It has been almost 20 years since my husband and I were married and moved into the Humber Bay/Sunnylea area. Our real estate agent was very patient with us as we saw over 50 homes in all parts of Etobicoke. Back then there wasn’t the internet to help us with our search and we really didn’t know much about the area.
Thinking back over the years, I think about how lucky we were to have found a home in this very unique area of Toronto.
I thought I would take the opportunity to discuss the great things about this neighbourhood on my blog and I will provide a new insight every week. Today I would like to start with first impressions.
One of my first impressions is about the lovely fully grown trees that line the streets. When we purchased our home, as part of the purchase agreement, we had to agree to not chop down any trees that would affect the overall look of the neighbourhood.
We have a sugar maple on our front lawn that is at least 55 years old. In 2010, I had the tree trimmed by the city and the arborist informed me that sugar maples don’t usually survive this long in the city. He was quite impressed. Every fall, it is one of the first trees whose leaves change to a vibrant orange colour and people stop by to take a picture under the tree.
Having grown up in Scarborough in a late 1950’s new suburb development, all the homes in the neighbourhood all look pretty much the same. I immediately noticed the different styles of homes that gives this neighbourhood its unique character.