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City Place & Harbourfront Real Estate and Neighbourhood:

For current listings in and around the City Place & Harbourfront area; Click here.

Boundaries:

City Place’s boundary is from Bathurst Street to slightly east of Spadina Ave and between Front St. and Lakeshore Blvd. Harbourfront loosely is south of Lakeshore Blvd. and from Bathurst Quay over to the base of Yonge Street.

 


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City Place & Harbourfront Neighbourhood History:

Originally neighbourhoods such as City Place, Fort York and Harbourfront were mostly part of Lake Ontario. Most land south of front street today has been reclaimed over time to make these nerighbourhoods. Originally these areas were mostly industrial areas and have since been opened up for redevelopment in an attempt to utilise prime land in downtown Toronto. City Place is a large section of land, which used to be the site of Canadian National’s Yard Facility at the base of Spadina Ave. To mark the plans of redeveopment for the whole area initially by the city of Toronto, the CN tower and the Metro Convention Centre were both built to commemorate Canadian industry. Later the SkyDome, now known as the Rogers Centre and the Air Canada Centre were built. Concord Adex Developments were assigned the job of building the many high rise communities in City Place roughly amounting to 7.5 thousand units.

Harbourfront used also be mostly industrial but in the 70’s plans were drawn up to revitilise the area into a cultural and residential area. Many smaller parks and boating areas where developed along the waterfront whilst private developers built many condominium towers just to the north.

Who’s Buying in City Place & Harbourfront:

In City Place most of the buyers are younger first time buyers due to the strong and consistent supply of affordable suites in the condominium towers. During the boom years of the last decade many investors where speculating on price increases which have since evened out and in the current more balanced market conditions many units are being utilized as rentals. There are of course several townhome developments, which are more attractive to the family buyers in this area, but again, this purchaser is a smaller proportion of the demographic.

Harbourfont having been developed a few decades earlier has a more mature owner and you’ll find many a sports star and their families owning waterfront condominiums with spectacular views of the lake and the Toronto Islands. Although older, these condominiums generally fetch much higher prices due to tight supply, larger footprints and their prime location.

 

Parks and Recreation:

The Metro Convention Centre

Rogers Centre

The Air Canada Centre

The Historical Fort York site

Toronto Islands

National Exhibition’s grounds

Toronto Football Club.

Little Norway park

Coronation Park.

Toronto Music Gardens

HTO Parks

The Harbourfront centre,

 

Transportation:

The 511 Streetcar: runs north south on Bathurst between the Bathurst Bloor-Danforth Subway station and the exhibition grounds.

509 Streetcar: travels along Queens Quay from Union station to the Exhibition grounds.

The 510 Streetcar runs north / south on Spadina between Union Station and the Bloor-Danforth Subway line.

Shopping and Restaurants:

Use this map to determine the great multitude of shops and restaurants just a walk away!

 

Price Ranges for Homes in the City Place & Harbourfront Neighbourhood:

TOWNHOUSES $280,000 - $650,000

CONDOMINIUMS $220,000 - $650,000

 

For more listings in and around the City Place & Harbourfront area; Click here.

 

Schools in City Place & Harbourfront and neighbouring areas:

Type

Name

Website

Fraser Ranking

Elementary

Ryerson Community Sch.

Ryerson Community Sch

Link

Elementary

Ogden Junior Public Sch.

Ogden Junior PS

Link

Secondary

Central Technical Sch.

Central Technical

Link

Secondary

Harbord Collegiate Inst.

Harbord Collegiate

Link

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