Named after High Park north of Humber Bay, High Park North or simply High Park is a neighbourhood in Toronto located to the west of downtown. It is bounded on the north by Annette Street, on the east by Dundas Street West, on the south by Bloor Street and on the west by Runnymede Road. The neighbourhood lies north of High Park, which is Toronto’s largest public park sized at 400 acres. High Park is a mixed recreational and natural park, with sporting, cultural and educational facilities as well as a dog park, a zoo, playgrounds for children and a couple of eateries.
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As a neighbourhood, perhaps the greatest appeal of High Park is its highly residential nature. It has access to a number of great schools including Annette Public School, Humberside Collegiate Institute, Western Technical-Commercial School and St. Cecilia School. High Park therefore attracts many families with school age children. After all, any parent will know that moving house with children is a tricky business and one major considerations is the quality of schools in the area they are moving to.
Alongside a number of good schools, High Park also boasts an eclectic mix of properties. Residential accommodation here is mixed and range from houses built in the late 1800s in Victorian, Edwardian and Tudor styles to high-rise apartment buildings developed after the construction of the Bloor-Danforth subway line.
Another notable attraction of High Park is its convenient location within walking distance of Bloor West Village, one of the most popular shopping districts in Toronto. It includes venues for dining, retail spaces as well as a selection of personal and professional services. High Park also has good access to Junction Gardens, a recently revitalized retail district along Dundas Street West.
Other attractions of the neighborhood include picturesque tree-line streets and a number of independent shops, restaurants and cafes that residents can enjoy. For recreation, just head over to High Park for hiking trails, sports facilities and a beautiful lakefront while Toronto landmarks such as the Entertainment District and the Harbourfront neighbourhood lie a short distance away. In particular, the desirability of living close to High Park is a huge consideration.
High Park also boasts excellent transport links to the neighbouring communities, the downtown core and beyond. In particular, the neighbourhood is served by the Dundas West, Keele and High Park subway stations on the Bloor-Danforth Line and regular bus services operating on a number of different routes.