A Mini Guide To Forest Hill

Home to our newest office, Forest Hill is one of Toronto’s most prestigious neighbourhoods. This former village was merged into Toronto in 1967, and has become one of the wealthiest and affluent neighbourhoods in Toronto. Between 1920 and 1930, homeowners were required to hire architects to build their homes and plant one tree in the front yard, which has shaped the identity of Forest Hill and the homes that exist there.

Populated by successful businessmen and women, the prestige of the neighbourhood has continued to grow steadily. Many famous Canadians have called Forest Hill home, ranging from notable businessman Galen Weston to Toronto’s current most recognizable figure, Drake. Forest Hill is centred on the intersection of Spadina Road and Lonsdale Road, with our Forest Hill office just steps away from this intersection. This neighbourhood provides a charming village ambiance as a break from the bustling city streets that surrounds it.

Forest Hill is perfect for families, with some of the most distinguished schools in the city, as well as with many beautiful parks and a long list of recreation facilities for the entire family to explore. This neighbourhood is easily accessible by car, transit, bicycle and on foot, with a walk score of 80. Forest Hill has fantastic access to transit including St. Clair West Station and transit routes spanning across Spadina and Bathurst, respectively.

There are plenty of amazing places for families to indulge and enjoy some great food in this area. Sofra is a great spot if you are looking dine in Forest Hill, with a delicious menu filled with mediterranean classics and traditional delicacies. It is family owned and operated, so it is aligns perfectly with the atmosphere of the neighbourhood. Pizza Banfi is also a Forest Hill staple, as it has been running in Forest Hill Village since 1988. With a menu reflecting gourmet Italian cuisine, they offer one of the best dining experiences in the area.

This neighbourhood is also home to some fantastic boutique gyms to keep you fit in Forest Hill. Track Fitness offers a variety of full body fitness options for everyone, with classes ranging from bootcamp to jacked pilates to challenge your strength and endurance. Studio Lagree is an innovative alternative to your standard workout. They focus on the ultimate full-body workout that combines strength, core, cardio/circuit training and stretching into one rounded workout. The Beltline Path passes through Forest Hill to Rosedale, making it perfect for those seeking things to do in Forest Hill as an alternative to other fitness amenities or are looking for a quiet escape from the city.

If you are looking to buy or sell in Forest Hill, pop by our office at 446 Spadina Road to speak with our agent on duty who will be happy to assist you!

If you want to further explore where to go and what to do in Forest Hill, check out our video providing you with a unique view of this neighbourhood: