Julie Gofman’s Guide to Toronto’s Best Neighbourhoods

 

Rosedale
Yorkville
Summerhill
Forest Hill
The Bridle Path
Casa Loma
Wychwood Park
Regal Heights
South Hill
The Annex
Chaplin Estates
Teddington Park
Davisville Village
North Toronto
Deer Park
Bedford Park
Lawrence Park
Allenby
Cedarvale
Hillcrest
Lytton Park
Moore Park

Rosedale

For over one hundred years Rosedale has held the distinction of being Toronto's most fashionable address. Many of Toronto's wealthiest and most prominent citizens reside in the Rosedale neighbourhood

Rosedale is unique in that it is surrounded by beautiful ravines and parkland that make you feel as if you are far away from the city, while in reality Rosedale is just a few minutes from Toronto's major business, entertainment, and shopping districts.

HOMES
Rosedale's Victorian, Georgian, Tudor, and Edwardian style mansions were built between 1860 and 1930. Many Rosedale homes are listed on the Toronto Historical Board's Inventory of Heritage Properties.

South Rosedale also contains a number of condominium, co-operative, and co-ownership apartment buildings. These apartments are surprisingly affordable and provide a good entry into the neighbourhood.

LIFESTYLE
Rosedale residents living west of Mount Pleasant Road are within walking distance of the upscale shops and restaurants, located on Yonge Street, in the Summerhill area.

North Rosedale residents, east of Mount Pleasant Road, can obtain all of their household needs within a small commercial block on Summerhill Avenue, at the very north end of Rosedale.

Seaton Village is a centrally located family oriented neighbourhood. Remarkably, this neighbourhood has managed to maintain the feel of a small town village, even though it is situated in a busy part of the city.

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Yorkville  

Yorkville is one of Toronto's most dynamic neighbourhoods. It is an eclectic mix of luxury condominium apartment buildings, commercial office towers, four star hotels, theatres, gourmet restaurants, a prestigious shopping district and picture postcard Victorian homes.

The commercial heart of Yorkville is located on both Yorkville Avenue and on Cumberland Street. The transition to Yorkville's quiet residential pocket is gradual, as Victorian houses shift from retail to residential uses in a seamless pattern that is uniquely Yorkville.

HOMES
Yorkville's gentrified Victorian houses were built mainly between 1870 and 1895. These historical homes exhibit many decorative features including ornamental brick patterns, gingerbread gables, cast iron fences, and richly landscaped gardens. Many of Yorkville's houses are listed on the Toronto Historical Board's Inventory of Heritage Properties.

LIFESTYLE
Bloor-Yorkville is generally acclaimed as Canada's pre-eminent shopping district. Its many specialty stores, fashion boutiques, jewellery stores, antique shops, and art galleries are a destination point for tourists, as well as Torontonians from all over the city.

Yorkville's shops and restaurants are located in pretty Victorian houses on Yorkville Avenue, Hazelton Avenue, Cumberland Street and Scollard Street. The Hazelton Lanes shopping centre located at 55 Avenue Road features over 100 exclusive shops and restaurants.

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Summerhill

Summerhill's turn of the century houses, winding tree-lined streets, and abundance of parkland have made it one of Toronto's most preferred neighbourhoods. It is conveniently located along the Yonge Street corridor, providing Summerhill residents with easy access to Toronto's downtown business and entertainment districts

HOMES
HSummerhill's original housing stock consists of semi-detached and detached Victorian houses, and detached Edwardian style houses, built between 1880 and 1915. Many of these houses do not include driveways, however permit street parking is available from the city for a nominal annual fee.

Summerhill also contains a large number of modern townhouses, and a handful of low-rise luxury condominium apartment buildings, built mostly in the 1980's and 1990's.

LIFESTYLE
Summerhill residents are within walking distance of the many fine shops and restaurants centred around Yonge Street and Summerhill Avenue.

The Bloor-Yorkville and Yonge and St. Clair shopping districts are also easily accessed from the Summerhill neighbourhood.

