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Fort York Real Estate and Neighbourhood:

For current listings in and around the Fort York area; Click here.



Bathurst Street to the east, Strachan Ave to the west, the CN / CP rail lines to the north and Lakeshore Blvd West to the south:

View Fort York Real Estate Neighbourhood Boundaries in a larger map



Fort York Neighbourhood History:

Also know as the Garrison area in Toronto due to its history as a military fort and strong hold for Upper Canada’s resistance to the United States. This area is steeped in history and is part of the original Toronto landscape. Just north of the Gardiner Expressway is the National Historic Site of Fort York. It was the battleground for the War of 1812, where the United States of America attacked the combined troops of British, Canadian and First Nation forces.  Briefly occupied by U.S. forces in the summer of 1812 but regained due to large loss of their troops. Most all of the buildings had to be rebuilt and are still standing today. These buildings situated in the historic site are some of the oldest in Toronto today, standing alongside some of the newest. Visit the website for more details.


Who’s Buying in Fort York:

Younger professionals, first time buyers and investors are the majority of the demographic who are buying condominiums in this area. Good supply and strong affordability for the first time buyer makes these properties very attractive. Also to a much smaller degree, some purchasers are retirees who are downsizing and also availing of the ability to live close to the city and quite possibly be near their kids who are raising their families in the downtown core.

Parks and Recreation:

The grounds of the Fort York site can be visited through out the year and various events are held there such as the Fort York Food Fight Chef competition and various family events throughout the year as well as professional tour guides of the grounds. Plan your visit to Fort York; visit this site.

Walking distance to the National Exhibition’s grounds which has many, many events held through out the year to please all types. Everything form the Ex every summer to the BMO stadium which is home to the Toronto Football Club. Just south on Bathurst are great parks for recreation with the family and pets:  Little Norway park or Coronation Park.

To the east on the Quay are the enigmatic Toronto Music Gardens, the HTO Parks and the Harbourfront centre, the later of which has events all year round as well as free out door exhibitions and concerts throught out the summer.



511 Streetcar: runs north south on Bathurst between the Bathurst Bloor-Danforth Subway station and the exhibition grounds.

509 Streetcar: travels between the Exhibition grounds and Union station.

The 63 Ossington Bus travels along Strachan Ave briefly moves along Ossington towards Eglinton Ave West.

Shopping and Restaurants:

For more orthodox shopping, groceries etc. head to Liberty Village just minutes west of Fort York and you’ll find the usual superstores such as Metro and the LCBO. However to explore a more diverse shopping experience head north about 10 minutes walk to the hype Queen Street West area, where you’ll find many boutique style stores and smaller independent stores.

For restaurants head to King Street West and head towards the Fashion and entertainment districts, you’ll find many a sophisticated restaurant. Use this amenities map to browse what’s available:


Price Ranges for Homes in the Fort York Neighbourhood:

TOWNHOUSES $280,000 - $650,000

CONDOMINIUMS $220,000 - $650,000

here are some examples of Buildings built and being built in Fort York.

1. Library District Condominiums ( Pre Construction)

2. Garrison at the Yards ( Pre Contruction)

3. LTD Condominiums ( Under Construction)

4. Malibu Condominiums ( Construction Complete)



For more listings in and around the Fort York area; Click here.


Schools in Fort York and neighbouring areas:




Fraser Ranking


Ryerson Community Sch.

Ryerson Community Sch



Ogden Junior Public Sch.

Ogden Junior PS



Central Technical Sch.

Central Technical



Harbord Collegiate Inst.

Harbord Collegiate


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