Sunnylea, West Toronto, Real Estate, Houses, Homes
Sunnylea Real Estate
If you're looking for a mature neighbourhood close to the pulse of the city yet with a natural "Muskoka" setting, then you might want to consider moving to Sunnylea.
This highly sought after neighbourhood sits just south of Bloor Street West and The Kingsway area. It's nestled amongst mature treed streets without sidewalks and surrounded with lush gardens and dramatic displays of nature. The Mimico creek meanders along the centre of this area, with The Humber River bordering to the east.
Sunnylea is especially popular with young families. This area is known for having exceptional and specialized schools like the Etobicoke School of the Arts, the more recently opened Karen Kain School of the Arts and French school Sainte-Margureite.
The residents of this pocket can easily stroll to the Kingsway shopping district found along Bloor Street. This quaint and picturesque Village with wrought iron park benches, coach lanterns and flower gardens offer some of the area's most outstanding restaurants. Often you will find a lineup waiting for delicious desserts found at Demetres Kingsway. You can also find art galleries, bakeries, butchers, dance studio, flower shops, boutiques, cafes, bars, coffee shops, fruit and vegetable markets and for a blast from the past is The Kingsway Theatre. The Bloor West Village is just minutes away for more great shopping and along the Queensway is found Cinemas, big box retailers and additional eateries.
The original homes in Sunnylea were built in the 1940's and early 1950's. They included two storey, storey-and-a half and bungalows on some beautiful large lots with private driveways. Some of the typical styles of these homes include Tudor, cottage and storybook, with leaded windows, hardwood flooring, fireplaces, river stone fronts, bay windows, wrought iron railings and stone chimneys.
This neighbourhood is known for its generous sized yards and character from the surrounding landscape to the homes. Keeping all of the charm intact is a blending of these original properties with new contemporary custom built homes featuring all of the modern bells and whistles. Now, you have a choice between a smaller home that has been renovated and an upscale new property, giving you more space. As you wander along these streets, you will be drawn to admiring the number of front gardens popular in Sunnylea. These gorgeous homes and gardens are the hallmark of this neighbourhood!
For being such a small pocket, Sunnylea is also unique in being surrounded with so many parks. Another reason this area is so popular with families, sports enthusiasts and dog lovers are the ravines, winding trails that are perfect for discovering, whether walking or biking. A short stroll takes you to King's Mill Park with the Toronto Humber Yacht Club. You can store you canoe or boat there and have a picnic. The natural beauty of the Humber Bay Waterfront Park is also a close distance and offers nature trails, off-leash dog area and cycling along the Martin Goodman lakefront as well as sailing and boating clubs.
The Royal York subway station on the Bloor and Danforth line is close by for the area residents who often choose this easy convenience when they're working downtown Toronto, as well as the Mimico Go-Station found off Royal York, just south of The Queensway. This area also enables easy access for motorists being only minutes away from the Gardiner Expressway, QEW and Lake Shore Boulevard. It's incredibly quick and easy to travel either to the downtown core of Toronto or west to Pearson International Airport. Many urbanites are also enjoying the convenience of the Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport. Being surrounded by dramatic displays of nature with such a peaceful setting, make you almost forget how close you are the the hub of downtown Toronto!
Considering a move to Sunnylea?
*The Kingsway Park Ratepayers Association is a volunteer organization representing Sunnylea, Thompson Orchard, and The Kingsway.
Sunnylea Property Values
*Market Watch 2018
Detached Bungalows: $800,000 to $2,035,000
Detached 1.5 Storey: $850,000 to $1,580,000
Detached 2 Storey: $950,000 to $2,930,000
Townhouses: $785,000 to $1,030,000