Located on the north side of Toronto, Ontario is the charming neighbourhood of Downsview. Downsview is located in the district of North York and is one of Toronto’s largest neighbourhoods. Downsview real estate has escalated in recent years due to the addition of various amenities and attractions. An easy thirty minute subway ride makes for a simple commute for those working in the Downtown Toronto and want to enjoy the relaxation of suburban life. The Downsview neighbourhood originated as a farm in the 1870s and has grown and developed into large subdivisions. Much of the original housing and real estate was built just following World War II, however in more recent years newer construction has taken place as the area has become more developed.
Included in this neighbourhood is the Downsview airport, formerly a Canadian air force base which has been converted into an area known as Downsview Park. While the airport is still utilized by Bombardier Aerospace as a manufacturing and testing facility, Downsview Park is the home of concerts and other public gatherings. The park stretches 572 acres making it the largest park in Toronto. Development of this park began in 2006 and has plans to continue to grow over the next several decades through the addition of residential areas, commercial areas, and park grounds. Currently, the park is home to a Discovery Centre as well as a selection of museums and recreational centres. There are a number of annual events that the park hosts including a fall fair, a street hockey tournament, a spring Earth Day festival, the Trail of Lights at Christmas, and Canada Day.
Downsview shopping is some of the best in Toronto. The Yorkdale shopping centres hosts many high-profile shops, movie theatres, a library, and a fitness centre. With the numerous attractions and developing residential and commercial areas, Downsview real estate is some of the most sought after properties in the city. With a large number of tree lined residential streets backing up to greenbelts and park grounds, Downsview is the perfect place to call home.