Toronto Neighbourhoods
East End-Danforth

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 family-friendly neighbourhood with a mix of older homes.

Property Pulse

Homes in this neighbourhood include single-detached houses, semi-detached houses, and low-rise apartments/condos.

Community Canvas

East End-Danforth is home to a diverse community with a mix of families, professionals, and retirees.

What You'll Love

Enjoy the abundance of parks, recreational facilities, and great schools in East End-Danforth.

Have a look around East End-Danforth.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with families with kids under 5, families with kids aged 5 to 9, people in their 30s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. East End-Danforth, also known as The Upper Beaches, is the neighbourhood directly north of the Beaches area in Toronto. The western part of the area was originally called Norway, and the larger area was once part of the Town of East Toronto. The area was also home to a number of industrial sites alongside the rail line, which runs just north of Gerrard. Today almost all of the industry has been replaced by large housing developments.

People & Families in East End-Danforth

Families with kids make up 40% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 19% of households and 35% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 152 different ethnic origins, and 30% are first-generation immigrants, while 27% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

9,185

Neighbourhood Population

21,381

Household Size

  • 1 person - 34%
  • 2 persons - 29%
  • 3 persons - 16%
  • 4 persons - 14%
  • 5 or more persons - 5%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 34%
  • Non-family households - 4%
  • Families with children - 40%
  • Couples without children - 19%
  • Multiple families in household - 1%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 33%
  • 2 children - 27%
  • 3 or more children - 7%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 17%
  • 15 to 64 years - 70%
  • 65 years and over - 12%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 28%
  • Irish - 23%
  • Scottish - 21%
  • Canadian - 20%
  • German - 9%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 1%
  • 25 to 34 years - 13%
  • 35 to 44 years - 21%
  • 45 to 54 years - 24%
  • 55 to 64 years - 19%
  • 65 to 74 years - 12%
  • 75 to 84 years - 4%
  • 85 years and over - 1%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 6%
  • 5 to 9 years - 5%
  • 10 to 14 years - 5%
  • 15 to 19 years - 4%
  • 20 to 29 years - 10%
  • 30 to 39 years - 15%
  • 40 to 49 years - 16%
  • 50 to 59 years - 15%
  • 60 to 69 years - 9%
  • over 70 years - 4%

East End-Danforth Schools

This neighbourhood has great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 14 public schools, 6 Catholic schools, and 2 alternative/special schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include All-Female, French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, Gifted/Talented Program, and Special Education School.

Public Schools

14

Catholic Schools

6

Having Fun in East End-Danforth

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, dog parks, and skating. There are 11 parks in this neighbourhood, with 46 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 4.

Number of Parks

11

Number of Recreation Facilities

46

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 9
  • Dog Parks - 3
  • Pool - 1
  • Arena - 1
  • Rink - 1
  • Tennis Courts - 11
  • Basketball Court - 1
  • Ball Diamonds - 4
  • Sports Fields - 2
  • Community Centres - 2
  • Splash Pads - 7
  • Sports Court - 1
  • Fitness/Weight Rooms - 2
  • Gym - 1
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Getting Around in East End-Danforth

There are 109 transit stops in East End-Danforth. Rail stations include Danforth GO. In this neighbourhood, there are a mix of vehicle and transit commuters and most commute within the city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 90%
  • Commute to another city - 10%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 43%
  • Transit - 44%
  • Walk/bike - 9%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 23%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 33%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 20%
  • 60 minutes and over - 12%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 10%

Work and Education in East End-Danforth

In this neighbourhood, 47% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 74% have any postsecondary education. The professional, scientific and technical services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 20%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 7%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 5%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 5%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 5%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 4%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 4%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 4%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 9%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 7%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 9%
  • $200,000 and over - 10%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 21%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 16%
  • Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services - 15%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 12%
  • Health care and social assistance - 10%
  • Educational services - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 64% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 5% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 29% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

East End-Danforth Homes

In East End-Danforth, there are a mix of home types. East End-Danforth has a consistent population, with 37% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 12% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is a mix of owner and renter-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 19%
  • Semi-detached house - 21%
  • Duplex - 5%
  • Row house - 6%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 24%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 22%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 4%
  • Not condominium - 95%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 24%
  • 2 bedrooms - 23%
  • 3 bedrooms - 36%
  • No bedrooms - 4%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 11%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 20%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 5%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 5%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 4%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 3%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 1%
  • 1960 or before - 58%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 54%
  • Renter - 45%
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