The Henry Farm Toronto Homes neighbourhood is situated on property that was originally settled in 1806 by Henry Mulholland, a native of Clones County, Monaghan, Ireland. Henry Mulholland sold this farm in the early 1800’s, however it was reacquired in 1898 by his great grandson George S. Henry.
George S. Henry was a distinguished politician whose forty years of public service were highlighted by a term as Premier of Ontario from 1930 to 1934. While Henry made his mark in politics his great passion was his dairy farm which, in its peak years boasted ninety head of prize Holstein cattle. Henry’s rambling brick farmhouse was known as Oriole Lodge, so-called because of the numerous Orioles that nested around here in the summertime.
In 1958, at the age of seventy-seven, Henry sold his farm for $2,000,000 to the developers of the present-day neighborhood. One day after this historic transaction George S. Henry passed away at Oriole Lodge.
Henry Farm Toronto Homes was developed in the 1960s. Most of the neighborhood consists of low-density suburban housing. Along the northeast and southeast are townhouse developments. The latter are primarily social housing. There are also two high-rise apartment buildings, Havenbrook Towers, at the southeast corner.
Henry Farm Toronto Homes is a small, family-oriented neighborhood with a strong sense of community spirit. Henry Farm has always had an active community association that oversees Neighborhood Watch and Block Parent Programs and organizes recreational activities including fitness classes at the Shaugnessey Public School and an annual “neighbors night out” barbecue and picnic also held at the school. The Henry Farm Residents Association publishes a regular newsletter called the “Henry Farmer”, which keeps residents up to date with all of the goings-on in the neighborhood.
There is one church, located at 80 George Henry Boulevard, which houses the St. Matthew the Apostle, Oriole Anglican Church of Canada congregation. The church was built in 1969 and dedicated on January 25, 1970. The site was shared with the Covenant United Church. Covenant United Church amalgamated with Donway United Church in 1992 and moved out of Henry Farm.
Henry Farm Toronto Homes residents do most of their shopping at the nearby Fairview Mall Shopping Centre, located at the north-east corner of Don Mills Road and Sheppard Avenue. Fairview Mall is one of Toronto’s largest shopping centers. The shopping mix at this mall includes national department stores, a supermarket, well-known national and international chain stores, restaurants, fast food outlets, and professional and medical offices.
Fairview Mall also features a regular calendar of special events and mall promotions. One of Fairview Malls’ most popular programs is the daily “Fitness at Fairview Indoor Walking Program” which is offered free to all participants. Fairview Mall also features six movie theatres.
Henry Farm Toronto Homes consists of a good mix of Georgian and Tudor Revival style houses, split-level houses, and bungalows. There are also a couple of condominium townhouse complexes and high-rise apartment buildings located on the periphery of this neighborhood.
Henry Farmhouses were built in the late 1950s and early 1960s. A large percentage of these houses include brick veneer on the ground floor and aluminum siding on the second storey. Henry Farmhouses are well landscaped with nice gardens. These houses are located on suburban size lots and many of the homes back onto the Don River Valley.
The Fairview Public Library and Theatre, located next to Fairview Mall at 35 Fairview Mall Drive, is the cultural and entertainment center of this neighborhood. The Fairview Library Theatre stages evening and weekend performances by local theatre groups. Yearly adult, senior, student, and family subscriptions are available at this theatre. The library has recently been remodeled and now offers ten computers with internet access and an expanded multilingual program.
The East Don Valley Parkland trail can be accessed off Havenbrook Boulevard and at Manorpark Court. This nature trail passes through Moatfield Farm Park where a recent archaeological find uncovered evidence of a former First Nations Village that flourished here about six-hundred years ago.
Havenbrook Park located at the south end of Henry Farm, includes a baseball diamond, a children’s playground, tennis courts, and popular tobogganing hills.
Henry Farm residents can take the Sheppard Avenue bus to the Sheppard station on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line and the Don Mills Road bus to the Pape station on the Bloor-Danforth subway line.
Motorists have immediate access to Highway 401 and the Don Valley Parkway on-ramps located off Sheppard Avenue. These commuter highways provide quick and easy access to all parts of Toronto.
Henry Farm, has 10 Public schools, 4 Catholic schools, and 9 Private schools in this neighborhood, your kids can get a great education.
