Morningside real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Morningside is exemplified by its slower-paced ambience. The greenery in this part of the city is quite prominent; parks, like Ellesmere Reservoir Park and Scarborough Hydro Green Space, are very well-distributed and there are approximately 10 of them close by for residents to check out, which makes them very easy to get to. In addition, residents will find that the tree canopy coverage for many streets is good. This part of the city is also quiet, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case around Highway 401.
Morningside is a fairly pleasant part of Toronto for moving around by public transit thanks to a few nearby bus lines. In contrast, Morningside is not very cycling-friendly because there are few bike lanes, and bike riders encounter a considerable amount of slopes. Morningside is not particularly conducive to those who travel by foot because common errands are at times difficult to run without having to use a vehicle. In contrast, cars are a great transportation option in this part of Toronto. It is a rather short drive to the nearest highway, such as Highway 401, from any home in Morningside, and it is straightforward to park.
Single detached homes are the main housing type, representing around 40% of dwellings in Morningside, and the remaining dwellings are mainly large apartment buildings and townhouses. This area experienced its largest construction boom in the 1960s and 1970s, so most of the available housing stock is from this era. This part of Toronto also has a good variety of unit sizes; homes range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Homeowners occupy about 60% of the dwellings in the neighbourhood and 40% are rented.
It is a rather short walk to get to both primary and secondary schools from any location in Morningside. On the other hand, parents may find it very hard for their kids to reach daycares as a pedestrian. In terms of food, the closest supermarket in this area is usually only a reasonably short walk away. In addition, a restaurant is commonly just around the corner, and a small number of cafes can be found as well.