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Willowdale East

A popular and appealing neighbourhood located in the heart of North York.

Its boundaries are defined by Highway 401 in the south, Finch Avenue in the north, Yonge Street in the west, and Bayview Avenue in the east.

Here are some key stats for Willowdale East from

Willowdale East


While this articles focuses on houses in each neighbourhood, it’s worth noting that less than 20% of Willowdale East residents live in houses (roughly 1/4 of those are townhouses, and almost all the rest – approximately 3,600 - are detached houses.

Majority of the neighbourhood residents in fact live in apartment buildings, located primarily along Yonge Street, Sheppard Avenue, and along highway 401. In the last 20 years population of the neighbourhood has grown steadily, with a very pronounced jump in the number of residents that are between 25 and 39 years old.

Another feature of the neighbourhood is a significantly higher proportion of residents with bachelor degree and above relative to the Toronto average (almost 40% higher than the city average). Many more residents of Willowdale East were born outside of Canada – 72% - approximately 50% higher than elsewhere in Toronto. Out of those, most immigrated to Canada between 2011 and 2016.

Here are the top countries of origin for the residents of Willowdale East born outside of Canada:






South Korea


Hong Kong

Willowdale East


Most detached houses are constructed in 1980s and later, later compared to similar neighbourhoods in the area lying south of 401. In addition, many houses have undergone renovations and were rebuilt in the last 20 years.

According to Statistics Canada, mean amount spent monthly by homeowners in Willowdale East on their homes is $1880, which is about 12% higher than elsewhere in Toronto.

Willowdale East


Here is the list of public schools located in Willowdale East (view on the map):

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