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One of Toronto’s most desirable neighbourhoods with its tree lined streets and turn-of-the century homes that developed around the historic North Toronto Railway Station.

This location is a lively residential community located in downtown Toronto, stretching for about one kilometre along Bloor Street West. The neighbourhood surrounds the University of Toronto, making it the home of many of the university’s students and faculty members.


The neighbourhood of Summerhill takes its name from the Summer Hill house, which was built in the mid-1800s by Charles Thompson. Majority of the area was originally part of the Thompson estate, before it was eventually subdivided in the 1880s.

The establishment of the North Toronto Railway Station on Yonge Street in the 1880s had a significant impact on Summerhill’s early development. The station was rebuilt to honour a momentous visit from the Prince of Wales in 1916. The old station still exists today, and is still one of the neighbourhood’s most famous landmarks, with its grand clock tower and operational railway bridge.

Summerhill, Toronto real estate options and property types

Summerhill’s picturesque setting is greatly enhanced by the stylish exteriors belonging to many of its brick-constructed detached Edwardian-style homes and semi-detached Victorian row houses, most of which were built between 1880 to 1915. Prospective buyers can also choose from a variety of modern townhouses and low-rise luxury condos, which were typically constructed in the 1980s and 1990s.

Most of the homes for sale in Summerhill feature stylish interiors, with inviting living and dining rooms, gourmet kitchens, elegant bathrooms, and spacious master bedrooms. Many properties offer plenty of convenience, with their close proximity to excellent schools, parks, shops, restaurants, and transit options.

Living in Summerhill

    • Nestled along Pleasant Boulevard is Rosehill Reservoir Park, one of the most beautiful parks in Toronto. The park features a paved path that wraps around the entire park, perfect for jogging, biking, walking your dog, and more. The path also connects to the David Balfour Park, a 20.5-hectare park which features vast open space, a gated garden retreat, reflecting pools, ornamental fountains, and a children’s playground. One of the park’s highlights is the breathtaking view of the forested ravine along the Don River.

    • Summerhill Avenue and Yonge Street feature a vibrant collection of shops and restaurants. Summerhill Market, located at 446 Summerhill Avenue, is the top spot for grocery shopping in the area, with their unmatched grocery selection, fresh produce, homemade food items, and choice meats.

    • Homes in Summerhill are a few minutes away from the Summerhill subway station serving the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line.

    • Casa Loma, which was once the home of Canadian financier Sir Henry Pellatt is one of the area’s most popular attractions. The venue has been used as a set location for films like “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” “X-Men,” and “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” due to its unique architectural character. Visitors can enjoy an unforgettable experience by exploring its secret passages, towers, and lush five-acre estate gardens.

The perfect luxury home in Summerhill is waiting for you! 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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