Successful districts often acquire appendages, so it's only fair that the relatively humble streets that once were classified merely as above Kingston Rd have now been awarded the name Upper Beach. More than half the residents own their own homes, about 60 per cent of which were build before 1946. The neighbourhood has a lot going for it besides affordable real estate. The crime rate here is comfortably low, it has good access to downtown via subway or car (down Woodbine and along the Gardiner Expressway), and it's not far from all the green space walking paths and street life of the Beach to the south. The chief cultural institution of the Upper Beach is Malvern Collegiate, which has given the world Norman Jewison, Glenn Gould, and John Sewell.