Davisville Village

 

 

Davisville Village is an area of Toronto near the intersection of Davisville Avenue and Yonge Street. There is a subway station named Davisville at this intersection. The area directly abuts Mount Pleasant Cemetery, and has a large number of massive apartment and condominium complexes built between the 1970s and the 2000s, as well as a number of office buildings. The area is an attractive area in Midtown Toronto between St Clair and Eglinton.

 

History

Davisville was founded by John Davis in 1840. Davis opened the first post office in the neighbourhood and served as the post-master[1]. The building that housed the original post office is currently a Starbucks at the North-East corner of Yonge Street and Davisville Avenue. John Davis also started Davisville Pottery Company, which was the largest employer in the neighbourhood for several years[1]. In 1911 Davis sold a large portion of the land to Dovercourt Development Company to be developed[1]. Many single family homes were built between the 1920’s-1930’s and still exist today[1]. In the 1970’s condominium towers and apartment buildings began to develop in the neighbourhood and in 2007 the Minto Midtown Quantum towers were completed[2]