About West End
There is great diversity in housing in this neighbourhood, from old estate homes to modern condo apartments. Parkside Drive and High Park Avenue feature large, late 19th and early 20th century mansions, many of which have long since been converted into multiple-family dwellings. Elsewhere, along High Park’s charming streets, one can find small, older, starter-size homes, large, contemporary residences, newer condos to buy and apartments of all vintages to rent. There is something for everyone in the High Park neighbourhood.
This west-end neighbourhood is named for the almost 400-acre park that is situated to the south and west of the area’s homes.
With Toronto’s largest public park at their doorstep, residents of High Park take full advantage of the park’s walking and cycling trails, fishing in Grenadier Pond, and the park’s playground and zoo, which are favourites with children. Bloor Street West, in nearby Bloor West Village, offers many options for shopping and dining. Public transit is excellent, with three subway stations on the Bloor line servicing the neighbourhood. Lake Shore Boulevard and the Gardiner Expressway, both to the south of High Park, provide residents with direct routes by car, to the downtown core and to Pearson International Airport.
With material from Your Guide to Toronto Neighbourhoods, by David Dunkelman
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