Summerhill Toronto real estate is highlighted by turn-of-the-century houses, meandering streets and an abundance of green spaces.

The area features well-regarded public and private schools, and is in close proximity to the downtown core, making it one of Toronto’s most desirable neighbourhoods. It is bordered by the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks to the south, Farnham Avenue to the north, Balfour Park to the east and Avenue Road to the west. In the winter, a 50-foot blue Christmas tree is erected for the Cavalcade of Lights along the CP Rail tracks at the overpass at Yonge Street to the delight of neighbourhood residents.

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Homes

Built between 1880 and 1915, most of the detached and semi-detached homes in Summerhill Toronto real estate are built in the Victorian and Edwardian styles with brick exteriors. Many homes do not include driveways, however, street parking permits are available for a nominal annual fee. Summerhill Toronto real estate also features a few low-rise condo buildings and modern townhouses.

Schools

Summerhill also offers many options for excellent private and public education including Cottingham Junior Public School, The York School, and The Linden School.

Recreation

The Rosehill Reservoir Park features a footpath, children’s playground, reflecting pools, and is connected to nature trails in the Vale of Avoca Ravine. The David A. Balfour Park is next door and includes ornamental fountains and a gated garden retreat with paths that lead into the ravine and connect to the Kay Gardner Beltline Trail with scenic routes for biking and hiking. Residents will also enjoy the Yellow Creek ravine, The Cottingham Tennis Club, and Lionel Conacher Park.

Transportation

Summerhill Toronto real estate is located on the Yonge Street corridor and thus residents enjoy easy access to major highways as well as the downtown core. Commuters can access the Yonge subway line from the Summerhill Station, which is within walking distance to the homes in the neighbourhood.

Shopping

Residents are able to meet many of their upscale shopping and fine dining needs at the nearby Shops of Summerhill. Also located in the area is a unique LCBO that was once the North Toronto Railway Station, Toronto’s central train station before Union Station was built in 1930. The shopping district includes speciality boutiques, coffee shops, beauty and spa services, home décor, as well as stores geared towards your personal and daily needs. In addition, Bloor Street is within walking distance as well as a wide range of shops on Yonge Street.

 

Local Gems

Featured on “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives”, Rosedale Diner is a cozy family-owned establishment offering globally inspired dishes as well as a weekend brunch, be sure to sample their tangy house hot sauce. For a sophisticated French-Mediterranean menu and extensive wine list, head to Sorrel for a casual and elegant dining experience. Terroni offers delicious Italian fare in a lively and vibrant atmosphere. Sandwich lovers will rejoice at the Black Camel where slow-cooked beef brisket and pulled pork sandwiches sell out daily. Head to the stylish supper club Avant Gout for Moroccan-influenced French bistro cuisine served in a charming venue with exposed brick walls and high-backed leather chairs.

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