About High Park North
High Park North neighbourhood in Toronto. Popular communities include High Park-Swansea, Runnymede-Bloor West Village, Roncesvalles, Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction, Junction Area.
High Park North has 43 homes on the market. Of the 11457 total properties listed in Toronto, High Park North makes up just 0.4%. The average asking price of a property in High Park North is $2,305,907, with an estimated mortgage of $7,812 per month. That is 1.8 times of the average asking price of $1,291,086 in Toronto. Properties listed in High Park North are an average of 1127 square feet, with 2.7 beds and 3.1 baths. High Park North has 7% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
High Park North, is oftentimes simply called 'High Park', because of the park, is a community in West End, Toronto. It is bordered on the north by Annette Street, Quebec Avenue and Humberside Avenue, on the east by the CNR/CPR railway track, on the south by Bloor Street and on the west by Runnymede Road. It is situated in the Parkdale—High Park provincial and federal electoral districts.
Real estate in High Park North is mostly residential as the community consists of many semi-detached homes built in the early 1900s. North of High Park, the area has several high-rise apartment buildings, constructed after the completion of the Bloor-Danforth subway.
Bloor Street is the main east-west road with commercial storefront businesses that include residential second and third-storeys. North-south roads consist of Keele Street and Dundas Street. Both are mainly residential within the area.
High Park North is a very family oriented community that takes pride in its neighbourhood. The Jamie Bell Adventure Playground (1873 Bloor Street West) is a family gathering place that was inspired and built by the creativity and imagination of the local neighbourhood and its children. This community is also home to some of the finest schools in the City of Toronto.
Homes for sale in High Park North are very appealing to families especially those with small children. The community is home to a broad range of people from many ethnicities, similar to most parts of Toronto. The majority of the housing stock includes single family homes in Edwardian, Victorian and Tudor styles.
These enchanting homes were constructed mainly during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Quite a few of these houses have been split up into multiple-family residences. High Park North’s characteristic brick houses showcase a mix of architectural details that change from house to house. These features consist of leaded and stained glass windows, lush wood trims, French doors, hardwood floors as well as fireplaces.
There are also a big number of residential rental opportunities in High Park North. The landscape of the neighbourhood showcases gently rolling hills, winding streets, and towering Oak trees that charm and delight all those who reside here.
There is also selection of condos for sale in High Park North along Quebec Avenue, north of Bloor Street. These apartments include balconies, some with views overlooking High Park and Lake Ontario. This neighbourhood is highly regarded because one of the schools included in the area is Humberside Collegiate which attracts many families with school age children.
The High Park neighbourhood has a wealth of history. The area north of Bloor Street was previously part of the Town of West Toronto Junction, which was annexed by the City of Toronto in 1909.
The historical home at 191 High Park Avenue was built in 1888 for D.W. Clendenan, the first mayor of West Toronto Junction. The High Park estate south of Bloor Street, was bought in 1836 by John Howard, Toronto's first surveyor. Howard called his estate High Park because of its magnificent view of Lake Ontario.
In 1873 Howard gave his beloved High Park estate to the City of Toronto. John Howard's previous residence Colborne Lodge is still located on its original site in High Park, where it is now a museum.
High Park North real estate agents’ MLS listings might mention that the Bloor-Danforth subway line has three stations that serve the neighbourhood including the Runnymede, High Park, and Keele stations.
Commuters are also in luck since they are approximately five minutes away from the Queensway, which links motorists to Lake Shore Boulevard and the Gardiner Expressway.
Real estate in High Park North is conveniently located to many amenities and shopping opportunities. The neighbourhood is within walking distance of Bloor West Village which is one of most popular shopping districts in the City of Toronto. The 'Village' is recognized across the Toronto for its European bakeries, delis, specialty food shops, cafes and restaurants.
High Park North’s other major shopping district is the 'Junction Gardens', which runs along Dundas Street West. This recently renovated retail district has gone back to its history as a railway centre by including a railway lantern into the heritage street signs along Dundas Street.
Prices of homes for sale in High Park North depend on the proximity to entertainment attractions as well as recreational facilities. The nearby High Park takes up 399 acres of public parkland and includes an outdoor theatre, a fishing pond, an animal paddocks, picnic grounds, flower gardens, playgrounds, a restaurant, an historic museum, an adventure playground and a trackless train.
The sports facilities in this community include tennis, baseball, and soccer, lawn bowling, swimming, and skating, in addition to walking, jogging and cycling trails found throughout the park. The nearby Runnymede Public Library and the High Park Public Library offer a myriad of programs for local residents.