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Forest Hill

The Forest Hill neighbourhood is one of Toronto's most prestigious districts. The mansions in Lower Forest Hill are rivalled only by those found in Rosedale. Forest Hill's schools are among the best in the country. They include two of Canada's most revered private schools: Upper Canada College for boys, and Bishop Strachan School for girls.

Forest Hill is one of Toronto's prettier districts. Its topography is very diverse with gently sloping hills, winding roads, and numerous little parkettes all adding charm to the neighbourhood.

HOMES
Forest Hill's old building codes and bylaws, dating back to the 1920's and 1930's, required that all Forest Hill houses be designed by an architect, and that a tree be planted at the front of each property. This foresight by Village planners has left a legacy of beauty in the brick and stone mansions, and majestic trees that grace the streets of Lower Forest Hill.

The Upper Village houses were built mostly in the 1940's and 1950's. These houses are more modest than their Lower Village counterparts, however the lot sizes are comparable between the two districts.

Forest Hill also contains a fair number of luxury condominium apartment buildings, located west of Spadina on Lonsdale Road and Heath Street West

LIFESTYLE
The Forest Hill Village shopping district is centred around the intersection of Spadina Road and Lonsdale Road. The ambience of this private enclave of stores is that of a small town rather than a big city.

The Village's boutiques and shops cater to the specific needs of Forest Hill's affluent residents.

The Eglinton West Village shopping district has a large variety of stores to suit every taste and budget. This street also contains many fine restaurants and food stores.

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The Bridle Path

The Bridle Path has often been referred to as "Millionaires Row". Indeed most of the houses in this neighbourhood sell for well in excess of a million dollars. This exclusive enclave of homes is surrounded by the Don River Valley and lush parkland, which provide the perfect backdrop for The Bridle Path's stately homes.

Bridle Path residents shop, play, and educate their children along Bayview Avenue, whose landmarks include the upscale York Mills Shopping Plaza, the posh Toronto Granite Club, and the private Crescent School for boys. The Toronto French School is located just off of Bayview at Lawrence Avenue.

HOMES
The Bridle Path's largest mansions located between Post Road and Park Lane Circle are among the largest homes in Toronto. These grand homes are situated on one to six acre lots and feature stone and cast iron gateways with elaborate built-in security systems. The houses south of Park Lane Circle are somewhat smaller in scale with still very generous one hundred foot frontages.

The houses in the Bridle Path were built mostly in the 1930's, 1950's and 1960's which accounts for the eclectic mix of architectural styles found here. This mix of designs includes Georgian, Colonial, Greek and Tudor Revival, Italianate, Neo Gothic, California bungalows and futuristic modernist style houses. There is also a new luxury condominium apartment building scheduled to be built at number one Post Road, in the French Chateau style.

The typical Bridle Path estate offers a wide range of luxury features, ranging from pools, tennis courts, gazebos and cabanas, to greenhouses and waterfalls. Interior features range from gold fixtures and marble finishes to dance floors, saunas, personal gyms, and home theatres.

The French Chateau inspired luxury condominium at One Post Road is an exclusive building with only 42 units, all with private elevator access. Also noteworthy are the European-design Chedington Place Condominiums situated on the north-east corner of Bayview and Lawrence Avenues. These exclusive condominiums also feature private elevators and spectacular ravine views.

LIFESTYLE
York Mills Plaza, located at the south-west corner of Bayview Avenue and York Mills Road was once described by Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman as the Tiffany's of shopping centres. Here you will find vintage wines, imported cigars, swiss chocolate, decadent desserts, Cartier eyeglasses, designer lingerie, and a glittering coffee shop serving up espresso, cappuccino, and caffe lattes.

Situated at the north-east corner of Bayview and Sheppard Avenues is the Bayview Village Shopping Centre which features designer clothing stores and an excellent selection of restaurants.

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Casa Loma

The striking silhouette of Casa Loma provides a romantic backdrop to this posh Toronto neighbourhood. Nestled on the brow of the Avenue Road Hill, and surrounded by ravines and parkland, this residential enclave looks and feels more like an enchanted forest filled with storybook homes, than the big city neighbourhood it really is.

