Mount Pleasant West
south of the rapidly developing Yonge-Eglinton nexus, Mount Pleasant West is a prime location for younger Torontonians looking for an urban lifestyle without the hassles and expenses of living downtown. The apartment stock here is plentiful, with the majority of housing in buildings of five storeys or more. The area is one of the city’s safer spots, with few reported thefts or assaults. Excellent schools like Northern Secondary and North Toronto Collegiate make the neighbourhood a fine place to raise a family— assuming you can find a condo large enough, or an increasingly rare single-family home. There are plenty of bars and restaurants along Eglinton, and with a subway station in easy walking distance, it’s easy to escape to other parts of the city.