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Welcome to High Park Communities

Neighbourhood Description

Greatly enhanced by their proximity to High Park, the communities of Bloor West Village, High Park, and Swansea are located in one of the best natural settings in the city. Bordered by the lakefront parks, the Humber River, High Park and Grenadier Pond these neighbourhoods are made more attractive by hilly, windy, treelined streets and by the distinct, interesting shopping districts located here.

Conveniently located within walking distance from High Park, the Bloor Subway line, and the stores on Bloor Street West, Roncesvalles Village, an up and coming neighbourhood also located in this area is tucked in between Parkdale and High Park.  A wonderful century-old Toronto community diverse in ethnicity, age and income, Roncesvalles was once the first home of newly arrived immigrants, particularly from Poland. This influence is still there today especially in the vibrant business district along Roncesvalles Avenue where Polish is still spoken and  where many delis, restaurants and food markets are located .This area is a hot spot of change and revitalization. The most recent influx into the community over the last decade is of young families and middle and higher income professionals. Additionally, renewal of the commercial districts and development and updating of the streetscape  is in progress and renovated homes and pockets of rebuilds are developing near the  Sorauren Park where the  conversion of the Robert Watson Warehouse into lofts is part of this trend.    

These High Park area neighbourhoods have similarities in their heritages, their busy street life and their access to the Bloor / Danforth Subway line. Closeness to downtown Toronto and to the major transportation arteries out of the city is another advantage to this area.


High Park Communities Map [MLS Region - W1,W2]


Real Estate

These communities have similarities in age and types of housing.   Homes were built largely in the early 1900s, are mainly solid brick, have very attractive architectural features many with large porches, and added decorative details.  Many renovations and upgrades of these lovely homes have been completed.  Condominium and apartment building are mainly located in the Quebec Ave area north of Bloor Street near the subway.  


Favourite Spots

Favourite Restaurants

Sunnyside Pavilion’s outdoor cafe

Grenadier restaurant in High Park  - great place for the family

Bloom, Yellow Griffin’s Hamburgers

Favourite Stores

Lucy Nails

Favourite Places

Etienne Brule Park.  See salmon in the fall

High Park wading pool

The Lakefront parks

Pick up hockey - High Park

Fitmom - in Swansea Town Hall

Great yoga  - Breathe Studio



To find schools in these neighbourhoods refer to the Resource Page for School Boards


Neighbourhood Listings

Interested in learning what is on the market in this neighbourhood? Click here and fill out the "Personalized Listings Request Form" and Claire would be happy to send you up to date listings that meet your search criteria within this neighbourhood.