Chaplin Estates used be called “Eglinton” in the 1860’s. A family of landowners in the area, the Chaplins, registered a plan of subdivision in 1913 and thats when the neighbourhood as we know it now was born. The Chaplins wanted the area to be a high class residential area, and so put in place many building restrictions and bylaws.
Residents of Chaplin Estates are very centrally located- with the busy Yonge and Eglinton close by, there is nothing that is not within walking distance. From restaurants, to cafes, to grocery stores, pharmacies, clothing shops, movie theatres and more- this area has it all. There are public and private schools nearby, as well as many parks and a community centre, which has leagues, teams and clubs of its own. The TTC runs all around the neighbourhood- buses on every main street, as well as Eglinton subway station located right at Yonge and Eglinton.
Eglinton Avenue to the north
Yonge Street to the east
Chaplin Crescent to the south
Avenue Road to the west
Davisville Junior Public School
Oriole Park Junior Public School
Eglinton Junior Public School
North Toronto Collegiate Institute
St Monica Elementary
St Clement’s School
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