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The High Park neighbourhood contains a wealth of history. The area north of Bloor Street was formerly part of the Town of West Toronto Junction, which was annexed by the City of Toronto in 1909. The historical house at 191 High Park Avenue was built in 1888 for D.W. Clendenan, the first mayor of West Toronto Junction. The High Park property south of Bloor Street, was purchased in 1836 by John Howard Toronto’s first surveyor. Howard named his estate High Park because of its high elevation and magnificent view of Lake Ontario. In 1873 Howard deeded his beloved High Park estate to the City of Toronto. John Howard’s former residence Colborne Lodge is still situated on its original site in High Park, where it is now a public museum.
The High Park neighbourhood is home to a wide range of people. Its highly regarded schools including Humberside Collegiate attract many families with school age children to this neighbourhood. High Park contains a diverse housing mix. Families gravitate to the single family homes in the neighbourhood. There are also a large number of rental opportunities in High Park which appeal to singles and couples. The topography of the High Park neighbourhood features gently rolling hills, winding streets, and towering Oak trees that enchant and delight all those who live here. Launched in 1998, the Jamie Bell Adventure Playground (located at 1873 Bloor St. W. in High Park) is a family meeting place that was inspired and built by the imagination and creativity of the local community and its children. A fire at the playground on March 17 destroyed a large portion of the popular structure. This beloved neighbourhood landmark was rebuilt in 2012.
High Park’s winding tree-lined streets are lined with impressive Victorian, Edwardian, and Tudor-style homes. These captivating houses were built largely during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Several of these houses have been divided into multiple-family dwellings. High Park’s distinctive brick homes feature a variety of architectural details that vary from house to house. These features include leaded and stained glass windows, lush wood trims, french doors, hardwood floors and fireplaces. The High Park neighbourhood also features a selection of condominium apartment buildings along Quebec Avenue, north of Bloor Street. These apartments are in the entry level price range. They include balconies, some of which feature south views that overlook High Park and Lake Ontario.
High Park is conveniently located within walking distance of ‘Bloor West Village’, one of Toronto’s most popular shopping districts. The ‘Village’ is known across the City for its European bakeries, delicatessens, specialty food shops, cafes, and restaurants. High Park’s other major shopping area is the ‘Junction Gardens’, along Dundas Street West. This recently revitalized retail district has gone back to its roots as a railway center by incorporating a railway lantern into the heritage street signs along Dundas Street.
High Park encompasses 399 acres of public parkland. This city park includes a fishing pond, an outdoor theatre, an animal paddocks, picnic grounds, playgrounds, a restaurant, an historic museum, flower gardens, an adventure playground and a trackless train. High Park’s sports facilities include tennis, baseball, soccer, lawn bowling, swimming, and skating, as well as walking, jogging and cycling paths found throughout the park. You can read all about the rich history of High Park at the Runnymede Public Library on Bloor Street or the High Park Public Library on Roncesvalles. Both these libraries offer a myriad of programs for neighbourhood residents. Launched in 1998, the Jamie Bell Adventure Playground (located at 1873 Bloor St. W. in High Park) is a family meeting place that was inspired and built by the imagination and creativity of the local community and its children. A fire at the playground on March 17 destroyed a large portion of the popular structure. This beloved neighbourhood landmark was rebuilt in 2012.
The Bloor-Danforth subway line has three stations serving the High Park neighborhood including the Runnymede, High Park, and Keele stations. Motorists are approximately five minutes from the Queensway, which connects commuters to Lake Shore Boulevard and the Gardiner Expressway.
High Park, has 9 Public schools, 5 Catholic schools, in this neighborhood, your kids can get a great education.
