Buying a Home in High Park
With easy access to Toronto’s largest park, the lakeshore, three retail districts, subway and highly regarded schools, what’s not to love about High Park?
LIVING in High Park
When people refer to High Park, they could mean Toronto’s largest park – a 399-acre oasis located south of Bloor Street, and named for its high elevation – or the residential neighbourhood just north of it. Known for its excellent schools, the neighbourhood is a good choice for families with school age children. When you own a home in High Park, you also enjoy easy access to two public libraries, both of which sponsor many programs.
The park itself features other programs and activities, including a fishing pond, zoo, outdoor theatre that hosts events such as Shakespeare in High Park, several gardens that include a children’s garden, an annual Cherry Blossom festival, a nature centre, an outdoor theatre, picnic grounds, a trackless train, a restaurant and playgrounds, including an adventure playground.
This is in addition to extensive sports facilities that include tennis, baseball, soccer, lawn bowling, swimming and skating. Or, for those who prefer to enjoy the natural beauty on their own, High Park offers plenty of opportunities for walking, jogging, cycling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
High Park real estate
The natural splendor that defines the parkland extends to the High Park neighbourhood, which features gently rolling hills and winding, tree-lined streets that provide plenty of shade. This regal beauty is matched by the homes themselves. Most of the neighbourhood’s homes were built during the late 1800s and early 1900s, in the Victorian, Edwardian or Tudor style. Some of these distinctive, large, single-family brick homes have retained architectural details from these styles, including leaded and stained glass windows, French doors, hardwood floors, rich wood trims and fireplaces. If you are interested in a home in High Park, either older or newly renovated, be prepared to spend, likely in a bidding war.
In recent years, some of these larger homes have been converted into multiple-family dwellings, and new developments have included condominiums. These offer other options for families, couples and singles seeking a home in High Park.
HIGH PARK: Natural splendor meets an active lifestyle
High Park is located south of The Junction and within walking distance of three retail districts: the popular Bloor West Village, the recently revitalized Junction Gardens that pays homage to its railway history and Roncesvalles Village. Collectively, these offer virtually any type of shopping or food experience you could want – from upscale to indie – which is another reason that High Park real estate is so competitive. Residents also enjoy easy access to the Bloor-Danforth subway line through the High Park, Runnymede and Keele stations. In addition, motorists are only about five minutes from The Queensway, which offers quick access to both Lake Shore Boulevard and the Gardiner Expressway. High Park is also a short subway or car ride to Toronto’s downtown core.
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