Bordered to the north by Mount Pleasant Cemetery, and to the south by Park Drive Ravine, Moore Park feels like it’s far from the city while sitting in one of Toronto’s most sought-after locations. For those who don’t want to feel as if they live in an urban metropolis, Moore Park provides the ultimate combination of exclusivity and convenience necessary to provide its inhabitants with the best of both worlds. The lush green spaces and community-oriented lifestyle can quickly make you forget that you’re in a rapidly growing city.
The architecture found throughout Moore Park spans from charming English cottages to Georgian and Tudor Style homes, most of which are built on sizeable lots that provide a sense of privacy for everyday living. The area takes its name from John T. Moore, a developer who arranged the construction of the Belt Line Railway, Toronto’s first commuter rail system (now known as the beltline trail) in an effort to attract wealthy buyers to the area. Due to a major recession, the Belt Line Railway closed after 18 months of operation which pushed back the development of Moore Park well into the 20th century. Today, Moore Park stands as one of Toronto’s most prestigious and affluent neighborhoods.
Besides the beautiful homes, well-kept streets and urban proximity, the Moore Park ravine stands as one of the most distinguishable features of this neighborhood. The ravine runs from the Mount Pleasant Cemetery to the Don Valley Brick Works, following the route of Mud Creek. The 6.1 Km trail is a spectacular way to recharge and enjoy the sights and sounds from one of Toronto’s best walking trails. The ravine offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city living by offering picturesque scenery and year-round accessibility. Those who love the outdoors will feel right at home in Moore Park.
The streets tend to stay relatively quiet as they don’t receive excessive amounts of traffic – a testament to the exceptional urban planning that went into the neighbourhood’s conception. While you may feel separated from the downtown core, Moore Park is a shopper’s delight with Yonge Street, St. Clair, Mount Pleasant, and Davisville all being located within a short radius. You’ll find no shortage of shopping boutiques and unique coffee shops along the major streets that will add some adventure into a suburban lifestyle. Downtown is never far away as Davisville and St. Clair TTC Stations are well within walking distance.
With an abundance of highly recognized schools located in and around Moore Park, the neighbourhood makes for an ideal setting for growing families looking to set down roots. The amenities located nearby such as the numerous parks and mud creek make for a community that encourages families to enjoy the outdoors. Moore Park is also home to five tennis courts, a baseball diamond, and a wading pool to fit your recreational and sporting needs.