Oakwood Village is a bustling neighbourhood that has been the target of several concerted revitalization efforts by its residents, reinvigorating this bustling community with social and commercial activity. Every year, the enormous pride of this popular artist-centric area comes to light with the Oakwood Village Arts Festival, demonstrating this area’s warm community spirit.
Residents in this vibrant and ethnically-diverse Toronto neighbourhood have access to numerous shops and services that line St Clair Avenue West, the main commercial development in this area. Here, residents can find the LCBO, grocery stores, restaurants featuring a variety of cuisines like Indian and Japanese, yoga studios, numerous diners, rustic bars, bookstores, and banks.
The area is also serviced by two area libraries that residents can access by foot in under 12 minutes. And, with the Corso Italia neighbourhood located just next door, condo residents can frequent local Italian businesses such as cafes, bakeries, and gelaterias.
With so many shops and services readily accessible on foot, this neighbourhood has been awarded a rare “Walker’s Paradise” Walk Score of 95, signifying that local residents can perform most daily errands on foot.
St Clair Avenue West isn’t just great for stores. Home to a hundred-year-old streetcar line that received its own dedicated route in 2007, this road is the main thoroughfare that provides easy access to the rest of the city, earning it a high Transit Score of 83.
From this location, commuters can reach St Clair West TTC Subway Station in just 12 minutes, or St Clair Station on Yonge Street in 22 minutes; to the south, local residents can reach Ossington TTC Subway Station on Bloor in just 13 minutes by bus. Additionally, Oakwood Village is served by numerous 24-hour bus routes that include 63 Oakwood and 29 Dufferin, making it a great place for public transit.
Driving opens up a range of options that are similarly facilitated by this area’s complex arterial road system. Allen Road is located 13 minutes away by car, and reaching Highway 401 via this north-south fast track corridor will take just seven minutes more. To the south, motorists can access the Gardiner Expressway in just 18 minutes.
By car, residents can easily access a number of big box retail stores located just outside the neighbourhood periphery. Home Depot, Canadian Tire, Best Buy, and Staples can all be reached in 12 minutes by car while Dufferin Mall at Bloor Street is just an 8 minute drive away.
As convenient as it is, this neighbourhood and its many educational institutes provide also provide a place to grow. Oakwood Village is served by a number of nearby schools that include Oakwood Collegiate Institute, Winona Drive Senior Public School, and Vaughan Road Academy. At a further distance, residents will find the campuses for George Brown College and Upper Canada College. Not only that, childcare for this area is provided by Harmony Childcare Centre, conveniently located around the corner from the condo.
Another advantage to this area is that there’s no shortage when it comes to parks. Oakwood Village is home to ample green space that includes Humewood Park, Roseneath Park, Charles Breton Park, Graham Park, Wychwood Barns Park, and Hillcrest Park. Sporting enthusiasts can go for a skate at the nearby Phil White Arena or Giovanni Caboto Arena, the latter of which is reachable by foot in just 19 minutes.
All in all, we can all see that there’s nothing middle of the road when considering all the great qualities of this luxury condo development. Here, at St. Clair Village Condos, residents can finally live the ideal urban lifestyle instead of commuting someplace further away.
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