Its boundaries are Eglinton Avenue to the north, Martin Grove to the west, Islington to the east, and Rathburn Road to the south. The southeastern part of this area is the separate neighbourhood of Thorncrest Village. The neighbourhood is divided into two areas. The portion east of Kipling Road is known as Princess Anne Manor while the portion west of Kipling is Princess Margaret Gardens. They are named after The Princess Anne and The Princess Margaret, members of the British Royal family. The southwestern part of the neighbourhood is also sometimes known as Glen Agar.
Princess Anne Manor and Princess Gardens were the last subdivisions to be developed by Home Smith and Company (1952-1962), whose earlier developments included the building of neighbourhoods such as The Kingsway, Baby Point, Old Mill, and Humber Valley Village.
The density of the housing is very low, and road patterns are generally curved roads leading into cul-de-sacs to reduce traffic.
Largely built along an extension of the street The Kingsway north of Dundas St, the area developed in a radically different manner than The Kingsway neighbourhood to the south, however, like The Kingsway many streets in Princess Gardens carry ‘royal’ names: The Kingsway, Prince George Dr., Princess Margaret Blvd, Princess Anne Cr.
This is a quiet family oriented community that is the epitome of suburban living. Here you will find wide open spaces, tall stands of mature trees, spacious houses, excellent schools, an abundance of parks, nearby golf courses and neighbourhood shopping plazas. Most of the original homes in Princess Anne Manor and Princess Gardens are bungalows situated on pool size lots typically ranging from 50 to 60 feet wide however some of the larger ranch-style bungalows have frontages as wide as 80-85 feet. The neighbourhood has seen the development of large 2 storey homes over the past decade and recent sales have the new homes selling for upwards of $3m.