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

Doncrest is a diverse and family-friendly neighbourhood with convenient access to major transit options.

Property Pulse

Doncrest features single-family detached and townhome properties, with a mix of older and newer homes.

Community Canvas

Doncrest is a vibrant community with a mix of residents from various ethnic backgrounds.

What You'll Love

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

Have a look around Doncrest.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with people in their 20s, people in their 40s, people in their 50s, and people in their 60s. Just north of Highway 7, Doncrest is an affluent neighbourhood of single-family detached and townhome properties with a number of nearby schools. The area has quick access to major transit options including Highway 407 and Highway 404/Don Valley Parkway, as well as local buses up and down Bayview Avenue.

People & Families in Doncrest

Families with kids make up 49% of households in Doncrest, while couples without children make up 24% of households and 17% of households are one person living alone. People in Doncrest come from 82 different ethnic origins, and 71% are first-generation immigrants, while 25% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

3,455

Neighbourhood Population

10,210

Household Size

  • 1 person - 17%
  • 2 persons - 29%
  • 3 persons - 20%
  • 4 persons - 18%
  • 5 or more persons - 14%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 17%
  • Non-family households - 2%
  • Families with children - 49%
  • Couples without children - 24%
  • Multiple families in household - 7%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 32%
  • 2 children - 25%
  • 3 or more children - 6%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 11%
  • 15 to 64 years - 69%
  • 65 years and over - 19%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Chinese - 57%
  • Iranian - 8%
  • Canadian - 4%
  • East Indian - 4%
  • Italian - 2%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 2%
  • 25 to 34 years - 9%
  • 35 to 44 years - 15%
  • 45 to 54 years - 20%
  • 55 to 64 years - 25%
  • 65 to 74 years - 16%
  • 75 to 84 years - 6%
  • 85 years and over - 2%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 3%
  • 5 to 9 years - 3%
  • 10 to 14 years - 3%
  • 15 to 19 years - 4%
  • 20 to 29 years - 15%
  • 30 to 39 years - 11%
  • 40 to 49 years - 11%
  • 50 to 59 years - 15%
  • 60 to 69 years - 15%
  • over 70 years - 10%

Doncrest Schools

This neighbourhood has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 5 public schools, 4 Catholic schools, and 1 private school serving Doncrest. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, Montessori, and Advanced Placement.

Public Schools

5

Catholic Schools

4

Private Schools

1

Having Fun in Doncrest

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, and skating. There are 6 parks in this neighbourhood, with 23 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 3.

Number of Parks

6

Number of Recreation Facilities

23

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 4
  • Arena - 1
  • Rink - 1
  • Tennis Courts - 6
  • Basketball Courts - 2
  • Ball Diamonds - 3
  • Sports Fields - 2
  • Trails - 3
  • Fitness/Weight Room - 1
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Getting Around in Doncrest

There are 87 transit stops in Doncrest. Rail stations include Langstaff GO. In this neighbourhood, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute to another city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 17%
  • Commute to another city - 81%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 79%
  • Transit - 16%
  • Walk/bike - 3%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 28%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 28%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 10%
  • 60 minutes and over - 16%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 14%

Work and Education in Doncrest

In Doncrest, 57% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 76% have any postsecondary education. The professional, scientific and technical services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 13%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 7%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 6%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 5%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 5%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 5%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 5%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 3%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 9%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 7%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 10%
  • $200,000 and over - 13%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 22%
  • Sales and service occupations - 18%
  • Management occupations - 15%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 14%
  • Finance and insurance - 11%
  • Educational services - 9%

Employment

  • Employed - 54% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 41% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Doncrest Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are a mix of home types. Doncrest has a consistent population, with 34% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 12% 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 - 54%
  • Semi-detached house - 0%
  • Duplex - 3%
  • Row house - 11%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 0%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 28%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 33%
  • Not condominium - 67%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 15%
  • 2 bedrooms - 15%
  • 3 bedrooms - 10%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 57%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 4%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 47%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 20%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 4%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 1%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 22%
  • 1960 or before - 0%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 81%
  • Renter - 18%
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