Chaplin Estates

Chaplin estates

A relatively small, upscale neighbourhood situated in midtown Toronto that consists of about 900 homes. Thanks to its location, the residents of Chaplin Estates can enjoy easy access to excellent public and private schools, shops, parks, and recreational facilities. The subway is minutes away making this neighbourhood a choice location for people working downtown. The Eglinton Way shopping district is a fancy shopping area with high end fashion boutiques, gourmet food shops, professional offices and restaurants. Oriole Park Junior Public School servicing the area offers a highly regarded academic program and a broad range of co-curricular activities.

Location

Chaplin Estates Neighbourhood Map

Chaplin Estates is one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in Toronto because of its tree lined streets and easy access to the subway. Chaplin Estates is located east of Warren Road, west of Yonge Street, north of Chaplin Crescent, and south of Eglinton Avenue. The favourite high-end shopping districts are situated along Eglinton Avenue West. Even though most homes were built in the 1920s and ’30s, you can find ultra-modern facilities all around the area. Lots of large Tudor and Georgian two- and three-storey detached houses, situated on premium lots with private driveways, characterize this exclusive location. The majority of homes are perfect examples of 1920s and ’30s architecture with extensive interior renovations. The exteriors still retain their old-fashioned character, though.

History

The name of the wealthy location comes from the former owners of the area, the Chaplin family. William John Chaplin and his son, James D. Chaplin, had been landowners of this part of the city since 1860, when the district was still known as Eglinton. In 1913, they decided to register a plan for subdivision into a high-end residential neighbourhood. The developers insisted on many building restrictions and zoning bylaws that affected the process of sale of every single property in the area. Among these were the rules prohibiting the building of semi-detached houses or the application of stucco on more than half of any house. Nowadays, Chaplin Estates is one of the most exclusive areas in Toronto, which is reflected in the prices of its properties. Typical values for single-family, detached homes range from $1,000,000 to $3,500,000.

Green Areas at Your Reach

Eglinton Park by Jennie Faber
Eglinton Park by Jennie Faber

Eglinton Park

Only a few blocks west of the Eglinton Station and directly behind the modern North Toronto Community Centre and Arena lies a public park with two baseball diamonds, soccer fields, a splash pool, and a kids playground.

 

Oriole Park

The park at the south end of Chaplin Estates has undergone many improvements lately. Neshama Playground is now available to all children with or without disabilities. Residents of the neighbourhood can also enjoy new washrooms, a water park, tennis courts, and a baseball diamond. The Kay Gardner Beltline Trail is easily accessible from this park as well.

Other parks:

Sports & Recreation

Community Centres:

North Toronto Memorial Community Recreation Centre, 200 Eglinton Avenue W, (416) 392-6591
North Toronto Arena, 174 Orchard View Road, (416) 485-0301

Active Life

Toronto Kick Boxing & Muay Thai Academy, 1992 Yonge Street, (416) 998-3674
Cyclepath, 2106 Yonge Street, (416) 487-1717
Pilates-Stott Pilates Studio Equipment Sales & Certi, 2200 Yonge Street, (416) 482-4050
SXS Fitness Inc., 243 Eglinton Avenue West, (647) 352-2348
Olympic Tae Kwon Do, 500 Oriole Parkway, (416) 486-8688
Toronto Personal Trainer – Fitness Solutions Plus, 2011 Yonge Street, (647) 271-8672

Beauty & Spas

Alma Natural Quick Spa, 2105 Yonge Street, (416) 546-7462
Coco I Nail Spa, 1980 Yonge Street 2nd Floor, (416) 489-2806
Sweeny Todd’s Hair Design, 1978 Yonge Street, (416) 482-4379
Evoke Salon, 2245 Yonge Street, (416) 482-4247
Pure Med Spa, 1920 Yonge Street, (416) 487-7848

Arts & Entertainment

Cineplex Canada Square, 2190 Yonge Street, (416) 646-0444
Mysteriously Yours… Mystery Dinner Theatre, 2026 Yonge Street, (416) 486-7469
JUMP Jewish Urban Meeting Place, 1992 Yonge Street, (647) 428-5678
A Dance Sport by Pollock, 1910 Yonge Street, (416) 485-9305
All Art Gallery, 158 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 486-8155
ATTI Gallery, 2152 Yonge Street, (416) 484-6266

