Located at the corner of Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue, Crosstown will enliven and embellish Toronto’s truly enviable reputation of being one of the world's most liveable cities.
There is a people-centric living experience fostered in the Crosstown residences, townhomes, community centre, work space, parks, trails, and bike lanes. Wander beyond Crosstown and you’ll find more of the same. That’s the beauty of it: location, location, location. The parks, gardens, playgrounds and cultural centres that surround Crosstown truly integrate the new with the historic. Here is everything within a few blocks of the community of tomorrow.
Moccasin Trail Park
Split in two parts by the Don Valley Parkway, the Moccasin Trail Park is one of the hidden gems of the GTA’s extensive park system. Joining the trail’s halves are two old tunnels, one of which was painted in rainbow colours by visiting Norwegian artist Berg Johnston back in 1972. Among the park’s attractions is the abandoned 1871 gothic frame farmhouse of the pioneering Milne family. Take a walk through history here.
E.T. Seton Park
Named after E.T. Seton, the famed author, painter and founder of the Boy Scouts of America, the north part of Seton Park sits on the banks of Don River across Crosstown’s bordering Eglinton Avenue. There’s an archery range, a disc golf course, extensive trains and a couple of ponds.
Aga Khan Park
Between Cedar hedges lie black reflected pools bordered by alleys of birch, magnolia, aspen and whispering cherry trees. The park’s designer, Vladimir Djurovic, was asked to visit traditional Mughal gardens around the world for inspiration. With Aga Khan Park, he recreated a patch of history.
Sunnybrook Park, at 175 acres, is one of the largest natural park systems in the GTA, and it’s right across the street from Crosstown. A public riding school, bike trails and cricket pitches lie waiting in a park untouched by roads. The result of a promise made a few decades ago.
Aga Khan Museum and Gardens
Sitting across the road from the Crosstown community is the most generous cultural gift given to the country: The Aga Khan Museum. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki, together with its Mughal-style Garden, the Aga Khan welcomes visitors from all corners of the world. At Crosstown, this museum that chronicles the millennia-long history of a people and culture is right around the corner.
Toronto Botanical Gardens
The Toronto Botanical Garden spans four acres, features a series of contemporary-themed gardens and represents a learning experience where visitors learn horticultural tricks they can apply back home. A city within a city, sitting across from gardens within a garden.
Rated by Today’s Parent magazine as one of the top ten playgrounds in Toronto, Playground Paradise (sitting at #3) is located a few miles south of Crosstown. Open to kids 12 or younger, the paradise includes spiral slides, a track ride, a cargo elevator and jump the ball pit. Best of all, it’s free. A sporting facility for adults and kids lies a short walk away at Felmingdon Aquatic Centre.
The Japan Cultural Centre
The Japan Cultural Centre is one of the largest and most vibrant institutions in the world devoted to promoting both Japanese culture and Japanese Canadian heritage. Each year, over 200,000 people from across the nation and around the world enjoy its annual festivals, concerts, martial arts tournaments and special events.
Noor Cultural Centre
The Noor Cultural Centre along with the JCCC, Aga Khan complex and Japan Cultural Centre clearly demonstrates the remarkable cultural diversity and richness of the communities near Crosstown. It’s a place that holds culture as well as learning with one of its many initiatives, a joint-lecture series with York University exploring global issues.
The Ontario Science Centre takes ‘having a night out’ to new levels with its Sleepover program for both families and teenagers. Attendees can enjoy an IMAX film, a late-night flurry of exhibits, and a dance party with a DJ.
People and places are entwined; one influences the other. At Crosstown, you find the connectivity of the future Eglinton Crosstown LRT; traces of history in the museums and parks; signs of the future; you find community. And in return, you give Crosstown a beginning.