Looking at Homes: Your Daily Listings

How to stay on top of what’s new on the market

Toronto’s Real Estate Districts

As your Realtor®, Jamie will find out from you where you are interested in living.  If you’re new to Toronto or not sure what neighbourhoods are desirable – in short, if you have no idea where you would like to live – Jamie will make valuable suggestions based on your needs now, and in the future.  For instance, if you are looking for a carriage trade home, the Rosedale neighbourhood may be perfect for you.  If you prefer to live within walking distance of the financial district, perhaps a spacious condo in the thriving St. Lawrence Market area would work well for you.

St Lawrence market by Ian Muttoo
St Lawrence market by Ian Muttoo

Simplified MLS Search

The city used to be divided into districts that only real estate professionals understood and used.  Every neighbourhood used to fall within a certain district, and the districts defined the property listings for sale that Jamie would find and send you on a daily basis. 

Because the districts were arbitrary and often overlapped municipalities and/or split neighbourhoods, the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) introduced a new zoning system that allows both Jamie and you to search the MLS by municipalities and neighbourhood names as referred to by the respective communities. To learn more details about this change, please read our article on the New Zoning in Toronto MLS.

Today, specific neighbourhoods can be searched with ease and Jamie can send you even better daily listings to inform you about properties which you might be interested in. Of course, the listings will also match your other search criteria (like price point, number of bedrooms, etc.) but most importantly, they will be in the right location for you.

Whether you want to look in a broad range of districts (for example, anywhere on the Bloor/Danforth subway line) or just one neighbourhood (Liberty Village) Jamie has access to filtering tools, radius and grid searches that ensure you never miss a listing that may be relevant. Jamie also tries hard to remove any clutter that you are definitely not interested in.

Properties that come on the market will be emailed to your inbox each day, pre-filtered to match your requirements, so you can see exactly what the market has to offer, and be ready to pounce on great opportunities.

Toronto Map & District Codes

Wondering more about those districts? The Toronto Real Estate Board now offers a new, updated interactive map of Toronto that you can use to define where you would like to buy your next home. Use this map to prepare for your meeting with Jamie, so that you can share with him the exact locations of your interest in a matter of minutes.

The City of Toronto itself is divided into a grid with four main groups of districts:  North, Central, East and West. This is further subdivided into numbered districts with main streets as boundaries. This a remnant of the old numbering system which was maintained in order to facilitate searching among the many neighbourhoods of this giant municipality.

Jamie has gone a step further to demystify what those TREB district codes actually mean in terms of neighbourhoods – so you can see which popular neighbourhood pockets and communities are actually contained within each district:

District Neighbourhoods
C01 Downtown, Harbourfront, King West Village, Little Italy, University of Trinity College Campus
C02 The Annex, Yorkville, Summerhill, Wychwood Park, Deer Park (Yonge-St. Clair), South Hill
C03 Corso Italia, Forest Hill South, Oakwood-Vaughan, Cedarvale
C04 Bedford Park, Lawrence Manor, North Toronto, Forest Hill North
C06 North York, Clanton Park, Bathurst Manor
C07 Willowdale, Newtonbrook West, Westminister-Branson, Lansing-Westgate
C08 Cabbagetown, St. Lawrence Market, Waterfront Communities, Moss Park, Church-Yonge Corridor, Garden District
C09 Moore Park, Rosedale
C10 Davisville Village, Mount Pleasant East
C11 Leaside, Thorncliffe Park, Flemingdon Park
C12 St. Andrew, Windfields, Lawrence Park North
C13 Banbury, Don Mills, Parkwoods-Donalda, Victoria Village
C14 Newtonbrook East, Willowdale East
C15 Hillcrest Village, Bayview Woods, Steeles North, Bayview Village, Don Valley Village, Henry Farm, Pleasant View
E01 North Riverdale, South Riverdale, Danforth, Leslieville, Outer Harbour
E02 The Beaches, Woodbine Corridor
E03 Danforth, East York, Playter Estates, Broadview North, O’Connor-Parkview, Crescent Town
E04 The Golden Mile, Dorset Park, Wexford, Maryvale, Kennedy Park, Ionview Park, Clairlea, Birchmount
E05 Steeles, L’Amoreaux, Tam O’Shanter, Sullivan
E06 Birch Cliff, Cliffside, Oakridge, Hunt Club
E07 Milliken, Agincourt North, Agincourt South, Malvern West
E08 Scarborough Village, Cliffcrest, Guildwood, Eglinton East
E09 Scarborough City Centre, Woburn, Morningside, Bendale
E10 Rouge (South), Centennial Scarborough, West Hill, Highland Creek
E11 Rouge (West), Malvern, Cedarwood
W01 High Park, Swansea, South Parkdale, Roncesvalles Village
W02 High Park North, Bloor West Village, Baby Point, The Junction (Junction Area)
W03 Corso Italia, Keelesdale, Eglingon West, Weston-Pellam Park, Rockcliffe-Smythe
W04 Yorkdale, Glen Park, Brookhaven, Amesbury, Humberlea, Pelmo Park, Weston, Briar Hill, Belgravia, Maple Leaf, Mount Dennis
W05 Downsview, Humber Summit, Humbermede, Black Creek, York University Heights, Glenfield-Jane Heights, incl. Downsview Airport
W06 New Toronto, Long Branch, Mimico, Alderwood
W07 Stonegate-Queensway (Sunnylea)
W08 Kingsway South, Central Etobicoke, Eringate-Centennial-West Deane, Princess-Rosethorn, Edenbridge, Humber Valley, Islington (City Centre West), Markland Wood
W09 Kingsview Village, The Westway, Willowridge, Martingrove, Richview, Humber Heights
W10 Rexdale, The Elms, Kipling, West-Humber, Clairville, Thistletown, Beaumond Heights, Mount Olive, Silverstone, Jamestown

Please don’t hesitate to contact Jamie Sarner whenever you have a question, or leave us a comment please.

2 thoughts on “Looking at Homes: Your Daily Listings

July 18, 2011 at 8:03 pm
Leslie says:

great post. thanks for sharing!

July 18, 2011 at 8:06 pm
Jamie Sarner says:

Hi Leslie,
I am happy that you found this helpful. It is always nice to receive a compliment from a fellow realtor.

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