Shopping

Women Fashion

Shoe Bag, 426 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 483-9500
Bella Women’s fashion, 498 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 440-8852
Honey, 460 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 485-0070
The French Collection, 253 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 483-3861
Butterfly, 2190 Yonge Street, (416) 486-8137
Obsession Boutique, 482 Eglinton Avenue West Toronto, (416) 544-8900
Emrooz, 2027 Yonge Street, (416) 481-2282
TNT The New Trend, 392 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 544-8544

Children

Little Ones, 372 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 483-5989
Cradle & All, 115 Eastbourne Avenue, (416) 932-3223
Spoiled Baby, 2 Davisville Avenue, (416) 484-0470
Earth Child, 501 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 849-1119

Other

The Healthy Butcher, 298 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 489-3430
Shoppers Drug Mart, 465 Yonge Street, (416) 408-4000
Madison Shoes, 3B/4 - 333 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 932-9978
La Compana, 367 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 487-7747
HomeFront Decor, 371 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 488-3189
Magnolia Boutique, 333 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 488-9893
Liv by Au Lit, 418 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 481-2300

Restaurants and Eateries

Yitz’s Deli, 346 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 487-4506
Hotel Gelato, 532 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 932-2663
Edo Ku, 484 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 322-3033
Ferarro Restaurant, 502 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 488-7729
Green Eggplant, 514 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 485-1142
Bistro Grande, 1000 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 782-3302
Kimono Japanese Grill Sushi, 359 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 487-8660
Zucca Trattoria, Italian, 2150 Yonge St. (416) 488-5774
Coquine Restaurant, Bistro style, 2075 Yonge St. (416) 322-6767
Five Doors North, Italian tapas style, 2088 Yonge St. (416) 480-6234
Grano Restaurant, Italian, 2035 Yonge St. (416) 440-1986
7 Numbers Eglinton, 516 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 322-5183

Cafes

Vagabondo Cafe & Trattoria, 9 Imperial Street, (416) 482-2624
Second Cup, 518 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 481-3198
The Mad Bean, 519 Eglinton Avenue West, (647) 235-2456

Education

Schools:

Oriole Park Jr. (Public), 80 Braemar Avenue, (416) 393-5215
North Toronto Collegiate Institute (Public High School), (rank) 70 Roehampton Avenue, (416) 393-9180
Bishop Strachan School (Private), 298 Lonsdale Road, (416) 483-4325
St Clement’s School (Private), 21 Saint Clements Avenue, (416) 483-4835
Upper Canada College (Private), 220 Lonsdale Road, (416) 488-1125

Daycares

Centennial Infant And Child Centre, 1580 Yonge Street, (416) 935-0200
Central Eglinton Childrens’ Centre, 223 Eglinton Avenue East, (416) 440-0383
Children’s Magic Moments Child Care And Nursery School Inc., 98 Braemar Avenue, (416) 488-0114
Cottingham Child Care Centre, 85 Birch Avenue, (416) 966-5939
Davisville Care Programme Inc., 43 Millwood Road, (416) 489-2620
Davisville Child Care Centre, 41 Millwood Road, (416) 392-5694

Libraries:

Northern District, 40 Orchard View Boulevard, (416) 393-7610
Forest Hill, 700 Eglinton Avenue West, (416) 393-7706
Mt. Pleasant, 599 Mount Pleasant Road, (416) 393-7737
Deer Park, 40 Saint Clair Avenue East, (416) 393-7657
Locke, 3083 Yonge Street, (416) 393-7730

Transportation

By car: It takes approximately fifteen minutes to get to downtown Toronto via Yonge Street or Avenue Road. Residents can access the Allen Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway in about fifteen minutes.

By bus: The bus stops on Yonge Street, Eglinton Avenue, Oriole Parkway, and Chaplin Crescent are easily accessible for all residents of the neighbourhood.

By subway: Davisville and Eglinton subway stations are within walking distance of every home in Chaplin Estates.

One Response to Chaplin Estates

  1. Beautiful homes in a great location. Very ideal for everyone especially for families.

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