Forest Hill (Forest Hill South, Forest Hill Village) Guide

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Welcome to Forest Hill (Forest Hill South, Forest Hill Village):

Toronto’s elite love this midtown enclave for is majestic Georgian and Tudor mansions, winding boulevards, manicured lawns, sculpted gardens and old, tall trees. Few of the city’s neighbourhoods rival Forest Hill for its beauty, wealth and prestige: The community is home to some of Canada’s richest business barons, hockey legends and megawatt stars. Located in the most prosperous part of the city, locals have access to gorgeous green spaces, good local shopping and some of the best private schools in the world.

Highlight:

Excellent schools are the highlight here – whether public or private, a child educated in Forest Hill will receive a top-notch education.

Neighbours:

Forest Hill reaches from Briar Hill Avenue in the north to St. Clair Avenue West in the south. On the east side, it runs straight up Oriole Parkway to Chaplin Crescent, continuing up Elmsthorpe Avenue, across Eglinton Avenue West, up again at Latimer Avenue and finally to Castlewood Road. All homes in Forest Hill are designed by an architect, thanks to unique bylaws that also require new home owners to plant trees in their front yards. As a result, this luxury enclave features one-of-a-kind stone and brick mansions on leafy winding streets, creating a beautiful, quiet oasis in midtown Toronto. The area was built in two phases. The first, lower phase, was constructed in the early 20th century and the second, upper phase was constructed in the mid-20th century. The older homes in the neighbourhood are mainly Tudor or Georgian styles, but many homes have been renovated or demolished and rebuilt in a variety of architectural styles, including controversial modern mansions that are higher and wider than their predecessors. The neighbourhood also boasts a good selection of upmarket condominiums, for residents who prefer a low-maintenance lifestyle. People of all ages live here, including many children and seniors; the average after-tax household income is nearly $162,000 per year.

Life Style:

Forest Hill is a beautiful place to live. The architecture and landscaping are Old Toronto at its finest: stately stone mansions covered in ivy, new modern homes with exquisite gardens, the quaint Grace Church-on-the-Hill and storybook schools like Bishop Strachan, a grand example of Collegiate Gothic architecture set on the community’s southern edge. The Cedarvale Ravine begins in Forest Hill and runs up into the neighbouring community of Humewood-Cedarvale, while Toronto’s nine-kilometre Beltline Trail carries locals down through the peaceful Mount Pleasant Cemetery, through Chorley Park and back up through David A. Balfour Park and the Rosehill Reservoir – some of the most stunning urban trails in the city. The Forest Hill Village shopping district is built around the intersection of Spadina Road and Lonsdale Road. There are about 60 shops here, ranging from the always-busy Aroma Espresso Bar to the old-school Forest Hill Barber Shop and a neighbourhood grocery store, The Kitchen Table. Locals exercise at Track Fitness, grab a pizza at Banfi or a taste of the Mediterranean at Mashu Mashu. With an active Business Improvement Area association, the community is looking to further beautify the village to attract more upscale retailers who can better serve affluent locals.

House Style:

Primarily single-family, detached mansions, along with some upscale condominiums.

Prices:

The average home costs $1 M, while condominiums range from $400.000 to $690.000, averaging roughly $560.000.

A little bit of history:

The history of Forest Hill stretches back to 1860, when John Wickson built a summer home for himself here. The home was set on the corner of Eglinton Avenue and Old Forest Hill Road, a forested area that was higher than the surrounding neighbourhoods – hence, Forest Hill. By the late 1880s, real estate was booming and the Toronto Belt Line Railway was built through the neighbourhood in an attempt to connect new suburbs to Union Station and the city centre. The rail line failed and has since been transformed into a lovely walking and running trail. Development continued, however, and by the early 1920s, a community and school district called Spadina Heights had been established in the area. Locals were frustrated by poor services from the City of York, however, and in 1923 they seceded from the city and called the new village Forest Hill. The homes south of Eglinton were largely developed in the 1920s and early 1930s, while the areas to the north were developed in the 1940s and 1950s. The community was annexed by the city in 1967.

Local Schools:

There is just one public school in the neighbourhood, the highly ranked Forest Hill Junior and Senior Public School, which received 8.2/10 in the Fraser Institute’s 2016 review of Canadian schools (down from 9.8/10 in 2014). The community is also home to two renowned private schools: Bishop Strachan School (all girls) and Upper Canada College (all boys). Both schools cost more than $30,000 per year in tuition and have graduated some of Canada’s most celebrated and controversial public figures. Emily Murphy, one of Canada’s Famous Five suffragettes and the British Empire’s first female judge, graduated from Bishop Strachan, as did the country’s first woman computer scientist, Beatrice Helen Worsley. UCC has graduated four Ontario Premiers, four Toronto Mayors and seven chief justices, to name just a few.

