Toronto Neighbourhoods
St. Andrew-Windfields

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

An affluent and beautiful neighbourhood with a consistent population and a residential feel.

Property Pulse

Highly distinguishable homes contribute to the visible affluence of the neighbourhood.

Community Canvas

A community of highly educated individuals, families, and immigrants from various ethnic backgrounds.

What You'll Love

Many schools with special program options and prestigious private schools.

Have a look around St. Andrew-Windfields.

St. Andrew-Windfields has a consistent population, and is popular with highly educated people, families with teens, people in their 40s, people in their 50s, and people in their 60s. St. Andrew-Windfields, also known as York Mills or Silver Hills, is an affluent neighbourhood in the district of North York. Houses in the area are highly distinguishable and contribute greatly to the proclaimed affluence of the neighbourhood. As it is a mainly residential neighbourhood, commercial activity occurs at intersections of major arterials.

People & Families in St. Andrew-Windfields

Families with kids make up 51% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 23% of households and 20% of households are one person living alone. People in St. Andrew-Windfields come from 139 different ethnic origins, and 54% are first-generation immigrants, while 27% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

6,410

Neighbourhood Population

17,812

Household Size

  • 1 person - 20%
  • 2 persons - 30%
  • 3 persons - 19%
  • 4 persons - 18%
  • 5 or more persons - 11%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 20%
  • Non-family households - 3%
  • Families with children - 50%
  • Couples without children - 23%
  • Multiple families in household - 3%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 29%
  • 2 children - 27%
  • 3 or more children - 10%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 14%
  • 15 to 64 years - 66%
  • 65 years and over - 18%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Chinese - 22%
  • English - 10%
  • Canadian - 9%
  • Polish - 7%
  • Scottish - 7%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 1%
  • 25 to 34 years - 5%
  • 35 to 44 years - 14%
  • 45 to 54 years - 25%
  • 55 to 64 years - 22%
  • 65 to 74 years - 15%
  • 75 to 84 years - 9%
  • 85 years and over - 5%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 3%
  • 5 to 9 years - 5%
  • 10 to 14 years - 6%
  • 15 to 19 years - 7%
  • 20 to 29 years - 12%
  • 30 to 39 years - 8%
  • 40 to 49 years - 14%
  • 50 to 59 years - 15%
  • 60 to 69 years - 12%
  • over 70 years - 10%

St. Andrew-Windfields Schools

St. Andrew-Windfields has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 8 public schools, 6 Catholic schools, and 9 private schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, Gifted/Talented Program, Advanced Placement, and Montessori.

Public Schools

8

Catholic Schools

6

Private Schools

9

Having Fun in St. Andrew-Windfields

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in St. Andrew-Windfields feature playgrounds for kids and sports parks. There are 10 parks in St. Andrew-Windfields, with 35 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 3.

Number of Parks

10

Number of Recreation Facilities

35

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 7
  • Pool - 1
  • Tennis Courts - 11
  • Basketball Court - 1
  • Ball Diamonds - 3
  • Sports Fields - 6
  • Track - 1
  • Sports Court - 1
  • Trails - 4
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Getting Around in St. Andrew-Windfields

There are 199 transit stops in St. Andrew-Windfields. Rail stations include Bessarion Station. In this neighbourhood, there are mostly vehicle commuters, most commute within the city, and people have mostly medium commutes.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 79%
  • Commute to another city - 20%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 66%
  • Transit - 28%
  • Walk/bike - 3%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 30%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 32%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 13%
  • 60 minutes and over - 11%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 10%

Work and Education in St. Andrew-Windfields

This neighbourhood is popular with highly educated people, with 62% of adult residents holding a bachelor's degree or higher and 81% having any postsecondary education. The health care and social assistance industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 10%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 5%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 4%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 5%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 5%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 5%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 4%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 4%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 8%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 6%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 8%
  • $200,000 and over - 27%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 20%
  • Management occupations - 18%
  • Sales and service occupations - 16%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Health care and social assistance - 16%
  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 15%
  • Finance and insurance - 8%

Employment

  • Employed - 56% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 5% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 38% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

St. Andrew-Windfields Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are a mix of home types. St. Andrew-Windfields has a consistent population, with 38% 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 owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 50%
  • Semi-detached house - 2%
  • Duplex - 1%
  • Row house - 8%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 9%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 27%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 18%
  • Not condominium - 81%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 9%
  • 2 bedrooms - 25%
  • 3 bedrooms - 20%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 44%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 46%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 9%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 9%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 9%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 4%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 1%
  • 1960 or before - 17%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 66%
  • Renter - 33%
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