Summerhill, Toronto Real Estate
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Summerhill neighbourhood history

Summerhill was named after the " Summer hill " house built in the mid 1800's. Most of the neighbourhood was a part of the Thompson Estate that was home to the Summerhill Spring Park. This was an amusement park with rides, games and a swimming pool. The property stretched from Yonge Street to Mt Pleasant Road and was later subdivided by his heirs in the 1860's. In the 1880's the North Toronto Railway reached Summerhill on Yonge Street and the neighbourhood quickly grew. The train station defined the development of the surrounding area including the Summerhill neighbourhood. The workers from the railroad needed housing, and this is evident in the tall charming attached and semi detached row houses found on many Summerhill Streets. This Summerhill Station became the main train station for the Canadian Pacific Railway ( CP Railway) in the early 1900's, around 1920's. It was later closed, and now the old railway station has been revitalized as the neighbourhood LCBO for the area of Summerhill and Rosedale. The boundaries for Summerhill stretch to the north a couple of blocks south of St. Clair, Avenue Road in the west, Yonge Street and Mount Pleasant to the east and Davenport Road and the railway in the south. 
Summerhill boasts beautiful tree lined and many winding streets. You will also find an abundance of Parkland that has helped to make the  neighbourhood one of Toronto's most preferred neighbourhoods. Conveniently located along Toronto's main street the Yonge Corridor,  Summerhill is just steps to the gateway of the Downtown. Transportation is provided by the Summerhill Subway Station that provides easy acces to the business and entertainment districts.     

Summerhill Real Estate:
Homes in Summerhill are mixed however many share similarities to some of the homes found in  Rosedale. Summerhill homes date back to the late 1800's and early 1900's. There was a  great push  in the 1930's for growth in this  area. . Summerhill houses are mostly two and three storey detached designs, some of which feature an array of architectural styles, including Victorian, Edwardian, Georgian, and Tudor. There are of course the old train worker's homes situated on various streets  in and around this area. This variety adds character and interest to the lovely streetscapes.  
Summerhill  also includes smaller neighbourhoods with similar real estate such as,  the Republic of Rathnelly. This is a very unique neighbourhood that is like a small town within a huge city with there yearly parties in a huge park and outoor skating rink. Similar to Rosedale Summerhill boasts many beautiful parks throughout, although does not have the biking trails.

Summerhill Homes:

The homes in Summerhill are a mix of detached, semi detached, older row houses and Townhomes. The townhomes are either freehold or condominium townhomes such as 36 Birch Avenue Towns (a new development on Birch Avenue , please click the link below to learn more) and a complex of condo towns at 10 Walker Avenue. The charm of the Summerhill area, lies in the ecclectic mix and the appeal is broad from empty nesters moving into the city from the suburbs, professionals working in the financial district, singles, divorced and young families. The demand for Summerhill homes and condo townhouses remains high with these properties often selling above asking. There are a variety of property types to suit many different needs. 
If you have questions about selling or buying a Townhouse or home in The Summerhill area or would like to receive listing updates, please complete the form below  

Summerhill Condos and Summerhill condo Townhomes:
The condos in the Summerhill neighbourhood are some of the most sought after condo builings in the city. They vary from boutique low rise to larger more exclusive and elegant buildings with valet parking and amenities including gyms, party rooms and patios. 
If you have questions about which properties and locations will be best suited to your needs and budget in the Summerhill neighbourhood, please complete the form below

The following are a few popular buildings and townhomes in the Summerhill neighbourhood:     

10 Walker Avenue - Luxury Condo Townhouse  -  click here
36 Birch Avenue /26 Birch Avenue-New Construction :  Luxury Condo Townhouses  -  click here
The Ports Condos 1177 Yonge Street - click here
One Balmoral - 1 Balmoral Road - click here

Why Live in Summerhill?
Summerhill is similar to Rosedale as it  still offers a small town feel in a large city. Yonge  and Bloor Streets  still offer many quaint shops, family restaurants and a wonderful place to do a weekend stroll. You are able to sit out on a patio at one of the neighbourhoods coffee shops or wander into your favorite butcher or bakery to find that special treat for your dinner. Situated just accross from the iconic LCBO and Clocktower under the train bridge, you will find the beautifully restored Circa 1892 buildings that include the fine shops that are now known as " the five Thieves".  These include Nadege desserts, The Harvest Wagon, Pisces for fresh fish and Oliffe Butcher. Bar Centrale and Terroni on Price are destination restaurants for many but if you live in Summerhill they are your neighbourhood go to spots .
The most recent new condo in Summerhill is  called The Jack located  at Yonge Street and Rosehill Avenue.The close proximity to excellent schools including The York School and Branksome Hall also make Summerhill an attractive area for families with children. Private clubs you'll find nearby are the Badminton and Racquet Club( B & R ) at Yonge and St Clair, The Toronto Lawn on Price Street and York Racquets on Macpherson Avenue .    

The Summerhill  area has one of the largest selection of fine wines with the Summerhill LCBO store. This is located at the base of the clocktower in what was once the old train station. The unique architecture is cherished by many and may be seen for miles around. A few lucky property owners are fortunate to have a view of this beautiful tower, however you will pay a premium for those homes or condos. 

Summerhill is an excellent neighbourhood that is popular for growing families as well as empty nesters, downsizers and singles who enjoy the walking to the nearby restaurants, shops and the subway.

Summerhill Neighbourhood Restaurants and shops : 
Summerhill Subway Station
Terroni Price Street
Boxcar Social
The Harvest wagon
Oliffe Butcher
Nadege desserts
Sorrell Restaurant
Sash Restaurant
Toronto Lawn Private Club
York Racquets
The York School
De La Salle Private School
Narwhal Boutique
Lemonwood women's clothing
Gerry Webber Women's clothing
Hopson Grace 

Chantal Rosenthal
Sales Representative
Sotheby's International Realty, Canada

Direct 416-804-2262

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Summerhill Condos, Townhomes and homes for sale here:

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Direct 416-804-2262

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