There are a few streets around the city where, for one reason or another, I have sold several houses – even if I haven’t sold another for a kilometer radius from the street! Maybe it’s coincidence, but maybe it’s because there’s something special about those streets. Glenmore Road (in the Woodbine/Gerrard area) is one such street. Just west and a touch north of The Beach, Glenmore nevertheless offers quick access to Queen St E, the boardwalk, etc., while also being closer to the Danforth for those wanting easy subway access. I’m also a big fan of the Gerrard streetcar – right at the top of the street – not because I love streetcars, per se, but because I like an alternate, mid-latitude route downtown.
In many ways, Glenmore Rd is a classic East-End Toronto street: hilly, with a fantastic tree canopy, and solidly built, brick semis and detached house. Most (but not all) of the houses have parking. Fairmount Park is just a few blocks away, and there’s a great ravine nearby for nature walks. After school kids play and parents chat the evening away in the relaxed manner of a close-knit community. It’s really something to behold!
The local public school is Bowmore Rd (both Junior and Senior), which features a pool, two gyms, a Parenting Centre, two daycare centres (Bowmore Community Daycare and Bowmore Child Enrichment Centre)* and rather large grounds. Children may also attend Equinox Holistic Alternative School, which is just a few blocks away. The local secondary school is Monarch Park Collegiate. The neighbourhood is rich with community resources.
A few of my clients (and friends) on the street were kind enough to share their thoughts about living on Glenmore Rd. Caroline had this to say: “My children and I have lived on Glenmore for over 12 years. We love our home and we love living on this street. It would be a tough sell convincing us to move away. The street is beautiful the the trees that abound on both sides. Children are everywhere playing football or hockey on the road. Neighbours can often be seen enjoying a glass of wine in front with each other. It is a friendly place. I can easily walk to the Danforth or Queen St. It is a five minute walk to school. With all of this, why would you want to live anywhere else?”
At present, I have 4 past clients living on Glenmore. That can’t be a coincidence! It’s just a great street. 🙂
*Source: TDSB web site