Toronto Neighbourhoods
Parkwoods-Donalda

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

Parkwoods-Donalda is a vibrant neighbourhood with winding streets and a welcoming community.

Property Pulse

Homes in Parkwoods-Donalda range from condos to townhomes, with mostly older homes and bright, spacious interiors.

Community Canvas

The community in Parkwoods-Donalda is diverse, with a mix of families, young professionals, and long-time residents.

What You'll Love

You'll love the great schools, abundance of parks and recreational facilities, and easy access to highways.

Have a look around Parkwoods-Donalda.

Parkwoods-Donalda has a consistent population, and is popular with people in their 20s, people in their 30s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. Parkwoods-Donalda is a large neighbourhood located just south of Ontario Highway 401. One of the dominant characteristics of the neighbourhood is its winding streets and undulating topography. The northern part of the neighbourhood is populated by mostly new immigrants to the city. The area south of York Mills Road is a fairly affluent neighbourhood, with a large number of original homeowners or their heirs (1957 to 1962 purchasers) still occupants. The northwest corner of the area is known as York Heights.

People & Families in Parkwoods-Donalda

Families with kids make up 49% of households in Parkwoods-Donalda, while couples without children make up 18% of households and 25% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 175 different ethnic origins, and 53% are first-generation immigrants, while 27% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

13,320

Neighbourhood Population

34,805

Household Size

  • 1 person - 25%
  • 2 persons - 29%
  • 3 persons - 19%
  • 4 persons - 16%
  • 5 or more persons - 9%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 25%
  • Non-family households - 4%
  • Families with children - 49%
  • Couples without children - 17%
  • Multiple families in household - 2%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 34%
  • 2 children - 26%
  • 3 or more children - 11%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 16%
  • 15 to 64 years - 68%
  • 65 years and over - 15%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Canadian - 12%
  • English - 11%
  • Scottish - 9%
  • Chinese - 9%
  • Irish - 8%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 1%
  • 25 to 34 years - 12%
  • 35 to 44 years - 18%
  • 45 to 54 years - 22%
  • 55 to 64 years - 19%
  • 65 to 74 years - 13%
  • 75 to 84 years - 7%
  • 85 years and over - 4%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 5%
  • 5 to 9 years - 5%
  • 10 to 14 years - 5%
  • 15 to 19 years - 6%
  • 20 to 29 years - 12%
  • 30 to 39 years - 12%
  • 40 to 49 years - 13%
  • 50 to 59 years - 14%
  • 60 to 69 years - 9%
  • over 70 years - 8%

Parkwoods-Donalda Schools

This neighbourhood has great elementary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 13 public schools, 8 Catholic schools, and 1 private school serving Parkwoods-Donalda. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, Gifted/Talented Program, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate.

Public Schools

13

Catholic Schools

8

Private Schools

1

Having Fun in Parkwoods-Donalda

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 19 parks in this neighbourhood, with 90 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 4.

Number of Parks

19

Number of Recreation Facilities

90

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 15
  • Pools - 3
  • Arena - 1
  • Rinks - 3
  • Tennis Courts - 33
  • Basketball Court - 1
  • Ball Diamonds - 6
  • Sports Fields - 8
  • Track - 1
  • Community Centre - 1
  • Splash Pads - 3
  • Golf Course - 1
  • Sports Courts - 3
  • Outdoor Games Facility - 1
  • Country Club - 1
  • Trails - 7
  • Arts/Performance Facility - 1
  • Fitness/Weight Room - 1
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Getting Around in Parkwoods-Donalda

There are 197 transit stops in this neighbourhood. Rail stations include Leslie Station. In this neighbourhood, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute within the city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 81%
  • Commute to another city - 18%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 61%
  • Transit - 35%
  • Walk/bike - 2%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 27%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 26%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 13%
  • 60 minutes and over - 20%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 11%

Work and Education in Parkwoods-Donalda

In this neighbourhood, 41% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 70% have any postsecondary education. The professional, scientific and technical services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 16%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 8%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 8%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 9%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 7%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 6%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 6%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 4%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 9%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 6%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 6%
  • $200,000 and over - 6%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 25%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 19%
  • Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services - 11%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 11%
  • Health care and social assistance - 11%
  • Retail trade - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 57% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 5% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 36% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Parkwoods-Donalda Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are mostly condos and townhouses. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 40% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 13% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is mostly renter-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 19%
  • Semi-detached house - 10%
  • Duplex - 0%
  • Row house - 10%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 8%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 50%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 11%
  • Not condominium - 88%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 16%
  • 2 bedrooms - 35%
  • 3 bedrooms - 29%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 19%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 54%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 6%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 6%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 1%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 1%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 2%
  • 1960 or before - 29%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 39%
  • Renter - 60%

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