Our 86 alpha-numeric districts are not only arbitrary, they’re out of date. Many of them were drawn when places like Markham and Vaughan were mostly rural and not the bustling communities that they are today.
Not only do the current district names not make sense to our clients, we can’t use them to accurately target what our clients want. It is almost impossible to target a search in our MLS® system to a specific neighbourhood which means that many of our search results are not what our client is after.
Re-Districting will solve these problems, 1) replacing the code numbers with true geographic areas, 2) giving our searches greater clarity and 3) a tighter focus.
On July 5, community, or neighbourhood names, are replacing the districts. Their names and their boundaries were provided by government bodies with REALTOR® input. In this way, the names will make sense to the people who live in the area and REALTORS® who work in the field.
Do you know what community or neighbourhood you live in?