Set beneath towering oaks on rolling streets are the gorgeous homes of High Park. The most typical High Park home designs are two and three storey detached brick, reflecting Victorian, Edwardian, and Tudor architectural influences. Also in the neighbourhood are several very nice condominium buildings situated on Gothic, High Park, and Quebec Avenues (near Bloor). While many High Park condos offer stunning views of the park itself, some even provide sightlines all the way down to Lake Ontario.
Families, couples, and singles are attracted to High Park not just for its beautiful homes, but also:
High Park residents can quickly commute to downtown via Lakeshore Boulevard, or by taking the Bloor subway and Queen West steetcar lines. In addition, the Gardiner Expressway provides a fast exit out of the city for those that "reverse commute" to Mississauga.
Like the main streets of small towns, these stretches offer a myriad of shops, cafes, restaurants, and services, providing everything community residents need for daily living.
Along the western Toronto shores you will find marinas, rowing clubs, and the beaches at Sunnyside Park. The Martin Goodman Trail also awaits to lead you on bike or rollerblades along the city's edge, past Harbourfront, all the way east to The Beach.
At nearly 400 acres, High Park offers everything you could want in an outdoor urban oasis. A few of its numerous features include manicured ornamental gardens, tennis courts, fishing in Grenadier Pond, quiet spaces surrounded by native vegetation, and a whimsical zoo.
While growing up in West Toronto, one of my favourite winter pastimes was to ice skate on Grenadier Pond, often racing my friends on the speed skating track for a lap or two. Though skating on the pond has since been disallowed, a winter visit to High Park is still a tranquil retreat from the city.
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Although the park itself stretches from The Queensway to Bloor, the community of High Park extends all the way up to Dundas. Runnymede Road is High Park's western boundary with Bloor West Village, while Roncesvalles Avenue is the limit to the east. Homes in High Park can be found in Toronto Real Estate Districts W01 (south of Bloor) and W02 (north of Bloor).