Where you live figures heavily into how you live. Picture wandering out to do errands through your pleasantly elegant, upscale neighbourhood, with streetscapes dotted with brownstones and unique eateries and retailers.

Life is just better when you can pop out quickly to grab your essentials and be back home before you know it.  Loblaws, the LCBO, Shoppers and Rexall’s are all within walking distance.  For a unique shopping experience and a great way to support local, you are a hop skip and a jump away from the Davisville Farmer’s Market that runs from May to October.

Some excellent restaurants, cafes and bars are within moments from your front door. Load up on fluffy and flavourful waffles at The Starving Artist. Wild Chicory is cozy and features a  “thoughtful menu centring around local ingredients”. As the weather gets cooler, is there anything better than comfort food? That’s the speciality with an upscale twist at the  Homeway restaurant.  Your new brunch spot could be  Cass Avenue (which is also a great evening locale for appys and drinks with friends). Looking for a rainy day destination?   Snakes and Lattes Midtown is ideal, with a great selection of board games- and of course- lattes! Live music is always a draw, and if you fancy Jazz or Blues, check out  Alleycatz.  Also just up the road is the iconic & historic Regent Theatre, which has survived as a rare gem as an independent cinema, in the age of the big multi-plex.

You are also under a 20-minute walk to Yonge & Eglington, and all the shops and restaurants there. Where would you like to go?

An absolute must for any urban dweller is sublime outdoor space; this is even more important for condominium dwellers. Fortunately, 300 Balliol Street is well-situated to great choices for outdoor respite year-round. The sky is the limit- literally at the huge Sherwood Park.  There is nowhere quite like it in the city to hit the trails, or spend time together in the playground or picnic areas. Dog owners will particularly appreciate the large off-leash park. Another great spot right up the road from your front door is June Rowlands Park, which has loads of green space, tennis courts, wading pool and playgrounds.

A cool spot for a hike is along the old railway line  on Kew Gardiner Beltline Trail. Nearby Mount Pleasant Cemetery is actually one of North America’s most significant arboretums, and is a lovely spot for a leafy stroll.  Enjoy a countryside retreat, right in the middle of the city, walking along the Moore Park Ravine.

Did you know that having good schools in your neighbourhood is a sought after feature that could entice future buyers? 300 Balliol is close to a number of reputable schools, which is a bonus. For elementary school, there is Davisville JR PS, that offers programming from JK through to Grade 6. For middle school, you can walk over to Hodgson MS , for Grades 6-8. High school is still within walking distance at North Toronto CI.