“The motto at George S. Henry Academy, To Strive is to Excel, is reflective of the high academic standards that sets the school apart. Our inquiry-based approach to Modern Teaching and Innovative Learning draws upon the best current educational practices in teaching and learning. We provide students with a rigorous program in Mathematics and Sciences while balancing this academic focus with a rich Arts program with offerings in Music, Dance, Drama and Visual Arts. Through our strong curricular and co-curricular programs, our graduates are equipped with the academic credentials and leaderships skills to excel at university and beyond.” As originally published by George S. Henry Academy
“Forest Manor Public School is located on the southeast side of the Don Mills Rd. and Sheppard Ave. East intersection. The immediate area is comprised of rental and condominium high-rise apartment buildings and townhouses. The school first opened 40 years ago and includes a new addition with eight classrooms and two seminar rooms. The school serves over 740 students representing almost 50 different languages. Almost two-thirds of the students speak English as a second language.” As originally published by Forest Manor Public School
Address: 100 Ravel Rd, North York, ON M2H 1T1, Canada | Telephone: 437 317-4444
Address: 339 Alton Towers Cir, Scarborough, ON M1V 5H3, Canada | Telephone: 416 397-2014
“L’école Laure-Rièse est une école élémentaire qui accueille des élèves de la maternelle à la 6e année. Elle compte maintenant 208 étudiants. Notre mission en tant que communauté de Laure-Rièse est notre engagement à vivre et à promouvoir les valeurs de respect, de collaboration et de persévérance afin d’aider l’élève à développer son plein potentiel dans son cheminement scolaire.” As originally published by É Élém Laure-Rièse
Address: 300 Banbury Rd, North York, ON M2L 2W2, Canada | Telephone: 416 397-2085
“Ayant été la première école francophone du Grand Toronto, l’École secondaire Étienne-Brûlé occupe un lieu privilégié d’éducation de langue française au sein de la population de Toronto et des environs. Nous sommes le reflet de la communauté francophone torontoise actuelle. Notre école est enrichie par la présence d’élèves et de membres du personnel qui nous arrivent des quatre coins du monde et qui travaillent dans une atmosphère de respect et de collaboration.” As originally published by ÉS Étienne-Brûlé
“Woodbine Middle School is a vibrant community school committed to ensuring success for all students. We strive to meet the diverse needs of our multicultural community within a positive, supportive, and caring environment. At Woodbine, the staff and students work together to create a peaceful and friendly place to learn. Rules are reasonable, easy to understand, and implemented fairly. In order to involve parents in their child’s learning, we maintain constant communication between the home and the school. Woodbine students are challenged to reach high levels of achievement as they work to expand their skills in the areas of literacy, numeracy, problem-solving, inquiry, and information processing.” As originally published by Woodbine Middle School
Address: 2300 Pharmacy Ave, Scarborough, ON M1W 1B3, Canada | Telephone: (416) 396-6793 | Fax: (416) 396-6843 | Email: SirJohnAMacdonald@tdsb.on.ca
“Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate maintains a tradition of excellence. The school’s high expectations for its students are supported by a highly dedicated staff. Students experience a learning environment where academics, athletic & artistic excellence, and student safety are priorities. Numerous co-curricular opportunities allow students to become involved beyond the classroom, and to enrich their secondary school life. Students can participate in the arts, athletics, clubs, and community service. Leadership is emphasized and developed through many opportunities. Staff and students take great pride in the school and work together to create a learning environment that is safe, nurturing, positive, and respectful.” As originally published by Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute
Address: 25 Muirhead Rd, North York, ON M2J 3W3, Canada | Telephone: (416) 395-2710 | Fax: (416) 395-4495 | Email: Muirhead@tdsb.on.ca
“Muirhead Public School is a wonderful school with great students, staff, and parents! Muirhead is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 elementary school located in the Pleasant View community. It is a busy school with special education and regular programs. Muirhead has been open since 1968 and serves approximately 200 students who represent several language groups and countries. At Muirhead, we pride ourselves in excellence in education and high academic standards. As a whole school community we provide the best opportunities for our students.“ As originally published by Muirhead Public School
Address: 30 Shaughnessy Blvd, North York, ON M2J 1H5, Canada | Telephone: (416) 395-2850 | Fax: (416) 395-2856 | Email: Shaughnessy@tdsb.on.ca
“At SPS, talented teachers, support staff, and families work together to set high academic and social standards, and to encourage personal bests throughout the community. We embrace the size of our intimate school community as an opportunity to build strong, familial interpersonal connections, focus strategically on school-wide goals, and ‘grow’ school safety organically through a network of supportive relationships. At Shaughnessy, we know, and are known by, one another.” As originally published by Shaughnessy Public School
CATHOLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOL
Address: 270 Yorkland Blvd, North York, ON M2J 1R7, Canada
“The Abu Huraira Center Academy is committed to providing our pupils with a rich Islamic curriculum based on the Holy Qur’an, authentic Sunnah, and combined with an in-depth academic education. Our vision is to create the next generation of Muslims who are well rounded, knowledgeable individuals.” As originally published by Abu Huraira Center Academy
Address: 201 Consumers Rd, North York, ON M2J, Canada | Telephone: 416-908-7666 / 416-800-3025 | Fax: 416-908-7666 / 416-800-3025 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.batoronto.ca
“Birmingham Academy is a comprehensive Secondary School with a strong focus on cooperative learning, enhanced by an extensive co-curricular program. Birmingham has long-time partnerships to Universities and Colleges, Corporations, and Philanthropic Organizations that recruit our students for study locally and abroad as well as co-op and volunteer opportunities. This way students build their educational profile while also working on their professional resume and development to become the best candidates for companies in the future.” As originally published by Birmingham Academy
