Homes in this close-knit community of CEOs, artists, architects, and intellectuals are a mix of modest cottages and three-storey grand estates on irregularly shaped lots and built in the simple and traditional English Arts and Crafts style by the prominent architect Eden Smith who also lived in the neighbourhood. Wychwood Park real estate, managed by its own executive council, requires residents pay a special park tax calculated by their property size which goes towards the roads, parklands, and neighbourhood amenities.
Although there are no schools in this 100% residential neighbourhood, students may attend the well-known nearby schools: Hillcrest Public School, McMurrich Public School, St. Bruno Catholic School, and Hudson College.
A parkland ravine runs through the heart of the Wychwood Park real estate and residents share a communal tennis court, park, and pond fed by Taddle Creek. Wychwood Barns Park, once a streetcar repair facility, has been transformed and now houses the Artscape Wychwood Barns. This multi-use community hub has a living workspace for artists, community theatre and arts programs, a greenhouse, children’s playground and a Farmer’s Market. Residents will also enjoy Hillcrest Park which offers an off-leash dog park, playground and tennis courts as well as the Joseph J. Piccininni Community Recreation Centre with a swimming pool and fitness centre.
Wychwood Park real estate is accessible by subway and streetcars at St. Clair West Station, which is a five-minute walk away, and buses operate on many of the surrounding streets. Toronto centre is a ten-minute drive and the nearest highway is a fifteen-minute drive from the neighbourhood.
Residents meet all their daily shopping needs at the top of Wychwood Avenue where it meets St. Clair Avenue West. Convenience stores, dry cleaning, flower shops, trendy clothing and home décor boutiques are in the immediate vicinity, as well as healthy living services such as yoga, Rocket Cycle and health food shops. St. Clair Avenue West is also a foodie haven with a variety of independent restaurants populating the area. A large Shoppers Drug Mart at Vaughan Road provides late night convenience, and just above the St. Clair West subway station is a Loblaws Superstore. In addition, residents are not far from Bloor Street with a plethora of upscale shopping and dining opportunities, banks, spas, and much more.
For fresh, creative, and delicious food, Barista & Chef offers Mediterranean cuisine in a warm atmosphere, be sure to try their amazing brunch as well. Nodo is the place to be for Italian comfort food that is served in a cozy space complete with salvaged décor. Bistro inspired, The Rushton is an oasis for foodies and serves up classic comfort foods in a comfortable laid-back setting. For authentic southern Italian fare, Ferro is a hidden gem in a unique and beautiful venue with a warm ambience.