Located at Avenue Road and Eglinton Avenue, Allenby is a safe, established community in North Toronto. This family-friendly area caters to its diverse residents with 7 schools (including French immersion), 12 coffee shops, and 11 parks, all within walking distance.
Spend the day in Allenby and see why it’s such a highly sought-after neighbourhood. Here are a few things to do once you get there:
1. Get Outside
If you’re looking to spend some time outdoors, The Kay Gardner Beltline Park and Trail will do the trick. The trail follows an old railway line from Allen Road to Mount Pleasant Cemetery, and is just one of three sections of the Beltline; the others being the Ravine Beltline and York Beltline. Bright coloured leaves light the path in the fall, while ravines and lush greenery guide you along in the summer.
2. Get Inspired
In need of some artistic inspiration? Stick to Eglinton Avenue and visit the Nikola Rukaj Gallery. This curated space showcases modern and contemporary pieces from North America and Europe, with exhibitions of prints, sculptures and other mediums.
3. Get Dinner
A trip to the Allenby neighbourhood wouldn’t be complete without visiting one of the local restaurants. With a wide variety of cultural cuisines, there’s something to satisfy any craving. In the mood for some Italian? Check out a neighbourhood favourite like Ferraro 502. You could also head to Darbar for an authentic Persian meal, or fill up at Yitz’s; the neighbourhood’s best traditional Jewish deli.
4. Get Shopping
Take a stroll down Eglinton West to see the great local shops that line the strip. Pop into Honey for trendy womenswear, La Compania for home decor, and refuel at The Mad Bean Coffee House, where you’ll find fair-trade drinks, organic treats, and –if you’re lucky – some live local music.
5. Get to the Park
Have nice weather on your side? Take advantage of it and head to Eglinton Park where you’ll find tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, playgrounds, and a wading pool. This parkland is nestled behind the North Toronto Memorial Community Centre (full of recreational options in itself), and provides a quiet getaway from the Yonge and Eglinton bustle.