The Story of Summerhill
Living in Summerhill is an escape from the city, without ever leaving town. It is a charming oasis, filled with specialty shops, some of the city’s finest dining, and an overall air and ambiance that is equal parts traditional and modern.
A Slice of History
The early-20th century energy of Summerhill is marked by the area’s commitment to preservation. The former North Toronto Station, now an LCBO, was once the primary passenger terminus for Toronto’s burgeoning railway system. Union Station came along, but this building was preserved and can still be appreciated today (we love it ourselves).
The Homes You’ll See
Akin to its nearby neighbour Rosedale, Summerhill homes are typically large Victorian and Edwardian-style residences, with turn-of-the-century charm sitting on large lots that line the area’s quiet, meandering streets. There are also a handful of condos, closer to Yonge Street, which are perfect for downsizers.
The Community Feel
Living in Summerhill is all about living out your own slice of downtown convenience, with the intimacy and friendly ambiance of a small town. This neighbourhood is its own little alcove of Toronto, and you can feel it in the parks, at some of the top-rated schools, or in the collection of design shops and restaurants in the area. People here truly love their neighbourhood.
The Local Gems
An LCBO as a local landmark? In Summerhill, locals are proud of it! The former North Toronto Station, essentially Toronto’s original Union Station, is now a refurbished haunt for spirits, and is simply amazing even if you don’t leave with anything at all. At the same time, you should be sure to check out the Rosedale Diner, Nadege Patisserie, or Greenhouse Juice Co. before strolling the streets and winding up in serene Ramsden Park.