The City of Toronto recognizes this area as two separate communities, but the reality is that local residents refer to it simply as Davisville Village and while it is divided almost perfectly by Mount Pleasant Road, it is often overlooked for better-known neighbourhoods like Leaside to the east and Chaplin Estates to the west. But do not dismiss Davisville, as it is a bustling and amazingly diversified neighbourhood with a real sense of community. With shops and services on the three major north-south intersections – Yonge Street, Mount-Pleasant and Bayview – residents of Davisville are always just steps away from movie theatres, grocery stores, big box shopping as well as trendy restaurants and boutiques.
There is tremendous demand for homes in this area because it is a quieter place to live yet it is still easily accessible to major shopping and entertainment areas and public transportation. Families love how close they are to parks and the beautiful Mount Pleasant cemetery, and the amazing Kay Gardiner Beltline which is favoured for walks and bike rides by Toronto residents. One of the advantages of this neighbourhood is that there are various other interesting areas within walking distance.
The typical house of the neighbourhood was built in the 1920s and 1930s and are mostly 2 and 3 storey homes although there are still a few bungalows. There has been a series of condominium projects built on streets like Merton, Balliol, Millwood, Mount Pleasant and Bayview. These new condo complexes have allowed for an influx of single buyers and young upwardly mobile couples, who want to live on the subway line with the possibility of walking to all services, without living downtown. People choose Davisville for its lifestyle and its community as well as its urban look and feel!