Known locally as the The Pocket, the Blake-Jones neighbourhood offers many beautiful tree lined streets, affordable real estate and great local restaurants. Blake-Jones is considered to run from the local cemetery on its south end, to the cross road Hunter Street on the north and on the east and west Blake-Jones is bordered by Greenwood Avenue and Pape Avenue respectively. Nearby neighbourhoods include: Riverdale, Regent Park, Leslieville and The Beach. Blake-Jones real estate is considered to be more affordable then other areas and nearby neighbourhoods and offers some great value for first time home buyers.
The Blake-Jones neighbourhood has three local elementary schools: Earl Grey, Blake Street, and Pape Avenue with East end Alternative being housed at Blake street. There is also the local high school Riverdale Collegiate Institute which is located in the Blake-Jones district. Most Blake-Jones real estate is located near public transportation, including the 83 Jones bus line and three local subway stations: the Donolands, Pape and Greenwood stations are all within walking distance.
The neighbourhood of Blake-Jones or the Pocket, is considered a great area for starting families who want the chance to pitch in and sweat to make the rougher areas of the neighbourhood better. As mentioned earlier, Blake-Jones real estate is considered to be very well priced when compared to other neighbourhoods in Toronto. With easy access to public transportation, Downtown Toronto is only 15-20 minutes away.
If you’re looking for great food you don’t have to look any further then the local restaurants in the Pocket. The Blake-Jones neighbourhood offers everything from international fair such as the chicken souvlaki served at Faros By Night or delicious Chinese food at Danforth Dragon. To more home-style fair such as burgers at Square boys’s or lunch at The Original Collegiate Lunch diner no matter what your craving you likely to find it in the Blake-Jones neighbourhood.