Summerhill is a preferred neighbourhood in Toronto. It’s full of winding tree-lined streets and an abundance of parkland located along Yonge Street. It’s a perfect neighbourhood for raising a family. Its luxurious appeal has drawn many who are looking to settle into a safe neighbourhood with an ideal location and close proximity to the downtown core.
Named after Summer Hill house, a regency cottage built in 1842 by Canadian transportation baron Charles Thompson. The property the cottage was situated on the crest of the hill not far from the present day Yonge Street. Thompson used his property to host an amusement park before the property was sub-divided by his heirs in the 1860’s.
The large character homes of Summerhill are semi-detached and detached Victorian with Edwardian homes built between 1880 and 1915. Many of these gorgeous homes have undergone extensive interior renovations. You will also find a handful of modern townhomes and low-rise luxury condos. Driveways in the area are a premium, and many of the residents park on the streets.
There are many public and private schools to choose from in the area, including Rosedale Junior public School, Branksome Hall, which is a private all-girls school and The York School. It’s a beautiful area of the city, that is perfect for aspiring families.