HOMES
Casa Loma's large Tudor, Georgian, Edwardian, and English Cottage style homes were built mostly between 1905 and 1940. The houses on the south side of Lyndhurst Court enjoy a spectacular view of Toronto's skyline and Lake Ontario. Many homes in this neighbourhood back onto the Nordheimer ravine, a virtual forest of mature oak and maple trees.

In addition to single family houses, the Casa Loma neighbourhood contains a mix of duplex and triplex houses, luxury townhouses, condominiums and co-ownership apartment buildings.

LIFE STYLE
The closest shopping for Casa Loma residents is the Bathurst and St. Clair shopping district. These are mostly convenience type stores that cater to everyday household needs.

Gourmet food shops, high end boutiques, and all kinds of professional services are available on Spadina Road, north of St. Clair, in the heart of Forest Hill Village.

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Wychwood Park

Wychwood Park was founded by Marmaduke Matthews, a landscape painter who purchased land here in the 1870's with the hope of establishing an artist colony at Wychwood Park. Matthews named Wychwood Park after Wychwood Forest, located near his childhood home in Oxfordshire, England. 

In 1874, Matthews built the first house in the community, at number six Wychwood Park. The second Wychwood Park house, at number twenty two Wychwood Park, was built in 1877, by Matthews' friend Alexander Jardine.

Matthews and Jardine jointly bought the land that abutted their estates and in 1891, registered a plan of subdivision for what is now the Wychwood Park neighbourhood.

Wychwood Park is historically significant for the architecture of its homes, and for being one of Toronto's earliest planned communities. The Wychwood Park neighbourhood was designated as an Ontario Heritage Conservation district in 1985.

HOMES

All of Wychwood Park's houses are listed on the Toronto Historical Board's Inventory of Heritage Properties. A handful of the first Wychwood Park houses were built in the late 1800's, however most of the houses in Wychwood Park were built in stages between 1906 and 1935. A few houses were also built in the early 1950's.

Many of the older Wychwood Park houses were designed by Eden Smith, an architect who specialized in the English Arts and Crafts house style. The influence of Smith's traditional English house forms is evident throughout Wychwood Park.

LIFESTYLE
Wychwood Park residents enjoy convenient access to a large number of shops and restaurants along St. Clair Avenue West. There is also a limited amount of convenience-type shopping on Vaughan and Davenport Roads, and on Bathurst Street.

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Regal Heights

The Regal Heights neighbourhood is situated on the western crest of the Davenport escarpment. This neighbourhood has many distinguishing characteristics including very large turn of the century houses, winding tree- lined streets, and an elevation atop the Davenport escarpment that offers many home owners unparalleled views of the Toronto skyline.

HOMES
Regal Heights detached and semi-detached three storey houses were built between 1912 and 1923. These homes feature many traditional charms including oak trim, beamed ceilings, stained and leaded glass windows, hardwood floors, and fireplaces.

Some of the larger Regal Heights homes have been converted into multi-plex dwellings.

LIFESTYLE
Regal Heights is located at the edge of the "Corso Italia" shopping district along St. Clair Avenue West. This area has a lively Italian atmosphere that features some of the city's best Italian restaurants and cafes. ïCorso Italia' is also known for its fashion and accessory stores.

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South Hill

South Hill may not have the same name recognition as a Rosedale or a Forest Hill, but it is every bit as glamorous and exclusive as these other elite Toronto neighbourhoods.

South Hill is centrally located near Toronto's business and entertainment districts, and is also conveniently located near many of Toronto's highly regarded public, private and Catholic schools.

HOMES
South Hill contains some of the largest houses in Toronto. Many of the homes on the crest of the Avenue Road hill command spectacular views of downtown Toronto, and even offer a distant glimpse of Lake Ontario.

The first generation of South Hill homes were built between 1890 and 1920. South Hill also contains a number of townhouses that have been built within the last twenty years.

In addition to houses South Hill also possesses luxury rental apartment buildings on both sides of Avenue Road, on the crest of the hill, overlooking the city to the south.

LIFESTYLE
Like many of Toronto's high end neighbourhoods, shopping is kept very much on the periphery of this neighbourhood. However, South Hill residents are only minutes by car or public transit from the upscale shopping districts in Forest Hill Village, Yonge and St. Clair and Yorkville.


