Lower Forest Hill is known for its palatial homes, with stately, older residences dating back to the early 20th Century, sitting side by side with contemporary designs on the pretty, shaded streets. The eastern and western ends of the neighbourhood, along the Spadina Road and Avenue Road corridors, feature a number of luxury condominium buildings with spacious suites.
One of Toronto’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, Forest Hill was named after the summer home of John Wickson, built in 1860 at Eglinton Avenue and Old Forest Hill Road. Most people refer to Lower Forest Hill and Upper Forest Hill, with Eglinton Avenue being the dividing line between the two. Originally incorporated as a village in 1923, Forest Hill became part of the City of Toronto in 1967.
Forest Hill is home to two of Toronto’s most prestigious private schools: The Bishop Strachan School (for girls) and Upper Canada College (for boys). For shopping, dining, and day-to-day errands, locals head to charming Forest Hill Village – on Spadina Road, just north of St. Clair Avenue West. The Village is local residents’ go-to for shopping, banking, or just grabbing a coffee or a meal with friends, and is a constant beehive of activity.
With material from Your Guide to Toronto Neighbourhoods, by David Dunkelman
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