What was the best kept secret in Toronto may just be out. It seems that the prices in Bathurst manor are on the rise due to extremely low inventory and the fact that this has always been one of the most undervalued neighbourhoods in Toronto. Nestled between Sheppard Avenue on the South and Finch Avenue on the North, Bathurst on the East to Dufferin/Allen Road on the West, it is one of the last bastions of affordable good sized lots in North York.
This is prime real estate, anchored by the Downsview subway and with easy access to the Highways and Downsview Park. There should be no surprise at the rate of new Condo development along Sheppard Avene West, particularly with the well intentioned political campaigning to build the subway beneath Sheppard Avenue from the Downsview station to the Yonge street Line.
Bathurst Manor is a suburban community within North York, a district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It consists predominantly of Ranch-style homes, Bungalows and Side-split single-family homes that were built back in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Originally, the population was mostly jewish, but more recently includes significant Russian, Italian, Polish and Filipino populations.
In 1996, the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) extended the existing Spadina Subway line at Wilson Station, with the opening of Downsview Station at Allen Road and Sheppard Avenue at the South Western most point of Bathurst Manor. The addition to the subway line resulted in giving folks, especially living in the Manor, a crisp 30-minute train ride to Union Station in downtown Toronto.
Bathurst Manor SCHOOLS:
There are four excellent schools in Bathurst Manor: three of them are TDSB (Toronto District School Board) public schools - an elementary, middle and high school, and one is a private high school.
1. The Irving W. Chapley Community Centre - has a children's play area and meeting rooms and is surrounded by lots of green space enhanced by various sports courts, a baseball diamond, an outdoor pool and water play area.
2. Prosserman Jewish Community Centre (JCC) - NEW! Multi-Purpose, State-of-the-Art Facility which opened in July of 2009 at 4588 Bathurst Street (previously the Bathurst Jewish Commuity Centre). Features a state-of-the-art Fitness Centre, Culinary Arts Studio, New Media Studio, Studios of the Koffler Centre of the Arts, Adult Centre for Liberal Jewish Learning, Centre Camp Summer Day Camp, Daycare and Preschool.
3. Camp NAORCA Summer Day Camp - operated by Toronto Parks and Recreation, is a fun-loving, NAture ORiented CAmp, situated in the Forest Valley Outdoor Education Centre located between Dufferin and Bathurst, just south of Finch Avenue.
The major shopping area is a strip mall called the Sheppard Plaza, located at the northwest corner of Bathurst and Sheppard. It features a newly renovated Metro Supermarket (formerly a Dominion), Shopper's Drug Mart, Canada Post Office and Gift Shop, Rogers Store, Healthy Planet, Bank of Montreal, Scotiabank, TD Canada Trust and Dollar Store. Directly across the street to the west of Sheppard plaza is an extremely popular small produce and dairy store called Sunrise. Freshly made food products and bagels daily.
There is a smaller shopping centre, called the Bathurst Manor Plaza, located at the northeast corner of Wilmington and Overbrook. It has been in steady decline since the closing (early 1990s) and demolition of (2004) its anchor, Sunnybrook produce store.
Sheppard Plaza:Bagel Plus, Dairy Queen, Pizza Pizza, Subway, Starbucks, Wakame Sushi Japanese Restaurant & Take-out, Wimpy's and Yogurtys.
Bathurst Manor Plaza:The Bagel Nook coffee shop(Kosher), Demis Restaurant, and King David Pizza (Kosher),
Along Sheppard: Coffee Time, Domino's Pizza, Double Double Pizza & Chicken, Le Montmartre French Restaurant, Mr. Eli Shish Kebab House, Omei Restaurant, Orley Restaurant, Rimini Cafe, Times Square Diner, and Wolfie's Delicatessen.