Even after its incorporation into Toronto in 1923, Forest Hill managed to keep its intimate small-town atmosphere. Forest Hill has the charm of a quiet and peaceful village but is not lacking in urban amenities like a variety of shops, galleries, cafes, and restaurants. Residents and visitors can explore the various stores, experience art and culture in galleries or spend time with the whole family at Forest Hill’s Suydam Park.
Here are some of the great things to do and places to go to in Forest Hill:
Enjoy wonderful food
Serving traditional Japanese food in bold and exciting ways, EDO-koproves that Japanese food is more than just sushi. Once inside, you will the find the restaurant is simple yet modern to give emphasis on its authentic Japanese cuisine. With all the traditional favorites mixed with modern dishes, EDO-ko certainly gives a worthwhile dining experience.
- Pizza Banfi
Named after the famous Italian actor Lino Banfi, Pizza Banfi has been a staple in the Forest Hill locale since 1988. The menu reflects its owner’s origins, offering food from Northern and Southern Italy. It’s most well-known for its gourmet thin crust pizza, wonderful atmosphere, and excellent service.
- Mashu Mashu Mediterranean Grill
Mashu Mashu is an authentic Mediterranean grill with a mix of Middle Eastern influence. Offering a variety of sizzling meats, fresh salads, appetizers, hearty mezzes, and fish dishes, their goal is to immerse their guests in the fantastic flavors of exotic food from the East. Creating new recipes inspired by different countries and cultures, Mashu Mashu provides an exciting way to experience old classics.
Explore the shops
- TYPE Books
Bibliophiles will be delighted by this independent community bookstore because of its extensive collection of contemporary fiction, small press, art, design, and children’s books. The store gives great importance to the value of community and regularly holds events for local authors. It also runs a story time program for preschoolers to promote reading.
- The Kitchen Table
The Kitchen Table sells fresh and locally sourced fruits, vegetables, and flowers from the Ontario Food Terminal and Farmers Market. They also have an array of bread, pastries, meat, and an extensive collection of grocery products. Because of its fresh produce, convenient location, and friendly service, The Kitchen Table has become popular among many residents.
- Lonsdale Gallery
The Lonsdale Gallery has been dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art from Canada and abroad since 1995. With new up and coming exhibits from local and international artists, the Lonsdale Gallery is truly a place to experience fine art and find inspiration.
- Art Interiors
Art Interiors is devoted to creating a venue to showcase the original fine art of all styles, mediums, and genres. Its goal is to make these pieces accessible and affordable. With about 150 artists on display, Art Interiors is a popular place for artists from around the world to debut their collections and pieces. The gallery represents over 250 Canadian artists focusing on young and emerging talent. Its open and friendly environment creates the perfect space for seasoned art collectors and new art buyers to come together and share their love for art.