Why people love to live in the Cricket Club
Before we lived at Yonge & St Clair, we lived for many years in the Cricket Club neighbourhood. We have sold literally hundreds of homes there over the years and we're often asked why this relatively small community is so popular. Bordered by Wilson Avenue on the north, Brooke Avenue on the south, and Avenue Road and Yonge Street on the west and east, the neighbourhood is named for the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club located on Wilson Avenue.
This popular club offers a dizzying array of sporting activities including swimming, tennis, squash, lawn bowling as well as those listed in its lengthy title, and is also a popular social hub with its busy restaurant and many community activities.
And that really sums up the popularity of the neighbourhood in general - community. This is the kind of neighbourhood you grew up in, or wished you'd grown up in. One where your children can walk or bicycle to school and play hockey in the quiet, leafy streets, where neighbours shovel each other's walkway and pick up mail and runaway garbage cans. Well-treed lots and quiet streets still evoke a country feel to this quiet enclave in what is now the heart of the city.
Great schools, grocery shopping, drug stores, a hardware store, library, doctors, dentists, and a wide selection of independent boutiques, restaurants and cafes are all within walking distance. It’s not hard to understand why people love to live in the Cricket Club area.