The Cricket Club was originally settled by a Scotsman
named Andrew McGlashan in the early 1800's.
In 1907 the property was sold to William George Gooderham, the owner
of the Gooderham and Worts distillery. Fortuitously, Gooderham discovered
a spring of fresh water on the hillside and consequently, set up
a company which bottled and sold this water around the world until
Gooderham played a key role in the development
of the Cricket Club neighbourhood as well as helping in the formation
of the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club. The Club opened
in 1925 and has been a neighbourhood landmark ever since
The Cricket Club neighbourhood is a very family
oriented community with a relaxed, country charm ambience.
The residents enjoy terrific shopping, fine dining as well as the
convenience of professional and medical offices nearby. If your
sporting love is golf, the Don Valley Golf Course is very scenic,
nearby and open to the public. The Cricket Club is one of Toronto's
premier private clubs. its facilities include skating, curling,
tennis, cricket, squash and swimming plus excellent dining.
Most of the Cricket Club homes were built between
1920 and 1940 and include 2 and 3 bedroom bungalows, 3 and 4 bedroom
2 storey homes, plus some lovely, spacious centre hall Georgian
and Tudor style homes. This very popular neighbourhood is also experiencing
some redevelopment with new 2 storey luxury homes replacing some
of the smaller bungalows.
|Armour Heights P.S.
||148 Wilson Avenue
||(416) 397-2950 (Public)
|St. Andrew's J.H.S.
||131 Fenn Avenue
||(416) 395-3090 (Public Jr. High School)
|York Mills C.I.
||490 York Mills Avenue
||(416) 395-3340 (Public High School)
|St. Margaret's Catholic School
||85 Carmichael Ave.
||(416) 393-5249 (Separate)
||101 Mason Blvd.
||(416) 393-5510 (Separate)
The Cricket Club residents are within easy
access to the main Toronto Subway line. Motorists have direct access
to downtown via Avenue Road in about 30 minutes. The 401 highway
is just 2 minutes north.