Davisville Village has continually been well-liked with singles, young couples and families. The Davisville neighbourhood is known for its wonderful recreational facilities, outstanding looking districts, and active nightlife, which includes bars, restaurants and movie theatres.
This neighbourhood is named after John Davis, who immigrated to Canada from Staffordshire, England in 1840. John Davis served as Davisville’s first postmaster and helped found the Davisville Public School. He also operated the Davis Pottery, that became the Village’s largest employer.
The south part of Davisville was subdivided in the 1860’s on land owned principally by the Davis family. The north part of the Village belonged to the Church. This latter tract of land, referred to as the Davisville Glebe, remained undeveloped until 191one when it was sold to the Dovercourt Land and Building Company, the same company that oversaw the event of the Lawrence Park neighbourhood.
Ed Note. The former Davisville Post Office was run by John Davis’ grandson Jack. This 2-storey building is still standing on the north-east corner of Yonge Street and Davisville Avenue.
The majority of Davisville homes were built in the 1920’s and 1930’s. The homes west of Mount Pleasant Road are mostly large 2 and three-storey English Cottage and Edwardian-vogue homes. There also are a number of duplexes and walk-up apartment buildings in this space.
The homes east of Mount Pleasant Road are made up primarily of smaller detached houses, semi-detached homes and bungalows. This half of the neighbourhood conjointly contains a handful of historical homes from the late 1800’s, and a growing number of recent custom built homes.
Davisville Village conjointly contains a number of newer condominium apartment buildings located largely on Merton and Balliol Streets and along Eglinton Avenue. A plethora of rental high-rise apartment buildings are situated on Davisville Avenue.
Davisville Village’s main shopping district is on Mount Pleasant Road. This shopping district is known as Mount Pleasant Village where you will find some of Toronto’s best restaurants and cafes with specialty food shops. This stretch of stores is additionally highlighted by a large group of antique and collectable shops that attract people from everywhere in the city. Home decorating stores, youngsters’s clothing and toy stores, a neighbourhood library and an recent fashioned movie theatre.
Davisville Village residents additionally fancy searching along Yonge Street, Eglinton Avenue and Bayview Avenue. These shopping areas contain a plethora of gift shops, clothing and accent stores, bakeries, cafes, and coffee shops. Professional and medical offices proliferate in the little industrial buildings along these corridors.
Davisville Park is the social and recreational centre of this neighbourhood. During the day, it’s a beehive of activity with preschoolers enjoying the Davisville Park playground and wading pool.
Davisville Park’s six tennis courts are utilized by the Davisville Tennis Club on evenings and weekends. This club has a lively house league and tournament schedule. Adjacent to the tennis courts is the Davisville Park baseball diamond, that is extensively utilized by youngsters and adult baseball leagues.
Davisville conjointly has a lively nightlife with many pubs, restaurants, and movie theatres.
There is native bus service on Mount Pleasant Road, Yonge Street, Davisville Avenue and Eglinton Avenue. These bus routes connect passengers to the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line. The Davisville and also the Eglinton subway stations at Yonge Street are among a cheap walking distance of this neighbourhood.
This area offers motorists fast access to downtown Toronto via either Mount Pleasant Road or Yonge Street. Toronto’s highways and expressways are located at intervals a twenty minute drive of Davisville Village.