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Forest Hill

Forest Hill is one of Toronto’s most prestigious areas to live with mansions rivalled only by those found in Rosedale.

This is an affluent neighbourhood nestled in of the most scenic areas in Toronto. Located north of downtown Toronto, Forest Hill is considered one of the city’s wealthiest neighbourhoods, together with prestigious enclaves such as The Bridle Path, Rosedale, and The Kingsway.

Home to many rich and famous residents, the neighbourhood’s picturesque landscape is characterized by lush parks, rolling hills, expertly manicured lawns, and masterfully designed luxurious mansions along winding tree-lined avenues.


Originally incorporated as a village in the 1920s, Forest Hill was officially annexed to Toronto in 1967. It joined the nearby Swansea Village as one of the last communities annexed by the City of Toronto. Forest Hill was previously called Spadina Heights, and was later on named after the summer home of John Wickson.

In its early days, established bylaws in Forest Hill required all homes to be designed by an architect and trees planted on the front lawn of each property. These bylaws had an impact on the neighbourhood’s surroundings decades after, creating a serene backdrop of stately brick and stone mansions flanked by towering hardwoods.

Forest Hill, Toronto real estate options and property types

Homes for sale in Forest Hill consist of a mix of charming and impressive mansions available in several gorgeous architectural styles, such as French Colonial, Georgian, traditional Tudor, and English Country.

Most homes in the neighbourhood offer a relaxing blend of privacy, elegance, and masterful design, with details such as expansive manicured lawns, porte cocheres, beautiful stonework, and lovely gated entrances.

In addition to Forest Hills’ gorgeous mansions, luxury condominium complexes are also common in the area.

Living in Forest Hill

    • Forest Hill is served by several bus routes that provide easy access to the Eglinton West Station and St. Clair West Station on the Yonge line. The Allen Expressway is also five minutes away from the neighbourhood via Eglinton Avenue West.

    • Residents can check out the Forest Hill Village shopping district centred on the intersection of Lonsdale and Spadina Road. This charming shopping venue features a small village look and feel, which is complemented by a vibrant selection of shops and boutiques.

    • Forest Hill is located close to the Beltline Trail, which is perfect for nature lovers and fitness enthusiasts looking for a great place to enjoy an intense workout or a relaxing day outdoors. Other incredible parks you can visit include Cedarvale Park, Sir Winston Churchill Park, and the Nordheimer Ravine.

    • Forest Hill’s schools are among the best in Canada, offering top-quality academic curriculums and a high degree of parent involvement. In addition to being home to Bishop Strachan School and Upper Canada College, two of the best schools in the country, other schools in the area include Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, St. Michael’s College School, and Holy Rosary Catholic School.

Your dream luxury home in Forest Hill is waiting for you! For more houses for sale in Toronto, Canada, get in touch with Cheryl Thompson of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada at 416.960.9995. You can also send an email to cthompson(at)sothebysrealty(dotted)ca

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