Bay Street Corridor real estate guide & listings for sale
Bay Street Corridor offers a variety of experiences for home buyers who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time outdoors. There are a very large number of bustling parts in this neighbourhood to explore. The streets are almost always busy with people, there is a wide selection of entertainment venues, and with its about 40 bars, it is very easy to find a place to grab a drink because they are generally located very close by. Bloor Street is among the most lively streets in this area. This part of Toronto also features a very small amount of greenery; however, it is very easy to access public green spaces from a lot of locations in the neighbourhood since there are approximately 10 of them nearby for residents to enjoy.
Regardless of the means of transportation, it is very straightforward to move around in this area. The public transit network in Bay Street Corridor is very accessible. For instance, rapid transit stations, including College Station, Queen Station and St. Andrew Station with access to the Yonge - University Line, are commonly nearby from most residences in the neighbourhood. There are approximately 20 bus lines traversing the neighbourhood, and the nearest bus stop is usually very close. Walking is also very convenient for home buyers in this area; most daily needs can be met on foot, and there are also countless businesses nearby. This area is very amenable to bicycling as a bike share station can usually be found in close proximity, and the cycling network is good.
The homes in this neighbourhood are very new, because about half of its dwellings were built following the year 2000, while many of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1980s. The sizeable percentage of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of this part of Toronto is an important part of its character. About 70% of the properties in the neighbourhood are occupied by renters whereas the rest are occupied by owners. Notably, this neighbourhood is good for those looking for one bedroom homes.
A general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away in this neighbourhood. Bay Street is among the best streets for food stores. Likewise, owing to 900-odd restaurants and cafes in Bay Street Corridor, there is almost always a spot to get a meal or a beverage just around the corner, for example along Irwin Avenue. An excellent choice of clothing stores can also be found within a very short walking distance. With respect to education, in Bay Street Corridor, families will generally be able to get to daycares and schools on foot. Residents are served by public and private high schools.