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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.

History of Summerhill

The Summerhill neighbourhood is named after ‘Summer Hill’ house, a magnificent Regency cottage built in 1842, by transportation baron Charles Thompson. Summer Hill stood on the crest of the hill where the houses on Summerhill Gardens are located today.

Thompson’s two hundred acre Summer Hill estate stretched from the present day Yonge Street to Mt. Pleasant Road. On this site Thompson established the ‘Summer Hill Spring Park and Pleasure Grounds’. This amusement park featured rides, games, swimming and a popular dance pavilion that was located inside the Summer Hill house. Thompson’s heirs subdivided Summer Hill in the 1860’s.

From the 1880’s onward Summerhill’s development revolved around the railway. The first residents of this neighbourhood worked at the North Toronto Railway station which was established on Yonge Street near Summerhill in the 1880’s. This station – rebuilt in 1916 – is distinguished by its grand clock tower and now serves as the neighbourhood liquor store.

In the 1920’s the Canadian Pacific Railway made Summerhill their main Toronto station. When Summerhill station closed this neighbourhood went into a period of decline that lasted until the Summerhill subway station opened in 1954. Summerhill has enjoyed a position of prominence among Toronto neighbourhoods ever since.

Ed. Note: The former Summer Hill Coach House, circa 1865, is still standing today, at the rear of 36 Summerhill Gardens. This house with its distinctive slate roof can be seen from the south end of the Rosehill Reservoir.

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Listings in this Neighbourhood

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#C3930164 | Single Family Home
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CHESTNUT PARK REAL ESTATE LIMITED, BROKERAGE
2
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2
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700-1100
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(20)
 
 
#C3923880 | Condo
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CHESTNUT PARK REAL ESTATE LIMITED, BROKERAGE
4
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5
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3500-5000
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(6)
 
 
#C3782741 | Single Family Home
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RE/MAX ULTIMATE REALTY INC., BROKERAGE
5
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3
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3500-5000
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(12)
 
 
#C3901491 | Single Family Home
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SAGE REAL ESTATE LIMITED, BROKERAGE
4
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4
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2500-3000
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(20)
 
 
#C3926772 | Single Family Home
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RE/MAX HALLMARK REALTY LTD., BROKERAGE
4
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4
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2500-3000
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(20)
 
 
#C3905359 | Single Family Home
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ROYAL LEPAGE/J & D DIVISION, BROKERAGE
5
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4
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3500-5000
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(20)
 
 
#C3922271 | Single Family Home
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PROPERTY.CA REALTY INC., BROKERAGE
4
Beds
3
Baths
N/A
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(20)
 
 
#C3924481 | Single Family Home
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SAGE REAL ESTATE LIMITED, BROKERAGE
3
Beds
4
Baths
1800-1999
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(20)
 
 
#C3922057 | Condo
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HIGH BAR REAL ESTATE INC., BROKERAGE
3
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2000-2249
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#C3924702 | Condo
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ROYAL LEPAGE TERREQUITY OXLEYROBERT REAL ESTATE, BROKERAGE
2
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3
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1600-1799
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(20)
 
 
#C3923054 | Condo
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ROYAL LEPAGE SIGNATURE REALTY, BROKERAGE
2
Beds
3
Baths
1800-1999
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(19)
 
 
#C3930786 | Condo
Courtesy of:
RE/MAX REALTRON REALTY INC., BROKERAGE
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