Allenby Neighbourhood - Past
Allenby was first settled in the 1400's by the Huron Tribe which had a village here until sometime in the early 1700's.
The present day neighbourhood was developed when Allenby Public School opened in 1927. The school was named after Lord Allenby, a British World War One hero.
Allenby Neighbourhood - Present
Allenby is very popular with families that have young children. This neighbourhood's biggest drawing card is the Allenby Public School which has an excellent reputation, built around its French Immersion program for students in grades one through six.
Allenby's Tudor style houses were built in the 1930's and 1940's. They include a mix of detached two storey homes and bungalows. Overall, Allenby's lot sizes are above average, with 25 to 35 foot frontages being typical. All Allenby houses have either a mutual or private driveway.
Much of Allenby's housing stock has undergone extensive renovations by new owners who have been careful to preserve the original wood detail and decorative accents found in many of the houses in this neighbourhood.
Allenby residents are well served by the shops and restaurants along Eglinton Avenue West know as 'The Eglinton Way'. In particular there are a large number of shops and professional services geared towards families with young children. There are also many fine clothing stores, food shops and restaurants in this shopping district.
Search the Eglinton Way business directory for a complete list of services available in the neighbourhood.
The ultra modern North Toronto Memorial Community Recreation Centre, on Eglinton Avenue West, has an indoor and outdoor pool, an indoor arena, a gymnasium, a walking track, aerobic and weight rooms, and two artificial ice rinks that are used as tennis courts in the summertime. The Centre is located next to Eglinton Park which has a baseball diamond, sports field and a wading pool.
Allenby residents are also close to the Belt Line trail, a popular seven kilometre leisure and exercise path that winds through the central part of the city. There is local access to the Belt Line, south of Eglinton off Chaplin Avenue and at Oriole Parkway.
- (Public) Allenby Jr., 391 St. Clements Ave - (416) 393-9115
- (Public) Glenview Sr., 401 Rosewell Ave - (416) 393-9390
- (Public) North Preparatory Public School, 1100 Spadina Rd - (416) 393-9230
- (Public) Forest Hill Jr. & Sr. Public School, 78 Dunloe Rd - (416)393-9335
- (Catholic) St. Monica Separate School, 14 Broadway Ave - (416) 393-5980
- (Public High School) Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute, 125 Chatsworth Dr - (416) 393-9500
- (Public High School) Northern Secondary School, 851 Mt. Pleasant Rd - (416) 393-0270
- (Public High School) Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, 730 Eglinton Ave West - (416) 393-1860
- (Public High School) North Toronto Collegiate Institute, 70 Roehampton Ave - (416) 393-9180
- (Catholic) Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School, 1107 Avenue Rd - (416) 393-5499
- (Private) Havergal College, 1451 Avenue Rd - (416) 483-3519
- (Private) St Clement's School, 21 St.Clements Ave - (416) 483-4835
- Abc Academy, 18 Melrose Ave
- Allenby Day Care, 391 St. Clements Ave
- Alternative Primary School Parent Group, 1100 Spadina Rd
- Armour Heights Child Care Program
Regular bus service on Eglinton Avenue and on Avenue Road connect passengers to the Eglinton TTC station on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line.
Motorists are ten to fifteen minutes from the Allen Expressway and approximately fifteen minutes to the Avenue Road on ramp to Highway 401. Toronto's downtown business and entertainment districts are within a twenty minute drive of this neighbourhood.
Photos of the Belt Line trail featured on this page are courtesy of David J. Widmann and are protected under Creative Commons.