Welcome to Wychwood
Former artists’ colony turned private, gated community with many elegant historic homes
Private and gated, Wychwood is a beautiful and peaceful neighbourhood that began as an artists’ colony in the 19th century. Painter Marmaduke Matthew and entrepreneur Alexander Jardine founded the town which began as a rural region that they transformed into a scenic community named after Oxfordshire’s Wychwood forest in England.
Today this historic suburb is characterized by its charming, tree-lined streets and historic homes. With a limited number of homes, Wychwood Park residents tend to get friendly and have built a tight-knit sense of community throughout the years. Despite being a secluded enclave, Wychwood is conveniently located near popular attractions like the Wychwood Barns, great shopping on St. Clair West, and several picturesque parks.
What to Love
- Excellent public and private schools
- Elegant historic homes
- Private gated community
- Great shopping on St. Clair West
People & Lifestyle
Considering prices beyond the gilded gates of Wychwood Park tend to start at $1 million and ascend from there, this neighbourhood attracts affluent types and young families who appreciate the proximity to excellent schools. Career-driven individuals such as lawyers and entrepreneurs appreciate the privacy, greenery, and tranquil respite offered by this secluded neighbourhood.
It’s within walking distance of popular shops, attractions, and restaurants, but retains its sense of exclusivity allowing homeowners to enjoy a respite from the hustle of main streets. This unique neighbourhood predominantly features heritage properties, romantic landscapes, and artistically-inclined architecture with contemporary interiors.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The neighborhood’s primary cultural community hub Artscape Wychwood Barns
hosts regular events, artist workshops, and local farmers markets. Every Saturday morning, Wychwood Barns hosts a farmer’s market
featuring organic and artisanal products and live music. It’s a notable community gathering spot. Wychwood residents have access to a range of shops along St. Clair Avenue, such as the fashion-forward women’s boutique Parpar
. The subway station on St. Clair West makes getting downtown to shop easy and accessible.
Enjoy authentic and traditional Italian food at Nodo, a Toronto restaurant in Hillcrest Village. Everything on the menu is made from scratch! Traipse across Europe in the span of one neighbourhood with a visit to The Rushton, a chic, relaxed restaurant and bar serving French cuisine.
Coffee lovers will find myriad choices for drinks and fresh-brewed java. The family-owned CocoaLatte lives up to its name, serving light café fare, smoothies, and coffee drinks, while Krave Coffee is a snug spot perfect for sipping espresso on the outdoor patio.
Things to Do
Wychwood Park has several beautiful parks and green spaces. Teeming with towering trees, shrubs, and perennials, Wychwood Barns Park is a lush park featuring an ice rink in the winter, an off-leash dog area, picnic tables, a children’s play area, and a sports field. It’s one of several parks in a neighbourhood that also features a central park/community area with tennis courts, Hillcrest Park, and Tollkeepers Park near the Tollkeepers Cottage.
Wychwood Barns hosts professional theaters dedicated to younger audiences via Theatre Direct
, one of Canada’s leading performing arts venues. Throughout the year, residents have the option of attending fun local events, such as the long-running street festival Salsa on St. Clair
. This exciting two-day fiesta attracts millions of salsa lovers every year.
Wychwood is home to six public schools, six Catholic schools, and one private school––guaranteeing your children will receive a quality education. Below are some of the top local institutions:
Catholic and private schools: