Maryvale is a small community with a family-friendly atmosphere. It is bordered by the Canadian Pacific railway line on the south, an industrial area on the east and Highway 401 on the north.
Maryvale Public School is one of the best in the area, attracting those with young children. Along with this, the junior YMCA and community centre, both in close proximity to the school, are big attractions.
In the 1800’s, Maryvale was part of the former Village of Ellesmere.
By the early 1950’s, the Maryvale subdivision was in full swing as development began.
The neighborhood is named after Maryvale farm, which was once well known for breeding racehorses.
The majority of homes in Maryvale were built during the original development in the 1950’s. While there are a variety of styles, most are small bungalows and one and a half story houses.
Unlike many areas throughout Toronto, Maryvale homes typically have a private driveway and garage.
To go along with a family friendly setting, home prices in Maryvale range from $200,000 to $300,000. This makes the community one of the most affordable in the city.