A Brief Guide To Buying In Forest Hill
Bordered by Briar Hill Avenue in the north, Oriole Parkway in the east, St Clair Avenue in the south and Bathurst Street in the west, Forest Hill is a prestigious neighbourhood in Toronto and boasts a wealth of top-end properties. The neighbourhood is divided into two districts along Eglinton Avenue West- Forest Hill North and Forest Hill South, while Forest Hill Village is the commercial part of Forest Hill, and is home to over 60 unique retail spaces. It is the perfect destination whether you fancy an afternoon brunch, a leisurely coffee or a day at a luxurious spa.
Alongside the attractions of Forest Hill Village spanning a short stretch of Spadina Road, Forest Hill is also an established neighbourhood bordered by the Cedarvale Ravine on the west. It is synonymous with luxury shopping, world-class restaurants, glorious scenery and unobstructed views of the picturesque ravine. Notable attractions include House of Chan, Petroff Gallery, numerous quaint parks and two of Canada’s most prestigious private schools: Upper Canada College for boys and Bishop Strachan School for girls. Other landmark institutions include Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, St. Michael’s College School and Eglinton Theatre.
Forest Hill is also well connected from a transport perspective with numerous bus routes and rapid transit subway lines serving the area. For example, the Eglinton West subway station on the Yonge–University line is located at Allen Road while the Eglinton Crosstown light rail currently under construction will soon provide a fast, reliable and comfortable way to travel across Eglinton Avenue, all the way out to Pearson Airport.
Another attraction of Forest Hill is property in the area. Residences here are designed for stylish urban living with sophisticated amenities. A notable example is The Hill, a new boutique residence near Bathurst and Eglinton in the upper village by the BSäR Group of Companies. It is a building intimate in scale and classic in architecture but it offers the very best in cosmopolitan living with refined suite configurations and a spectacular selection of lifestyle amenities.
So if you ever imagined living in a hugely desirable and affluent neighbourhood of Toronto, Forest Hill combines an excellent location with good-quality housing. The area is also popular for its amenities and excellent transport links. It has a tranquil and wonderfully exclusive atmosphere, despite being excellently placed for Toronto’s downtown core.