The neighbourhood of East York is home to the highest percentage of senior citizens in the Metropolitan Toronto area. However these demographics are slowly changing, as many young families have started moving into the community. East York has become increasingly attractive to new homebuyers because of the affordability of its homes, and the convenient access to downtown Toronto.
East York is bounded with O’Connor Drive to the north, Danforth Avenue to the south, Victoria Park Avenue to the east, and Broadview Avenue to the west.
Development in East York began slowly in the 1890’s and continued right until the 1960’s. This is not your average cookie cutter neighbourhood. Because homes in the area were built over a long period of time, a diverse mix of styles can be found.
Presently East York is home to both one-and-a half and two-storey homes, as well as semi-detached, detached, bungalows, and modern custom designed homes. Between Broadview Avenue and Donlands Avenue on Cosburn Avenue there are also a high concentration of high-rise rental buildings.