Address: 146 Glendonwynne Rd, Toronto, ON M6P, Canada | Telephone: (416) 393-0430 | Fax: (416) 393-0970 | Email: UrsulaFranklin@tdsb.on.ca
“Ursula Franklin Academy students and staff are passionate about our five core values: Spirit of Inquiry, Democracy, Social Justice, Community of Learners, and Connected Knowledge. We creatively incorporate various technological resources and software across academic disciplines and offer integrated liberal arts and sciences courses at the advanced level, preparing students for post-secondary academic programs. Course content and the Enriched Wednesday Program direct learning at a faster pace. Students assume a central role over their education. We are a small school by design, and we welcome students from across Toronto.” As originally published by Ursula Franklin Academy
Humberside Collegiate Institute
Address: 280 Quebec Ave, Toronto, ON M6P 2V3, Canada | Telephone: (416) 393-8122 | Fax: (416) 393-0009 | Email: Humberside@tdsb.on.ca
“Humberside is a non-semester school which offers a challenging program and is committed to assisting students to become responsible, capable and caring citizens with a lifelong curiosity for learning and a desire for excellence. Established in 1892, Humberside Collegiate Institute’s architecturally significant building sits in one of the most beautiful settings in the T.D.S.B. Just as Humberside has had strong foundations in the High Park community so too are the foundations that we provide in academic excellence and tradition.” As originally published by Humberside Collegiate Institute
Indian Road Crescent Junior Public School
Address: 285 Indian Rd Crescent, Toronto, ON M6P 2G8, Canada | Telephone: (416) 393-9025 | Fax: (416) 393-9029 | Email: IndianRoad@tdsb.on.ca
“Indian Road Crescent Public School is located in “North High Park”, the Junction Area of Toronto, east of Annette and Keele Streets and serves students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6. The school population is approximately 340 students. Our population is quite diverse; over one-third of our students speak languages other than English. The Parenting and Family Literacy Centre located in the school offers parenting courses and literacy support for parents and is the most used Centre across the TDSB. The YMCA Before and After School Childcare Program is available for school-age children.“ As originally published by Indian Road Crescent Junior Public School
Address: 330 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, ON M6H 3Y1, Canada | Telephone: 416 532-6592
“L’école secondaire Toronto Ouest continue de bâtir un milieu d’apprentissage franchement exemplaire. Ce milieu diversifié, inclusif et sécuritaire offre à ses élèves des programmes d’excellence en sciences, mathématiques, langues, études sociales et arts. De nombreux clubs et activités socioculturelles et sportives viennent agrémenter le quotidien de nos élèves, leur permettant de joindre l’utile à l’agréable. Fondés sur des valeurs d’excellence, d’engagement et de dépassement de soi, l’enseignement et l’encadrement offerts à nos élèves leur permettent « de voir un avenir à la hauteur de leur vision où les choix de carrières sont guidés par leurs passions et qui offre la possibilité et les ressources nécessaires à leur réalisation ».” As originally published by ÉS Toronto Ouest
Address: 55 Pelham Ave, Toronto, ON M6N 1A5, Canada | Telephone: 416 651-4630
“La communauté de Charles-Sauriol est accompagnée par un personnel enseignant dynamique et dévoué ainsi que des parents très impliqués et prêts à soutenir le développement des enfants. Une étroite collaboration entre le milieu scolaire, la famille et la communauté est essentielle à la réussite de tous les élèves. Le personnel de l’école a à cœur le bien-être de tous les élèves. La différentiation pédagogique, les projets touchant divers intérêts, l’enfance en difficulté, le programme d’Actualisation linguistique du français (ALF) et le programme d’aide pour les nouveaux arrivants (PANA) sont le pivot de l’enseignement à l’école Charles-Sauriol.” As originally published by É Élém Charles-Sauriol
Annette Street Junior and Senior Public School
Address: 265 Annette St, Toronto, ON M6P 1R1, Canada | Telephone: (416) 393-9040 | Fax: (416) 393-9048 | Email: Annette@tdsb.on.ca
“Annette Street Public School is located in the Bloor West/Junction/High Park community. The original east building was constructed in 1886 and the west wing was added in 1960. The school has an enrolment of approximately 440 students and offers Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 programs. Annette shares the facilities (including the library, gym, computer lab and playground) with High Park Alternative School. It also shares space with Junction Daycare and is connected to the Annette Community Centre, which is operated by Toronto Parks and Recreation Department. At Annette Street Public School, we work to create a safe, caring and stimulating environment where students, staff and those in our community are valued as unique individuals.” As originally published by Annette Street Junior and Senior Public School
Address: 99 Mountview Ave, Toronto, ON M6P 2L5, Canada | Telephone: (416) 393-9035 | Fax: (416) 393-8200 | Email: Keele@tdsb.on.ca
