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This neighbourhood is located on the north eastern corner of the GTA in Scarborough. It is know as an incredibly diverse area with many first generation Canadians from all over the world. It’s easy to reach this part of the city as it is connected by one of its major roadways, in addition to public transit options.
The shopping here is anchored by the Malvern Town Centre, which is a shopping centre with all of the essentials. There’s also plenty to do in this neighbourhood because of the wealth of local amenities, including the neighbouring Toronto Zoo.
The homes in the area were fairly evenly split last year with 27% of sales being for detached homes, 26% for condos, and 22% for townhomes. This is indicative of the diverse population in the region. The average price for a home during that time here was $481,441, which was a 15% increase over the previous year. This breaks down to the average freehold price being $651,460, and an average condo price of $337,579. Developers are taking advantage of this varied landscape, and they are looking to continue bringing condos and townhomes to the area.
This is a great location for those who commute by driving. The southern border of the neighbourhood is defined by the Ontario Highway 401. This arterial route connects the neighbourhood with the entire GTA, making it a breeze to get around. This area is also heavily serviced by the TTC. Multiple routes wind through the streets here, making it easy to grab public transit no matter where you live in the neighbourhood.
The Malvern Town Centre has a huge directory full of shops, services, restaurants, and department stores. This acts as the major shopping hub in the region, and its central location makes it easy to get to for residents.
The first thing you notice when you look at a local map is the wealth of parks that populate the area. Many of the parks are outfitted with baseball diamonds, soccer fields, and tennis courts. The best park in the region is the eponymously named Malvern Park, which has sports fields, basketball courts, a running track, a full sized soccer pitch, and a baseball diamond. This is also home to the Malvern Recreation Centre, whose facilities contain a computer room, gymnasium, indoor dry pad, kitchen, lounge, skateboard area, and indoor rink. This is the community's primary venue for camps and programs, including programs for arts & crafts, dance, music, yoga, cooking, sports, and swimming, it seems like you can learn everything here!
The Toronto Zoo runs adjacent this neighbourhood’s eastern borders. It is the largest zoo in Canada, and it is renowned for its humane treatment of its animals and its conservation efforts. The zoo is divided up into seven geographic regions, and they encompass over 5,000 animals spanning 500 different species. This is a great place to visit with your family - or just by yourself!
This diverse community is a great place to live. Its access to public transit make it easy to get around locally, and its proximity to the Ontario 401 make it easy to reach the rest of the GTA. It has a central shopping centre that is equipped with anything you may need. The parks and community centre mean residents here will never be bored, and on the chance they are looking for a little more adventure, the Toronto Zoo is right next door. This neighbourhood can be a great place to raise a family, and also a great place to invest.
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