Safest Neighborhoods in Toronto

Safest neighborhoods in Toronto

Toronto, Ontario’s capital province is a major city with millions of immigrants. This is probably due to the fact that it has been ranked first as safest and most livable city. Toronto has numerous neighborhoods that provides a safe environment, so if you’re planning to move in this beautiful city, read on and find out more which ones suits your need.

Forest Hill South

Extends from Eglinton Avenue West in the north to Tichester Road in the south, Forest Hill South is known for having the lowest rate of assaults. Though it is also one of the most expensive neighborhoods, many well-off families prefer to live here because of the safety it provides. It is also near to the best schools in the city like Forest Hill Collegiate and Upper Canada College.

Bridle-Path Sunnybrook – York Mills

Famous as a home to some big stars, Bridle-Path Sunnybrook – York Mills is also one of the safest neighborhoods in Toronto. Though places like these tend to be a common target, the place is surprisingly safe and protected. It also has an exquisite system of parks including Sunnybrook Park and York Mills Valley Park, as well as excellent private schools like Crescent School, Park Lane Public School, and Crestwood School.

Leaside – Bennington

Located northeast of Downtown Toronto, in the vicinity of Eglinton Avenue East and Bayview Avenue is Leaside – Bennington. It is a well-known family neighborhood with great spots and parks for family enjoyment like Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Serena Gundy Park, Sandy Bruce Park, Leaside Memorial Arena, and Evergreen Gardens Park. It also has a few good schools including Leaside High School, Maria Montessori School, Bessborough Drive Elementary and Middle School, and St. Anselm Catholic School.

Bayview Woods – Steeles

Surrounded by three other neighborhoods, (Hillcrest Village, Newtonbrook, and Bayview Village) Bayview Woods – Steeles is one of the safest neighborhoods in the city, ranking third among others. It is bordered by Leslie Street to the east, Bayview Avenue to the west, Finch Avenue East to the south, and Steeles Avenue East to the north.

It is also a very lovely place with lots of nature and greens as the city is divided by ravines, making perfect park systems. Some of its magnificent parks include Cummer, Garnier, Saddletree, Bestview, Ruddington, and Pineway. A lot of Chinese immigrants live here, but English is still the primary language used.  

Yonge and St. Clair

Residents who prefer living near the high-rise office, subways, and busy streets often choose Yonge and St. Clair neighborhood. Aside from its proximity to workplace, shops, and subways, this midtown neighborhood offers the best panoramic views in Toronto once you’re on top of a building. It has a great balance of nightlife, bars and restaurants, as well as lush green spaces and parks. It also boasts of its best and exclusive schools like including De La Salle, St. Michael’s College and Upper Canada College. Yonge and St. Clair is bordered by Yonge Street and Oriole Parkway.

Casa Loma

Many are attracted to living in Casa Loma because of its proximity to downtown’s Financial District and Entertainment District. It also features natural landscape with lots of trees and hills. The place is also lined with classic Edwardian, Tudor and Georgian houses, giving it a serene vibe. The place was named after Casa Loma, the castle-like house turned into a Gothic museum that was built in the early 1900s. It is also the primary landmark in the community. 

Casa Loma is just a few minutes away to the Annex, where more shops, bars, and restaurants can be found.

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