Allenby's homes were primarily built in the 1930's - 1940's, often in Tudor style, and feature larger than average lots. Renovations have been popular in recent years, with many homeowners maintaining pieces of the original woodwork and ornamental accents, retaining an old world charm.
Eglinton Avenue West shops provide residents with an array of clothing stores, gourmet food shops and restaurants, as well as shops that cater to the needs of the many young families in the area.
The North Toronto Memorial Community Recreation Centre features both indoor and outdoor pools, a gym, walking track, aerobic and weight rooms and two artificial ice rinks that are used as tennis courts during summer months. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the nearby Beltline trail.
Along with the public and private schools, the neighbourhood is also home to the well reputed Allenby Public School with a French Immersion program for elementary school aged children. Frequent busses connect commuters with the Eglinton subway station, and both Highway 401 and downtown Toronto can be reached by car in approximately 15 minutes.