communities.
Employment in the area has increased consistently too over the last few years. In the past five years there has been an increase of 28% in fact. Most jobs are office jobs.
There is also an aura of sports and fitness in this neighbourhood. In fact there is the 9 hectare Eglinton Park which comprises 5 multipurpose sports fields, 4 tennis courts, a children’s playground, a wading pool and two ball diamonds.
There are also the beautiful Alexander Muir Memorial gardens, the Lawn Bowling clubs, he Blythwood Ravine Park, the Sherwood Park and the Lawrence Park Tennis.
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