On the north end of the prestigious Toronto neighbourhood
of Forest Hill, you will find 9 blocks of boutiques, cafes, restaurants and special services. This area is known as "The Eglinton Way
How to Find the Way
Eglinton Way is on Eglinton Avenue West between Oriole Parkway and Chaplin Crescent. It is a short distance from Yonge Street making it very accessible whether you are driving or taking public transit.
Those who venture into Forest Hill often end up shopping or simply taking a stroll in Eglinton Way. The neighbourhood is not only known for its high quality shops and services, but its friendly people.
The local Motto is...The Eglinton Way "The Way to spend a perfect day!"
Although the retail section of Toronto's Eglinton Way only spans 9 blocks, there are a lot of shopping
options. Fashion, jewellery, accessories, shoes, home décor and top-notch salons can be found here.
The shops along Eglinton have built a strong reputation for quality and service. Here's a list of the fashion stores that were open for business at the time this article was first published.
- Bella Honey
- Fred's Here Inc.
- K Barketti
- Kick Maternity
- Becoming Maternity
- Little Ones
- Gretchen & Co.
- TNT Kids
- Kingsport Big and Tall Clothiers
- Accessories by Eva
- Nik Nak Fashion Accessories Inc.
- Haute Par Periwinkle
- Madison Shoe & Accessories
- Shoe Bag
Fine Jewellers have also established a strong presence in the neighborhood. Bijoux Village Fine Jewellery, Divana Jewellery Design, Martin Jewels, and Jewellery by Varouj all offer fine quality.
Since Eglinton Way is a fashionable area of the city, it should come as no surprise that the community has some very talented hair stylists.
People come from all parts of the city and from outside the GTA to take advantage of the services offered at salons and spas in Eglinton Way. Below you will find a list of Salons and Spas in the area.
- Anna K Salon Spa
- Hair Experts
- Benito & Frank Salon
- Che Bella Spa
- Dermedica Laser & Spa
Eglinton Way Business Improvement Area was established in 1987. Since this time members have worked tirelessly to beautify the 9 blocks under their jurisdiction.
As you walk the neighbourhood you will notice a lot of flowers, trimmed trees and street lights, making it one of the most visually pleasing areas of the city.
encourages both residents and visitors to the area to enjoy late night shopping and dining in the summer months since the stroll along Eglinton in the mild weather can be a wonderful way to spend an evening. For more information on the BIA visit www.theeglintonway.com
Eglinton Way Restaurants
Many BIA members own and operate restaurants in the area. If you find yourself in Eglinton Way here is what you will have to choose from when it comes to dining:
- Ferraro 502
- Chinese Food Gallery
- Burger Shack
- Chocolicks Fun Factory
- Hotel Gelato
- Cocoa Boulangerie Brasserie, Patisserie
The community also has a number of café's you can enjoy.
- The Mad Bean Coffee House & Book Store
- Coffee Time East
- The Second Cup
In addition to restaurants
and cafes, Eglinton Way has two unique specialty food shops. Dave Young Fruit Market
is known for its fresh produce and The Healthy Butcher
is known for its organic meats.
The Eglinton Way has become a very desirable community to live in. There are two well-established Real Estate
offices in town; Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd
, and Alexandroff Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
. They offer full real estate services to anyone looking to buy or sell property in the area.
People who live in The Eglinton Way neighborhood take great pride in their homes. You will notice that property owners pay a lot of attention to detail both inside and outside of their houses.
It is no wonder that the retail strip includes high quality home décor shops to serve them.
Home Décor Shops
- Fleur-de-Lis Interior Designs Inc.
- Glass Dreams
- Hakim Rugs
- Heritage Kitchens
- Home Front
- La Compania Studio
The great shopping and dining options, friendly people, and esthetic appeal of the community makes Eglinton Way one of Toronto's true treasures.