Welcome to Summerhill!
Summerhill’s turn of the century houses, winding tree-lined streets, and abundance of parkland have made it one of Toronto’s most preferred neighbourhoods. It is conveniently located along the Yonge Street corridor, providing Summerhill residents with easy access to Toronto’s downtown business and entertainment districts.
The Summerhill neighbourhood was named after ‘Summer Hill’ house, built in 1842 by Canadian transportation baron Charles Thompson. Much of the area was once part of the Thompson estate but was subdivided by his heirs in the 1880s.
In the 1880s, the North Toronto Railway Station was established on Yonge Street and the neighbourhood of Summerhill quickly developed around it. The neighbourhood underwent very little growth after the railway station closed in 1931 but was again revitalized by the launch of the Summerhill Subway Station in 1954.
The old railway station is still there and currently serves as an LCBO outlet. The station, along with the still-operational CP railway bridge, is a landmark of the
neighbourhood. As part of the provincial government’s “MoveOntario 2020” programme, plans are being considered to return the building to its original use as a train station, serving the planned Go Transit Crosstown line.
Places to See, Things to Do
- Summerhill Market
- CP Railway Clock Tower
- 5 Thieves storefronts
- 36 Summerhill Gardens (Rear) – former Summer Hill Coach House (circa 1865)
- Rosehill Resevoir
- David A. Balfour Park
- Lionel Conacher Park
- Robertson Davies Park
Educational Facilities (click link below to see list of schools inneighbourhood)
Local Community, Restaurants and Recreation
- Summerhill Neighbourhood Feast Festival
- Jane’s Walk – Summerhill Summerdale
- Il Monello
- Mare Monti Trattoria
- The Monk’s Table
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