Playter Estates

Playter Estates Neighbourhood History

Playter Estates is named after the Playter Family. George Playter moved to Canada from Pennsylvania in the 1790’s. What is known as Playter Estates today was once farmland owned by George Playter’s son James Playter. In the mid 1870’s John Playter, George’s other son, built a beautiful brick home located at 28 Playter Crescent which still exists today and is still owned by a descendent of the Playter family.

Playter Estates Neighbourhood Today

Today, Playter Estates-Danforth is a popular community amongst professionals who work in the downtown core and Toronto’s Financial District as well as individuals who require easy access to public transit and the highway/DVP. Residents of Playter Estates-Danforth enjoy the many different street level shops and restaurants along the Danforth as well as the beautiful parks within the area, including Riverdale Park East and Withrow Park.


Playter Estates Properties & Real Estate

Charming Victorian and Edwardian detached and semi-detached homes can be found throughout Playter Estates-Danforth. Most of the homes are relatively the same size and most were built between 1912 and 1930. Many homeowners have renovated the interior of the homes in order to modernize the homes while maintaining the historical charm of the exterior.

Thinking About Making A Move?

Thinking of buying a home in Playter Estates or are you  thinking of selling your Playter Estates home?

Contact me today to learn how I can help you with achieving your Playter Estates real estate objectives. I would love to hear about your plans and to answer any questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you. 


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Playter Estates Local Business Directory

Below are some of the most prominent businesses within Playter Estates and the surrounding area.



Danforth Music Hall

147 Danforth Ave, Toronto



106 Danforth Ave, Toronto



200 Danforth Ave, Toronto


Astoria Shish Kebob House

390 Danforth Ave, Toronto


Shoppers. Drug Mart

235 Danforth Ave #101, Toronto


Dolce Gelato

414 Danforth Ave, Toronto


Toronto Physiotherapy

442 Danforth Ave, Toronto



542 Danforth Ave, Toronto


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