Seaton Village is a beautiful Toronto neighbourhood that is centrally located and very family oriented. Somehow, this area has managed to keep its small town feel despite benign situated in a bustling part of the city. Vermont Square is a city park and one of the main attractions in this neighbourhood. It is home to the St. Alban’s Boys’ and Girls’ Club which is a community agency that offers children and families many different social and recreational programs.
This Toronto neighbourhood was first settled by Colonel David Shank and Captain Samuel Smith. The men were both loyalists who served under John Graves Simcoe in the Queen’s Rangers. During the 1800’s George Crookshank purchased the Shank and Smith farm lots. This was the beginning of the Crookshank estate which started on Bathurst Street overlooking the lake.
The Crookshank house ran north to his country farm where Seaton Village resides today. This laneway is now part of Bathurst Street. Seaton Village was named after a former Lieutenant Governor of Canada, Lord Seaton. Residential development in this area began around 1888 when Seaton Village was annexed by the City of Toronto
Many of the homes in Seaton Village were constructed before 1960. Almost half of the dwellings in this Toronto neighbourhood are small apartment buildings. The remaining dwellings are mostly single detached homes and townhouses. The homes in this area mainly consist of two bedroom and three bedroom homes. The population living in this area is almost evenly split between renters and owners.
Those looking to shop in Seaton Village have plenty of opportunities. On Bloor Street from Bathurst Street west to Christie Street is Toronto;s Koreatown retail corridor. This shopping area has a number of Korean restaurants, Karaoke bars, and Korean food and gift shops. East of Bathurst on Bloor Street is filled with trendy restaurants, cafes, and nightclubs that attract students from the University of Toronto. The Bathurst Street shopping area has a more residential tone but still includes cafes, and professional offices or stores. On the Dupont and Christie intersection, you will find a large national grocery store chain.
Those looking to get active can visit Vermont Square, the neighbourhood’s city park. It is lined with trees and features a children’s playground and a wading pool. The St. Alban’s Boys’ and Girls’ Club jas programs that offer a summer camp, a games room, a weight room, a gymnasium and more. Seaton Village also has the Christie Pits Park located at the corner of Bloor and Christie Streets. It includes baseball diamonds, an artificial ice rink, a children’s playground, an outdoor pool, and a wading pool.
Residents in Seaton Village have easy access to public transportation. Many homes are within walking distance from the Bathurst or Christie subway stations on the Bloor-Danforth line. They are also close to the Dupont station on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line. Residents have access to bus service on Christie and Dupont Streets and streetcar service on Bathurst Street.
If you’re taken with the urge to explore real estate in Seaton Village, let us know if you have any questions. With 30 years of experience helping 1,000’s of GTA residents buy and sell property, we can address any pressing questions you may have. Take advantage of the best realtors in Toronto and the GTA.
Contact us to get started on your real estate journey in Seaton Village or call us at (416) 917-5466. One of our representatives would be happy to assist.