Looking to move into specific Toronto school district?

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Find the Home and the School of Your Dreams

We at the Julie Kinnear Team know how important moving into a good school district determines where you choose to buy your next home. Our knowledgeable team can guide you into the home and school of your dreams. Did you know moving as little as 1 block over can make all the difference as to being in the right school zone? Whether you are looking for private, French Immersion, Catholic, public, alternative schools or daycare we've got you covered. We can help you decipher which streets & pockets of the city will be the best place for you to focus your search. Give us a call if you have any questions or concerns including wait lists, EQAO stats & neighbourhoods.

Comparing Schools

Buying a home is a big decision, no matter what stage of life you're in. But for families with children, there are many more things to consider. Every parent is looking for a safe neighbourhood with easy access to parks and recreational activities, but there may be nothing more important than finding a home in a good school district. Fortunately, there are a number of resources families can use to find the best fit for them and their children. The Province of Ontario's Education Quality and Accountability Office, EQAO, measures the number of students at or above the provincial standard in subjects like math, reading, and writing and scores them on a percentage basis. Barring a few exceptions, every school in the Toronto District School Board is listed http://www.tdsb.on.ca/. The C.D. Howe Institute provides rankings by province of the best school districts. The Fraser Institute allows users to compare schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec.

Hello Toronto by Robert
Hello Toronto by Robert

Measuring Success

The C.D. Howe Institute's study takes socio-economic factors into consideration when analyzing schools. Students' results in math, reading, and writing tests are measured against expected outcomes. Out of all the Toronto schools tested, 24 performed 95 per cent or higher than expected. Of those, six scored 100 per cent better than anticipated. Educators can use the research to determine which schools need more attention and which deserve imitation. It's also an invaluable tool for parents looking to send their children to the best schools.

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In a Toronto school by Loozrboy

The Value of a Good Education

There are more things to consider than just schools when buying a home in Toronto. Prices are still ebbing upward in the city, and school rankings can have a significant impact on the price of a home and its future value. In fact, many homebuyers now begin the hunt for a new home by looking at the quality of the local educational establishment. Investing in a home within reach of a good school can mean significantly higher resale values, and homes there tend to sell more quickly. In tougher economic times, prices tend to remain relatively healthy in the vicinity of good schools, but homes there do tend to be more expensive. But wherever you're looking, there are a number of fine schools within Toronto, and if you know what tools to use, finding them doesn't need to be a hassle.

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"Julie and her team just helped us quickly through the entire process. They were patient and they were attentive. We're so grateful, so thankful!"


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