Welcome to Summerhill
One of the most coveted neighborhoods in central Toronto with access to the bustling Yonge Street and beautiful Victorian estates
A hip, urban neighborhood in central Toronto conveniently located near the bustling Yonge Street, Summerhill is a classic suburb with plenty to offer. The name “Summerhill” stems from the Regency-era Summer Hill cottage built by transportation magnate Charles Thompson in 1842. Most of the town was actually part of the original estate until it was later subdivided during development.
Touting elegant Victorian homes, several beautiful parks, and great shopping, Summerhill is easily one of Toronto’s most desirable neighbourhoods. It’s a peaceful oasis yet still close to Toronto’s downtown district and excellent schools which are especially appealing to families.
What to Love
- Stunning Victorian and Edwardian-style homes
- Easy access to Yonge Street
- Numerous beautiful parks
- Great shopping options
People & Lifestyle
Summerhill residents have a range of entertainment choices available to them along with a great variety of places to shop, eat, and grab a drink. With so many great schools, lush parks, and open space, plus a variety of boutiques and cafés, there is always something new to see or do while strolling down the picturesque streets.
When it comes to real estate, the bulk of Summerhill is comprised of Victorian houses, and cottages. In this neighbourhood nothing stays on the market for long so act fast!
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The Summerhill Market is a popular destination for locals as it is a full-service food shop selling hot prepared meals and a variety of other options.
Terroni is an upscale Italian restaurant located above Bar Centrale and encompassing two upper-level floors. The great thing about Terroni is its suitability for different events, whether you’re looking for the right venue to host a business lunch or a family pizza night. Then there’s the rooftop patio boasting some of the best skyline views in the neighbourhood.
For a more casual experience, Capocaccia is a warm and trendy neighbourhood trattoria serving pizza, sandwiches, and traditional dishes. Stop by the acclaimed and award-winning Nadège Patisserie for French-accented pastries such as macaroons and croissants.
LCBO, Ontario's retailer of alcoholic beverages, has a wide selection of global wines, beers, and spirits. The LCBO in Summerhill happens to be one of the most impressive in the city. Savor mouth-watering, slow-cooked beef brisket and pulled pork sandwiches at the cozy café, Black Camel. Rosedale Diner will appeal to those who like local family-friendly restaurants. They also offer a great selection of local brews.
Beauty gurus and makeup lovers will appreciate the decadence and broad inventory offered by Gee Beauty. This modern beauty destination sells the best cosmetic, skincare, and wellness brands from around the world. Shop at the Narwhal Boutique and Thursdays for stylish clothes and accessories.
Things to Do
Yonge Street is the main arterial route separating the eastern and western parts of the city in addition to providing the area’s main subway line. The public Ramsden Park is located along Yonge St. and is one of the largest parks in downtown Toronto. There is plenty to do here, including hockey rinks, basketball courts, a spacious off-leash dog area, a playground, and even a skateboarding feature.
The York School is Toronto’s leading co-ed private academy and teaches from JK to grade 12. The York School was the first school in Canada accredited to offer the International Baccalaureate, and is now one of Canada's leading independent IB schools. Summerhill is also home to Del La Salle College, a private, Catholic, independent co-educational college preparatory school and a Blyth Academy campus. Blyth Academy offers small class sizes with a focus on individual learning styles and student's needs.