Named after Toronto’s largest public park, the High Park neighbourhood is located just to the north of the park and is an area of gently rolling hills, and leafy winding streets. The original homes were built in the late 1800s and early 1900s and many have now been divided into multi-family homes. Closer to Bloor Street there are a number of condominium and rental apartment buildings.
Comprising almost 400 acres, High Park itself features hiking trails, sports facilities, diverse vegetation, a beautiful lakefront, a dog park, and a zoo, as well as playgrounds for children, a couple of cafes, greenhouses, picnic areas, and many events throughout the year.
Just south of the park residents can enjoy network of parks, trails and boardwalks which form the western reaches of the 56 km long Martin Goodman Trail along the Toronto waterfront.
High Park residents shop primarily just west of the park in Bloor West Village where retail shopping along Bloor Street attracts clientele from all over the city. Food is one of the main attractions with a multitude of bakeries, specialty food stores, fruit and vegetable markets, cafes and restaurants.
With quick and easy access to downtown via the Bloor subway line or south of the park via Lake Shore Boulevard, it’s easy to understand why this is a popular neighbourhood for young urban professionals and families.