Toronto Neighbourhoods
Banbury-Don Mills

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

Banbury-Don Mills is a large and well-established neighbourhood with a a suburban feel.

Property Pulse

Homes in Banbury-Don Mills are a mix of detached houses and condos and apartments, with spacious layouts.

Community Canvas

Banbury-Don Mills is home to a diverse community of families, professionals, and retirees from various ethnic backgrounds.

What You'll Love

You'll love the abundance of parks with some uncommon recreation facilities, and excellent schools.

Have a look around Banbury-Don Mills.

Banbury-Don Mills has a consistent population, and is popular with people in their 30s, people in their 40s, people in their 50s, and people in their 60s. Banbury-Don Mills is a mixed-use neighbourhood in the North York district. It was developed to be a self-supporting "new town" and was at the time located outside of Toronto proper. Consisting of residential, commercial and industrial sub-districts, it was planned and developed by private enterprise. In several ways it became the blueprint for postwar suburban development in Toronto and contemporary residential neighbourhoods.

People & Families in Banbury-Don Mills

Families with kids make up 36% of households in Banbury-Don Mills, while couples without children make up 23% of households and 36% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 148 different ethnic origins, and 51% are first-generation immigrants, while 28% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

12,115

Neighbourhood Population

27,695

Household Size

  • 1 person - 35%
  • 2 persons - 31%
  • 3 persons - 14%
  • 4 persons - 12%
  • 5 or more persons - 5%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 35%
  • Non-family households - 3%
  • Families with children - 35%
  • Couples without children - 23%
  • Multiple families in household - 1%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 31%
  • 2 children - 23%
  • 3 or more children - 6%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 13%
  • 15 to 64 years - 61%
  • 65 years and over - 25%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Chinese - 17%
  • English - 13%
  • Canadian - 11%
  • Irish - 11%
  • Scottish - 10%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 0%
  • 25 to 34 years - 10%
  • 35 to 44 years - 15%
  • 45 to 54 years - 21%
  • 55 to 64 years - 17%
  • 65 to 74 years - 15%
  • 75 to 84 years - 11%
  • 85 years and over - 6%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 3%
  • 5 to 9 years - 4%
  • 10 to 14 years - 4%
  • 15 to 19 years - 4%
  • 20 to 29 years - 8%
  • 30 to 39 years - 10%
  • 40 to 49 years - 13%
  • 50 to 59 years - 15%
  • 60 to 69 years - 10%
  • over 70 years - 15%

Banbury-Don Mills Schools

This neighbourhood has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 16 public schools, 7 Catholic schools, 10 private schools, and 1 alternative/special school serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include Special Education School, French Immersion, All-Male, Christian, Gifted/Talented Program, All-Female, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate.

Public Schools

16

Catholic Schools

7

Private Schools

10

Having Fun in Banbury-Don Mills

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, dog parks, skating, and nature parks. There are 23 parks in Banbury-Don Mills, with 75 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 3.

Number of Parks

23

Number of Recreation Facilities

75

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 11
  • Dog Park - 1
  • Arenas - 2
  • Rinks - 2
  • Tennis Courts - 10
  • Basketball Courts - 2
  • Ball Diamonds - 7
  • Sports Fields - 14
  • Community Centre - 1
  • Sports Court - 1
  • Equestrian Facility - 1
  • Botanical Garden - 1
  • Arboretum - 1
  • Trails - 19
  • Nature Centre - 1
  • Arts/Performance Facility - 1
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Getting Around in Banbury-Don Mills

There are 277 transit stops in this neighbourhood. Rail stations include Bessarion Station. In Banbury-Don Mills, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute within the city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 85%
  • Commute to another city - 15%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 66%
  • Transit - 26%
  • Walk/bike - 5%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 30%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 27%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 13%
  • 60 minutes and over - 13%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 14%

Work and Education in Banbury-Don Mills

In Banbury-Don Mills, 56% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 80% 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 - 6%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 6%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 7%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 7%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 6%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 5%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 5%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 9%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 6%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 7%
  • $200,000 and over - 14%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 21%
  • Sales and service occupations - 17%
  • Management occupations - 15%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 16%
  • Health care and social assistance - 12%
  • Finance and insurance - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 55% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 40% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Banbury-Don Mills Homes

In Banbury-Don Mills, there are mostly condos and apartments. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 37% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 11% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 28%
  • Semi-detached house - 2%
  • Duplex - 0%
  • Row house - 6%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 10%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 51%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 36%
  • Not condominium - 63%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 24%
  • 2 bedrooms - 34%
  • 3 bedrooms - 21%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 18%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 30%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 14%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 9%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 7%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 8%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 4%
  • 1960 or before - 24%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 60%
  • Renter - 39%

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