For those who don’t want to feel like they are in the city, the exclusive Moore Park neighbourhood is the perfect place to buy. This area of Toronto is surrounded by peaceful nature, and the streets are canopied by mature trees. It’s the perfect escape from the busy city. While this neighbourhood feels like it is away from the city, it is in one of Toronto’s most convenient locations.
Moore Park was subdivided in 1889, and was developed by a very wealthy gentleman named John Thomas Moore. He envisioned the neighbourhood as an exclusive community for the very wealthy, and was sure that real estate would be an easy sell as a result of the Belt Line Rail. Unfortunately for Moore, the depression created a setback for the neighbourhood, and development didn’t begin again until the 1900’s. The neighbourhood was completely developed by the 1930’s.
Homes in Moore Park are charming English Cottage, Georgian and Tudor Style built on mostly large lots. The homes on the more exclusive streets have more generous lots, and driveways that are dedicated to their homes only. Although it is a very wealthy and affluent neighbourhood, some of the homes have shared driveways, but the streets are planned well and are not very busy, which allows for comfortable street parking when needed. Many of the homes back onto ravines that skirt the neighbourhood. There are a few townhomes throughout the neighbourhood, and many custom homes are growing in numbers as well. Residents appreciate the exposure to nature and the easy commute to the downtown core.
Moore Park is known for its family-friendly neighbourhood and the collection of excellent schools in close proximity. It has beautiful green spaces, which makes it easy to forget you are in the city. While it feels somewhat secluded from the city, shopping is a short walk or commute away and can be done on Yonge Street, St. Claire, Mount Pleasant or Davisville. There are also several options for movie theatres as well. For more active recreational activities Moore Park Ravine is an 8km trail that runs along Mud Creek, and is perfect for hiking or biking. Mooreville Park has 5 tennis courts, a baseball diamond and a wading pool to enjoy recreational sports and activities with family and friends.