Toronto Neighbourhoods
Church-Yonge Corridor

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

A vibrant and diverse neighbourhood with a rich history and a strong sense of community.

Property Pulse

Mostly condos and apartments with older homes, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and modern amenities.

Community Canvas

A dynamic population of highly educated individuals from many different ethnic backgrounds.

What You'll Love

Pride Week Celebrations, St Lawrence Market, beautiful parks with playgrounds and dog parks.

Have a look around Church-Yonge Corridor.

This neighbourhood has a dynamic population, and is popular with highly educated people, people in their 20s, people in their 30s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. Church and Wellesley is contained in the northern part of this neighbourhood and is an LGBT-oriented enclave. It is also a historic community with Victorian houses and apartments dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century. Church and Wellesley is home to the annual Pride Week celebrations, the largest event of its kind in Canada. The southern part of the Church-Yonge Corridor includes part of St. Lawrence and Old Town Toronto. Some of the most interesting architecture in the city can be found in St. Lawrence, and one notable landmark is the Flatiron building, known for its distinct narrow, wedge shape where Wellington St. merges with Front. Old Town was the first of Toronto's named neighbourhoods, having acquired the moniker no later than 1815. The site still has a large number of 19th-century buildings.

People & Families in Church-Yonge Corridor

Families with kids make up 9% of households in Church-Yonge Corridor, while couples without children make up 21% of households and 58% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 183 different ethnic origins, and 46% are first-generation immigrants, while 23% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

19,510

Neighbourhood Population

31,340

Household Size

  • 1 person - 58%
  • 2 persons - 33%
  • 3 persons - 6%
  • 4 persons - 1%
  • 5 or more persons - 0%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 58%
  • Non-family households - 11%
  • Families with children - 8%
  • Couples without children - 20%
  • Multiple families in household - 0%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 20%
  • 2 children - 7%
  • 3 or more children - 2%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 3%
  • 15 to 64 years - 86%
  • 65 years and over - 9%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 17%
  • Irish - 15%
  • Scottish - 14%
  • Chinese - 14%
  • Canadian - 13%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 12%
  • 25 to 34 years - 32%
  • 35 to 44 years - 16%
  • 45 to 54 years - 15%
  • 55 to 64 years - 12%
  • 65 to 74 years - 7%
  • 75 to 84 years - 3%
  • 85 years and over - 0%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 2%
  • 5 to 9 years - 1%
  • 10 to 14 years - 0%
  • 15 to 19 years - 2%
  • 20 to 29 years - 29%
  • 30 to 39 years - 22%
  • 40 to 49 years - 12%
  • 50 to 59 years - 11%
  • 60 to 69 years - 7%
  • over 70 years - 4%

Church-Yonge Corridor Schools

Church-Yonge Corridor has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 7 public schools, 6 Catholic schools, 5 private schools, and 1 alternative/special school serving Church-Yonge Corridor. The special programs offered at local schools include Fine Arts, All-Male, French Immersion, and International Baccalaureate.

Public Schools

7

Catholic Schools

6

Private Schools

5

Having Fun in Church-Yonge Corridor

Fun is easy to find at the parks here. Parks in Church-Yonge Corridor feature playgrounds for kids, dog parks, and skating. There are 7 parks in this neighbourhood, with 8 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 1.

Number of Parks

7

Number of Recreation Facilities

8

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 3
  • Dog Park - 1
  • Rink - 1
  • Community Centre - 1
  • Splash Pads - 2
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Getting Around in Church-Yonge Corridor

There are 152 transit stops in this neighbourhood. Rail stations include College Station. In this neighbourhood, there are a mix of transit and walk/bike commuters, most commute within the city, and people have mostly medium commutes.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 92%
  • Commute to another city - 7%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 15%
  • Transit - 39%
  • Walk/bike - 43%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 40%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 22%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 7%
  • 60 minutes and over - 8%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 20%

Work and Education in Church-Yonge Corridor

Church-Yonge Corridor is popular with highly educated people, with 64% of adult residents holding a bachelor's degree or higher and 84% having any postsecondary education. The professional, scientific and technical services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 26%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 6%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 6%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 7%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 6%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 6%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 5%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 4%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 8%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 5%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 5%
  • $200,000 and over - 5%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 21%
  • Sales and service occupations - 20%
  • Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services - 15%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 18%
  • Finance and insurance - 11%
  • Health care and social assistance - 9%

Employment

  • Employed - 68% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 6% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 24% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Church-Yonge Corridor Homes

In Church-Yonge Corridor, there are mostly condos and apartments. Church-Yonge Corridor has a dynamic population, with 61% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 27% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is mostly renter-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 0%
  • Semi-detached house - 0%
  • Duplex - 0%
  • Row house - 1%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 6%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 91%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 50%
  • Not condominium - 49%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 60%
  • 2 bedrooms - 29%
  • 3 bedrooms - 2%
  • No bedrooms - 6%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 0%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 23%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 13%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 13%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 7%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 13%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 10%
  • 1960 or before - 17%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 29%
  • Renter - 70%
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