What you'll fall in love with:

For all its wealth and majesty, Forest Hill feels like a small town. Neighbours bump into each other while running errands or grabbing coffee in the Forest Hill Village, a collection of shops at the centre of the community. The schools may be prestigious and expensive, but they’re close to home, and children form lasting friendships with other kids in the neighbourhood. Add in a few lovely parks and proximity to Toronto’s urban core, and the neighbourhood is just about perfect.

The commute:

The commute from Forest Hill to Union Station and the city’s financial district is about 20 minutes by car, and 30 minutes on the TTC; intrepid city cyclists can make the trip in about 35 minutes. A trip to Yonge and Bloor will take about 15 by car, and double that on city transit.

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#7 -16 FOXBAR RD, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#7 -16 Foxbar Rd
Toronto, Ontario M4V 2G6

$2,395 Monthly

This 3rd Floor Unit Is Private And Newly Updated. Big Rooms, Large Windows, Double Closets Per Room And 2 Ensuite Full Baths. Walkout To Deck Area From Both Bedrooms. Open Concept Large Living Area With Unique Kitchen And Entertaining Space. Hardwood...

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523 VESTA DR, toronto, Ontario
For sale

Unrivalled Luxe Forest Hill Masterpiece-Just Completed. Attn To Detail At Every Turn. Dramatic Indiana Limestne Elev. Elevator. Mudrm. Mn Flr Lib. Extensive Trimwrk And Built Ins T/O. Chefs Kit W/Top Appl, Servery & Island W/Seating Area. Mstr W/ 8 P...

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152 LASCELLES BLVD, toronto, Ontario
For sale

Absolutely Stunning, Turnkey 4 Bdrm 4 Bath Family Home With Three Storey Add'n + Second Floor Full Reno, Spragge And Company Architects And Karen Kayne Design. Generous Principal Rms, Binns Custom Kitchen Open To Dining Rm And Family Rm W/0 To Deck A...

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#302 -110 ORIOLE PKWY, toronto, Ontario
For rent

Beautiful 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Suite! This Charming, Modern Unit Offers High End Finishes, An Open Concept Design With Top Of The Line Stainless Steel Appliances, Quartz Counter-Tops, Under-Mounted Sink, And Backsplash. Great Opportunity To Live In ...

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#401 -609 AVENUE RD, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#401 -609 Avenue Rd
Toronto, Ontario M4V 2K3

$2,050 Monthly

Bright And Well Laid Out 1+Den In The Brand New Luxury 609 Avenue Rd Condos. Beautifully Upgraded With Hardwood Floors T/O & Marble In Washrooms & Custom Blinds. Spacious Principal Bedroom W/ 4-Pc Ensuite, Large Den W/ Sliding Door Perfect For Home O...

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#208 -110 ORIOLE PKWY, toronto, Ontario
For rent

Beautiful 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Suite! This Charming, Modern Unit Offers High End Finishes, An Open Concept Design With Top Of The Line Integrated Stainless Steel Appliances(Bosch), Quartz Counter-Tops, Under-Mounted Sink & Backsplash. Great Opportun...

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#807 -10 DELISLE AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

Welcome To The Prestigious St. Clair Condos At 10 Delisle. Rarely Available Corner Suite W/ Northwest Exposure Overlooking A Rare Unobstructed & Panoramic Tree Top View. 1,104 Sf Of Modern & Contemporary Space. Over $200K Spent In Renovations. Split ...

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#203 -609 AVENUE RD, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#203 -609 Avenue Rd
Toronto, Ontario M4V 2K3

$3,100 Monthly

Gorgeous Brand-New Unit Available In Toronto's Most Prestigious Neighborhood Offering A Collection Of Sophisticated Residences. Bright And Spacious 2 Bedrooms Plus Den, 2 Baths With A Walk-Out To Terrace In High Demand Up Scale Location Close To Uppe...

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#203 -609 AVENUE RD, toronto, Ontario
For sale

Gorgeous Brand-New Unit Available In Toronto's Most Prestigious Neighborhood Offering A Collection Of Sophisticated Residences. Bright And Spacious 2 Bedrooms Plus Den, 2 Baths With A Walk-Out To Terrace In High Demand Up Scale Location Close To Cana...

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#404 -78 WARREN RD, toronto, Ontario
For sale

Exclusive Forest Hill Location! Approx 638 Square Feet. Spacious & Bright, Great Layout. Rarely Available, Amazing Location. Great Schools. Steps To Winston Churchill Park With Tennis & Jogging Trails. Close To St. Clair West Subway Station, Ttc, Cas...

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#513 -501 ST. CLAIR AVE W, toronto, Ontario
For rent

1 Year New, 1 Bedroom At The Rise Condos At Bathurst St & St. Clair Ave W. Spectacular Building. Amenities Include: Concierge, Gym, Outdoor Pool And Decks + More. Unbeatable Location. Across From Loblaws, Parks And Trendy Restaurants. Minutes To Down...

