Wind your way through Topham Park's pleasant little streets on a summer afternoon, and you are sure to notice one thing: there are a lot of kids here! Though the area takes its name from the park in the middle of the neighbourhood, the whole area feels like a community playground. Several streets have open green spaces or wide boulevards in their centres, and it is here you will find dozens of children, often accompanied by parents, playing games and sporting activities. Softball is distinctly popular, with Topham Park being home to its own minor softball league sponsored by many of the local businesses.
The neighbourhood was built in the 1940's to provide housing for Canadian war veterans and their families. Although there are some two-storey brick houses in the community, the most Topham Park homes are cozy, detached wood frame bungalows and one-and-a-half storey houses featuring cheery colourful siding and ornamented verandas. With their gingerbread accents and perennial gardens, many homes resemble quaint English cottages. There is an obvious pride of ownership that permeates through these charming details, and the care that homeowners take in maintaining their houses.
As with other parts of East York, Topham Park offers some of the best value in all of Toronto. In addition, Topham provides a friendly, child-safe community, with nearby transportation quickly connecting it to the rest of the city.
Interested in homes in Topham Park?
Topham Park stretches from Victoria Park Avenue west to O'Connor Drive, and from St. Clair Avenue East north to Holland Avenue. Homes in Topham Park can be found in Toronto Real Estate District E03.