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This intersection sits on the border of of three of the oldest neighbourhoods, and its connection to major roadways and parks make the perfect place to throwdown some roots.

Sherbourne and Wellesley

At the centre of three of Toronto’s oldest neighbourhoods is the intersection, Sherbourne and Wellesley. Cabbagetown, Upper Jarvis, and St. Jamestown are all intersected by this developing junction leading to the waterfront on its southside.

As an up-and-coming neighbourhood that is dense with “mom and pop” shops, grocery stores, schools, and local transit, young downtowners and families are once again setting their sights on the evolution of the area as a place to set down roots. This intersection is a prime example of living in the middle of it all.

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Eatons & Dundas Square Just Minutes Away

This corner has a Walk Score of 96/100, meaning it’s a Walker’s Paradise. This area is renowned for recreational options and everything you need within walking distance-- in every direction. There’s a modern state-of-the-art community centre on the north-east corner where a Toronto Public Library is housed. This centre is also home to a basketball court, fully equipped fitness centre, art and dance classes as well as multipurpose rooms that host workshops for all ages. There’s also a Food Basics grocery store just up the street from the Wellesley community centre. Ethnically, economically and socially diverse, it’s the city at one intersection. Here, you have a myriad of cross-cultural restaurants, specialty shops, and entertainment within walking distance.

Transit in this area is phenomenal which is a necessity for such a densely inhabited district. This intersection has achieved an even better Transit score of 97/100, meaning it has a plethora of great transit options nearby. This score reflects the wealth of street level and underground public transit in the area. Sherbourne Street has a dedicated bus line that travels from Sherbourne Subway station straight to Sugar Beach on Queens Quay.

However, no need to catch the bus to get to Sherbourne Station though, within 8 minutes, you can arrive at the East/West running train station. Back at the intersection, buses traveling from the nearby Castle Frank Station, bringing riders to Wellesley Station in minutes too. This Line runs north/south which means, the Toronto Eaton Centre shopping mall and Dundas Square are just two stops away.

Area Highlights

  • Short walk to Eatons Shopping Centre
  • Handy to the Ontario 401
  • Accessible to multiple employment districts
  • Next to many public transit options

A Modern Playpen for Young Downtowners & Families

This intersection is surrounded by some of the city’s greatest landmarks. Aside from the ones already mentioned are Allen Gardens and Massey Hall to the south, Yorkville and the Royal Ontario Museum to the north, Riverdale Farm and the Daniels Spectrum Centre to the east, along with the University of Toronto and Hospital Row to the West. You’ll never fell more centrally located until you live at this intersection.

Cabbagetown encompasses the area to the south-east side of the intersection and stretches all the way to Bayview Ave. This neighbourhood is known for its lush yards, historic homes and a strong sense of community spirit. This spirit is put on display every September during the Cabbagetown Fall Festival that features a marathon, historical walking tours and kids play stations. Family-friendly activities are undoubtedly what lures many to this pocket of the city.

Upper Jarvis runs from the north-west corner of the intersection to Sherbourne and Bloor Street. E. The most recent residential developments in this area are found on this side of the throughway, with more developments in the works. At one time, the area was a collection of abandoned heritage homes and above ground parking lots, but today it’s widely recognized as a popular condo investment enclave.making it a good place to visit throughout the year.

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Ethnically, economically and socially diverse, it’s the city at one intersection. Here, you have a myriad of cross-cultural restaurants, specialty shops, and entertainment within walking distance.

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A New Proposal Plan Breathes New Life Into The St. Jamestown Neighbourhood

A portion of land that runs along Wellesley Street from Sherbourne, eastwards to Parliament is scarcely know as Wellesley-Parliament Square. This strip is a part of the high-rise St. Jamestown neighbourhood. In Spring 2018, the city of Toronto Design Review Panel included a review that would revitalize a network of public streets to better connect with the surrounding city blocks, add a range of open green spaces and create new housing options with the development of new infill buildings.

Today, St. Jamestown is Simply known as one of Canada’s most densely populated districts however, it was once considered a progressive neighbourhood at its conception in the mid-1960’s. Since then, the neighborhood has remained relatively untouched by development as the rest of downtown’s urban landscape changed with new growth.

With the dramatic revitalization of the conceptually similar neighbourhood, Regent Park, it was only a matter of time before a development plan initiated the tackling of this concrete jungle. The plan, while still in its early stages, will be anchored by three major development focal points.

Firstly, the Public Realm aspect includes the development of parks, public squares and privately-owned/publicly - accessible spaces. Secondly, Connectivity will consist of creating, reorienting and planning new routes in and around the site for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles. Lastly, Built Form covers the development of new buildings, including residential building, as well as the development of a new food store and an expansive fitness facility.

There is no doubt that this central location will benefit immensely from the redevelopment of its north-west corner as more people rediscover the area as a great place to live, play and invest in. The area is one of the few quietly improving urban living destinations in the city, you do not want to miss out on all there is to come to this region. Connect with us today!

List of New Condos Near Sherbourne and Wellesley Intersection

Burke Condos
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Burke Condos

Development by: Concert
609 Sherbourne St, Toronto, ON M4X 1L7
Condo Prices From The Mid $500,000’s  CAD
Move in 2025

Via Bloor Condos
Now Selling

Via Bloor Condos

Development by: Tridel
575 Bloor St E, Toronto, ON M4W 1A8
Condo Prices From The Low $900,000’s CAD
Move in 2021

159SW Condos
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159SW Condos

Development by: Alterra
159 Wellesley St E, Toronto, ON M4Y 1J4
Move in 2019

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