High Park is an alluring neighbourhood in the West End of Old Toronto. You will be delighted by High Park’s stately Oak trees, graceful hills, and long meandering streets. This neighbourhood attracts a diverse population of people because of its well-regarded schools, single family homes for sale, and proximity to the bustling Downtown Toronto scene. You already knew it, but High Park is well worth a visit and a fine place to raise a family.
Once you find yourself in High Park, pack a picnic and take a long walk in the sprawling and beautifully landscaped park aptly named High Park. In the summer you might go cycling around the tranquil pond and fountains and admire the memorable Maple Leaf Flowerbed and Cherry Blossom trees. You might even catch a Shakespeare in the Park performance in full swing. You can ride even further south to the nearby beach and boardwalk or visit the High Park Nature Centre. If you don’t feel like biking take the Trackless Train to the High Park Zoo. Though the zoo is modest you are sure to be charmed by its occupants which include buffalo, yak, emus, llamas, wallabies, and other animals. Best of all the zoo is free of charge – although there are donation boxes if you’re in the giving mood. Children won’t want to miss the famous Jamie Bell Adventure Park, located near the Duck Pond. The adventure park has castles, swings, ladders, ropes, slides and more and is quite possibly the largest outdoor park for children in Ontario. Parents just might have fun too!
There are also great eateries throughout High Park such as the highly rated Café Palonez which boasts generous portion sizes of Polish and Eastern European food. Don’t forget to check out The Grenadier Restaurant where you can eat outside and enjoy breakfast all day. After your meal, head north to the High Park Labyrinth or go paddle boarding on the Humber River to burn off the lunch calories. The High park stretch of Bloor St West is one of the hippest in the city and offers a perfect combination of gastro delights and shopping pleasures.
If you are thinking of moving to Toronto look no further than High Park. High Park is the quintessential family neighbourhood with numerous activities for families to participate in not limited to those listed above. High Park also has highly regarded schools such as Humberside Collegiate and Humberside Montessori which play a role in attracting many families to the area.
There is also no shortage of available real estate to choose from, including small and large condos, lofts, town homes, and large detached houses. Just be forewarned it can be quite expensive. Whether you’re looking to live in the downtown area or closer to the beach there is a home for every style and taste from single family homes with multiple bedrooms for a larger family or a beach home with open concepts and breathtaking lake views. Take your pick.