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A Comprehensive Neighbourhood Guide for Moving to Pleasant View


Pleasant View is a tranquil residential neighbourhood in eastern North York, bordering on Scarborough. The neighbourhood is close to two major highways and a plethora of public transportation options allowing residents of Pleasant View to travel anywhere in the city with relative ease. Pleasant View is an extremely popular neighbourhood for young families because of its strong school system and peaceful suburban atmosphere. There are also several high-rise condos near Fairview mall that are very appealing to young professionals looking for a place to rent that is more affordable than Downtown Toronto.


Where is Pleasant View?


Pleasant View is in North York located right on the border of Scarborough. The neighbourhood sits between Highway 404 and Victoria Park Avenue with McNicoll Avenue acting as its northern border and Sheppard Avenue acting as its southern border.


Transportation in Pleasant View


For motorists, Pleasant View is right next to two major highways allowing you to drive to anywhere in Toronto, Scarborough, and even Mississauga in under an hour. In terms of public transportation, there are bus routes on Victoria Park, McNicoll, and Sheppard Avenue. Also, the Don Mills subway station is within walking distance of central Pleasant View. Although Pleasant View has a relaxed small-town vibe, it also gives you the ability to explore everything that the GTA has to offer.


Types of homes in Pleasant View


Most of the residential area in Pleasant View is made up of houses built in the late 1960s and 1970s. These houses are built on streets that tend to be wider than those in older neighbourhoods closer to the downtown core. These wider streets provide Pleasant View with a more spacious atmosphere, which is only accentuated by the large number of parks in the area.


Most of the houses in Pleasant View are single family semi-detached homes that have simple post-war design aesthetics. There are also a good deal of ranch style bungalows and a few two-storey stacked townhouses.


Making the move to Pleasant View


Pleasant View is a popular destination for young families due to its abundance of great schools, its nicely maintained parks, and its strong selection of houses. If you are looking to move your family into your first home, it can be a rather overwhelming venture. Making use of self-storage can take some of the pressure off the moving process.


Right now, Storwell Self Storage is offering my clients an exclusive offer of 4 weeks of free self-storage to help with their next move or just general decluttering. If you need storage in the Scarborough area, contact us to put you in touch.


Shopping in and around Pleasant View


Pleasant View has access to some amazing shopping options, the most obvious being Fairview Mall, which is walking distance away from Pleasant View. Fairview Mall has a wide selection of stores ranging from high-end jewelry stores to affordable street wear, to high-tech electronics, and everything in between. The mall also has a variety of dinning options including St. Louis Bar and Grill, Hero Burger, and Cinnabon.



The best schools in Pleasant View


One of the main reasons why so many families look to settle down long term roots in Pleasant View is the strong selection of both elementary and secondary schools. The Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Catholic District School Board both operate several schools in the Pleasant View area. The main secondary school in Pleasant View is Sir John A Macdonald Collegiate Institute on Pharmacy Avenue.


Pleasant View has a large collection of highly rated elementary schools. St. Gerard Catholic School, located on Old Sheppard Avenue and Victoria Park Avenue, received a particularly high grade on the Fraser Institute’s Annual Report Card for 2020. Other highly rated elementary schools in the Pleasant View area include:


  • Cherokee Public School

  • Pleasant View Middle School

  • Brian Public School

  • Muirhead Public School



For the last 15 years, in my real estate business, I had the pleasure to work with people moving to and from this neighbourhood. The latest was during covid!


Who do you know selling in Scarborough? We have many qualified buyers looking to raise their families in such a beautiful neighbourhood and spacious houses. Email me today if you know someone that is ready to sell!