East Toronto Neighbourhoods - Trendy and Convenient!

Jun 1 2016

East Toronto is home to Riverdale, Danforth Village, Riverside, Leslieville and The Beaches -- five of Toronto's most desirable neighbourhoods. Preston Apartments has properties located in a variety of communities throughout Toronto including 2 Secord Avenue. This beautiful property with picturesque views of the city, is nestled in East York, with nearby areas including Danforth Village, Riverdale and Leslieville.


When you live at 2 Secord Avenue, getting around is easy. Cyclists can head north on Dawes Road through the east end of Stan Wadlow Park. They can also head east through Crescent Town to Victoria Park Avenue. The TTC is always available for people who are in need of a quick and efficient means of transportation. Four major bus routes including 87 Cosburn and 64 Main are located less than half a kilometre away from 2 Secord Avenue. 2 Secord Avenue is rated a "Rider's Paradise" on with a transit score of 94/100 which means easy access to world-class public transportation. Car sharing from Zipcar and Autoshare is only minutes walking distance from the building. 


East Toronto features a diverse range of businesses scattered throughout its neighbourhoods. Restaurants and bistros in the Danforth and Riverdale areas serve fine wines and gourmet fare. Globe Bistro (124 Danforth Avenue), a short subway ride west toward Broadview Avenue from 2 Secord Avenue, is a modern Canadian restaurant that has caught the attention of Toronto Life as one of their favourite places on Danforth. Globe's dishes feature seasonal and local ingredients that highlight the bounty of the country. Ascari Enoteca (1111 Queen Street East) is located south-west of 2 Secord Avenue. Ascari serves traditional Italian pasta dishes with a modern twist, as well as fine Italian wines by the glass and bottle. It is a great place for getting together with friends, date night or even a first date.


Fashion aficionados can spend hours exploring the trendy shops and boutiques that dot the streets of East Toronto. One of the most popular clothing stores is Tabula Rasa (745 Broadview Avenue). They offer both vintage and modern apparel. It's an easy walk west from 2 Secord Avenue. There are plenty of options for men and women. Me! Studio (1270 Queen Street East) is another store not to be missed that offers affordable men's clothing and hosts sales regularly.


East Toronto is also home to the Beaches. People from all over Canada flock to traverse its long stretches of boardwalk along Lake Ontario. The Beaches area is divided into several beaches including Balmy Beach, Scarboro Beach, Kew Beach and Woodbine Beach. If you are seeking a more urban experience, all of these beaches are nearby Queen Street East. This area of Queen Street features countless cool cafes, yoga studios and art galleries.


Walkers will be glad to know that East Toronto's Danforth Village has a walking score of 77/100. South Riverdale, west of Danforth Village, has a walking score of 91/100 and has been deemed "a walker's paradise" by Walk Score. Just about every location in the neighbourhood can be accessed on foot. Walking is more than convenient and affordable, it is a great way to exercise and be kind to the environment by reducing your carbon footprint.


Properties managed by Preston Apartments are surrounded by trendy and convenient neighbourhoods. See what Preston Apartments have to offer for yourself by filling out an online Pre-Approval form on our website and see if you qualify! Once you've been pre-approved, one of our rental agents will contact you to schedule a viewing of one of our apartments.

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