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.
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.
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.
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.
||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)
||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)
||454 Avenue Rd.
||(416) 393-1560 (public)
||851 Mt. Pleasant Rd.
||(416) 393-0270 (public HS)