With lush tree lined streets, beautiful large brick homes, an expansive park and shopping galore on Bloor Street West, High Park offers a great mix of traditional charm with a dash of hipster.
High Park real estate is known for so much more than the gorgeous green space that acts as its epicentre. It actually some very important history!
The land that the park is built around was gifted to the city by an affluent Torontonian named John Howard in 1873, who declared it to be a "public park for the free use benefit and enjoyment of the citizens of the City of Toronto forever.” Since then, it has undergone a series of changes, including geographical expansion, the addition of the High Park Zoo, playgrounds, a dog park, gardens and much more. Of course, there are the famous cherry blossoms. These were gifted to the city in 1959 by Japanese Ambassador Toru-Hagiwara, as a token of appreciation of Toronto welcoming Japanese-Canadian post World War II.
Aside from the park itself, High Park real estate boasts stunning century homes and charming low-rise apartments, along with a buzzing main strip populated with shops, restaurants, cafes and more.
The High Park and Keele subway stations are part of the Bloor-Danforth line, allowing access to Etobicoke and downtown Toronto in a matter of minutes. Aside from the multiple fitness studios in the area, you have access to outdoor recreation year-round (depending on how brave you are) via the park. The main retail street is Bloor, which features standard amenities like grocery stores, pharmacies, and LCBO along with artisanal shops and cozy eateries.
This friendly community is a short distance from the downtown core - less than 20 minutes on the subway to Yonge and Bloor - but offers a small town feel. You won’t be hard-pressed to find kids racing their bikes down the tree-lined streets, or young professionals out for a run with their pup - High Park real estate is home to all demographics who prefer a slower pace to the bustle of being in the heart of the city.
The Best Part
You can get your dose of the great outdoors on the regular. Being minutes away from the city’s biggest park means you can get your jog, bike, or leisurely stroll on whenever your heart desires!
The Worst Part
The cost. High Park is one of the West End's more expensive neighbourhoods so you'll have to shell out a pretty penny for properties here.
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