In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

Buttonville is a family-friendly neighbourhood with a strong sense of community in a convenient location.

Property Pulse

Buttonville is mostly made up of detached homes, with a mix of older and newer properties.

Community Canvas

Buttonville is home to a diverse community of families, professionals, and retirees.

What You'll Love

You'll love the great schools, parks, and recreational facilities in Buttonville.

Have a look around Buttonville.

Buttonville has a consistent population, and is popular with families with teens, people in their 40s, people in their 50s, and people in their 60s. Buttonville is a community named after the founder, John Button. Once farmlands, the area is now mixed use, with industrial and commercial properties in the south, and was residential areas that were developed in the northeast section, between 1980 and 2000. The area also includes Buttonville Airport. Buttonville is served by two major highways (407 and 404) and several arterial roads.

People & Families in Buttonville

Families with kids make up 60% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 22% of households and 7% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 59 different ethnic origins, and 65% are first-generation immigrants, while 29% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

1,460

Neighbourhood Population

4,723

Household Size

  • 1 person - 7%
  • 2 persons - 26%
  • 3 persons - 23%
  • 4 persons - 27%
  • 5 or more persons - 15%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 7%
  • Non-family households - 2%
  • Families with children - 59%
  • Couples without children - 21%
  • Multiple families in household - 6%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 31%
  • 2 children - 32%
  • 3 or more children - 5%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 13%
  • 15 to 64 years - 68%
  • 65 years and over - 17%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Chinese - 67%
  • Canadian - 6%
  • East Indian - 6%
  • English - 4%
  • Jamaican - 3%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 0%
  • 25 to 34 years - 5%
  • 35 to 44 years - 13%
  • 45 to 54 years - 27%
  • 55 to 64 years - 31%
  • 65 to 74 years - 16%
  • 75 to 84 years - 5%
  • 85 years and over - 1%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 2%
  • 5 to 9 years - 4%
  • 10 to 14 years - 5%
  • 15 to 19 years - 7%
  • 20 to 29 years - 11%
  • 30 to 39 years - 7%
  • 40 to 49 years - 13%
  • 50 to 59 years - 16%
  • 60 to 69 years - 16%
  • over 70 years - 9%

Buttonville Schools

This neighbourhood has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 6 public schools, 6 Catholic schools, and 5 private schools serving Buttonville. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, Montessori, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Fine Arts, and Christian.

Public Schools

6

Catholic Schools

6

Private Schools

5

Having Fun in Buttonville

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature playgrounds for kids. There are 6 parks in this neighbourhood, with 16 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 2.

Number of Parks

6

Number of Recreation Facilities

16

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 4
  • Basketball Courts - 2
  • Ball Diamond - 1
  • Sports Fields - 2
  • Community Centre - 1
  • Sports Courts - 2
  • Trails - 4
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Getting Around in Buttonville

There are 153 transit stops in Buttonville. In this neighbourhood, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute to another city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 39%
  • Commute to another city - 61%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 82%
  • Transit - 14%
  • Walk/bike - 1%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 31%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 19%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 12%
  • 60 minutes and over - 16%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 19%

Work and Education in Buttonville

In this neighbourhood, 57% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 79% have any postsecondary education. The professional, scientific and technical services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 8%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 5%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 4%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 5%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 3%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 4%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 5%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 4%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 9%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 9%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 16%
  • $200,000 and over - 18%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 21%
  • Natural and applied sciences and related occupations - 17%
  • Sales and service occupations - 17%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 16%
  • Finance and insurance - 12%
  • Retail trade - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 58% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 3% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 38% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Buttonville Homes

In Buttonville, there are mostly detached homes. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 21% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 5% having moved within the past year. It has a mix of older and newer homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 81%
  • Semi-detached house - 0%
  • Duplex - 3%
  • Row house - 14%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 0%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 7%
  • Not condominium - 92%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 0%
  • 2 bedrooms - 2%
  • 3 bedrooms - 21%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 74%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 4%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 68%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 13%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 10%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 1%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 0%
  • 1960 or before - 3%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 94%
  • Renter - 4%
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