The Peanut, also know as The Don Valley Village, got it's name from the characteristic shape formed by the diverging North and South bound lanes on the Don Mills Road within this neighbourhood. Residents of this neighbourhood tend to be in the low to middle income bracket and many are new Canadian Citizens of Armenian, Chinese, east Indian and Middle Eastern backgrounds.

The mix of housing here includes a large selection of condominium townhouse and apartment buildings, split-level houses, semi-detached homes, and family size detached houses that feature Georgian, Tudor, and contemporary-style designs.The dense high-rise real estate along Finch Avenue and Don Mills Road creates a T-shape area which discourages street life. However houses just off the main roads are quite pleasant. 

This neighbourhood is bounded by Sheppard Avenue East on the South, the Highway 404 on the East, McNicoll Park on the North, and Leslie Street on the West. 

Notable Amenities at The Peanut include:

1. Schools: Some schools in this neighbourhood include Seneca Hill Public School, Don Valley Junior High School, Georges Vanier Secondary School which offer Math, Science & Technology Programs such as TOPS and MACS, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Elementary School 

2. Food and Restaurants: Even with just pocket change, you can get patties with soft flakie crust and an abundance of meat at Allan's Pastry Shop. For a different taste, try the silk-smooth and perfectly seasoned congee at Congee Wong!

3. Lifestyle and Recreation: The main shopping attraction in this neighbourhood is the Fairview Mall, a large regional shopping centre located at the north-east corner of Sheppard Avenue and Don Mills Road. This mall has over 150 stores plus professional and medical offices. Another popular mid-size shopping area is The Shops on Steeles and 404.

For physically active residents, there's the Cummer Park Fitness Centre, featuring squash and racquetball courts, fitness classes, an indoor jogging/walking track, two weight rooms, outdoor tennis courts, whirlpools and saunas. The Oriole Community Resource Centre features a gymnasium, meeting rooms, and a seniors lounge. This centre is also the home of the Oriole arena which offers pleasure skating, shinny and organized hockey programs for the public. 

Getting to The Peanut by Public Transportation:

Bus routes that run along or through this neighbourhood include: 39 and 308 along Finch Avenue - 10 and 169 along Van Horne Avenue - 090B and 90 along Fairview Mall Drive - 24, 85, 167, 169, 224, and 385 along Sheppard Avenue - 10, 25, 090B, 90, 169 and 303 along Don Mills Road - 51 along Leslie Street.

The Peanut: Real Estate Listings

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