Allenby Real Estate
Allenby was settled as far back as the early 1400's by the tribe of Huron natives, who formed a village there, which remained Huron land until sometime in the early 1700's. The Huron village is depicted in Lyman B. Jackes Tales of North Toronto as "a well organized and extensive community that had its centre in an artesian spring of pure water. The spring flowed where the modern water tower rears its head on Roselawn Avenue, just to the west of Avenue Road. The great tribal huts were on the site of the present day Allenby Public School." Jackes goes on to say that the Allenby school hill is not natural but was man-made, the result of the Huron's practice of burrowing food stocks underground. The present day neighbourhood was developed extensively when Allenby Public School opened in 1927. Lord Allenby, a British World War One hero, inspired the school name.
Allenby is very popular with families that have young children. The real estate end user tends to fit within this demographic. Ergo, the neighbourhood's biggest attraction is often the Allenby Public School which has an excellent reputation, built around its French Immersion program for students in grades one through six. This district is unique because of the languages spoken, such as Tagalog (Philipino), Yiddish, Hebrew. The primary immigrant place of birth for the area is the Phillipenes. The primary religion is Jewish.
Allenby Homes: The average home price in Allenby in 2008 was approximately $720,166. The average property tax price was $4748. The average house sold was detached, had 3 bedrooms, and 2 storeys. 20% of the homes sold in 2007 were over $1 million.
Allenby's tudor style houses were built in the 1930's and 1940's. They include a mix of detached two storey homes and bungalows. Overall, Allenby's lot sizes are above average, with 25 to 35 foot frontages being typical. All Allenby houses have either a mutual or private driveway. Much of Allenby's housing stock has undergone extensive renovations by new owners who have been careful to preserve the original wood detail and decorative accents found in many of the houses in this neighbourhood. The original neighbourhood housing period of construction is 1946-1960.
Allenby is sandwiched in between the bordering neighbourhoods of Forest Hill and North Toronto and Bedford Park. Allenby is therefore very much residential, with most of the popular shops and restaurants located at Eglinton West (the southern border of Allenby).
Allenby residents are well served by the shops and restaurants along Eglinton Avenue West. In particular there are a large number of shops and professional services geared towards families with young children. There are also many fine clothing stores, food shops and restaurants in this shopping district.
Allenby is home to the ultra modern North Toronto Memorial Community Recreation Centre, on Eglinton Avenue west, has an indoor and outdoor pool, a gymnasium, a walking track, aerobic and weight rooms, and two artificial ice rinks that are used as tennis courts in the summertime. The Centre is located next to Eglinton Park which has a baseball diamond, sports field and a wading pool.
Allenby residents are also close to the Beltine trail, a popular seven kilometre leisure and exercise path that winds through the central part of the city. There is local access to the Belt Line, south of Eglinton off Chaplin Avenue and at Oriole Parkway.
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(Public) Allenby Jr., 391 St.Clements Ave.,
(Public) Glenview Sr., 401 Rosewell Ave.,
(Pubilc High) Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, 730 Eglinton Ave. West ,
(Public High) North Toronto Collegiate Institute, 70 Roehampton Avenue,
(Private Girls) Havergal College, 1451 Avenue Road,
(Private Girls) St Clement's School, 21 St.Clements Ave.,