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Playter Estates


6 Homes for sale | 1 Homes for rent


Playter Estates homes for sale are typically large, detached and semi-detached century homes. You’ll find Victorian and Edwardian architectural styles with most houses being built in the first quarter of the 20th century. Houses in Playter Estates tend to have character features like large front porches and decorative gates. Homes are solidly built and many have been renovated by previous owners.

Renovated or not, houses tend to go well over $1M here, particularly for detached homes close to Jackman. Player Estates is a neighbourhood where families put down roots, often for life, and the money invested into these coveted, east end properties - both in the initial purchase price and through home renovations - reflects this "forever home" mindset.

Best For

Affluent families looking for houses for sale in Toronto within walking distance of the conveniences of the Danforth along with a top-notch public school for their kids.


Playter Estates is one of the city’s most exclusive family neighbourhoods east of the DVP. It offers beautiful, character Toronto homes for sale in a small vicinity north of the Danforth. It has a reputation for excellent schools and safe, family-friendly streets and is just steps to the vibrant shopping district along the Danforth. It’s often referred to as the “Rosedale of the East.”

Even with all the hustle and bustle that surrounds this neighbourhood, its unique properties and the character of its streetscapes give Playter Estates a small community feel. But what’s most impressive is the people. Neighbours get to know you, parents are actively involved in their children’s schools and residents care about maintaining the quality of life, safety and family-atmosphere of their streets. Those interested in Playter Estates homes for sale are drawn in by this tight-knit community environment.

With easy access to the DVP and Bloor Street, as well as Broadview Station with its subway, bus and streetcar options, Playter Estates is highly sought-after as much for its convenient location as its choice properties.

Why We Love Playter Estates

It’s Exclusive Without Being Stuffy

Because Playter Estates matured more recently than some of Toronto’s other luxury neighbourhoods, its long-term residents come from a variety of income levels and professional backgrounds. You’re just as likely to live beside a teacher or an artist as you are a Bay street executive. And while residents take pride in their homes and gardens and it shows, there’s a more relaxed vibe here than some of the luxury neighbourhoods west of the DVP.

Education is Tops

The Jackman and Frankland school districts are some of the best in Toronto and a big reason why many families fight their way through real estate bidding wars in order to call Playter Estates their home. It’s also part of the reason why homes north of the Danforth in this small enclave can cost $100,000+ than their equally nice counterparts in Riverdale, south of the Danforth.

Riverdale has excellent schools as well but getting kids into Jackman continues to be a priority for many local parents, largely due to the smaller class sizes and high ranking English and Math scores. Tip for parents: Jackman is a dual track school offering a high-demand French immersion program. Like the equally prized Allenby Public School in Uptown Toronto, Jackman only accepts children from the designated catchment area. You will have to prove you live within Playter Estate’s borders to gain admittance for your child.

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Rob Ackerley

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