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The Annex

The Annex is Toronto's most heterogenous community. Its residents include successful business people, prominent artists, University of Toronto students and faculty, and people from all walks of life.

This is a vibrant neighbourhood that draws its energy from the University of Toronto, as well as from the bars, restaurants and nightclubs that crowd together along Bloor Street.Many of the rooming houses and multi-unit homes in the Annex have recently been converted back to single family houses reflecting the return to prominence of this historic Toronto neighbourhood

HOMES
The Annex houses, built between 1880 and 1910 are fine examples of Victorian, Queen Anne and Richardsonian Romanesque architectural styles. Plum and pink colored Credit River sandstone, rich red brick, and terra cotta clay tiles, make up the exterior facades of many of these homes.

The architectural detail is among the finest in the city, ranging from pyramidal roofs and turrets to recessed grand archways and wooden spindled porches.

A second wave of Annex homes dates from 1910 to 1930. These homes are less elaborate than their predecessors, but are nonetheless fine examples of English Cottage, Georgian and Tudor style architecture.

LIFE STYLE
The Annex's main shopping district is on Bloor Street. This stretch of stores includes a hodgepodge of clothing boutiques, bookstores, food markets, travel agencies, restaurants, and outdoor cafes.

The Mirvish Village shopping district on Markham Street, south of Bloor Street, is a quaint collection of bookstores, art galleries, antique stores, and one-of-a-kind specialty stores
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Chaplin Estates

This distinguished neighbourhood has always been one of Toronto's most exclusive addresses. Chaplin Estates homeowners enjoy convenient access to excellent public and private schools, shopping, parks and recreation, and transit service.

HOMES
Chaplin Estates' two and three storey detached houses are situated on premium lots with private driveways.
The houses in this neighbourhood were built in the 1920's and 1930's, and include many fine examples of Tudor, Georgian, and English Cottage style architecture.

LIFESTYLE
Chaplin Estates residents are within walking distance of ïThe Eglinton Way' shopping district along Eglinton Avenue West. This ritzy shopping area includes high-end fashion boutiques, gourmet food shops, professional offices, restaurants, and the 'Eglinton' movie theatre.

The Yonge street shopping district is also within walking distance of Chaplin Estates. This highly visible shopping area includes many one-of-a-kind stores, and trendy restaurants that draw customers from all over the city.

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Teddington Park

The Teddington Park neighbourhood is one of the smallest and most exclusive districts in Toronto. Over the years many important and influential Torontonians have called this neighbourhood their home.

Teddington Park is conveniently located along the Yonge Street corridor however, it is remarkably quiet thanks to its natural boundaries which include the Rosedale Golf Club and the Riverview Drive Ravine.

HOMES

Teddington Park's houses were built between 1910 and 1935. The signature street in the neighbourhood is Teddington Park Avenue, a wide tree-lined boulevard that contains large Tudor and Georgian style houses.

Riverview Drive is a winding, countryfied road, lined by majestic maple trees. The properties on Riverview Drive are especially large as many of these homes back onto the Riverview Drive Ravine.

LIFESTYLE

This family-centric uptown shopping destination is earning its reputation as a happening, tight-knit community with a diverse offering of culture, food and fun. It’s time we prove to the “downtown” crowd that “uptown” does not mean "uptight"! The Toronto Neighbourhood Guide team has been busy doing our research - We’ve talked to the locals and walked around the neighbourhoods tasting the food, speaking to the patrons and business owners alike.

If you live in the Bedford Park, Lawrence Park, Teddington Park or Wanless Park neighbourhoods these spots might not be news to you, but we want to spread the word and let people know it’s worth the trip to this neighbourhood.

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Davisville Village

This centrally located neighbourhood has always been popular with singles, young couples and families. The Davisville neighbourhood is known for its excellent recreational facilities, outstanding shopping districts, and active nightlife, which includes bars, restaurants and movie theatres.

HOMES
The majority of Davisville houses were built in the 1920's and 1930's. The houses west of Mount Pleasant Road are mostly large two and three-storey English Cottage and Edwardian-style homes. There are also a number of duplexes and walk-up apartment buildings in this area.

