Humberlea - North York, Ontario neighbourhoods and nearby communities
This quiet community lies east of the Humber River, between the Wilson & Sheppard. To the east are CPR railway-accessible industrial lands along Highway 400. While originally mostly residents of British descent, now it is a strong Italian community. Humberlea was a small community dating to the early 1900s, supported by area dariy farms. Much of the farmland in Humberlea was developed after World War II in to simple veterans housing on large lots. The last farm operated up until the 1950's when it was sold to developers and filled with more recent houses.
Motorists take Weston Road into town & St Clair Ave, or to Highway 401 to head east or west, or north on Highway 400. TTC Buses along Weston Road connects passengers to the Weston GO Train station (to zip commuters to Union Station) and to the Royal York and the Keele station (Bloor-Danforth subway) or take the Sheppard and Wilson Avenue buses which connect passengers stations on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line.
Humberleas is served by 1 public elementary, 2 catholic elementary schools, and public high schools, with 3 libraries about a mile away in any direction. York University is a few miles to the North via Weston & Steeles, and Humber College's North Campus is accessible view Dixon Rd & Finch.
Shopping options are along Weston Road, with The Crossroads Centre (just south of Highway 401) containing chains and big box stores.
The community has access to the Humber River paved recreational pathways. The community has a tennis club, running track, basketball courts, baseball diamonds and a children's playgrounds. The Humber Valley Golf Course is just across the Humber River, providing not only good golf but pleasant views in the neighbourhood.
Humberlea's oldest houses date back to the early 1900s, and post-war veterans cottages date to the late 1940s. More recently built homes are larger, but on smaller lots, typically brick ranch-style bungalows. Homes in this community are in the low to medium price ranges.