Christian Matthews : Toronto, Leslieville and East York Real Estate Agent

Squeezed between O’Connor and Taylor Creek is the older Todmorden Village: the houses and lots here (many of which back onto the ravine) are bigger, but so are the prices. In the Golden Triangle, a mini-nabe north of O’Connor and east of Pape, you’ll see retirees relaxing on the front porch and kids playing road hockey. Neighbourhood schools include the William Burgess Elementary School and the East York Collegiate Institute.

After World War II, many returning war veterans settled in this neighbourhood with their growing families. Nearly 60 years later, the influx is made up of young professionals. Local shopping and restaurants are limited, but small strips on Coxwell and Donlands have basic amenities, including an LCBO. The well-maintained, orderly streets south of O’Connor are lined with brick bungalows, and almost every house has a good-sized lawn and a driveway.