Most of the homes in Hogg’s Hollow were built between the 1920s and the 1960s, and include many different architectural styles. English cottages, Tudor, colonial, Georgian, and modernist homes can all be seen on the little, winding streets of this quiet neighbourhood.
This exclusive small enclave is nestled in the treed valley on the banks of the Don River, off the east side of Yonge Street, south of York Mills Road. Hogg’s Hollow was first developed in 1856, when the sons of James Hogg, a successful miller, divided their late father’s estate into building lots. Four buildings from that era remain standing today, including The Miller Tavern, a popular restaurant on Yonge St., and the George S. Pratt House, on Mill St.
Residents of Hogg’s Hollow have many options for shopping and dining, including the Yonge St. corridor just south of the neighbourhood, as well as the York Mills Centre, a couple of minutes away by car. Loretto Abbey (an all-girls Catholic high school) and prestigious Crescent School (private school for boys) are both close by. Access to the Yonge St. subway is also nearby, as is Highway 401. The neighbourhood features two parks: York Mills Park, with a playground and tennis courts, and Brookfield Parkette. And golfers can take advantage of two nearby clubs: Rosedale and Don Valley.
With material from Your Guide to Toronto Neighbourhoods, by David Dunkelman