10 Neighborhoods In Toronto For Seniors and Retirees

Fivewalls: 10 Neighborhoods In Toronto For Seniors

Buyers, Seniors
Last Updated: Oct 05, 2020

According to statistics Canada, Toronto’s senior population (over the age of 50) is around 35%, as of 2018. As retirement comes and you want to move closer to your family, or want to downsize, or get involved with the community more, these neighborhoods in Toronto are a great place to start looking for seniors.  Here are the top 10 neighborhoods in Toronto for seniors:

1. Humber Valley Village

Types of homes: bungalows, detached, townhomes & condos

The Humber Valley Village area is very family-oriented. Surrounded by cycling paths, baseball diamonds, tennis courts, and golf courses, there are many great city amenities at your service. One of the top golf courses in Canada, St. George’s Golf and Country Club is located on Islington. If you feel like going for a bike ride instead, Humber River Park Trail is a relaxing scenic bike trail for all ages. There is also a Toronto Bicycling Club that is $20 to sign up and is a great opportunity to meet other people your age and stay active.

2. Casa Loma

Types of homes: detached, semi-detached, townhomes & condos

casa loma, top neighbourhoods in Toronto seniors, retiree communities in Toronto, where to retire in Toronto, retired, retirees, TorontoBesides the beautiful Casa Loma castle, built in 1911, the neighborhood is quite stunning. It is a close-knit community surrounded by trees and a few different parks including Spadina Park, that offers great views of the city, Sir Winston Churchill Park, where your dogs can run off leash and grandkids can play at the park, and Nordheimer Ravine, where you can enjoy a relaxing walk through the trees. Grocery stores and cafés are in walking distance, as well as public transit.


3. Bayview Village

Types of homes: bungalows, detached, townhomes & condos

Bayview Village Park is another trail to take a stroll down, or you could join the North York YMCA, that offers a wide range of activities for people of all ages. There is also a tennis club that offers programs for everyone. If you need to get some shopping done, Bayview Village Shopping Centre has over 110 stores, and afterwards, grab a bite to eat at Paisano’s on Willowdale Ave that offers a great selection of classic Italian dishes. There are plenty of public schools in the area too for kids of all ages, so if you are babysitting the grandkids, you will not have to travel far to pick them up from school!

Seek great tips from a realiable realtor in Bayview Village if you want to move to this area.

4. Guildwood Village

Types of homes: bungalows, detached, townhomes & condos

Guildwood is another neighborhood, located along the Scarborough Bluffs, known for being very family-oriented and a close-knit community. The Guildwood Park offers a scenic trail walk, and Grey Abbey Park takes you near the shore of Lake Ontario where you can enjoy a picnic with your family. The Guildwood Shopping Plaza is also conveniently located for its residents and offers a supermarket, a pharmacy, a veterinary clinic, a bakery and more. The environment is peaceful and quiet and often times it is easy to forget you are close to downtown Toronto.

If you want to know more information about this area, speak with a realtor in Guildwood

5. Cricket Club

Types of homes: detached & condos

The Cricket Club neighborhood is rightfully named since most of its residents spend their time at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club, which was founded in 1827. People of all ages can go skating, swimming or practice tennis, curling, and yes, cricket. This is another family-oriented neighborhood with so many different activities to bring you together, as well as restaurants to enjoy together. Whether you are craving Caribbean food, Indian, or Italian, there are great options for you and your family to choose from.

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Types of homes: bungalows, detached, townhomes & condos

Not only is Willowdale home to Downsview Park, but there are also endless options of shopping centres, restaurants and cafés to check out. When you visit Downsview Park, enjoy the walk along the water and take in all the beautiful scenery. The path will even take you along the orchard, where shining red apples grow. Yorkdale Shopping Centre is 12 minutes away from the park if you need to buy a few things. There are also lots of public schools in the area for your grandkids, from junior kindergarten to high school.

Thinking of moving to this area? Get helpful advice from a realtor in Willowdale.

7. Alderwood

Types of homes: bungalows, detached, townhomes & condos

A lot of the bungalows in the area were built during World War II and offer spacious driveways and backyards, perfect for gardeners or grandkids running around! There are plenty of public schools, a library, and community centre where you can enjoy the indoor pool. Etobicoke Valley Park is nearby too, where you can have a picnic with your family or enjoy a walk by the creek.

8. Seaton Village

Types of homes: detached, semi-detached & condos

What began as farmland in the 1800s quickly turned into a popular residential neighborhood in 1888. Vermont Square Park is in the area and offers off-leash dog walking, a wading pool and a playground for the grandkids. The Bata Shoe Museum is close by if you are looking for something to do, and there are many restaurants in the area offering Italian, Korean and Mexican food. Insomnia Restaurant & Lounge offers comfort food like waffles and pancakes at a very good price.

Did you know? Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s wife, used to rent a house in this neighborhood here while filming the show Suits.

9. The Beaches

Types of homes: detached, semi-detached, townhomes & condos

The Beaches, neighbourhood in Toronto, Toronto, seniors, retiree, retiree community, where to retire in Toronto, top neighbourhoods to retire in Toronto, top neighbourhoods in Toronto for seniorsYou will never feel more relaxed than in The Beaches neighborhood, but you will also never be bored. The activities you can enjoy with your family are endless! From enjoying a stroll on the boardwalk along the shore of Lake Ontario, to dipping your toes in the sand, to walking through Kew Gardens, this neighborhood really is a great place for people of all ages.
Knowing more about this area can help you decide if this is right for you. Ask questions from the top realtor in The Beaches.


10. Markland Wood

Types of homes: bungalow, detached & condos

Markland Wood Golf Club is a great way to meet others your age, or just enjoy a game with your family. It is conveniently located on Bloor St. so you do not have to travel far to enjoy the luscious green course. Centennial Park is just down the street, where you can enjoy a swim in Etobicoke Olympium’s indoor pool or get involved in other activities.

There are many great neighborhoods in Toronto that will match your lifestyle. If you are hoping to relax, or move closer to your family, or enjoy walking outdoors or joining community clubs, you can still find it easy to do in the bustling big city of Toronto.


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