What Makes Summerhill So Great?
Summerhill is the small, tree-lined area just North of Yonge and Bloor that’s centered around the old Summerhill train station (now the LCBO’s Summerhill location). It’s quiet streets, beautiful homes, and convenient access to neighbourhood shopping and the city’s core makes it one of Toronto’s most desirable neighbourhoods to call home.
Types of Homes: Like large, beautiful character homes in a great neighbourhood? Summerhill is for you. It offers large Victorian and Edwardian-style, turn-of-the-century, character houses sitting nicely on Summerhill’s quiet, winding streets, but it also isn’t uncommon to see some of the older homes removed to make way for newly built, more modern homes.
Condo Living: If condo living is your thing, check out Scrivener Square (20 Scrivner Square).
You Should See: The LCBO’s Summerhill location is worth checking out; even if you don’t plan on drinking anything, the building is beautiful. This former Canadian Pacific Railway train station was beautifully restored 2003, and it still highlights most of the buildings original design and unique features. This LCBO location also offers a number of interesting events, like cooking classes and wine tastings, that are worth checking out.
Neighbourhood Hot Spots: There’s a ton of great places in Summerhill that you’ll want to check out, like Olliffe (for some of the best and freshest butchery in the city), The Rosedale Diner (for a fantastic weekend brunch), and The Summerhill Market (for pretty much everything food related, including prepared food, fresh produce, and gourmet products).
How to Get Around: If you’re in Summerhill, you’re basically downtown, so getting around is truly convenient. You can catch the subway at the TTC’s Summerhill Station, and get to pretty much anywhere in the city. The area is also highly walkable, and if you need to get something done, chances are, you won’t have to go that far to do it.