A roughly upside-down L-shaped neighborhood centered along Eglinton Avenue West, Fairbank boasts several amenities that other neighborhoods around it cannot also claim.
The eastern portion of Fairbank makes up a large part of Toronto’s “Little Jamaica” community. A wide variety of Jamaican-owned shops, restaurants and other businesses line the stretch of Eglinton Avenue from Allen Road to Dufferin Street. Heading north on Dufferin, a number of big-box chains have locations on either side of this major thoroughfare, while several grocery stores are also close by. Crossing through the neighborhood from east to west is the Beltline Trail, which provides a convenient cycling route across Midtown Toronto-and, via trails through the Don Valley, into the downtown core.
Transportation in Fairbank
Eglinton West station on Line 1 Yonge-University lies just outside the neighborhood, and is within walking distance of Little Jamaica. Frequent bus service is available along Eglinton, Oakwood Avenue, Caledonia Road and Dufferin Street, with Dufferin featuring both express and local routes. Additionally, the under-construction Eglinton Crosstown LRT is planned to feature three new stations in the neighborhood upon its opening in 2022. The presence of the new subway line will greatly enhance the transportation options available to residents, and make Fairbank into an even more desirable community than it is today.