Bayview and Eglinton intersection is on the precipice on a huge revival. Thanks to an incoming new transit line, this will be one of the best places in the city for new development because it will soon be connected to the downtown core and other important employment hubs in the city.
It’s also handy to a great commercial districts that makes doing errands in the area a breeze. This is also the ideal spot if you’re the type of person who loves to sit back in a restaurant after a long day’s work and enjoy a hot meal and a cold drink
There are two streets that are filled with retail and commercial business around this intersection, and this gives it a strong 89/100 Walkscore. This gives is corner the designation of being “Very Walkable,” which means that you can easily accomplish your daily errands, mostly without the use of your car.
Another benefit to living near this intersection is the amazing choice of restaurants centralized around Bayview Avenue to the south. Here, you can try a fresh take on Indian food at the Indian Street Food Co., or you can grab a quick bite at Hero Certified Burgers. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll be able to find something to satisfy your appetite down this stretch in Leaside.
The area also has a solid transit score of 72/100. This is mostly because of the excellent bus routes that go down the two major streets of this intersection. The 32 Eglinton bus route provides access in an east/west direction while you can move in a north/south access by travelling on buses that go down Bayview Avenue. This street level transit makes getting around the whole city incredibly simple, but it’s about the get even better.
There’s a new light rail transit system that’s going to transform the northern reaches of the city into the new core of the city. The Eglinton Crosstown LRT will be a new transit line that travels down the Eglinton corridor. It will expedite the public transit down the street, and we also expect that it will invigorate new development across the entire corridor.
One thing that should really excite people about condos and other developments around this intersection is that it will be the location of the Leaside transit station. The will connect all nearby residents with the rest of the city. This intersection is located in the Leaside neighbourhood in Toronto. It’s on the northeastern corner of Toronto Proper’s boundaries, almost bordering into North York. It’s largely characterized as a suburban neighbourhood that’s filled with low-rise houses, but that’s all about to change with the introduction of the Eglinton Crosstown. By having superior access to the rest of the downtown core, we expect more developments to begin popping up in the neighbourhood.
This is a quiet neighbourhood and its position on the Eglinton line shows a lot of potential. Yonge and Eglinton is finding itself in an increasingly central role in the city of Toronto’s layout. The Financial District is traditionally known as the employment centre in the GTA, but as the city continues to expand, there are new employment centres emerging throughout the entire city. Each one of the official administrative areas, North York, Etobicoke, and Scarborough, have a designated employment centre, and Toronto has two. The Financial District is the first, and Yonge and Eglinton is the second. In 2017, it was able to add 1,350 jobs, and it’s the most dense employment centre in the city with 31,000 jobs per square kilometer. The Leaside stop will only be two stops away from Eglinton Station.
In addition to being an employment centre, Eglinton will allow people to transfer onto Line 1 Yonge/University. This means that people will be able to easily travel across the entire city. They will have direct access to the Financial District or North York Centre, putting even more jobs within reach.