It may now be hot spot for moviegoers and diners, but Yonge and Eglinton has a noble revolutionary history. In 1837, from just north of the crossroads, William Lyon Mackenzie led rebels from Montgomery’s Tavern downtown in an attempt to overthrow the government of Upper Canada and make it a republic. Mackenzie’s rebels were crushed.
Until the 1950s, that rebellious fervour was replaced by a sleepy vibe. Then, in 1954, the TTC launched its first subway line, making Yonge and Eglinton its northernmost station.
Development has surged dramatically since then. Though surrounded by relatively upscale housing for upper-middle-class families, the Yonge and Eglinton nexus, with its many apartment buildings, became known as a singles haven through the 80s and 90s. The area attracted eateries, an outpost of Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club and retail spots to cater to that clientele.
Lately, Yonge and Eglinton boasts family-centred neighbourhoods alongside a growing condo culture. Most people have to go kilometres to a movies theatre, but Yonge-and-Eg residents can walk to two multiplexes. Comedy lovers can hit Absolute Comedy at Yuk Yuk’s former location, and the retail and dining options have multiplied.
Yonge and Eglinton also now known as Yonge and eligible has become one of Toronto's most desired neighbourhoods and has had a huge change on the sky scape by building condos on the side and main streets. It became very obvious that many single and down-sizers who grew up in the neighbourhood never wanted to live but the houses were too large and expensive so the need for condos became very apparent. Over the past 10 years we have seen numerous condos built and there are many in the pre construction stage.
A few years ago a builder bought some of the land of North Toronto Collegiate, one of Toronto's best High Schools and instead of closing the school built a state of the art high school into the condo. This is the 1st of this idea.