Tree-lined streets, neighbours chating, kids playing, lovingly cared homes resting on large green front lawns... these are the ingredients found in the movies from the 50s depicting suburban living. Travel through Don Mills today and these images are still seen. What began as an idea by the industrialist, E.P. Taylor, and created by a committee of planners and architects has become a world renown community in Toronto.
Designed like a bulls-eye, the centre encompasses the shops, banks and offices found on any main street town. The centre is surrounded by a ring of curving streets, walkways and parklands with the homes nestled in amoung the original trees found on the land. The bulls-eye is completed by an outer ring of office buildings that is home to big name corporations.
Like the original inhabitants of this community, the residents of today enjoy the company of their neighbours, experience the great outdoors whether it is bicycling, walking, or jogging. They can also be found strolling through the outdoor shopping centre or taking in a concert or other great entertainment in the centre. If the desire arises to venture outside of this oasis, the heart of the city is at the door step.