Welcome to Allenby
A storybook suburb in a quaint corner of Toronto
Welcome to Allenby, a charming residential corner of the greater Toronto metropolitan area. Located about a 20-minute drive from Downtown Toronto, Allenby is a storybook suburb with pleasing architecture, appealing land space, and great amenities for families. Its rolling streets filled with standalone homes and nostalgic shops provide a traditional hometown feel while still being close to all of the action of Downtown.
What to Love
- Charming streets and beautiful architecture
- Local parks
- Easy commute to other areas of Toronto
- Access to public transportation
- Quiet, hometown vibe with large yards
Allenby is a popular neighborhood to put down roots. With its sizable two-story houses that have a good amount of outdoor space, but not too big of a footprint, Allenby is a great neighborhood for those who don’t want too much or too little. Allenby’s proximity to public transportation and distance to busier areas of the city make it convenient for those who want to have the nightlife and entertainment of the city available, then come home to a feeling of privacy, peace, and seclusion.
The homes in Allenby line up in a relaxed, traditional sweep of the idyllic suburban street. Green lawns and old trees cloak the neighborhood giving it wonderful curb appeal. The homes in Allenby are predominantly Tudor-style architecture with a mix of one- and two-story options. The Allenby neighborhood is becoming increasingly popular as a retreat from more constricting areas of the city, so it has had a great deal of renovation over the last few years. The clean, updated facades of the traditional architecture provide an upscale feel without making the neighborhood stuffy. It is the perfect combination of contemporary and classical.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Those who live in Allenby crave a quiet life without sacrificing the conveniences and accommodations of the city. The shops and restaurants lining the neighborhood, particularly Ellington Ave, have an old-world charm and a unique, independent array of cuisine and shopping.
Few things are more satisfying than a great bagel on weekend mornings. The Bagel House is nearby residential Allenby for breakfast on the go or a dozen for the family. Another great spot in Allenby for take-home treats is Phipps Bakery and Dessert Shop. They have fun cakes, pies, and cookies as well as a full lunch menu of warming, hearty options, like soups and quiches.
7 Numbers is a candlelit Italian establishment with a great ambiance and a fresh menu. It is a popular date-night spot in Allenby.
If you’re having dinner at home, the Summerhill Market has been an Allenby institution for over 70 years as a place to find wholesome, artisan ingredients, groceries, and prepared foods. It’s a great asset to have in the neighborhood for those who entertain often or love to cook.
A great local coffee shop for an afternoon pick me up is Isle of Coffee, a cute, independently run nook for espresso and pastries.
The seemingly endless number of shops that border Allenby provides everything one might want to shop for, from necessities like pet stores and banks to clothing boutiques that carry interesting finds.
Things to Do
The nearby Eglinton Park is a wide-open green space that is a popular weekend spot for picnics, children’s sports games, walks, and biking. Within the sizable park, there is a playground as well as the newly built North Toronto Memorial Community Centre. This complex has a wide selection of activities for parents and children alike. The fitness center and classes are a great everyday asset, while the outdoor and indoor pools are a fun retreat during the summer. Camps, art programs, lessons, and afterschool activities are held regularly for children.
For more involved hiking and cycling, the nearby Kay Gardner Beltline Trail provides gorgeous tracts of untouched greenery.
Allenby has a multitude of primary schools a short distance from their residential streets.