Welcome to Davisville Village
A flourishing small town minutes from downtown Toronto
The diverse neighbourhood of Davisville Village is bustling with activity. From community festivals to vibrant shopping districts, there is always something to do in this flourishing small town. With just over 31,000 residents, this thriving community is home to a bustling business district but offers a traditional, small-town feel. Davisville is family-focused, with excellent schools and educational opportunities for all ages, and features dozens of beautiful parks for outdoor enthusiasts.
Davisville is named after John Davis, who came to Canada from England in the 1840s. He was appointed as Davisville’s first postmaster and founded the Davisville Public School. Most of the area's single-family homes were built between 1920-1930 to provide homes for the many immigrants who came from the United Kingdom at the time. Today, Davisville Village is an affluent, diverse community in Central Toronto.
What to Love
- Luxury shopping along the popular Yonge Street
- The thriving business district provides plenty of dining, entertainment, and shopping opportunities
- High-achieving and award-winning schools
Davisville Village is a family-friendly and walkable neighborhood on the outskirts of Toronto featuring dozens of parks, playgrounds, and events for children. It also has a vibrant nightlife scene with popular restaurants and bars bringing in tourists and regulars for live music, craft beer, and diverse dining options.
Residents of Davisville are a mix of families, retirees, and young professionals. The thriving businesses of Davisville provide tremendous job growth and activities for residents, making Davisville the perfect place to either start a family or relax and enjoy retirement.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Balsamico serves high-quality, traditional Italian cuisine in a luxurious and contemporary dining space. Located on Yonge Street, Balsamico is a popular spot for family dinners, after-work gatherings, and dates. Choose from beautifully prepared meals like mushroom pasta and three-cheese gnocchi, or try one of their delicious homemade pizzas. Another excellent dining option is 5 Doors North, also a casual Italian spot. Featuring brightly colored front doors that decorate the restaurant’s facade, 5 Doors North offers a fun atmosphere with even better food. With their rotating menus of fresh, local ingredients, this unique spot provides Davisville residents with a quality dining experience. Their customer service is top-notch, and they partner with Feed the Frontlines — an organization committed to feeding essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Looking for Midtown’s best workout? Visit Ferris 360, a curated gym that provides high-intensity workouts in 60 minutes. Their mission is to give Toronto residents the perfect quick, full-body workout with carefully curated sessions in under one hour. Using a combination of cardio, strength, power, and core, trainers at Ferris 360 help you “train like a true athlete.” They offer six different classes and provide the best possible equipment for their members.
Shopping along Yonge Street is a favorite activity for Davisville residents. You can find something for everyone along the wide, bustling road, including shops proffering unique gifts, furniture and antiques, bakeries and cafes, and men’s and women’s fashion shops. Local favorite destinations include Poor Little Rich Girl, specializing in upscale women’s fashion, and Mabel’s Fables for eclectic and carefully curated books.
Things to Do
The Davisville Tennis Club is a neighbourhood favorite spot located in June Rowlands Park. The tennis club offers six courts with an active league and tournament schedule. Also located within the park is the Sharon, Lois, and Bram playground, named after the well-loved Canadian children’s band, a baseball field, and a wading pool. The park is home to the Appletree Farmers Market, where locally grown and organic produce is sold on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. from May through October.
Another popular spot for outdoor recreation is The BeltLine. Once an old railway track, the nine-kilometer BeltLine trail has been an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise since 1989. The car-free route winds from Caledonia to Bayview and south towards Bloor. You’ll cross scenic bridges with cityscape views and navigate along tree-lined sections that pass by several favorite Leaside parks.
Davisville Village is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: