Davenport is a quiet centrally located neighbourhood that features modest single family houses, convenient public transit and a close proximity to downtown Toronto.
Davenport won't be the next Ossington -- please don't think that. But, it is changing for the better. The street level presence of Workshop Architecture, a firm that's been instrumental with Green Line proposals, is indicative of the future here. This is a community oriented business that literally invites those passing by to come inside and chat.
The four blocks from Christie Street to Shaw Street, immediately south of Davenport Road, are part of the Frankel Lambert housing co-operative which contains private homes as well as Cityhome rental units and senior citizen accommodations.
Homes in Davenport
Davenport's rows of attached late Victorian style houses were built between 1900 and 1929. Some of these houses have been replaced with newer semi-detached homes.
The Frankel Lambert townhouses, built in the early 1980's, include brick and wood exteriors, front porches, and private backyards. Some low and medium rise apartment buildings for seniors are located along Christie Street and Shaw Street.
Lifestyle in Davenport
The south side of Davenport Road contains a small selection of convenience-type stores that are within walking distance of this neighbourhood.
The shops spread out along Dupont Street include the Galleria Mall, a major grocery store, a hardware centre and a variety of restaurants.
Recreation in Davenport