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#528 -111 ST. CLAIR AVE W, toronto, Ontario
For sale

Luxury, Immaculate, Upscale, Extra Modern, 1+Den Suite At Excellent Location.Living With Extra Large Windows, Den Designed For A Great Office Use,Perfect Outside View, Building Has Longo's Marketplace And Lcbo.Outdoor Patio For Summer, Total Aprox 65...

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29 RUSSELL HILL RD, toronto, Ontario
For sale

Live On One Of The Most Prestigious Streets In Toronto,. Nestled On A Hillside Surrounded By Maturetrees. Large Principal Rooms, Formal Dining Room, Wood Burning Fireplace Lots Of Original Detail. Fenced In Private Garden Oasis And Relaxing Second Fl...

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#720 -111 ST CLAIR AVE W, toronto, Ontario
For rent

Business Has Become Pleasure In This Office Tower Conversion. The Avid Cook Will Adore The Dual-Tone Kitchen With Custom European Cabinetry. Featuring Sky-High 10-Foot Ceilings Paired With Oversized Windows, Uninterrupted Western Views And Wide-Plank...

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#103 -70 ELMSTHORPE AVE, toronto, Ontario
For rent

Great Opportunity In A Perfect Location To Lease A Spacious 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom 1367 Sqfy Condo In Forest Hill. Open Concept Living/Dining Area With A Gas Fireplace And A Juliette Balcony. Master Bdrm With A 4Pc Ensuite & His/Hers Closets. Kitchen ...

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#202 -1486 BATHURST ST, toronto, Ontario
For rent

1 Bdrm + Den Suite, Walking Distance To Subway.9Ft Ceilings Granite Countertop;S/S Appliances;Open Balcony,Amenities Include:Concierge,Exercise/Yoga Rm,Party/Media Room,Zip Car Share, Guest Suite.Walking Distance To Loblaws,Restaurants,Entertainment,...

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7 KILLARNEY RD, toronto, Ontario
For rent

7 Killarney Rd
Toronto, Ontario M5P 1L7

$7,500 Monthly

Prime Forest Hill Location! Over 3500Sqft Warm House With 4+1 Bedrooms Offers A Family Need. Den In The Main Floor Providing Working Area At Home.High Ceiling In The Central On Main Floor; Both Breakfast Area & Dining Room Walk Out To Deck & Fully Fe...

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80 DUGGAN AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

Detached 4 Bedroom Home In Coveted Deer Park. Bright And Spacious Principal Rooms With Walk Outs To Decks On Main & Third. Chef's Kitchen With Large Island, Ss Appliances And Granite Counters. Master On 2nd With Large 5Pc Ensuite. Family Room Enjoys ...

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#510 -23 GLEBE RD, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#510 -23 Glebe Rd
Toronto, Ontario M5P 0A1

$2,850 Monthly

Welcome To Davisville's Highly Sought After Allure Condos! This Sun Filled Midtown Boutique Condo Features 2 Bdrm + Den & 2 Bath, Eastern Views, Spacious Open Concept Layout, Luxurious High End Finishes Including Miele S/S Built-In Appliances, Granit...

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#340 -380 MACPHERSON AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

* Stylish Madison Loft Condominium * Located In Desirable Annex Neighbourhood * Steps To Subway, Shops, Cafes And Museums * Walk To Yorkville * Gorgeous 1 Bedroom Plus Separate Den * Unobstructed South Views From Private Balcony * Soaring Ceilings *...

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193 DUPLEX AVE, toronto, Ontario
For sale

Welcome To The Berwick. Rarely Offered Luxury Town Located In Chaplin Estates. Enjoy The Excl. Residential Community Within A 3Min Walk To Yonge/Eglinton Shops, Restos, Subway & Coming Lrt. Stunning 3 Bdrm+Den W/222Sf Priv Terrace W/West Views. Bbq G...

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#3A -1657 BATHURST  ST, toronto, Ontario
For sale

Light Filled One Of A Kind 3 Bed,2 Bath Condo Available In Incredible Location. Perfect For Families Or Downsizing. Open Concept Living Space With Scavolini Designed Chefs Kitchen And Baths. Open Concept Living Space, Perfect For Entertaining. Engine...

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#613 -223 ST CLAIR AVE W, toronto, Ontario
For sale

If You Are Looking For A Luxury, Exclusive & Upscale Boutique Condo With Fewer Units And More Privacy,This Is The One! Located In The Prestigious Forest Hill Neighbourhood. This Beautiful 2 Bdrm Unit Is Spacious & Bright W/ 738Sf + 38Sf Of Balcony Wi...

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#718 -111 ST CLAIR AVE W, toronto, Ontario
For rent

Beautiful 1+1 Bdrm W/Spectacular South Facing City Skyline Views. Soaring High Ceilings, Open Concept, Split Bdrm Plan W/2 Full Baths. Custom Kitchen W/Stone Counters & European Appliances Built In To Cabinetry. Master Bdrm Has 4 Piece Ensuite, Large...

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