St. Andrew-Windfields

Snapshot

This upscale community has attracted mostly upper class and middle class income home owners, as the average apartment in the area is priced at $357,500, and detached houses can be priced from $1,660,500 to $2,147,375 and higher.

Residents are able to reach downtown Toronto via Yonge Street and Highway 401 easily accessed via Yonge or Bayview Avenue. As well, public transportation is available for residents wishing to take the TTC, as it is well served on the east-west York Mills bus which connects to the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line. The north-south Bayview bus route connects to the Sheppard Rapid Transit line and York University's Glendon Campus. In the north east corner of the neighbourhood is the Oriole GO Train station, which takes commuters to Union Station or they may choose to go north to Richmond Hill. Purchasing real estate in St. Andrew Windfields will situate you in a highly accessible neighborhood with direct access to the 401 highway as well as both the Yonge and Sheppard subway lines.

Street Borders

St Andrews-Windfields MapSt. Andrew-Windfields spans approximately from Highway 401 in the north to Lawrence Avenue E in the south, and from Leslie Street in the east to Harrison Road in the west.  Homes in St. Andrew-Windfields can be found in Toronto Real Estate District C12 in the “St. Andrew-Windfields” community and District C13 in the “Banbury-Don Mills” community.

History

The area of St. Andrew-Windfields was developed on the previous land of E.P. Taylor’s Windfields Farm, which was founded by him in 1937 and throughout the years has become one of the top racing stables in North America. It was when Taylor decided to move to the Bahamas in1968 that he sold his whole farm to eager developers and then went ahead and donated a 30 acre park, along with his luxurious mansion to the city of Toronto. It was E.P. Taylor, a legend in the archives of Canadian business, who oversaw the development of York Mills Plaza in 1952 and was responsible for subdividing much of York Mills east of Bayview Avenue.

Although E.P. Taylor was a reserved individual, who do have some history on his life, as we know that he was a legendary Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist. It was Taylor's wife Winnifred who came up with the “Windfields” name while the couple were out walking on their property during a windy autumn day. Previously Windfields Farm was famous as one of the top thoroughbred racing stables in North America as it’s stable of horses included Northern Dancer, the first Canadian horse to win the Kentucky Derby

Homes

st andews-windfields homeWithin St. Andrew-Windfields there are many different styles of homes that span from highly luxurious to more modest average housing. Such as, on Old Colony Road and Forest Heights Boulevard there are some truly impressive luxury houses. However, going closer to Yonge Street the homes are more modest and average looking. 

Houses in this area were built in the 1970’s and 1980’s, ranging in size from modest split-level and ranch-style bungalows to some houses that are bigger than five thousand plus square feet in size.  The section of the neighbourhood along Bayview has some typical ‘60s ranch-style homes. Along York Mills the style turns into the ‘40s bungalow.  

This specific area boasts some of the most attractive modernist housing in the City of Toronto; these homes are characterized by Asymmetrical designs, flat roofs and large picture windows.  There are also developments such as condominiums and townhouses on Leslie Street and many high-rise apartment buildings along York Mills Road.

 

Inside St. Andrew-Windfields and Surrounding Area

St. Andrew-Windfields features beautiful and spacious houses on large lots in a sought after and influential neighbourhood of North Toronto surrounded by the main streets of Yonge Street, York Mills and Leslie Street. Houses in St. Andrew-Windfields encompass high end living in the city and offer proximity to all desired amenities such as many shops and restaurants including those at Bayview Village. Purchasing real estate in St. Andrew Windfields will situate you in a highly accessible neighbourhood with direct access to the 401 highway as well as both the Yonge and Sheppard subway lines. St.Andrew-Windfields has excellent public transportation and about 11 bus, 1 rail and 1 subway lines passing through it.

St.Andrew-Windfields is the 116th most walkable neighborhood in Toronto with 17,913 residents. There are approximately 85 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in St.Andrew-Windfields area. Residents can walk to an average of 2 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in about 5 minutes.

Nearby neighborhoods include Bayview Village, which is very good for shopping, Bridle Path, Sunnybrook-York MillsWillowdale EastBanbury-Don Mills,Lawrence Park NorthDon Valley Village and Bayview Woods-Steeles.

 

Schools

Public Schools:

Dunlace Public SchooYork Mills Collegiate Institute                                                                                                                          Harrison Public School
Windfields Junior High School
St. Andrew’s Junior High School
Owen Public School

Private Schools: 

Glen Bernard Camp
École secondaire Étienne-Brûlé
Brooklyn College
Bayview Glen School