Bennington Heights is a small neighbourhood, tucked away at the top of the Don River Valley ravine and just south of Mount Pleasant Cemetery. It’s one of those neighbourhoods known only to locals, and they like to keep it their special secret.
The original homes were built in from the 1920s to the 1940s and are very English in style, ranging from large 2 storey homes to smaller bungalows.
For those who like to live close to downtown, but have nature on their doorstep, Bennington Heights is an ideal location. The Moore Park walking trail, a remnant of the old Belt Line Railway, is on your doorstep, leading down into the Don River Valley and the Evergreen Brickworks environmental centre which hosts a year round Saturday Farmers’ Market.
Bayview Avenue features an eclectic selection of shops and restaurants, including antique shops, specialty stores and neighbourhood pubs that attract clientele from all over the city.
A little further east on Laird Drive, a formerly industrial area has been transformed and now boasts an impressive collection of national retailers, including two major supermarkets (Longos and Sobeys) as well as major brands such as Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Sport Chek, Winners, Best Buy, HMV and the LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario).