The neighbourhood of High Park takes its name from Toronto’s largest park. The area is bounded by Bloor Street on the south and Dundas Avenue W. on the north. It extends from Keele Street to Runnymede Road in the east to west direction.
HISTORY & ARCHITECTURE
High Park is a community rich with history. The area north of Bloor was formerly part of the Town of West Toronto Junction until its annexation by the City of Toronto in 1909. The land south of Bloor was purchased in 1808 by John Howard, one of the city’s first architects and surveyors. Howard called his massive estate High Park because of the commanding views of Lake Ontario. Howard conveyed the beautiful property to the City of Toronto and requested that the land remain as park land for all Torontonians to enjoy. His original home is now the Colborne Lodge museum.
High Park features some of Toronto’s finest residential homes. The stately Edwardian, Tudor and Victorian dwellings were built in the late 1890s and early 1900s and are highlighted by fine period detail and elegant principal rooms and fireplaces. The area just north of Bloor has a mix of smaller detached and semi-detached homes as well as condominium options conveniently located close to the subway and shopping.
SHOPPING & RECREATION
The wonderful shops and restaurants of Bloor West and Roncesvalles Village are both close at hand. No car required!
High Park, the 400-acre jewel of the Toronto park system, provides the city with a beautiful verdant oasis and opportunities to walk, jog, swim, play tennis, skate, hike, enjoy organized sports as well as a picnic while taking in the acclaimed productions of The Canadian Stage Company’s “Shakespeare in the Park”. One third of the park remains in its natural state.
• High Park Alternative Jr., 265 Annette St.,
• Keele St. Jr., 99 Mountview Ave.,
• Mountview Alternative Jr., 99 Mountview Ave.,
• Montessori Humberside School, 411 Clendenan Ave.,
• Runnymede Jr. & Sr., 357 Runnymede Rd.,
(french immersion offered) (416) 393-9055
• Annette Jr.& Sr., 265 Annette St.,
• St. Cecelia Jr. & Sr., 355 Annette St.,
• Humberside Collegiate Institute, 280 Quebec Ave.,
• Western Technical Commercial School, 125 Evelyn Cres.,
• Ursula Franklin Academy, 146 Glendonwynne Rd.,
Walk to High Park and Keele subway stations. Quick access to the Lakeshore Blvd, Gardiner expressway and the Martin Goodman Trail (excellent for cyclists).