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Welcome to Summerhill

Neighbourhood Description

Summerhill located just fifteen minutes walking distance north of Yorkville is a small, beautiful neighbourhood full of variety and interest in its architecture, gardens and parks. Interesting shops often specializing in one of a kind items and great cafes and restaurants enhance this part of Yonge Street. Although located in a prime, busy area in midtown Toronto it still has retained a quiet, congenial atmosphere for its residents who have preserved the beauty of the old houses with newer or renovated properties generally complementing the old.   

The area east of Yonge Street is bordered by the David Balfour Park and Rosehill Reservoir large open spaces, that lead into Toronto’s major ravine walking paths and bicycle routes linking the city’s neighbourhoods. Summerhill residents also benefit from their proximity to the Yonge and St Clair  area to the north where there are more extensive commercial and retail facilities.

Summerhill, one of Toronto’s great neighbourhoods, is cut off from the bustle of the city because through streets are limited, its streetscape is quiet, trees are plentiful and access to green space is nearby.


Summerhill Map


Real Estate

Edwardian and Victorian style homes, both good-sized semis and large detached homes, preserved and upgraded are situated on lots with fairly deep frontages and good-sized gardens.  Most houses, however, are very close together here. Some streets consist of little row houses often interspersed with recently built townhouses and semis. There is permit parking on the small often dead end streets and some back lane and garage parking.  A cluster of high-rise buildings containing rental apartments, with low to mid- rise condominiums nearby, is located on the edge of the park system. An extensive newer development of condominiums and townhouses has been built around the restored Summerhill Railway Station.



Approx. distances to:

Don Valley Parkway: 3.8 kms

401 and 400: 10 kms

King/ Bay: 3 kms

Yonge and Bloor: 1.5 kms

Nearest subway: Summerhill, St Clair


Favourite Spots

Favourite Places

Summerhill Railway Station

Farnham Ave



Toronto District School Board

Elementary Schools

  • Cottingham Jr., 85 Birch Ave., 416 393-1895
  • Deer Park Jr. & Sr., 23 Ferndale Ave., 416 393-1550

Secondary Schools

  • North Toronto Collegiate Institute, 70 Roehampton Ave. 416 393-9180
  • Jarvis Collegiate Institute, 495 Jarvis St., 416 393-0140

Private Schools

  • Branksome Hall, 10 Elm Ave., 416 920-9741
  • Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Rd., 416 483-4325
  • Upper Canada College, 200 Lonsdale Rd., 416 488-1125

*Check with local schools concerning boundary restrictions.


Neighbourhood Listings

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