High Park

High Park Neighbourhood History

High Park received its name from Toronto’s first surveyor, John Howard, who purchased the property south of Bloor in 1836. John chose to name his property “High Park” due to the its elevation and views of Lake Ontario. John built a home named Colborne Lodge on this piece of land, and that same home still remains to this day. The land was deeded to the City of Toronto in 1873.

High Park Neighbourhood Today

Today, High Park consists of a wide range of housing types. It is an incredibly diverse community and is known for its beautiful parks and good schools. High Park is a very popular destination every spring as the park is home to many cherry blossom trees which provide spectacular flowers when they bloom each year. High Park is conveniently located near the highway and residents enjoy access to public transit including the GO train and the Up Express. Due to its convenient location and good schools, High Park is an attractive neighbourhood for a wide range of people. Whether you work in Toronto’s Financial District, you require access to the highway to get to and from work or you require public transportation to get around, High Park has it all.


High Park Properties & Real Estate

High Park is known for its Edwardian, Victorian and Tudor style homes as well as the many beautiful mature trees that can be found throughout the neighbourhood. Most of the homes were built between the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Some of the larger homes have been divided into multi-family units which are often used as rental properties. Many of the homes include charming old world features including stained glass, distinctive brick colours and designs, wood burning fireplaces, wood trim and mouldings, wood floors and wood doors. High Park real estate is perfect for all different types of people including families, young professionals, empty nesters and singles.


Thinking about buying a home in High Park or thinking about selling your High Park home? Contact me today to learn how I can help you with achieving your specific real estate objectives. I would love to learn about your plans and to answer any questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you. 


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High Park Local Business Directory

Below are some of the most prominent businesses within High Park and the surrounding area.



Hanna’s Cafe & Bakery

1822 Bloor St W, Toronto


Aztec’s Mine

1986 Bloor St W, Toronto



2100 Bloor St W #6, Toronto


Canada Post

1938 Bloor St W, Toronto


Rabba Fine Foods

1840 Bloor St W, Toronto


Atelier Kids

15 Oakmount Rd, Toronto


Vivo Pizza + Pasta

1832 Bloor St W, Toronto


The Mugshot Tavern

1729 Bloor St W, Toronto


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+1 (416) 294-3776 braden@chestnutpark.com