In addition to the beautiful, quiet back yard retreat, 178 Alton Avenue also boasts the best front yard in the city with Greenwood Park! Greendwood Park is a verdant 6.2 hectare park with two ball diamonds, a multi-purpose sports field, a dog off-leash area, a community garden, a splash pad, a children's playground, and a great outdoor pool. There is also a covered outdoor artificial ice rink available in the winter for skating, and used for ball hockey in the summer. The ice skating trail located beside the ice rink is one of a growing number of skating trails found within the City of Toronto. This home is in the sweet spot of Leslieville, close to the best restaurants and bars on Queen Street East and Gerrard Street, and a short walk to the Beach and the Leslieville Farmer's Market.
Foodies rejoice: 178 Alton Avenue is just steps to Gerrard Street East and Queen Street West, where some of the trendiest Toronto restaurants reside. Specialty breweries co-exist with hot brunch spots, take out joints, organic grocers, and gastropubs. Plenty of outdoor space and the Beach nearby keeps you playing all year round. The local Farmer's Market is also a popular draw.
Transit. 178 Alton Avenue is conveniently located two blocks away from the 506 Carlton streetcar. It is also a short walk to the 501 Queen streetcar, which runs between Long Branch and Neville Park twenty-four hours a day. The home is also a few blocks from the 31 Greenwood bus, which connects to Greenwood Subway station on Line 2.
Public Schools. Leslieville Junior Public School (GR. JK-06), 254 Leslie Street. Duke of Connaught Junior and Senior Public School (GR. JK-08), 70 Woodfield Road. Riverdale Collegiate Institute (GR. 09-12), 1094 Gerrard Street. Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute (GR. 09-12), 800 Greenwood Avenue.
Catholic Schools. St. Joseph Catholic School (GR. JK-08), 176 Leslie Street. St. Brigid Catholic School (French Immersion GR. JK-SK), 50 Woodmount Avenue. St. Agatha Catholic School (French Immersion GR. 01-08), 49 Cathedral Bluffs Drive. St. John Catholic School (Extended French GR. 05-08), 780 Kingston Road. Notre Dame High School (GR. 09-12), 12 Malvern Avenue. Senator O'Connor College School (GR. 09-12), 60 Rowena Drive. St. Patrick Catholic Secondary School (GR. 09-12), 49 Felstead Avenue.