Address: 255 Yorkland Boulevard, North York, ON M2J | Telephone: (416) 491 7667 | Fax: (416) 491 3806
“North Toronto Christian School is a co-educational, interdenominational Christian elementary and high school (Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12). NTCS is not affiliated with any specific church or denomination. Traditional Christian values are promoted and integrated into the arts, sciences, and all additional aspects of the school program.” As originally published by North Toronto Christian School
“Welcome! A.R.S. Armenian School is the largest co-educational, Armenian-Canadian bilingual and bicultural day school in Ontario, teaching to students from Preschool through to Grade 12. The Armenian language, cultural and religious studies are weaved into the general curriculum in adherence with the Ontario Ministry of Education guidelines. We celebrate our heritage as well as the common ground we share as Canadians.” As originally published by A. R. S. Armenian Private School
Address: 130 Yorkland Blvd, North York, ON M2J 1R5, Canada | Telephone: (416)-773-0005 | Fax: (416)-773-0001 | Email: email@example.com
“Our Senior School program prepares students for university while also encouraging them to make a difference in the world as ethical, compassionate and values-based decision-makers. Using the latest technology, including online platform and Internet-based learning tools, our academic curriculum focuses on excellence and innovation while ensuring students have a solid understanding of core subjects. Students also have countless opportunities to participate in activities on leadership, community service, sports and the arts.” As originally published by Yorkland High School
Address: 4 Lansing Square, North York, ON M2J 4P8, Canada | Telephone: 647 346 0912 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Ontario Academy of International Education (‘OAIE’) is situated in the center of North York, adjacent to the intersection of Highway 401 and Highway 404, the Fairview Mall and a subway station. It is within walking distance to a large shopping mall and Toronto’s subway systems, which makes a quiet and convenient place for studying. OAIE provides high school and university-bridging curriculum for students from Canada and all across the world. Here at OAIE, our mission is to provide the best learning environment for students, to help them successfully get into quality post-secondary institutions. We are also committed to cultivating confidence, strong character and student leadership for our students and helping them prepare for the challenges in the decades ahead.” As originally published by Ontario Academy of International Education
Address: 201 Consumers Rd, North York, ON M2J 4G8, Canada
“Located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Elite Academic School (EAS) is a private co-educational school. Elite Academic School provides students with Ontario Secondary School Curriculum from Grade 9 through 12, and the Ontario Secondary School Diploma designation is awarded at the successful completion of all required courses.” As originally published by Elite Academic School
“Cestar High School (BSID: 885635) is located in Toronto, Canada’s economic and cultural center. We are an independent, university preparatory high school dedicated to serving the needs of our students. We achieve our vision and mission through highly qualified, caring teachers and staff that will work with students to achieve growth in development of academic aptitudes, social skills, physical wellness and character competencies. We hope that all our students reach their personal best in their high school experience and are prepared to pursue their future studies and careers.” As originally published by Cestar High School
Address: 1 Ness Dr, North York, ON M3A, Canada
“Mission de l’école Sainte-Madeleine: Amener l’enfant à s’épanouir académiquement et socialement dans un milieu de vie catholique fondé sur l’Évangile dans un contexte culturel francophone universel.” As originally published by ÉÉC Sainte-Madeleine
Address: 110 Drewry Ave, North York, ON M2M 1C8, Canada
“À l’Ésc Monseigneur-de-Charbonnel, vous découvrirez un esprit de famille et de fraternité ainsi qu’un sens de l’accueil qui reflète nos valeurs chrétiennes. Fiers de leur identité francophone et de l’effort de leur famille et du personnel pour maintenir cet héritage, les élèves de l’école ont de multiples occasions de perfectionner cette langue et lui donner toute la place qu’elle mérite à travers de multiples activités scolaires et parascolaires, pastorales et culturelles.” As originally published by ÉSC Monseigneur-de-Charbonnel
Address: 25 Rochelle Crescent, North York, ON M2J, Canada | Telephone: 416-393-5298 | Fax: 416-397-6313
“In our efforts to meet the diversified needs of our students at St. Timothy, we acknowledge and rejoice in cultural diversity. Commonality is found by focusing on our Catholic beliefs, common roots, and common values. As each child is unique and brings a variety of different experiences to the classroom, activities presented to the students also reflect the differences and needs of all in order to unify and promote common growth. The notion of our Christian families is another unifying force. The real life application of how we live these Christian values in our families is used to enhance the growth in our community.” As originally published by St. Timothy Catholic School
Address: 200 Old Sheppard Ave, North York, ON M2J 3L9, Canada | Telephone: 416-393-5319 | Fax: 416-397-6330
“The nurturing of a Catholic environment is of paramount importance in our school. It is why we exist as a Catholic school system and what makes us a “school with a difference”. While the teaching of the formal religious education program at all grade levels is central to this process, the creation of a Catholic environment depends on much more than this; it includes the attitudes and interactions with others that are predicated on each individual’s infinite value in the sight of God. Therefore dignity and respect for others is the hallmark of our interactions.” As originally published by St. Gerald Catholic School[rev_slider alias=”real-estate-2-1″][/rev_slider] Henry Farm Toronto Homes For Sale [elementor-template id=”30491″]