Neighbourhoods in North York are known for their family-oriented community, established real estate, and old world charm–and Cricket Club is no different. This residential area has reputable schools, lush parks, and is easily accessible to both the 401 and TTC services.
But this isn’t just a great place to lay down some roots; Cricket Club is a fantastic place to visit and explore. Here are a few things to check out once you get there:
1. The Recreation
What’s a visit to the Cricket Club neighbourhood without a visit to The Toronto Cricket Club itself? As a member’s guest, you can spend the day at this private family club which serves as the social and recreational hub of the community. You can enjoy a round of cricket, croquet, lawn bowling, squash, or tennis, or make the most of this club’s fitness, swimming, and skating facilities.
2. The Shopping
Cricket Club sits between Avenue Road and Yonge Street, two of Toronto’s most popular shopping strips. Browse through high-end boutiques and independent shops, where you’ll find everything from luxury furs from Kahnert’s to sports supplies and specialty grocers like Goodbye Gluten.
3. The Authentic Fare
If you are in the mood for a traditional Indian meal, then there is no better place to stop than The Copper Chimney. This local gem serves up authentic dishes with rich flavour, like chicken vindaloo, large vegetable samosas, and lamb masala.
4. The Golf
Looking for an above-par golfing experience? Then the Don Valley Golf Course is the place to be. This award-winning course has a peaceful natural setting and five high caliber courses to choose from. Its well-maintained grounds and convenient location make it an easy favourite for locals and visitors alike.
5. The Sweets
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a treat from Short and Sweet Cupcakes. Located on Avenue Road, this nut-free bakery features a range of flavours that changes by the day and season. In June, you can pick up a Tropic Thunder cupcake, which has a banana, pineapple, coconut base with pineapple cream cheese frosting and coconut shavings.