The houses east of Mount Pleasant Road are made up primarily of smaller detached houses, semi-detached houses and bungalows. This part of the neighbourhood also contains a handful of historical homes from the late 1800's, and a growing number of new custom built homes.

Davisville Village also contains a number of newer condominium apartment buildings located mostly on Merton and Balliol Streets and along Eglinton Avenue. A plethora of rental high-rise apartment buildings are situated on Davisville Avenue

LIFESTYLE
Davisville Village's main shopping district is on Mount Pleasant Road. This shopping district is known as Mount Pleasant Village where you will find some of Toronto's best restaurants and cafes as well as specialty food shops. This stretch of stores is also highlighted by a large group of antique and collectable shops that attract people from all over the city. Home decorating stores, children's clothing and toy stores, a neighbourhood library and an old fashioned movie theatre all add to the ambience of this street.

Davisville Village residents also enjoy shopping along Yonge Street, Eglinton Avenue and Bayview Avenue. These shopping areas contain a plethora of gift shops, clothing and accessory stores, bakeries, cafes, and coffee shops. Professional and medical offices proliferate in the small commercial buildings along these corridors.


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North Toronto

When the expanded Toronto Mega City was formed in 1998 the North Toronto neighbourhood went from being located at the north end of the old city to occupying a central location within the new city boundaries. Despite these changes North Toronto's identity as a neighbourhood endures.

North Toronto is especially popular with families raising school-age children. It has everything families are looking for in a neighbourhood including good size houses, an excellent selection of public, private and separate schools, convenient access to Toronto's transit system, and a multitude of parks and recreational facilities.

HOMES
North Toronto's housing stock includes bungalows, as well as semi-detached and fully detached houses, built mostly between 1910 and 1940. North Toronto houses are well maintained and a pride of ownership is painted on the face of every home.

North Toronto also contains a large number of low and high-rise apartment buildings centred around the Yonge and Eglinton area. These apartment buildings range from luxury condominiums, to affordable co-ops and a wide range of rental opportunities.

Blythwood Road is designated by the City of Toronto as a Heritage Conservation District. The charming houses that line this street include fine examples of Victorian, Georgian, Edwardian and Arts and Crafts architecture. These houses sit proudly on large lots some of which back onto ravineland. The tree canopy and expanse of this street along with the architecture of the houses makes this one of the most noteworthy and pretty streets in Toronto.

LIFESTYLE
North Toronto residents patronize the local shops and restaurants on Yonge Street, between Eglinton and Lawrence Avenues.

The mix of stores on Yonge Street is very diverse, ranging from mom and pop owner-operated stores, to international chain stores; that have added a certain lustre to the entire area.

The Yonge and Eglinton corridor has been coined 'Young and Eligible' due to the many bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and movie theatres, that proliferate at this intersection.


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Deer Park

Deer Park is different from many upscale Toronto neighbourhoods in that its homes are not isolated on the periphery of the neighbourhood. The residential streets spill out onto either Yonge Street or St. Clair Avenue, right into the heart of one of Toronto's busiest shopping, entertainment, and business districts

HOMES
Deer Park has a wonderful mix of detached and semi-detached houses that encompass a variety of architectural styles. Most of the original Deer Park houses were built between 1875 and 1920. Deer Park also contains a fair number of newer townhouses that blend in well with the older homes in the neighbourhood.

Deer Park has one of the largest selections of luxury condominium apartment buildings in Toronto. Most of these apartments have balconies with picturesque views of the park, the ravine or the city.

LIFESTYLE
The Yonge and St. Clair shopping district is known for its many fine restaurants. The high profile retailers in this area attract shoppers from all over the city.

Most of the local staple and grocery stores are located inside the St. Clair Centre and The Towne Mall or at the Delisle Court.


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Bedford Park

The Bedford Park neighbourhood is geared toward families with young children. It has an excellent selection of public, private and separate schools, many parkettes and playgrounds, a community centre, a library, and convenient access to Toronto's transit system.

