North Central Toronto has several distinct neighourhoods.
Here is a brief history and overview of each area.

  Allenby/Sherwood Park
  St. Clair/Summerhill
  Cricket Club
  Hogg's Hollow
  Lawrence Park
  Lytton Park
  North Toronto/Wanless

St. Clair/Summerhill

History

The Deer Park area referred to was, in 1837 an estate of forty acres purchased by the Heath family. By the 1850’s it had grown to include a handful of country villas, a general store, a cemetery, a race track and a hotel at Yonge and St. Clair, named Deer Park Hotel. The guests used to delight in feeding the deer that roamed the hotel grounds. This area was annexed to the City of Toronto in 1908 and rapidly developed into one of Toronto’s finest residential districts.

The Summerhill neighbourhood is named after "Summer Hill" house, a magnificent Regency cottage built in 1842, by Charles Thompson. It was a two hundred acre estate that included an amusement park with rides, games, a swimming pool and dance pavilion, appropriately named "Summer Hill Spring Park and Pleasure Grounds". The Thompson’s heir subdivided Summer Hill in the 1860’s.

From the 1880’s the Summerhill’s development revolved around the railway. This station, rebuilt in 1916 is distinguished by its grand clock tower and now recently renovated serves as the neighbourhood liquor store.

Community

This Yonge St. corridor with its tree lined streets, abundance of parkland, excellent shopping, fine dining and easy access to Toronto’s downtown business and entertainment districts has become one of Toronto’s upscale and preferred neighbourhoods.

Homes

This area has a variety of architectural styles, including the very popular Victorian and Edwardian styles built primarily between 1875 and 1920. There are also a number of newer townhomes that blend well with the older homes, along with a selection of luxury condominiums.

The Rosehill Reservoir Park is located east of Yonge St., and is one of Toronto’s prettiest parks featuring a footpath used by walkers, joggers and cyclists. The upper portion of the park includes a childrens playground, a wading pool, a waterfall and reflecting pools.

Schools

Please note that the schools listed below have very definite enrollment boundaries. Prior to buying or renting, you should phone the school that you are interested in enrolling your child, in order to confirm that they will accept children from the address you are considering moving to.

Cottingham Jr. 85 Birch Ave. (416) 393-1895 (public)
Deer Park Jr. & Sr. 23 Ferndale Ave. (416) 393-1550 (public)
North Toronto Collegiate Institute 70 Roehampton Ave. (416) 393-9180 (public HS)
Jarvis Collegiate Institute 495 Jarvis St. (416) 393-0140 (public HS)
Branksome Hall 10 Elm Ave. (416) 920-9741 (private)
Bishop Strachan School 298 Lonsdale Rd. (416) 483-4325 (private)
Upper Canada College 200 Lonsdale Rd. (416) 488-1125 (private)
The York School 1320 Yonge St. (416) 926-1325 (private)
Brown Jr. 454 Avenue Rd. (416) 393-1560 (public)
Northern Secondary 851 Mt. Pleasant Rd. (416) 393-0270 (public HS)

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