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Tuesday, July 9, 2019   /   by Sally Niu

Neighbourhood Guide - Broadview North, Toronto

Park-lined Neighbourhood Overlooking the Valley




Broadview North is an urban East York neighbourhood, full of younger, generally well-educated city singles. 

Lined by the famous Todmorden Mills Park, Broadview North is a bliss for nature lovers. There is simply no shortage of green space for you to soak up the sun, with beautiful trails perfect for jogging and cycling.

Running through by Broadview and Pape, Broadview North has a Walk Score of 77, meaning most errands could be accomplished on foot. Next to the DVP and within walking distance to the Danforth subway station, daily commute to the downtown core is quite manageable. 

Benefiting from its diverse community, Broadview North is known for its abundance of restaurants and grocery stores. From souvlaki to pho, Sobeys to the Big Carrot, you will never run out of choices! The neighbourhood also offers some great stores like Dollarama, The Wine Shop, and Quirk Pets. Not to mention, Broadview North is only 5 ...

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Monday, July 8, 2019   /   by Sally Niu

Neighbourhood Guide - Birch Cliff, Scarborough

An established, family-oriented neighbourhood by the Scarborough Bluffs, Birch Cliff has been considered as one of the top 10 up-and-coming neighbourhoods in Toronto

The residents of Birch Cliff tend to be younger singles and families coming from upper-middle-income households. On the cusp of the Lake, this area is an oasis from the fast-paced city life and allows residents and guests to enjoy some serenity. The region is blessed with plenty of green spaces and parks such as Blantyre, the Runnymede Lands, and the alluring Rosetta McClain Gardens. Additionally, a large portion of the neighbourhood is dedicated to the Toronto Hunt Golf Course, perfect for friends, family, and coworkers outings! 

The neighbourhood is deemed somewhat walkable, with a walk score of 65, as some errands may be more car-dependent than others. Along with this, it scored at 66 for both bike-score and transit-score, meaning there’s always a way to get around!

Birch Cliff boasts a great vari ...

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Monday, July 8, 2019   /   by Sally Niu

Neighbourhood Guide - Richview, Toronto

Large, Culturally Diverse Etobicoke neighbourhood -  Home to a wide variety of treasures


With a higher percentage of retirees and older households, Richview is an urban, upscale, and diverse neighbourhood. The area is engulfed in parks and greenspace - such as Alex Marchetti park and Valleyfield. Many are equipped with trails for hiking and play structures for children. 




As in many other Etobicoke communities, running errands in Richview requires a car most of the time. Bus services on Eglinton, Dixon, and Islington can take you to both subway lines and the Mississauga Transit System. If you drive, Hwy 401 and 27 are just along the edge. Surprisingly, Richview is a biker’s paradise. Flat, with designated bike lanes, it has a Bike Score of 92.

There is simply no shortage when it comes to dining and shopping in Richview! From Somali cuisine to sushi and Fish & Chips, take your taste buds on an adventure. Or pick up groceries at the local No Frills ...

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019   /   by Sally Niu

Neighbourhood Guide - Meadowvale West, Mississauga

Suburban Neighbourhood for the Whole Family


Meadowvale West is one of Mississauga's spectacular suburban neighbourhoods for the entire family. The neighbourhood is known for its multiculturalism. Majority of its residents have an Asian background. The area is packed full of things to do and places to be.

There is a multitude of parks and green spaces available for the whole family, such as Aspen Ridge or Promenade Meadows. Spots like these supply perfect opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors!

Meadowvale West is also bestowed with great schools, ranging from primary to secondary. All three levels are available in the area through the Peel District School Board, and Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. The neighbourhood has a pretty decent walk, bike, and transit score for a suburban neighbourhood. There are a fair amount of transit stops for everyday commutes.


You could satisfy most of your shopping needs in the two major plazas within the neighbourhoo ...

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Friday, May 24, 2019   /   by Sally Niu

Greenwood-Coxwell Neighbourhood Guide

The less known Toronto neighbourhood best suited for a balanced urban life.
Why would someone want to live in Greenwood-Coxwell?
The Greenwood-Coxwell neighbourhood is one of Toronto’s hidden gems. This neighbourhood is perfect for young professionals and retirees. It is a community-oriented neighbourhood, making it overall a great place to live, work, and play. With a Walk Score of 82, and a BikeScore of 52 the area is beautiful for walking and biking. Not to mention its great TTC access, scoring an 84 in Transit Score.
There is plenty of green space for all ages. Among them, the resident favourite is Monarch Park. 
The neighbourhood is close to the laird strip which is full of unique shops and restaurants for everyone. All these great features make Greenwood-Coxwell the ideal place for your busy urban lifestyle.
Who lives here?
This is the place to call home for younger, Upper-Middle-Income singles and families. Many here live an active leisure life. These folk ...

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