HOMES
Bedford Park has a good mix of detached and semi-detached homes. The original housing stock was built between 1890 and 1940. However, many of the bungalows in the neighbourhood have recently been torn down and replaced with custom designed houses.

LIFESTYLE
Welcome to Yonge Lawrence Village! This family-centric uptown shopping destination is earning its reputation as a happening, tight-knit community with a diverse offering of culture, food and fun. It’s time we prove to the “downtown” crowd that “uptown” does not mean "uptight"! The Toronto Neighbourhood Guide team has been busy doing our research - We’ve talked to the locals and walked around the neighbourhoods tasting the food, speaking to the patrons and business owners alike.

If you live in the Bedford Park, Lawrence Park, Teddington Park or Wanless Park neighbourhoods these spots might not be news to you, but we want to spread the word and let people know it’s worth the trip to this neighbourhood.


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Lawrence Park

Lawrence Park is one of Toronto's most exclusive residential neighbourhoods. It is located in a very peaceful and tranquil setting that includes gently rolling hills, winding roads and a lush topography. Lawrence Park's shops, schools, and recreational facilities are located on its periphery, which keeps traffic on the residential streets to a minimum.

HOMES
Lawrence Park's whimsical houses include a variety of architectural styles including English Cottage, Tudor Revival and Georgian and Colonial style designs.

Lawrence Park houses were built between 1910 and the late 1940's.

Lawrence Park is a good place to find a house that blends the old with the new. Renovations in this neighbourhood have been sensitive to preserve the old world charm of these houses including leaded glass windows, wood trims around the door and window frames, decorative fireplace mantels and rich hardwood floors.

LIFESTYLE
Welcome to Yonge Lawrence Village! This family-centric uptown shopping destination is earning its reputation as a happening, tight-knit community with a diverse offering of culture, food and fun. It’s time we prove to the “downtown” crowd that “uptown” does not mean "uptight"! The Toronto Neighbourhood Guide team has been busy doing our research - We’ve talked to the locals and walked around the neighbourhoods tasting the food, speaking to the patrons and business owners alike.

If you live in the Bedford Park, Lawrence Park, Teddington Park or Wanless Park neighbourhoods these spots might not be news to you, but we want to spread the word and let people know it’s worth the trip to this neighbourhood.

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Allenby

Allenby is very popular with families that have young children. This neighbourhood's biggest drawing card is the Allenby Public School which has an excellent reputation, built around its French Immersion program for students in grades one through six.

HOMES
Allenby's tudor style houses were built in the 1930's and 1940's. They include a mix of detached two storey homes and bungalows. Overall, Allenby's lot sizes are above average, with 25 to 35 foot frontages being typical. All Allenby houses have either a mutual or private driveway.

Much of Allenby's housing stock has undergone extensive renovations by new owners who have been careful to preserve the original wood detail and decorative accents found in many of the houses in this neighbourhood.

LIFESTYLE
Allenby residents are well served by the shops and restaurants along Eglinton Avenue West. In particular there are a large number of shops and professional services geared towards families with young children. There are also many fine clothing stores, food shops and restaurants in this shopping district
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Cedarvale

The defining feature of this neighbourhood is the Cedarvale Ravine, which cuts a wide diagonal swath through the middle of Cedarvale. This ravine provides numerous recreational opportunities.

Cedarvale has an established Jewish community that has grown up around the Holy Blossom Temple and Beth Tzedec Synagogue, which are both situated on Bathurst Street.

HOMES
Cedarvale's Tudor and Georgian style houses were built mostly between 1920 and 1950. The bigger and more expensive Cedarvale homes are on premium lots overlooking the ravine.

Cedarvale's interior streets contain a mix of good size family homes and sturdy little starter homes. There are also a number of multi-plex houses and walk-up apartment buildings located on the periphery of this neighbourhood.

LIFESTYLE
Eglinton Avenue West is one of Toronto's most glamorous and ritzy shopping districts. Included in the mix are high end fashion stores, gift and home improvement stores, specialty food shops, professional services and an excellent variety of restaurants.

The shopping district further west along Eglinton Avenue and on Vaughan Road between Oakwood Avenue and Dufferin Street features the largest concentration of Caribbean shops, restaurants, and services in Toronto.


