Fairbank NEIGHBOURHOOD GUIDE
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First-time homebuyers and young families looking for houses for sale in Toronto in an affordable community near a multitude of amenities.
Fairbank is a multi-cultural Toronto neighbourhood known for its rolling hills, modestly-priced Toronto homes for sale and convenient access to transit and a variety of shopping districts along Eglinton, St. Clair, Castlefield, Caledonia and Dufferin. The demographic make-up of Fairbank is diverse including large Portuguese, Italian and West Indian communities that make the area a vibrant and eclectic place to live.
Fairbank is in close proximity to everything young families need including schools, shopping, parks, a great community centre, clinics, playgrounds, a public swimming pool and public transit.
Fairbank homes for sale are a mix of modest worker’s homes from the early 1900’s and post-war bungalows to larger, custom homes.
The most picturesque area of the community is in the centre where pretty houses are perched atop hills giving the area an older, historic feel that pre-dates its actual roots. Properties are very well-priced making Fairbank a good choice for first-time buyers and families priced out of the more affluent areas to the east.
Why We Love Fairbank
We Could Spend Days in the Community Centre
The Fairbank Memorial Community Centre on Dufferin offers a wide range of programming for adults, youth and children including dance, music and art workshops, recreational sports teams, fitness classes and some great social and recreational programs for seniors.
It’s Got Old-School Charm
There are some new build homes in Fairbank but for the most part, the neighbourhood is filled with original homes that have been well-tended by long-term owners. It feels like a neighbourhood that our parents could’ve grown up in and we love that its sense of history and community have been maintained through the generations.
It’s a Shopper’s Paradise
Owners of homes in Fairbank enjoy one of the widest mixes of ground-level shopping in Toronto. Within Fairbank’s borders, there’s the eclectic mix of multi-cultural shops along Eglinton Avenue West known as the “avenue to the world”. Further to the east, Eglinton becomes a high-end shopping district with glitzy boutique retailers featuring unique fashions and décor. On the south end, St. Clair offers more pedestrian but handy shops for your everyday shopping needs.
And every designer, renovator and amateur DIY’er knows about the Castlefield Design District. Here you can pick up everything from premium lighting and bath fixtures along Castlefield to supplies at the big box hardware and garden centres along Caledonian.