For the most part, Yonge Eglinton's homes were built in the 1920s and 30s. The styles comprise of mostly Tudor, Georgian and English Cottage architecture. While the older character can still be seen on the outside, most homes boast newer renovations on the inside as the younger professional families have made their mark on the homes while keeping some of the classic country look of the neighbourhood. The homes are set well back and the lots are large for the area.
Yonge-Eglinton has been mixed-density for a while but this seems to be changing to a greater density with the recent construction of residential condominium buildings, the southern part between Yonge Street and Mount Pleasant Road being the more dense. A wealth of condos have been buit in recent times in the neighbourhood, with the Minto Towers at Yonge - Eglinton being one of the most popular. With easy access to subway transportation and the Allen Expressway, makes it an easy choice for development in the Central Toronto.
Chaplin Crescent run parallel to the Kay Gardner Beltline trail, a scenic nature path used for walking and biking or just taking a stroll with the dog. The North Toronto Community Centre is a hub for the area and a center of activity with both an indoor and outdoor pool, gymnasium and exercise rooms, not to mention an indoor ice rink. It sits next to the large Eglinton Park and its tennis courts, wading pool, playground and baseball diamond. In addition to Eglinton Park, Yonge Eglinton has easy access to many of Toronto's other parks, including Lawrence, Sunnybrook, and Sherwood Park.
For shopping, one need not go much further than Yonge and Eglinton where both entertainment and essentials are within a five-minute walk. The recently renovated and expanded Yonge and Eglinton Centre is an indoor shopping complex that offers a grocery store, fashion boutiques, books and music stores and connects to the Silver City movie theatre and entertainment complex.
The best of both worlds: Yonge Eglinton has retained it's old-fashioned charm in the middle of the convenience and modern lifestyle of the city of Toronto.