“Keele Street Public School is located in the High Park area near Bloor and Keele Streets. The school has approximately 492 students. The majority of the students speak languages other than English at home and come from various Eastern European backgrounds. Keele Public School offers Kindergarten to Grade 8 programs. The school shares space with Mountview Alternative School, Keelmount Daycare Centre, and the Keele Community Centre and swimming pool. The site is used also for International Language classes in Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Romanian, German and Mandarin-Simple and on the evenings and weekends for community recreational and pool activities.” As originally published by Keele Street Public School
Western Technical-Commercial School
Address: 125 Evelyn Crescent, Toronto, ON M6P 3E3, Canada | Telephone: (416) 393-0500 | Fax: (416) 393-0353 | Email: WesternTech@tdsb.on.ca
“For over 80 years, Western Tech, situated in picturesque Bloor West Village, has provided students with an exceptional Academic program coupled with state-of-the-art computer, classroom and technological facilities. In addition to offering all of the required Academic courses for University, College and Workplace destinations, Western provides the rare opportunity for students to add the hands-on high skill set often missing from high school graduates as they pursue their future Degree and Diploma programs. Our students develop their interests and direction through an exploration of our diverse course offerings in English, Social Sciences, Science, Mathematics, Art, Physical and Health Education, Technology and specialized programs.” As originally published by Western Technical-Commercial School
Runnymede Junior and Senior Public School
Address: 357 Runnymede Rd, Toronto, ON M6S 2Y7, Canada | Telephone: (416) 393-9055 | Fax: (416) 393-9059 | Email: Runnymede.PS@tdsb.on.ca
“Runnymede Jr. & Sr. Public School is located in Bloor West Village, north of Bloor Street, west of High Park. The school was first founded in 1913 as a one-room schoolhouse and presently has approximately 1,100 students. Runnymede is a dual track school offering both regular English and French Immersion programs from Kindergarten to Grade 8 . We are known for academic excellence and rigour. In addition, we have a very strong Performing Arts programs including Band, Drama, and Strings.” As originally published by Runnymede Junior and Senior Public School
CATHOLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOL
Address: 25 Linden St, Toronto, ON M4Y 1V5, Canada
“L’école élémentaire catholique du Sacré-Cœur a 125 ans d’histoire! C’est avec enthousiasme que travaille une équipe dynamique. L’école accueille plus de 150 élèves de la maternelle à la 6e année. La langue française et la catholicité sont des priorités chez nous. Aux niveaux académique et personnel, nous rassemblons nos efforts en vue de permettre aux élèves d’atteindre leur plein potentiel.“ As originally published by ÉÉC du Sacré-Coeur-Toronto
Address: 755 Royal York Rd, Etobicoke, ON M8Y 2T3, Canada
“L’ÉÉC Sainte-Marguerite-d’Youville offre un environnement d’apprentissage stimulant par le biais d’une équipe dynamique et engagée. Située au coeur d’un joli quartier résidentiel, elle accueille 565 élèves, 24 classes en tout de la maternelle à la 6e année, en plus de 2 classes au tout nouveau pavillon Richview qui a ouvert ses portes en septembre 2013.” As originally published by ÉÉC Sainte-Marguerite-d’Youville
Address: 330 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, ON M6H 3Y1, Canada
“L’école secondaire Saint-Frère-André est une école accueillant les élèves de la 7e à la 12e année. Notre but premier en tant qu’établissement d’éducation est avant tout l’apprentissage et le développement de votre enfant dans un milieu francophone catholique stimulant. En vue d’offrir un enseignement de qualité et un choix intéressant d’options à nos élèves, nous offrons toute une panoplie d’activités parascolaires, ainsi que des programmes d’enseignement. «Offrir à l’élève une éducation de qualité dans un milieu de vie catholique et francophone où le respect de la personne, le sens d’appartenance à la collectivité franco-ontarienne, la promotion de l’excellence et enfin l’équité sont des valeurs visibles et essentielles à son épanouissement ». C’est non seulement la mission du conseil scolaire mais aussi celle des enseignants.” As originally published by ÉSC Saint-Frère-André
Josyf Cardinal Slipyj Catholic School
Address: 35 W Deane Park Dr, Etobicoke, ON M9B 2R5, Canada | Telephone: 416-393-5413 | Fax: 416-397-6044
“Through a balanced curriculum based on sound academics, the arts and co-curricular activities Josyf Cardinal Slipyj Catholic School operates under the direction of the Toronto Catholic District School Board. In a Catholic environment enriched by our Eastern Rite traditions, a wide variety of programs and opportunities meet the diversified needs of our student population.” As originally published by Josyf Cardinal Slipyj Catholic School
Address: 355 Annette St, Toronto, ON M6P 1R3, Canada | Telephone: 416-393-5218 | Fax: 416-397-6045
“St Cecilia is growing by leaps and bounds! We are located in the Junction on the edge of Bloor West Village. We pride ourselves in being a neighborhood school where parents have a choice between two dynamic programs: English and French Immersion. We have two big playgrounds, one known as the “castle” where families gather after school. The original 1914 part of the school has big classrooms, high ceilings, original wood wainscoting and brand new windows! Our newly painted gym and front stairway mural are indicative of the pride and care we take of the school and each other.” As originally published by St. Cecilia Catholic School