Developed alongside other neighbourhoods, like York Mills and Windfields, much of its history is the same. But what it offers today is different. The area provides an upscale environment suited for families and senior residents with ease of access to shopping, the highway, and other amenities.
It is in close proximity to the prominent upper middle-class homes of Hoggs Hollow and is a prestigious area that is undergoing new infill luxury homes developments.
Your children’s education is in capable hands when they go to schools like St Andrew’s Junior High School and Owen Public School. St Andrew’s Junior High School has been delivering quality programs for over 50 years, directed in promoting excellence and academic skills in children at the sixth to ninth grade levels. The Owen Public School caters to junior kindergarteners and sixth graders, offering French Immersion to most of the grades so they are better prepared for the world.
With the 78 bus running through the area, residents have a quicker access to York Mills Station and the buses on York Mills Road. From here, a trip to Yonge Street’s stores and the Irving Paisley Park is made easier. Residents can also take the 11 on Bayview Avenue to reach the Bayview subway and explore the east and west of North York.
Activities & Amenities
St. Andrews provides a quick access to the subway and Highway 401, which leads to the Bayview Village Shopping Centre for high-class fashion and dining. Residents take advantage of three major parks that provide exercise and family fun. For those who own pets, The Links Road Animal and Bird Clinic is your go-to place for all your rabbit, bird, ferret, or rodent’s health needs. Nearby is the Tournament Park Tennis Club complete with four community courts for lessons, as well as after-school and summer programs.
In the 1930s, the famous racehorse breeder, Edward Plunkett ‘E. P.’ Taylor initiated and financed the development of St. Andrews simultaneously with other areas, such as Windfields, York Mills, Denlow and Bayview; this explains why St. Andrews is always paired with Windfields and York Mills. As these areas became more industrialized, offering a variety of basic services, more residents sought to settle down.