Davisville Village is a wonderful neighbourhood for professional couples who work downtown but want to raise their families in a kid friendly mid town location! It is also a very lively place to live with great reataurants, movie theatres, tennis courts and neighbourhood pubs. This great family neighborhood offers solid brick homes on mature lots, good schools and terrific recreational facilities. The boundaries are from Yonge Street on the west side to Bayview Avenue and Eglinton Avenue south to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
The demographics for Davisville Village are 60% young couples with children and 20% seniors who are long time residents. The remaining residents are young couples without children and singles. Because of this range in age and lifestyle there is a diversity of housing choices; the original bungalows, semis and detached brick homes, townhouses and condominiums. In sum its parks, good schools, shopping, movie theatres, restaurants and convenient transit, all make Davisville Village a very desirable neighbourhood.
History: Davisville Village is named after John Davis who immigrated to Canada from Staffordshire England in 1840. He served as Davisville’s first postmaster and helped found the Davisville Public School. He also operated Davis Pottery which became the Village’s largest employer. The former Davisville Post Office was run by John Davis’s son Jack.
Mount Pleasant Road
June Rowlands Park
Parks & Recreation: June Rowland’s Park is located at Mt Pleasant & Davisville and has expansive green space; great for soccer games, Frisbee and dog walking. There is also a wading pool for children. In addition there is The Davisville Tennis Club with six courts. Leaside Arena is close by and has skating and hockey and an indoor pool with swimming lessons. Mt Pleasant Cemetery is also a lovely place for walking excursions.
Schools: Davisville Jr Public School, Eglinton Jr Public School, Maurice Cody Jr Public School, Hodgson Sr Public School. Spectrum Sr Alternative School, Northern Secondary School. There are also several private schools close by: Crescent School, St. Michael’s College, Branksome Hall, and Upper Canada College.
Restaurants & Entertainment: There is a lively nightlife with good restaurants and friendly neighborhood bars on Yonge Street, Mt. Pleasant, Eglinton and Bayview. A couple of favorites on Mt Pleasant are Belsize Eats & Craft Beer, Cafe Pleiad, Camerinis, Phebe's Zee Grill, Bread & Butter and Penrose Fish & Chips. On Yonge St. just above Davisville; Granos & Tabule.
There are 2 movie theatres on Mt Pleasant, The Regent Theatre and The Mount Pleasant Theatre and Silvercity Cineplex at The Eglinton Centre at Yonge & Eglinton.
Shops: There is great shopping for fashion, home decor, antiques, furniture, flower shops, sporting goods stores, tennis outfitters, specialty food stores, bakeries, toy stores etc. etc. on Mt Pleasant, Bayview, Yonge Street and the Eglinton Centre. Of note: The Jacaranda Tree, Mastermind, Mabel's Fables Kids Books, Mom To Be..and More, The Merchant of Tennis, Bayview Photography, Berdini's Antiques, Hillside Cafe Bakery.
* Toronto Life's Mount Pleasant shopping Guide click here
Transportation: Davisville Village is easily accessible by Yonge Street subway, at the Davisville station and the Eglinton Station. There is an express bus service to downtown from Mt. Pleasant and Davisville and local buses running on all the major streets in the neighbourhood. This area is 10 minutes from the Bayview Extention and 15 minutes to the DVP and north to the 401. It is ½ an hr to Pearson International Airport.