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Hillcrest

Hillcrest is a mature established neighbourhood with quiet tree-lined streets and whimsical looking houses, that make you feel as if you are far away from the bright lights of the big city

The distinguishing feature of Hillcrest is its location perched on the ridge of the Davenport escarpment. The rich topography of this area has resulted in some of the prettier streets in Toronto.

HOMES
The houses at the north end of Hillcrest were built in the late 1800's and early 1900's. These houses are loaded with turn of the century charm and character, and are a wonderful mix of shapes and sizes.

There is also a pocket of larger detached homes, built between 1910 and 1930, near Hillcrest Park. Some of these dignified residences were built with stone from the original Union Station, which was torn down after World War 1.

LIFESTYLE
The Hillcrest shopping district located on St. Clair Avenue West features mostly independent retailers that cater to the day-to-day needs of the local community. The small convenience-type stores on Davenport Road, and Vaughan Road, also serve the Hillcrest community. These are mostly independent owner operated stores that provide a personalized and friendly service to the neighbourhood residents.

The Stop Farmers’ Market at Wychwood Barns located at 601 Christie Street, is considered one of the largest and best farmers market in Toronto. This market is open every Saturday year-round from 8 a.m. to noon.


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Lytton Park

Lytton Park is one of Toronto's most exclusive neighbourhoods. It is home to doctors, lawyers, stockbrokers and corporate executives who value Lytton Park's quiet charm, and its convenient access to transportation corridors leading in and out of the city. Lytton Park's other assets include beautiful homes on large lots, outstanding recreational facilities, and a close proximity to excellent public and private schools.

Lytton Park is comprised of an area encompassing Yonge Street on the east to roughly a half block west of Mona Drive., where the former municipal boundaries of Old Toronto and North York aligned. Lytton Park public schools are a big drawing card.These schools include the highly regarded: John Ross Robertson elementary school, Glenview Middle school and Lawrence Park Collegiate High School. Havergal College girls private school and Blessed Sacrament catholic school are also drawing cards for families looking to move into this neighbourhood.

HOMES
The streetscape in this established neighbourhood is graced by a mature tree canopy. This green backdrop shades beautiful brick: Georgian, Colonial, American Foursquare, Victorian and Tudor style homes that were built mostly between 1920 and 1945. Most lots are 40 or 50 feet wide with varying depths. Almost all the houses are detached and most have garages. These houses start at one million dollars and can go as high as four million dollars.

LIFESTYLE
Lytton Park is a pedestrian friendly neighbourhood with excellent convenience to amenities. Popular shops and restaurants abound on Yonge Street and Avenue Road and along Eglinton Avenue which are all within walking distance. Pusateri’s Fine Foods on Avenue Road, and Sporting Life on Yonge Street are destination points. Plenty of coffee shops and boutique independent retailers as well as national brands like The Gap, Roots, and Lululemon are part of the shopping mix.


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Moore Park

Moore Park is surrounded on all sides by natural barriers. To the north is the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, to the south is the Park Drive Ravine and the railway tracks, to the east is the Moore Park Ravine and to the west is the Vale of Avoca Ravine

With so much nature at its doorstep, it is not surprising that Moore Park is one of Toronto's most sought after neighbourhoods.

HOMES
Moore Park includes primarily English Cottage, Georgian, and Tudor-style houses built between 1908 and 1930.
Moore Park lots are generally quite large, and many of the houses back on to one of the ravines that skirt this neighbourhood.

Moore Park also contains many newer townhouses as well as a fair number of duplex and multi-plex homes.
For such a high end neighbourhood it is somewhat surprising that many of the houses have shared rather than private driveways. However, the streets are so quiet and uncluttered that parking is not a problem.

LIFESTYLE
Moore Park residents do most of their shopping at either the Yonge and St. Clair or the Mount Pleasant and Davisville shopping districts. Both these areas are well known for their gourmet food shops and fine dining.
Moore Park residents who live in the more secluded south-east pocket of the neighbourhood can walk across a railway overpass to the small collection of neighbourhood stores on Summerhill Avenue.

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