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East of the City Centre, the Don Valley region is verdant, green and peaceful. t is located in the former suburb of North York. It is located north of Highway 401, and is bounded by Sheppard Avenue to the south, Leslie Street to the west, Finch Avenue to the north and Highway 404 to the east. It’s host to historic Cabbagetown ("the largest continuous area of preserved Victorian housing in all of North America"), where mom-and-pop shops share the streetscape with multicultural restaurants and cafés. Bring a book and hunker down at either a cozy tea shop or a tranquil spot in a leafy park. Most of the houses you see today were built in the late 19th century when the area peaked before taking an economical nosedive during the Great Depression. In the late 1970s, home buyers saw potential in this stock of stately Victorian homes and Cabbagetown was revitalized. Area roughly bounded by Sherbourne Street, the Don River Valley, Gerrard and Wellesley streets. Main intersection: Parliament and Carlton.

Neighbourhood Vibes


Don Valley Village is home to several municipal parks including Dallington Park, Godstone Park, Hobart Park, Linus Park, Lescon Park, and Oriole Park. Municipal parks in the neighbourhood are managed by Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division. In addition to municipal parks, the division also manages two community centres in the neighbourhood, Oriole Community Centre and Arena, and Seneca Village Community Centre. The Fairview branch of the Toronto Public Library is also situated in Don Valley Village.

Fairview Mall

Opened in 1970, Fairview Mall is a large shopping centre located in Don Valley Village. The mall is one of five major shopping centres situated in Toronto.

Riverdale Farm

A visit to this historical area should include a trip to Riverdale Farm – a real working farm in the middle of the city.

St. James and the Necropolis

The two heritage cemeteries, St. James and the Necropolis, where organized walking tours regularly take place.

Don River Valley

The Don River Valley Park is the centerpiece of Toronto’s rapidly growing downtown: a 200-hectare park spanning Pottery Road to Corktown Common. An outlet for citizens and a destination for visitors, the Park connects neighbourhoods and new developments to valuable parkland. So take a walk beside the river’s edge for a moment of solitude, bike or walk the trails, or experience our art trail. Get ready to see the Valley in a new and moving way!


Crestview Pubulic School (TDSB)

Dallington Public School (TDSB)

Don Valley Junior High School (TDSB)

Kingslake Public School (TDSB)

Lescon Public School (TDSB)

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School (TCDSB)

St. Matthias Catholic School (TCDSB)

St. Timothy Catholic School (TCDSB)

Woodbine Junior High School (TDSB)

Georges Vanier Secondary School TDSB

Seneca College's Newham Campus


The area is extremely well connected to the rest of the city. Several major roadways serve as the neighbourhood's boundaries, including Sheppard Avenue to the south, and Highway 404 to the east. Highway 404 is a north-south controlled-access highway that passes connects various communities in northern Toronto and the Greater Toronto. Controlled access highways, the Don Valley Parkway, and Highway 401 are situated south of the neighbourhood. Other major roadways that pass through the neighbourhood include Finch Avenue and Don Mills Road. Public transportation in the neighbourhood is provided by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), including several bus routes, and the Toronto subway system. Line 4 Sheppard of the Toronto subway is accessible from Don Mills station, adjacent to Fairview Mall. In addition to TTC buses, bus routes operated by York Region Transit, including Viva Green bus rapid transit line, are accessible from Don Mills station.

Restaurant & Retail

Anatolia Restaurant.

Established in 1999, Anatolia Restaurant has grown in popularity to become one of "Toronto's Top Ten Restaurants" according to The Globe and Mail, as well as being regularly recommended by Toronto Life, featured on the Street Eats television show and CBC's Living Toronto to mention a few.

Kamasutra Indian Restaurant

Located on picturesque Bayview Avenue, Kamasutra has become a local favorite due to its beautiful décor, flavorful cuisine and consistent customer service. Newly renovated, the restaurant, offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere that is perfect for both romantic dates and family dinners.

Jerusalem Restaurant

Established in 1971, Jerusalem Restaurant became the first middle-eastern restaurant to serve the City of Toronto. It was the joint venture of three brothers who shared the idea of introducing traditional culinary secrets to the mainstream. Since then, it has always been valued for its excellent quality and great tasting food.

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