Summerhill is a highly sought after neighborhood on the rise in Toronto’s booming Midtown district. The winding, tree-lined streets make it a perfect choice for setting down roots and starting a family. With proximity to the downtown core and a luxurious appeal, this area has attracted many eager buyers looking to make the switch to a community-minded area. This leafy green midtown neighborhood is located on Yonge Street, between Bloor and St. Clair.
The majority of the homes you will find here are majestic semi-detached and detached Victorian and Edwardian homes built between 1880 and 1915. Many of these homes have undergone extensive upgrades and renovations to capture a modern ambiance in a largely historical neighborhood. Along with the historical homes are a number of townhouses and low-rise luxury condos. With a variety of highly regarded schools nearby such as the Rosedale Junior Public School and the York school, the area is perfect for growing and aspiring families.
Historically, the neighborhood began to flourish after the construction of the North Toronto Railway Station. The station eventually closed in 1931, however, the neighborhood was given a much-needed vote of legitimacy with the announcement of the Summerhill Ttc Station. The now-defunct North Toronto Railway Station stands as a monument to the past, now housing one of the largest and extravagant LCBO locations in the city, home to an extensive craft beer selection and tasting bar. The majestic clock tower looking over the neighborhood serves as a reminder of the area’s history and significance to Toronto.
Summerhill residents will find a wide variety of shopping with a decent amount of quaint shopping boutiques located along Yonge Street. Residents also have the choice of many different fitness facilities such as Ultimate Athletics and Fusion Health Studio, both located along Yonge Street. Many trendy and reliable eateries remain present in Summerhill like the Boxcar Social and Barnsteiner’s. Look to Olliffe for a premium butcher shopping experience with some of the best cuts of meat in the city. The Narwhal, a high-end fashion boutique features trendy and unique garments perfect for any season. The Harvest Wagon serves as the grocery staple of the community by focusing on providing fresh and gourmet ingredients to their customers.
Lovers of the great outdoors will rejoice at the sight of David Balfour Park, a gateway to a lush and quiet ravine just minutes away from the city. While the park itself will be closed for some time due to repairs to the water basin it sits on, the park still offers residents a chance to explore the David Balfour Park Trail, which will take you to the ravine below and all of its beautiful wilderness and surroundings. Nearby is the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club, a community staple that gives residents access to world-class tennis courts and programming. The tennis club also offers a variety of fitness programming as well as junior and senior swimming lessons.